Second Passport Program Canada

Canada reopens Parent and Grandparent Program January 2015

Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister announced that the Parent and Grandparent Program  will re-open on January 2nd 2015. The Minister highlighted the success of the Program, stating that Canada has welcomed more than 70,000 parents and grandparents since 2012. This represents the highest level of Parent and Grandparent admissions in nearly two decades. Thanks to […]

Citizenship by Investment Canada

Quebec Investor Program reopens January 2015

On December 16, 2014, it was confirmed that the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program will reopen on January 19, 2015. The new approach of assigning a quota to each qualified financial intermediary should result in higher quality files and is expected to increase the acceptance rate of the program. The minister has signed a decree to […]

Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Canada announces new Immigrant Investor Venture Capital Pilot Program

On December 16, 2014, Citizenship and Immigration Canada announced the details of the Immigrant Investor Venture Capital Pilot Program which is set to open January 2015. The Immigrant Investor Venture Capital Pilot Program is part of an ongoing set of changes that emphasize the Government’s commitment to build a fast and flexible economic immigration system by attracting experienced business immigrants who […]

Hungary Visa and Residency

Hungary increases investment requirement

On December 16, 2014, the Hungarian government announced that the investment requirement for the Investor Residency Bond Program will increase from €250,000 to €300,000 effective January 1, 2015. Also effective January 1, 2015, the application fee will increase to between €55,000 and €65,000, depending on the applicants country of origin and size of the family.

Economic Citizenship Antigua

Antigua stops accepting applicants from select countries

The Government of Antigua has decided that nationals from the following countries will no longer be accepted: Afghanistan Iran Iraq North Korea Somalia Yemen Only nationals of the above countries who are lawful permanent residents in Canada, UK and USA will be allowed to apply. The Government of Antigua has said, “The Cabinet of Antigua […]

St Kitts Citizenship by Investment

St Kitts to replace passports

On December 3, 2014, the Ministry of Homeland Security of St. Kitts & Nevis recalled passports issued between January 2012 and July 2014. Passports that do not contain place of birth on the bio data page and change of names on the observation page need to be replaced with new ones. All passports being returned […]