Author: Seth Barnham

Assad’s “Money Man” Allegedly Granted Hungarian Golden Visa

A Syrian man known to have assisted President Bashar al-Assad’s regime was allegedly given a golden visa linked to Hungary’s now-defunct Residency Bond Program. The recipient, Atiya Khoury, is currently […]

London Reviews Tier 1 Investor Visas Held by Russian Nationals

Tensions between London and Moscow have hit a low point after the recent alleged nerve agent attack on Sergei Skripal, a former intelligence officer for the Russian military who later […]

Québec Suspends Investor Visa Applications Until August 15

According to an update on the Immigration Québec website, applications for the Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ – Québec Selection Certificate) under the Investors Program, Entrepreneurs Program, and Self-Employed […]

PM Harris Promotes CBI Programme on Middle East Tour

The Prime Minister of St Kitts & Nevis, Dr. the Honorable Timothy Harris, is traveling with a delegation to promote the country’s CBI Programme across the Middle East. Prime Minister […]

Chinese Applicants for UK Investor Visas Up 56% in 2017

According to a recent report from LJ Partnership, a London-based private wealth partnership, the number of Chinese nationals applying for UK investor visas rose 56% in 2017. The Tier 1 […]

Immigration Lawyers Advise Their EB-5 Clients to File ASAP

EB-5 Applicants Are Told To File Visa Applications Now As US legislators and the current White House administration continue to enact immigration restrictions, the ultimate fate of the EB-5 visa […]

St Lucia Strips 6 Individuals of Citizenship Obtained Through CBI

Six individuals have had their citizenship status – previously obtained through the Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP) – revoked by the St Lucian government. The former citizens lost their status […]

Turkey to Lower Price Tag on Citizenship by Investment

Ankara has decided to slash investment amounts required for its investment migration program after a disappointing inaugural year. Turkey’s new CBI program went into effect last January, offering foreign nationals […]

Jordan Begins to Process Its First 52 CBI Applications

Jordan granted citizenship to an Iraqi investor last Monday, making it the first of many applications to be successfully processed under the government’s new citizenship by investment program. So far, […]

What is the Cheapest 2nd Passport in the World?

There are many reasons why one would want to obtain a 2nd citizenship. Perhaps the quality of life or political climate in your home country is less than desirable for […]

OECD Invites Public Consultation on Closing CRS Loopholes

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released a consultation document inviting the public to provide input on the misuse of CBI and RBI programs. The main aim […]

St Kitts Rebuffs Claims of Fraudulent CBI Application

Last Monday, the government of St Kitts & Nevis put out a press release denying the claim that celebrity jeweler Nariv Modi had made a fraudulent application through the country’s […]

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