美国赶在2011年年末,宣布《 海外账户纳税法案》(FATCA)实施细则，居住在美国境内,并在海外拥有5万美元以上资产,或者居住在美国境外、在海外,拥有20 万美元以上资产的美国公民和美国绿卡持有人，均须在2012年4月15日前,向政府申报，拒不申报,将被视为有意逃税，一经查出,会被处以高达5万美元的罚款，严重的,会被判刑。
此次政策变化,包括将年龄分为5个档次，分获0-30分：获得最高分30分的年龄段是25-32岁；获得25分的年龄段有两个，分别是18-24岁和 33-39岁；40-44岁评分为15分；39岁与40岁一岁之差便相差10分； 45-49岁的评分为零分。这意味着成熟、有丰富社会阅历的移民申请者,同样会被澳大利亚所青睐。
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2011 Top Ten immigration country “policy change”: raise the threshold, 2011 Top Ten immigration country “change policy”: raise the threshold, time :2012 -01-18, 2011, the United States, Canada, Australia, three major immigration country indeed controversy.
Especially to tease out, in the past year, the ten major “change policy” for the 2012 immigration plan, to be a reference. In these quotas, scoring system, the charges behind the policy changes, investment barriers, continuous improvement is a big trend.
NO.1 U.S. foreign tax collection
The United States in time for the end of 2011, declared that “offshore accounts tax bill” (FATCA) implementation details, living in the United States and abroad with assets of more than $ 50,000, or live outside the United States, overseas, with assets of more than $ 200,000 U.S. citizens and U.S. green card holder must be in the April 15, 2012, report to the government, refused to declare, will be regarded as interested in tax evasion, once identified, will be fined up to $ 50,000 fine, serious , will be sentenced.
The case of a new tax introduced, immediately caused a huge sensation immigrant market for more prospective immigrants, in the future, the secret is to protect property, or insurance green card, both in the selection, will tangle for some time.
NO.2 Canada “closed”
June 2011, since December 2010 prices after the incident, issued by Immigration Canada Immigration New Deal, regulations, July 1, 2011 to July 1, 2012, application for places for 700, this limit, In July last year, the first working day, he incurs run out.
NO.3 Super visa
From December 1, 2011, the Canadian parents and grandparents began to accept “Super visa” application, the applicant requests a single Canadian immigration applicants, annual income, you need no less than 22,000 Canadian dollars; Canadian family of five income plus at least 4.6 million. Statistically, the requirements are not very high for new immigrants, there is a certain difficulty.
“Super-visa” means – only for parents and grandparents, the longest period of 10 years, with each stay for up to two years, and then apply for an extension. Funds to meet the above mentioned requirements.
Canadian Immigration Minister Connie said in the past, parents apply for a visitor, is the need to meet certain requirements, the existing regulations, only to the applicant’s parents, arrived in Canada, the Canadian health care system will not be a burden. He said that in the smooth implementation of these standards, will improve the application approval rate, improve the issue before the high rejection rate.
Dr. NO.4 new 1000 class immigrants
According to the Canadian Immigration Minister Connie immigration report for 2011, 2012, the biggest change in immigration to Canada, is to set a new “Doctor class immigrants.”
Canada Science and Technology Minister said, will “federal skilled workers program” each year to allow up to 1000, foreign doctoral studies in Canada to apply for permanent resident status in Canada. He believes that PhD graduates in economic development, playing a unique role, for example, to drive research, education and innovation, and so on, which is needed in Canada. He stressed that Canada’s proportion of PhD students, behind the United States and other countries in the OECD average, the new approach has helped to attract top international talent to Canada, Dr. studying, in after graduation, to contribute to the Canadian economy .
According to the Immigration Department’s new approach to attract talent, Dr., November 5, 2011 beginning, as long as the Canadian doctoral degree, and has completed two-year course in which students, that is, we can make the Federal Skilled Worker applications; recently, just made in Canada PhD who just graduated, there is no more than a year, you can still apply under the new approach. PhD in international students in Canada is undoubtedly good news.
NO.5 Quebec Skilled Worker, required language scores
Quebec Immigration Canada website has announced that since December 2011, the Quebec skilled migration applications must be submitted in French and IELTS scores, no longer apply as before, only need to submit proof of hours in French.
It is understood that before the Quebec Skilled Worker applicant’s achievement in English and French is required, only to learn that can be submitted in French, many French people are not good to pass audit.
This time, Quebec’s new immigration policy clearly stipulates that applicants must submit scores and IELTS in French, it will increase the difficulty of skilled immigrants in Quebec.
NO.6 crackdown fake marriage
Canadian Immigration Minister recently pointed out that the federal government has implemented “three strategies”, prepared in 2012 to crack down by the “fake marriage” moved to Canada events. Connie explained that the first one, the new measures, the prohibition of some – in Canada involved in serious violent crime convictions of state people – immigrant spouses of Canadian security.
The second measure is, in February 2012, prohibits the federal government had applied for early release guarantees spouse lives in Canada of Canadian people, in five years, re-apply for the other spouse into the paper shift increases. This measure is to prohibit Canadian immigration applications guarantor guarantees the opportunity to play, be seen as the “revolving door” and continuing marriage, divorce, and then, and then marry other people, in order to achieve the purpose of application.
