Golden Visa
The Home Office has announced reforms to the golden visas schemes for wealthy investors as the UK targets dirty money in the wake of the Skripal attack. Under reforms to the Tier 1 (Investor) scheme, applicants will be required to prove they have control of the £2m they are required to have for two years,...
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UAE begins implementing 10-year visa for expats The UAE cabinet has begun the implementation of 100% foreign ownership and 10-year residency visas for expats, investors and entrepreneurs. While the full ownership of companies based in the UAE is currently limited to free zones, the new law is expected to attract foreign investors looking to set...
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Commission reports on the risks of investor citizenship and residence schemes in the EU and outlines steps to address them For the first time, the Commission has presented a comprehensive report on investor citizenship and residence schemes operated by a number of EU Member States. The report maps the existing practices and identifies certain risks...
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Tax evasion: blacklist of 21 countries with ‘golden passport’ schemes published   A blacklist of 21 countries whose so-called “golden passport” schemes threaten international efforts to combat tax evasion has been published by the west’s leading economic thinktank. Three European countries – Malta, Monaco and Cyprus – are among those nations flagged as operating high-risk...
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European Commission warns Member States on ‘golden visas’   The European Commission’s Justice Commissioner has warned EU Member States to be cautious when granting citizenship to third country nationals in exchange for investment. Vera Jourova told the German newspaper Die Welt this week that an increasing number of EU Member States are issuing citizenship to...
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