Ireland Immigrant Investor Program: Procedure

June 15, 2020 – Review and Submission – Following the review by an Irish legal advisor of the documentation provided the applicant, the Irish Immigrant Investor Program (“IIIP”) application is submitted to the Irish Naturalization and Immigration Service (“INIS”) if…

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Ireland Immigrant Investor Program: Residency Requirements and Renewal

June 15, 2020 – To maintain the residency permission in Ireland, the applicant shall be required to travel to Ireland at least once a calendar year (e.g. January to December of each year) for an initial two-year period. At the…

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EB-5 Petitioner’s New Designation

June 13, 2020 – The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) recently updated their form I-526, an essential document part of an EB-5 petition. Previously, the petitioner was named “entrepreneur”. As per the recent change, the petition is now…

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4 Reasons to Immigrate to Canada

June 11, 2020 – People looking for immigration solutions (residency, citizenship) have several options, from skilled workers to investment immigration programs. While new countries, not traditionally known as immigration destinations, have established solid immigration programs in the recent past, Canada…

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Canadian Immigration: Start-Up Visa and Work Permit

June 8, 2020 – After receiving a commitment certificate and a letter of support from a designated organization (business incubators, venture capital funds or angel investor groups), the foreign entrepreneur can apply for a 12-month work permit.  This work permit…

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I-526 Processing Time Discrepancies

June 8, 2020 – To predict the processing time of an I-526 petition is not a simple matter. The USCIS website gives a wide range of how long it takes to process a case (between 29.5 months and 44.5 months,…

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The growing popularity of the Start-Up Visa Program and Business Incubators

June 5, 2020 – Immigration, Refugees, Citizenship Canada (IRCC) created the Start-Up Visa Program (SUV) in in April 2013 as a pilot project and it became a permanent federal immigration program in 2018. Over its existence, the Canadian Start-Up Visa…

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Canadian Start-Up Visa: Innovation at the core of an application

May 29, 2020 – The start-up visa program has the ambition to attract entrepreneurs from all over the world if they wish to develop new innovative ideas in Canada. To facilitate their establishment in Canada, the Canadian government issues permanent…

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The Quebec Immigrant Investor Program’s suspension is extended until April 1st 2021

May 28, 2020 – The Quebec Immigration Department extended the suspension of its Immigrant Investor Program (QIIP) from July 2020 to April 1st 2021. During this suspension period, no new application can be submitted. The Quebec Immigration Department announced its intent…

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Canadian Start-Up Visa: Settlement Funds Requirements

May 28, 2020 – The Canadian Government does not provide financial support to immigrants settling in Canada with the start-up visa program. The person applying for permanent residence visa under the start-up visa program must prove that he has enough…

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