This week, we are sharing information on our new partner, Migrate World. Migrate World works with individuals globally to assist with all aspects of citizenship by investment and various residency programs. Migrate World helps us dive into their range of services, the benefits and requirements for citizenship by investment, tax advantages, and offers us a couple tips for visits to Dubai, where they are headquartered.
Moe Alhaj is the CEO and founder of Migrate World. We’d love to hear about his background and path to starting Migrate World.
Moe is a Canadian Citizen graduated with a Computer Information Systems degree from Canada. Moe started his career working as a Settlement services officer assisting newcomers into Canada in finding homes, schools, Government related registrations to get them settled into their new lives.
Later he started his own business in international student recruitment to Canada from GCC countries with services from university acceptance, Student visa processing and more. He later expanded the business into Immigration services to where it is today. Moe has now 15+ years of experience in representing high-net- worth individuals and investors, helping them with obtaining Citizenship by Investment, second passports as well as Immigration and residency by investment programs, in addition to government programs and investments.
Moe Alhaj is the CEO of Migrate World, a citizenship by investment and migration business. Moe established Migrate World, which offers programs from but not limited to, Malta, Portugal, St. Kitts & Nevis, Dominica, Saint Lucia, Granada, Canada, United States of America and the United Kingdom, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Sultanate of Oman.
Migrate World’s CEO has grown and expanded Migrate World offices in more than 30+ cities across the Middle East, Africa and Southeast Asia region. His offices provide legal services, visa services, business migration, company formation both offshore and onshore and more.
Moe Alhaj has established a remarkable partnership with The Sultanate of Oman that has set a new precedent, representing an innovative endeavor that covers not just visa services but also trailblazing investment opportunities.
Besides his own businesses he plays a crucial role in consulting for government and immigration offices on a need basis.
What services does Migrate World offer?
Migrate World offers a range of services to support individuals and businesses in the MENA and Southeast Asia regions:
a) Visa Services: Migrate World simplifies the visa application process with a dedicated team, ensuring clients meet the requirements for their visa applications.
b) Company Formation: They assist individuals and businesses in establishing a presence in foreign countries, handling legal and regulatory requirements for a smooth company formation process. They also help with real estate needs.
c) Real Estate: Migrate World provides a variety of properties in desirable locations, guiding clients through property acquisition with the help of authorized local property brokers.
d) Legal Services: They offer legal services related to immigration, citizenship, and residency, helping clients with document collection, authentication, translation, and business law matters.
e) Financial Services: Through banking partners, Migrate World offers financial solutions, including bank account setup, investment management, and various loan options to cater to different financial needs.
f) Student Services: Migrate World assists students in choosing a country and university, obtaining admission approvals, and applying for student visas in countries like Canada, the USA, the Caribbean, and the UK.
For those who may not know, what is citizenship by investment? How does it benefit the societies and economies of the countries who offer it?
Citizenship by investment programs benefit both the investors and the countries that offer them. For investors, these programs provide the opportunity to acquire citizenship in a foreign country, granting privileges like visa-free travel to numerous nations, access to a stable and prosperous business environment, and potential tax advantages.
Meanwhile, the host countries experience several advantages as well. These programs inject foreign capital into the country, stimulating economic growth, creating job opportunities, and funding infrastructure development. They diversify the economy, reducing dependence on specific industries and making it more resilient.
Furthermore, the additional revenue generated can be used to improve public services and social welfare programs, directly benefiting the local population. Moreover, the attraction of skilled individuals from diverse backgrounds fosters knowledge transfer, entrepreneurship, and innovation, ultimately strengthening the host country’s workforce and economy.
What are the basic requirements for someone to qualify for a citizenship by investment program?
Citizenship by investment is granted to an applicant once they meet specific criteria and their family members receive authorization. These requirements, varying by country, typically encompass the following:
a) Meeting a specific minimum net worth.
b) Investing a designated amount in approved businesses or institutions and holding those investments for the duration required by the immigration program.
c) Maintaining good health.
d) Providing documentation to prove compliance with the necessary conditions, including the payment of all relevant legal, governmental, and processing fees.
