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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Russia completely stops air traffic with other countries
Since March 27, flights abroad from Russian airports and in the opposite direction will stop. There will only be flights for the export of Russians from abroad according to the…

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World on lockdown: countries close borders and impose quarantines due to coronavirus
On Monday, March 16, several countries announced the closure of borders and the introduction of quarantines due to the spread of the coronavirus. Russia has closed the border with Belarus.…

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Henley & Partners has identified the best residence permit and citizenship by investment programs in 2020

The consulting company Henley & Partners has published annual ratings of programs for obtaining a residence permit and citizenship through investment.

Analysts reviewed the programs for obtaining a residence permit for investments in 23 countries. The top three remained unchanged — Austria, Portugal and Italy. These countries received the highest marks for visa-free entry to other countries and high scores for the quality of life and reputation of the country. Continue reading

Golden visa in Spain

Golden Visa is an unofficial name for special government programs that provide foreigners with a residence permit or permanent residence for investment in the country’s economy.

Golden visa ” is not related to traditional visas. This is a special status for an investor that allows him to obtain a residence permit under a simplified scheme.

The program for granting a residence permit for investment in Spain was adopted in October 2013. This is the most popular Golden visa in Europe. Continue reading

Named cities where luxury real estate is getting more expensive the fastest
Knight Frank analysts in the annual report the Wealth Report 2020 calculated in which cities of the world luxury housing is becoming more expensive the fastest. Consulting company Knight Frank…

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The boom in the real estate market in the Netherlands continues
Supply does not keep up with demand, and prices are rising, according to Global Property Guide. Property prices in the Netherlands continue to rise, supported by record low interest rates,…

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The UN has published a rating of the world's happiest countries
Russia lost to Tajikistan and Moldova in the world ranking of happy countries. The UN presented the annual global ranking of happy countries World Happiness Report. It assesses the level…

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The number of countries transmitting information about tax residents to Russia has increased
The organization for economic cooperation and development (OECD) continues to fight tax evasion and illegal profit-withdrawal schemes. One of the methods is the automatic exchange of information about foreign accounts,…

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