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U.S. to Celebrate Independence Day by Welcoming 14,000 New Citizens

The Oath of Allegiance Swearing-In Ceremony WVNTR – This year, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will celebrate the 242nd anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, and our nation’s birthday, by welcoming more than 14,000 new citizens in nearly 175 naturalization ceremonies between June 28 and July 10. The Independence Day activities will kick off […]

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Mauritius to sell citizenship and passports

WVNTR – By all means Mauritius is trying to attract investors. Mauritius is offering foreigners the chance to obtain Mauritian citizenship in exchange for a non-refundable contribution of $1m to the national sovereign wealth fund. Applicants’ dependents are also eligible for citizenship with an additional cost of $100,000 per family member. Another scheme will offer […]

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U.S. revises guidance on immigrant investor (EB-5)

WVNTR – The United States Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) is revising guidance on immigrant investor (EB-5) cases involving tenant occupancy. Previously, the USCIS Policy Manual allowed for tenant-occupancy methodologies used by some petitioners to show their capital created, or will create, 10 indirect jobs. We have determined that these methodologies do not provide reasonable […]

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Estonia issues three large investor residence permits in 2017

Euros. Source: (Benoit Tessier/Illustration/Reuters/Scanpix) WVN – Estonia’s Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) issued three large investor residence permits, to qualify for which individuals had to invest at least €1 million in Estonia. All three recipients were Russian citizens, daily Eesti Päevaleht reports. As only three large investor residence permits were applied for last year, […]

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The Rise of Global Citizens in Nigeria

WVN – Nigeria is The Giant of Africa. Abundant in natural resources, exceptionally diverse ethnic culture, and harboring the second-largest economy in the continent, Nigeria is home to a mass population of over 180 million people. Regarded by many as the land of massive opportunity, this oil rich West African nation is driven by the […]

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The richest countries with the weakest passports

Rich countries don’t always have strong passports. Image: REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch WVN – (WEF) – Citizens of rich nations don’t necessarily have the best passports. In fact, some have incredibly limiting ones. Henley and Partners — Kochenov’s Quality of Nationality Index breaks down the value of nationality into four parts; freedom of travel, freedom of settlement, […]

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Indians flock to America’s ‘golden visa’ as H-1B route closes

WVN – Facing a crackdown on their favorite visa to enter the United States, hundreds of wealthy Indians are turning to another program that fast tracks immigrants to a green card. Applications from India for EB-5 visas — which give immigrants a green card if they invest $500,000 and create 10 jobs in the United […]

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