IMMIGRATION NEWS

Interesting Irish statistics for the first 9 (nine) months of 2013

Out of a total of 8752 Visa applications were submitted by students; only 1168 were refused which represents an 87% approval rate. Here is a sample approval rate by country:

  1. Oman 100%
  2. Kuwait 100%
  3. Saudi Arabia 99.8%
  4. Russia 99%
  5. China 92.6%
  6. Turkey 90.7%
  7. India 76.6%

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Canadian improvements to the immigration process already showing positive results

Over 260 000 people were granted Canadian citizenship in 2014 – an increase of around 90% over the preceding year.

Some, such as the ‘ministry of citizenship and immigration’, are attributing this early success to the recent improvements in the overall immigration process.

Fees have been increased from 300 CAN per application to 530 CAN which should help reduce the backlog (already down 17% from the preceding year).

The new process, which took effect August 1st, 2014, will merge the three (3) major steps into one comprehensive one; over 115 000 people have already reaped the rewards.

Canada boasts an average of 250 000 immigrants per year and that number is rising; over 1,550,000 people have been granted citizenship since 2006 alone.

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Each year, the government of Canada announces how many immigrants it aims to attract over the coming year, and reveals a breakdown in the number of immigrants that will be allocated to the various immigration programs offered.

The 2015 immigration plan unveiled by the government of Canada on Friday sets a target of between 260,000 and 285,000 new permanent residents next year, an increase of about 20,000 people over last year’s goal.

These programs cover skilled economic immigration, family sponsorship, and refugee and humanitarian programs.  The economic category will account for the largest segment of the 2015 levels plan, at almost 65% of overall admissions.

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Portuguese Golden Residence Permit statistics from Oct 2012-Nov 2014

  • 1936: The number of investment visas that were approved in the specified time frame in Portugal.
  • 2878: The number of permits approved for family reunification purposes.
  • 1.177.136.014.73: Euros invested by capital transfer or property acquisition.
  • 1832: Received previously mentioned ARI via real estate purchase.
  • 101: Received ARI via transferring capital.

Major nationalities involved:

  • 1521 Chinese migrants,
  • 62 Brazilian,
  • 60 Russians,
  • 51 South Africans,
  • 32 Lebanese.

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1. No taxes! Andorra has the lowest overall tax rate among the developed countries in the world. There is no income, wealth, capital gains tax.
2. Residency is usually quick and “easy” to acquire.
3. Quality of life. Andorra has one of the highest human life expectancy in the world, upwards of up to 82 years at birth, partly because of the active lifestyle Andorrans live.
4. Location. Andorra is located right in between France and Spain, close to beaches and mountains as well as airports and several major cities such as Barcelona and Toulouse which are but a two hour drive away.
5. Winter Sports. Andorra has world class ski resorts and a wonderful ski infrastructure in the breathtaking Pyrenees mountain range merely minutes away.
6. Andorran Banking is considered to be unparalleled; Standard & Poors consistently rates it among the finest in the world. Careful planning by the bank managers have made the banks in Andorra among the most stable and most solvent in the world all the while staying as completely confidential.
7.  Clean and safe. Andorra enjoys extremely low crime rates due to its high standard of living and small population

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1. Gastronomy. French food and wine is world renowned and can be found everywhere, fresh and inexpensively. Some of the finest wines come from France and it is responsible for so many dishes and recipes in use all over the world.
2. Health care. The government run health care system is top notch and is very affordable, ample heath care professionals ensure quality treatment for all and France even has some of the lowest prescription medicine costs in Europe.
3. Education is almost completely free, highly centralized and organized. Teachers are well paid and well educated, leading to quality education.
4. Location. France is located at the center of Europe and is in very close proximity to Spain, Andorra, Monaco, The United Kingdom, Germany, and Italy…
5. Avant-Garde. France is usually at the forefront of Fashion and it has a great influence on fashion as a whole across the world. People always look to Paris to see what is considered to be “in”.
6. Joie de Vivre. People say that the French work to live, not live to work. In a stark contrast to Americans or Japanese who work long hours for most of their lives and retire later in life, the French live a slower paced life and take the time to enjoy the finer things such as family, food and relaxing.

