Top 10 Global Immigration Companies

Uglobal Immigration Magazine 5.1

Article By Uglobal Staff

Uglobal Immigration Magazine is pleased to announce the Top 10Global Immigration Companies for 2022. To be eligible, distinguished companies needed to assist clients with inbound investment for migration purposes and market global CBI and RBI programs.

HQ: Canada

Arton Capital is a leading government advisory firm focused on attracting foreign direct investments to countries by designing and implementing investor programs for residency and citizenship. Working with over 12 countries around the world, Arton’s global operations have helped attract over US$ 4 billion in foreign direct investment in recent years. Arton empowers individuals and families to become global citizens by investing in second residence and citizenship through a bespoke service and takes pride in helping clients simplify the process by providing a transparent and seamless experience. Arton Capital is a member of Arton Group, whose mission is focused on products and services tailored to the needs of global citizens.

HQ: South Korea

Founded: 2003

Bether Capital specializes in investment-linked immigration solutions, focusing on U.S. and Canadian residence as well as European residence and passport programs. The company has built partnerships with government institutions, reputable immigration agents and developers to offer a diverse range of solutions to their stakeholders. With presence in five major source countries of immigrants, Bether has an experienced international team working seamlessly with a network of over 100 immigration agents and lawyers, spanning more than 17 countries to provide their developer partners with qualified investors, and their immigration agents with viable options that meet their clients’ diverse needs. Bether Capital has successfully funded over $1.5 billion in investment-linked immigration programs, and assisted over 5,000 families in attaining permanent residency in the U.S., Canada and European countries.

What new trends are you seeing in the global RCBI industry and what programs does your company work with most?

With the impact of the pandemic, many people have started rethinking their lives in their home country and considering relocation. The U.S. EB-5 program remains as one of the most popular immigration programs. Although the minimum investment amount is increased to 800k, the concurrent filing and set-aside visas introduced by the RIA have brought favor to the investors. We also see that wealthy people are not satisfied with only one passport or residency. Clients are applying for more than one program at the same time. European golden visa programs like Portugal and Greece appear to be the top choices among all the European programs due to low cost and access to the EU.

HQ: Singapore

Founded: 2022

EC Holdings is part of the wealth planning industry, and the only global investment migration firm that is owned and operated by partners in each jurisdiction whose residence or citizenship program it offers. With headquarters in Singapore, it is focused on private clients who look for direct citizenship or residency in a country with no or minimal physical presence requirements. EC Holdings’ clients typically look for travel mobility, asset protection, safety, security and tax and business friendly environment - in short, a plan B.

What new trends are you seeing in the global RCBI industry and what programs does your company work with most?

We see three trends: firstly, more investment migrants take up permanent residency (with road to citizenship) in the safe countries of Latin America. Secondly, holders of passports from CBI countries tend to solidify their citizenship with a residence in a Schengen country (typically Latvia, which does not lead to citizenship but comes at a lower investment amount than its peers). And more U.S. citizens renouncing while acquiring foreign citizenship. EC Holdings’ most popular program for economic citizenship is Antigua and Barbuda in the Caribbean, and for golden visa, Latvia in the EU (and Schengen zone) is the most popular.

HQ: Malta

Founded: 2019

immVest International Limited is a one-stop-shop family-run business located in Malta. It provides a variety of professional immigration by investment services. Founded in 2019, immVest International is an approved accredited agent (AKM-IMMV) offering Malta’s attractive programs such as MPRP, Malta’s Residency to Citizenship, Nomad Visa, and others. The company provides guidance and advisory on other international reputable residency and citizenship by investment programs. A team of dedicated, knowledgeable and customer-oriented group of people compliments immVest’s international people strategy. The vision is to continue to grow by ensuring that the brand is built on three robust pillars, namely trust, business integrity and competence.

What new trends are you seeing in the global RCBI industry and what programs does your company work with most?

The RCBI business helps worldwide economies of scale to grow and prosper as well as provides applicants the right opportunities to a better quality of life, developed health systems, appropriate financial and technological infrastructures, security, safety and much more. Effective and stringent compliance and due diligence procedures are of paramount importance. Given the increase of people looking for a contingency plan, in the last two to three years, there has been more awareness, education and understanding for the need of implementing robust mechanisms of due diligence across the globe. Our company offers different programs in collaboration with partners, however, a lot of time and resources are dedicated to MPRP and Malta’s Residency to Citizenship programs.

