France closes schools and universities due to coronavirus
The coronavirus epidemic is just beginning, warns Emmanuel macron. On the evening of Thursday, March 12, French President Emmanuel macron announced in a televised address to the nation that all…

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France has imposed a 15-day quarantine
On the evening of Monday, March 16, French President Emmanuel macron made a televised address to the nation, in which he announced the introduction of a quarantine in the country…

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Rental rates in Spain have increased by 50 % in five years
In some regions of the country, the growth of rental rates exceeded 60 %. Over the past five years, residential real estate rentals in Spain have risen in price by…

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How do I get a US investor visa? Answers to frequently asked questions about the EB-5 program.

How does the EB-5 program work?
A foreign investor can get a residence permit (green card) for an investment of $ 900 thousand in a new commercial project in the United States. Together with the investor, the residence permit will be issued to his family members: spouses and children under the age of 21 who are not married.

The EB-5 program was introduced by Congress in 1990 to stimulate the US economy: attracted investment creates jobs for US citizens. Continue reading

Russians became the second among foreigners in the number of residence permits in Spain received for investment

The share of Russians in the Golden visa program in Spain is close to 25 %. Russian citizens in terms of the number of residence permits received for investment are second only to the Chinese, writes Investment Migration Insider.

The Spanish residence permit program for investment in 2019 broke the record for the number of main applicants. According to the Spanish labor Ministry, the number of investors rose to 1,422 last year. While in 2018, 1,188 main applicants received the “Golden visa”. Continue reading

UK increases stamp duty for foreign property buyers

The stamp duty surcharge will begin to be collected from April 2021. This decision may lead to a temporary surge in the activity of foreign investors in the country’s market, writes Mansion Global.

The Chancellor of the exchequer of the United Kingdom, Rishi Sunak, announced that from April 2021, an additional stamp duty of 2% will be introduced for foreign buyers of real estate.

Despite the fact that the amount of the fee was less than expected, the new tax may be an unfortunate step for the local real estate market, which has just begun to recover. Continue reading

Named Spanish regions with the highest salaries
The average salary in the country is 1,695 euros per month before taxes, according to Idealista. Madrid and the Basque Country are the regions of Spain with the highest salaries,…

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Montenegro approved the first applications for citizenship by investment
According to the press service of Henley & Partners, the first application was considered only three months. The government of Montenegro approved the applications of three investors for citizenship. The…

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The world's financial markets collapsed
On March 12, stock markets experienced a record drop in quotations. The leading American indexes lost 9.5–10 %, European ones fell by 12-17 %, and Russian ones fell by 8.3-11…

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UK increases stamp duty for foreign property buyers
The stamp duty surcharge will begin to be collected from April 2021. This decision may lead to a temporary surge in the activity of foreign investors in the country's market,…

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