Citizenship by investment due diligence

Investment migration

For over a decade we have been a trusted due diligence provider supporting governments, regulators, civil society, as well as agents and law firms in mitigating risks with Citizenship by Investment (CBI) and Residency by Investment (RBI) programmes.

A common challenge for citizenship by investment programme administrators is being able to quickly and efficiently verify information and claims about an investor's background.

Information can be difficult to find because countries have different documentation requirements, and those who are deliberately abusing or trying to circumvent the investment migration process are developing more sophisticated strategies. Furthermore, the response and decision-making for applications needs to be fast due to increasing competition in the sector. Therefore, an effective verification process is a vital component of a successful investor migration programme.

What is Investment Migration due diligence?

Investment Migration which includes Citizenship by Investment (CBI) and Residency by Investment (RBI) programmes are an effective method of raising capital investment and attracting talent and experience that help to boost regional economic growth. However, any significant inflow of cash brings a risk of money laundering or financial impropriety.

Closer scrutiny of the investment migration (IM) sector has led to recommendation by civil society and regulators to implement effective enhanced due diligence processes so that only reputable and honest investors are allowed to obtain citizenship. Each investor application therefore requires a thorough and careful audit to mitigate any security, financial crime, and reputational risks. This is known as citizenship by investment due diligence, a part of investment migration.

Our solution

Safeguard the integrity of your immigration investment programme

LSEG has been a worldwide trusted due diligence partner for CBI and RBI programmes for over a decade. 

Our Investment Migration due diligence report provides a thorough and detailed background check on any individual, no matter where they are located. 

This report verifies all vital information necessary for decision-making and presents insight into:

  • Education credentials 
  • Company associations 
  • Personal details 
  • Employment records 
  • Source of wealth
  • Track records 
  • Licenses, certificates & awards
  • Potential conflicts of interest 
  • Political and criminal links 

In addition, business conduct and reputation history are analysed, and a thorough search is made for hidden liabilities.

Request an Investment Migration due diligence report to understand and manage risk with confidence.


Why we are trusted worldwide

Discover the benefits of working with us for your Investment Migration due diligence needs


Accredited processes

We are the only provider with ISAE 3000 certification for our technology and process, endorsed by an external auditor. Our secure online portal makes it easy to order, track and administer your report requirements with ISAE 3000 certification.


Focus on quality and ethics

We know where to look in the search for information that may be difficult to find. We understand the importance of the intelligence that we provide, and all our research is conducted to strict service levels and stringent quality control and within the highest ethical standards.


Global coverage with local knowledge

Our research analysts are strategically located around the world and speak multiple local languages. Most information contained in our reports is sourced from primary data sources in the relevant country and in the prevailing local language. Native-speaking analysts pick up on the subtleties in the text in a way that multilingual speakers do not. 

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