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Here you’ll find top tips for working holidaymakers, our picks for this year’s best tourist destinations, business travel advice & much more

New 10 Year Visa Announced for Investors and Professionals in the UAE

The UAE recently announced that it would issue 10 year visas for professionals and investors and allow 100% ownership in mainland companies. These changes come as part of a plan to encourage foreign investment and attract talent and will be implemented at the end of 2018 as part of reforms focusing on fostering growth in professions and […]

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First Canadian Entrepreneur Start-up Visas Approved

This is the first visa program of that type in the world and the Canadian Government strongly encourages all provinces to support any young entrepreneurs wanting to set up a business in the country. Foreign entrepreneurs willing to grasp this opportunity need to meet certain criteria: secure significant investment from one of the designated ‘angel’ […]

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The British government announced yesterday that they are taking serious measures to stop migrants getting entrepreneur visas under false pretences. Immigration Minister James Brokenshire said that the tax records have shown that people on expiring student visas who then get entrepreneur visas have not gone to set up their own business. The Home Office disclosed […]

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Quebec will reopen its immigrant investor program

Quebec has announced its intention to reopen the local investors’ program before the end of the current year, despite the fact that the central government has decided to shut down the federal Canadian foreign investors program. Quebec’s immigration ministry, Immigration et Communautés Culturelles Quebec (ICCQ) has announced that the program will reopen on September 8th […]

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Going for Golden Visa: A guide to EU residency

There several different types of property buyers: those who buy for the money, those who buy for a holiday home and those on the lookout for a new place to live. With the eurozone crisis continuing to plague economies, though, many countries have introduced Golden Visa schemes, which offer residency within a country in exchange […]

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