HQ: United Kingdom

Founded: 1997

Henley & Partners is a global leader in residence and citizenship by investment. Each year, hundreds of wealthy individuals and their advisors rely on our expertise and experience in this area. The firm’s highly qualified professionals work together as one team in over 35 offices worldwide. The firm also runs a leading government advisory practice that has raised more than $10 billion in foreign direct investment. Trusted by governments, the firm has been involved in strategic consulting and in the design, set-up, and operation of the world’s most successful residence and citizenship programs.

What new trends are you seeing in the global RCBI industry and what programs does your company work with most?

HNWI clients are increasingly pursuing a domicile diversification strategy to broaden their investment opportunities and business operations and achieve location fluidity to safeguard against heightened global risks ranging from currency fluctuations to geopolitical conflict, climate change, and viral outbreaks. They want to create a whole portfolio of complementary residences and citizenships in order to secure personal access rights to a range of different cities, countries, and jurisdictions across the world. We are seeing healthy interest in Spain’s Residence by Investment Program and Greece’s Golden Visa Program, but the most popular program overall remains Portugal’s Golden Residence Permit Program.

HQ: United Kingdom

Founded: 2002

La Vida are industry-leading experts specializing in 18 different residency and citizenship programs through investment covering all the major options across Europe, the Caribbean and the USA. Originally established in 2002 and operating in the RCBI sector since 2012, La Vida has helped clients from over 120 countries worldwide to obtain their residency or citizenship through investment. For three years running, La Vida has been listed by the Financial Times as one of ‘’Europe’s Top 1000 Fastest Growing Companies.’’ La Vida is also a member of the Investment Migration Council and the AIPP, and is based in London.

What new trends are you seeing in the global RCBI industry and what programs does your company work with most?

A consistent trend is the growing demand from the U.S. market with enquiries from U.S. investors growing five-fold since 2019. A large proportion of our U.S. clients are investing in Portugal’s Golden Visa program, which is one of the most flexible and affordable residency programs in Europe with a clear path to citizenship. La Vida has one of the highest concentrations of experts globally in one single location combined with a market-leading internet presence which gives us global reach. We adapt quickly to changing market trends worldwide while maintaining consistent standards which we can deliver to every market and every client.

HQ: United Arab Emirates

Founded: 2013

Latitude and RIF Trust is a leading international firm in the residency and citizenship by investment industry, having assisted over 4,500 high net worth private clients in obtaining a second citizenship or residency in Europe, North America and the Caribbean. Their ground-breaking merger with RIF Trust in 2018 expanded their footprint in the Middle East and Africa, bringing their global reach to over 20 countries and 100 staff internationally. The management of Latitude and RIF Trust have been advising governments on residency and citizenship programs for over 20 years and have been involved in the set-up and launch of some of the leading programs in the world.

What new trends are you seeing in the global RCBI industry and what programs does your company work with most?  

The newest RCBI trend is Grade A nations are moving away from passive and towards active contributions to the economy, such as the Canada Start-up Visa or digital nomad visas. Moreover, countries currently offering citizenship by investment are now shifting towards a model of RCBI with applicants obtaining residency with a clear pathway to citizenship, e.g., MEIN. Also, conventional source markets like China and the Middle East are being replaced with new markets like the USA, UK, and Africa. Latitude and RIF Trust focus primarily on the St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, Dominica, Grenada, Antigua & Barbuda, as well as Portugal, Spain, and Malta programs.

HQ: Malta

Founded: 2020

Vertex Alliance is a trusted partner for investment migration, corporate, tax and wealth management services. Vertex Alliance has a wealth of experience in advising CBI and RBI clients from across the globe. With over a decade of experience, the Vertex Alliance team continues its successful track record in investment migration, helping families achieve their residency and citizenship goals. Vertex Alliance advises on multiple residency and citizenship programs in Malta, Europe and beyond. Vertex Alliance has a dedicated private client services team with in-house multi-lingual staff, helping to bridge the communication gap with clients. Staff are fluent in various languages, including Italian, Portuguese, Cantonese, Mandarin, German, Romanian, Russian and Ukrainian.

What new trends are you seeing in the global RCBI industry and what programs does your company work with most?

The demand for an alternative citizenship or permanent residency options continues to rise. We are experiencing an increase in demand from citizens of countries typically considered inbound investment migration destinations like the USA. We are seeing that the requirement for a plan B among HNWIs continues to grow, with more investors looking for European options such as Malta and Portugal. Vertex Alliance specializes in these European solutions for our clients. Malta's Citizenship for Exceptional Services by Direct Investment offers citizenship after a residence period of three years or by exception, one year. It is currently the only direct citizenship option available in Europe. Malta also offers investors permanent residence via the Malta Permanent Residence Programme. 



HQ: China

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