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The Spanish government will pass a new legislation that will allow foreigners who buy property worth at least €500,000.00 to receive permanent residency in the Kingdom of Spain. Other options will also be considered such as investments in stocks or bonds, residency for foreign researchers as well as students pursuing Masters Degrees with the aim of creating jobs in Spain.

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The government of Spain is thinking about passing a new legislation in order to boost the country’s housing sector, this legislation would allow people who buy real estate in the country to get a residence permit.

There is a lot of prime beachfront property available in cities like Barcelona which is why real estate agents are welcoming the idea.

People who are thinking of immigrating may find this offer very tempting as a residency permit comes with automatic visa rights to most of Europe, specifically those countries who form part of the Schengen Agreement.

Specifically the immigrants wishing to take advantage of this tempting offer must buy property that exceeds 500,000 and the property must of course be in Spain.

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Starting July 15th, 2013, the threshold for the Government Bond option has been reduced significantly from €2 Million to €1 million, a 50% reduction. The enterprise investment requirement has also been reduced by 50%, from €1 million to €500,000.00.

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Canada accepting new Start-Up Visa applications starting April 1st, 2013.

This start up visa program is the first of its kind and by providing entrepreneurs with permanent residency, Canada hopes to become a prime destination target for the best which will in turn help Canada become more competitive in the global market.
In order to qualify, applicants must secure an investment commitment from a designated Canadian angel investor group or venture capital fund. The applicant must also have at least one year of post-secondary education as well as be able to demonstrate certain language proficiency skills.
This program will initially run for five years and it is thought that the primary focus will be on quality of candidates and establishing a good track record to build on.

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Financially independent individuals or investors who own property in the Bahamas may apply for permanent residence; it should be noted that owners of properties with a value of BS$1.5 million or more will get special consideration which will result in an expedited process.

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Any non EU resident who buys property valued over € 500,000.00 in Portugal will now receive a residency permit as well; the property or properties acquired must be free from mortgages and outstanding debts or claims. There are some additional options to obtain aforementioned permanent residency in Portugal such as a Capital investment of at least € 1,000,000.00 or be able to create at least 10 jobs in the country.
The applicant must also meet some requirements such as a clean criminal record, a valid health insurance, an accommodation, must be able to prove financial independence as well as being in Portugal with a valid passport and Visa.

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A new legislation passed in 2013 allows descendants of persecuted Sephardic Jews who were exiled from Portugal in the 16th century to become Portuguese citizens provided they can prove their Sephardic origins. Many factors are considered such as the ‘Sephardic’ names, language spoken at home (ladino) as well as basic requirements such as having resided at least six years in Portugal.

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FRANCE: CITIZENSHIP

It is important to note that France, as well as most countries, will grant a stateless person or a person born to unknown parents, automatic citizenship.

Children

Foreign parents or legal guardians or a child born in France who are between the ages of 13 and 16 and have lived regularly in France since the age of 8 are entitled to French citizenship.

Children between 16 and 18 years of age may request to be naturalized if the following conditions are met:

  1. Must reside in France
  2. Must have lived in France in a regular manner since the age of 11 and at least for 5 years

Acquiring nationality at 18 years of age

Applicants who are 18 will automatically be granted citizenship when 18 if the following conditions are met:

  1. Must reside in France
  2. Must have lived in France in a regular manner since the age of 11 and at least for 5 years

Adoption and nationality in France

Any child adopted in France by a French citizen automatically is granted French citizenship retroactively since birth. Note that the applicant must reside in France at the time of solicitation.

As always, The Minister will have absolute discretion over the case.

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