What makes Migrate World stand out from other companies offering similar services?
Migrate World stands out prominently due to our strategic partnership with VFS, a leading global visa and passport processing services provider.
In addition to this, we’ve established a groundbreaking collaboration with The Sultanate of Oman, marking a first-of-its-kind initiative that encompasses not only visa services but also pioneering investment options. Additionally, our extensive involvement in promoting government programs on a global scale further distinguishes us.
With a widespread presence through our numerous global offices and a pioneering position in the market, we set the standard in our industry.
What are the most common reasons clients seek your assistance?
Our clients turn to us for a multitude of essential services, demonstrating the diverse ways in which we support their goals and aspirations.
First and foremost, they seek our assistance to facilitate travel, making their journeys smoother and more convenient.
We are their trusted partner when it comes to contingency planning, often referred to as ‘plan B.’ Whether it’s preparing for unforeseen challenges or creating alternative strategies, our clients rely on us to ensure their peace of mind.
In addition, clients come our way addressing their workforce needs, our services extend to staffing solutions, efficiently and effectively. Whether they require temporary or permanent staffing solutions, we offer tailored assistance.
Furthermore, they turn to us for guidance and support in navigating the complex landscape of nationality-specific movement restrictions. Our expertise helps clients understand and overcome limitations that may affect their mobility.
Last but not least, they trust us on advice on international tax matters in various countries. Our insights and recommendations in this area are sought after by clients who need to navigate the complexities of tax regulations in different regions.
In essence, our comprehensive range of services, built on expertise and dedication, positions us as the go-to partner for clients seeking tailored solutions to their unique challenges and aspirations.
What do you think is the most powerful passport? Which offers the most travel flexibility?
The most powerful passport, offering the highest level of travel flexibility, is often considered to be one that provides visa- free access to the greatest number of countries and territories. In this context, Malta’s passport, which includes European Union (EU) citizenship, is indeed considered one of the most powerful passports.
This is because as an EU citizen, individuals holding a Maltese passport have the right to travel and reside within the EU member states, providing them with extensive travel privileges and opportunities. Furthermore, Malta’s passport allows for visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to a significant number of countries and regions, such as the United States, Canada, Australia and Japan, making it highly desirable for those seeking broad international mobility.
What would be your advice to someone considering getting a second passport or renouncing their current citizenship?
When contemplating the acquisition of a second passport or renouncing your current citizenship, start by clearly defining your primary motivation, whether it’s driven by business interests or a need for family security.
For business-oriented individuals, seek countries with a business-friendly environment and favorable tax conditions, while those prioritizing personal safety should consider countries with strong social services and legal systems.
Choose countries that align with your travel patterns or are geographically convenient. Understand the budget implications, as costs can range from $100,000 to over $1 million, and consider potential exit tax consequences.
Seek professional guidance for the legal and administrative processes, be mindful of dual citizenship policies, assess long- term benefits, anticipate future needs, and consult experts specializing in citizenship and residency programs to make an informed choice aligned with your goals.
You’re headquartered in Dubai. Any tips or recommendations for those who plan to visit in the near future?
When planning a visit to Dubai, consider scheduling your trip during the pleasant winter months, typically from November to March.
Be cautious of potential scams and avoid third-party deals that seem too good to be true; instead, opt for reputable service providers for tours, accommodations, and activities.
Make the most of Dubai’s efficient public transportation system and look up transportation options based on your travel needs.
MIGRATE WORLD & SULTANATE OF OMAN
In one of its first kind collaborations with the Sultanate of Oman, Migrate World proudly extends exclusive access to a diverse range of investment opportunities and premium real estate assets. Our unique partnership opens doors to a wide selection of prospects tailored to clients pursuing ventures of all scales, from small and medium enterprises to grand-scale projects, including high-net-worth individuals. The Sultanate of Oman, often referred to as the hidden gem of the Middle East, is on the verge of significant growth, and we stand ready to navigate you through this thrilling journey of possibilities.