The third measure, measures taken to combat that provides for the security of the immigration spouse, to obtain permanent residence in the former, only given two years conditional (conditional) right of abode, to ensure that these immigrants are spouses, not as people with their Canadian marriage, can achieve their ultimate right of abode in Canada “stepping stone.” Connie described the proposed conditional residency in Australia, the United States and Britain, have been practiced for some time.
Connie pointed out that after nearly two years of the National Advisory and Policy Research, believes the “three strategies”, which can effectively plug the loopholes in their immigration applications for spouses.
NO.7 Britain’s new immigration program to open and speed up investment
July 2011, the British Government announced relaxation of investment immigration policy, New Deal, while retaining the previous £ 1 million investment, five years later, switch to permanent residency project, but opening of the new £ 5 million investment, three years after the transfer permanent residency and £ 10 million investment and two years later, two speed transfer permanent resident immigrant investment projects at the same time, the residency requirements, from the past nine months, reduced to six months. For the opening of the new immigrants to accelerate investment projects, a huge amount of its investment, in line with the high-end crowd.
NO.8 Australia started a new list of occupations
Australia’s new list of occupations on immigration (SOL), on July 1, 2011, started the new SOL, including 192 professional, back on the table of occupations, including pharmacists, lawyers, assemblers, etc., from the SOL be eliminated career, including optometrists, vision correction, MD, sheet metal and car painting. Accounting, IT, engineering, nursing and other traditional immigrant professional, still on the table.
A substantial increase in business migration threshold NO.9
In 2011, Australia introduced the New Deal in the change is mainly reflected in three aspects: First, the abolition of the 163B class business executives, and second, household net worth increased from $ 250,000 up to $ 500,000, Third, ratio requirement for the applicant’s share increased. Annual turnover of 30 million -40 million Australian dollars, required to have shares of 51%; turnover of more than $ 400,000, the shares must reach 30%; if the company is a listed company, shares of the applicant must meet 10 percent.
Early May 2011, business migrants in Queensland, Australia introduced the New Deal; Sydney 163/164 business immigration guarantee, from November 1, 2011 start, the introduction of the new policy, business immigration visas to tighten.
NO.10 skilled migrants points system implemented
Australian Department of Immigration announced the new scoring system – 65 points through the line, on July 1, 2011, went into effect. It is understood that the latest immigration scoring system, and most obvious difference between the current policy, is to make those who have high academic qualifications, excellent language skills, work experience and a wealth of excellent white-collar workers, the immigration advantage.
The policy changes, including age, divided into five grades, divided by 0-30 points: 30 points maximum age is 25-32 years old; get 25 points for two age groups, namely 18-24 years and 33-39 years of age; 40-44 score of 15 points; 39-year-old with 40 years of age difference will be a difference of 10 points; score of 45-49 years of age zero. This means that mature, rich social experience of immigration applications, will also be favored in Australia.
Academic scores, significant changes have taken place in Australia to complete and get three, four certificate or diploma, was rated 10 points; be approved in Australia or Australian degree or master’s degree, was rated 15 points; approved by the Australian or Australia Ph.D., was rated 20 points. In addition, stable scores will be higher.
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EU – Latvia immigrants – Project advantages:
★ trial speed, the whole cycle is short
★ low investment
★ no requirement for assets
★ can buy a house can save money, invest the flexibility to choose the form of
★ real estate can add value, to ensure investment security
★ permanent lease, can be handed down
★ 5-year residence time to obtain a visa may be extended five years
★ Schengen country, obtain a residence visa at any Schengen free movement of
★ easy to study and work in Europe
Latvian immigrant – for the crowd
● longing for Europe, but can not meet the immigration requirements of other European countries, people high
● requires frequent contacts in European countries, want to have convenient access to people the way
● children want to attend the European institutions were
● trade with Russia or Europe who
● wish to obtain immigrant status, but can not meet the high investment in people in other countries
Latvian immigrant – Eligibility
From July 1, 2010, the Latvian immigration law changes through, as follows:
In Latvia foreigners to buy property, you can immediately be valid for five years to the Schengen residence permit, the permit holder, spouse and not more than 18 years of age, free access and to stay within the Schengen countries.
Note: to obtain a visa in the form of: a one-year residence visa + a Government pledge to continue after the event, four-year visa letter. All applicants need to go there once a year to register and update the local visa, the specific time, the Law Society prior notice.
Eligibility criteria require the following one can be:
1, in the capital Riga and other major cities, the amount needed to buy property, not less than 10 million lats (about 143,000 euros, 140 million yuan)
2, outside the major cities, the amount needed to buy property, not less than 50,000 lats (approximately 71,500 euros, 70 million yuan)
Real estate taxes: land, buildings and engineering structures, 1.5%; private homes, apartments, houses can be inhabited by non-residents 0.1-0.3%; not 3% cultivated farmland. Commercial building newly constructed or reconstructed free for 1 year.
3, 5-year bank deposits and time deposits in Latvia € 300,000 or $ 400,000. (The deposit, in five years can not be removed, the interest rate at 4.5 percent, you can choose six months or a year dividend payout)