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October 30, 2017

Immigration News/Articles

October 2017

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St. Kitts and Nevis

St. Kitts and Nevis Announces Hurricane Relief Fund Investment Option

St. Kitts and Nevis introduces its newest Citizenship by Investment option: The Hurricane Relief Fund Investment Contribution.

http://www.ciu.gov.kn/st-kitts-nevis/

Dominica

Troops aided Dominica, others in Caribbean after hurricanes

Dominica is a Caribbean island covered in mountains, rainforests, hot springs and waterfalls. But when Marine Corps Maj. Robert Gill flew over the small nation in the wake of Hurricane Maria, what he saw was far from a lush green paradise. “We saw nothing but brown,” he said. “Very few structures were left standing.”

http://www.fayobserver.com/news/20171014/troops-aided-dominica-others-in-caribbean-after-hurricanes

Antigua & Barbuda

Cost of citizenship reduced to $100K USD

The cost for Antigua and Barbuda’s citizenship under the National Development Fund (NDF) has been reduced to US $100,000. The previous price was US $200,000. The announcement was made by Prime Minister Gaston Browne who was speaking in parliament Thursday morning.

https://antiguaobserver.com/cost-of-citizenship-reduced-to-100k-usd/

Grenada

The Caribbean Island Tourists Overlook and Locals Love

The small island nation of Grenada—situated off Venezuela’s northern coast near Barbados and Saint Lucia—is one the Caribbean’s most under-the-radar destinations. The group of islands avoided damage from Hurricanes Irma and Maria (it’s located outside the Caribbean’s hurricane belt), and still hopes to host tourists this season. Here are the three best ways to get to know Grenada.

https://www.afar.com/magazine/the-caribbean-island-tourists-overlook-and-locals-love

United States

Business Immigration Updates for U.S. Corporations and Foreign Investors

On October 3rd, 2017, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it resumed premium processing for all H-1B visa extension of stay petitions. With this announcement, employers may now request to upgrade pending H-1B petitions to premium processing.

https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=c0e9d423-3e33-43cd-a672-6c17c608053e

Portugal

Portugal holds on to Europe’s best kept (pensions) secret

The government’s proposals for next year’s State Budget were made public at midnight yesterday (Friday) and contrary to all expectations there are no changes to the non-habitual tax tax regime (NHR) which gives foreign residents a 10-year tax amnesty on their pensions.

http://portugalresident.com/portugal-holds-on-to-europe%E2%80%99s-best-kept-pensions-secret

Cyprus

Cyprus president, 71, declares bid for second 5-year term

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades has declared his bid for a second five-year term — and promises it will be his last. The 71-year old Anastasiades threw his hat into the ring Saturday during a gathering for supporters where he outlined the achievements of his first term. That included bringing the economy of the divided Mediterranean island back on a growth trajectory after a 2013 economic crisis that brought Cyprus to the brink of bankruptcy.

http://uk.businessinsider.com/ap-cyprus-president-71-declares-bid-for-second-5-year-term-2017-10

United Kingdom

Further expansion of UK Registered Traveller Service

Business travellers and frequent visitors from 16 countries to benefit from faster entry to the UK as Registered Traveller Service grows. From Monday (21 November), frequent travellers to the UK from 16 new countries will be eligible to apply for membership of the scheme, which brings the potential for improved trade and tourism links.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/further-expansion-of-uk-registered-traveller-service

UAE

UAE residents: Visa-free or visa on arrival destinations less than 4 hours away

No visa applications will deter your travel plans from the UAE to these beautiful countries, all of which are less than 4 hours away and are popular with tourists worldwide.

http://gulfnews.com/guides/travel/uae-residents-visa-free-or-visa-on-arrival-destinations-less-than-4-hours-away-1.2102724

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