For refugees and poor migrants, travel can be terrifying, with no guarantee of a welcome at the end. For the one percent,​ ​it’s a different story, as a growing number of cash-strapped countries invite them in​ ​—​ ​as long as they bring plenty of money.

In the Gold for Visas project, reporters for​ ​OCCRP and its partners (including IRPI) probe the shadowy business of selling visa-free travel and even citizenship to the rich, including some who would rather not say where that money comes from.

These stories​ ​were​ ​produced as part of the Global Anti-Corruption Consortium, a partnership between OCCRP and Transparency International, in cooperation with Global Witness.

Photo credits: Edin Pasovic (OCCRP)