The strength of the association and its message comes from its members. As an IMC member, you benefit from the professional development, networking opportunities and information services provided by the association, all of which enhance your business and promote professionalism and high ethical standards.
Being part of the leading global association concerned with investment-related migration, you will benefit from keeping up-to-date on latest trends and developments in the field.
NEW IMC MEMBERSHIP STRUCTURE
The new membership structure within the IMC is a commitment to further professionalising the association and by consequence enhancing the respectability of the industry as well as standardising it formally through education and training courses.
TWO ROUTES TO MEMBERSHIP
There are two pathways to IMC membership: the education route and the experience route. It is planned that eventually the experience route will be phased out, and the membership journey will only be possible through the education route (except for Fellows). For more information please click here.
1. Membership by Education
The journey to membership via the education route is the recommended one since this strengthens the skills and knowledge of members and by consequence the wider industry. Please click here for further information.
2. Membership by Experience
To follow suit with other professional bodies, membership by experience is offered to those practitioners who meet the necessary criteria in any membership tier to be members of the IMC.
New Membership Levels
The IMC offers 5 different levels of annual membership for individuals with each offering its own set of benefits:
|Membership Tier||Requirements||Total in Euro|
|Student||An individual who is in current full-time education.||€125|
|Academic||An individual whose full-time activity is dedicated to teaching or research within the investment migration industry or related field.||€125|
|Associate||An individual who has less than 5 years of work experience within the field of investment migration.||€275|
|Professional||An individual who has more than 5 years of work experience within the field of investment migration.||€400|
|Fellow||The highest level of membership. An individual who has been a professional member of the IMC for 5 consecutive years and has 10+ years of working experience with 3 years at senior level.||€500|
In order for the IMC to assess an applicant’s suitability for membership in the Fellow category, the Secretariat undertakes a comprehensive review of the applicant’s background experience and a due diligence exercise is carried out. Subsequently a one-time fee of Eur500 is levied to cover the administration costs related to this work.
Corporate and Organisations Membership
Obtaining company recognition in the investment migration industry demonstrates to clients that your company is dedicated to staying at the forefront of the latest industry standards and procedures.
With IMC corporate membership you can enroll a number of individuals as a group of 10 or 15 with one fee and one invoice on an annual subscription, making it simpler for an organization to register their team.
There are two levels of corporate membership:
2. Corporate PLUS
Government & NGO’s
Membership and annual fee is on request.
For further information please enquire on firstname.lastname@example.org
Please ensure you read the following guidance notes before you proceed with the membership application.
This form is for individuals and companies (or other legal entities) who wish to become a member of the Investment Migration Council, a not-for-profit association within the meaning of Articles 60 et seq. of the Swiss Civil Code and with its registered office in Geneva, Switzerland.
The IMC Secretariat
IMC membership ensures that you remain at the forefront of the latest industry trends and information. It encourages access to professional development opportunities, training and education and networking services provided by the association.
The links below show the various member benefits available at each IMC membership tier and those for Corporate membership.