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Residency by Investment

RESIDENCY – IMPORTANT POINTS

As a permanent resident, you enjoy most of the benefits a citizen receives including the right to stay in the country without limitations and the right to do business or buy property. Take a look at the residency programs (described below) to see which of them match your needs.

Permanent Residency

Permanent residency refers to a person’s resident status in a country of which he/she is not a citizen. Permanent residents are entitled to live, work, study and access health care in the host country. However, they are not authorized to vote or run for office.

For some individuals and families, a change of residence is a very sensible proposition. This is particularly the case for clients residing in countries with limited options for tax and estate planning, and unstable political and economic situation. Considering an alternative residence will provide these individuals with increased personal security, better quality of life as well as the potential to acquire second citizenship.

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Residency by Investment

Residency by investment is the process of obtaining a permanent residency (PR) card of another country by investing in the economy of that country. PR status is then conferred at an accelerated rate compared to traditional applications.

A change of residence to a suitable country is an increasingly important aspect of international planning for private clients.

For some individuals and families, a change of residence is a very sensible proposition. This is particularly the case for clients residing in countries with limited options for tax and estate planning, and unstable political and economic situation. Considering an alternative residence will provide these individuals with increased personal security, better quality of life as well as the potential to acquire second citizenship.

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What are the requirements for obtaining Permanent Residency?

Each country has a different set of requirements which applicants must fulfill for its residency by investment program. For example, some programs require applicants to make a certain number of trips to the host country while others do not. However, some requirements are common to all such programs:

  •     Applicants should have a clean criminal record.
  •     Applicants should show the source of the investment funds.
  •     Applicants should invest in one of the government-approved options, such as real estate, government bonds or a national economic fund.

The approval of residency applications by host governments necessitates the satisfaction of all requirements. See the specific requirements on the individual program pages.

What Countries offer Residency by Investment Programs?

While most of our residency programs can eventually lead to citizenship, some programs make this possible immediately or after a very short procedure. Acquiring citizenship has several advantages over residency – these include the same travel rights as native citizens of the country, as well as the right to vote and, in many cases, additional rights like free education or health care.

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wdt_ID Flag Country Name of the Program Time to Temporary Residency Time to Permanent Residency Min Investment
1 Canada (PEI) Prince Edward Island
Provincial Nominee Program
6-9 months 6-9 months C$150,000
2 USA Immigrant Investor Program, EB-5 Over 2 years Over 2 years US$500,000
4 Panama Self Economic Solvency Visa 8 month 5 years US$300,000
6 Brazil Residency by Investment - 2-4 months US $150,000
7 United Kingdom Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa 4-6 months 5 years £200,000
8 Portugal Golden Visa Programme 5-6 months 5 years €350,000
9 Spain Golden Visa Programme 3 months 10 years €500,000
10 Germany Business Investor
Residence Program
3-4 months 3 years €300,000
11 Latvia Residency by Investment 2-3 months 5 years €50,000
12 Lithuania Golden Visa Programme 6-8 months 5 years €28,000
Country Name of the Program Time to Temporary Residency Time to Permanent Residency Min Investment

What CitizenMatch can do for you?

CitizenMatch monitors all changes related to citizenship registration process through investment, taxation and property management in the laws of the countries we work with. In addition, at the invitation of the state bodies of some countries, CitizenMatch will take part in the development and approval of amendments to existing laws and will give advice on their implementation.

CitizenMatch consultants work side by side with clients and partners, develop individual solutions for individuals and their families and facilitate the registration of temporary or permanent residency through investments. The company ensures complete confidentiality of the information received.

We offer comprehensive and precise guidance throughout the process as we are of the opinion that you deserve to make an informed decision. The information provided enables you to compare the benefits, requirements, eligibility criteria and the key elements of the process.

Canada(PEI)

New Brunswick

Panama

Brazil

United Kingdom

Portugal

Germany

Bulgaria

Latvia

Lithuania

Disclaimer
The materials contained in this page are provided for general information purposes only and are not intended to provide legal or other professional advice. Processing times and costs will vary depending on a number of factors. CitizenMatch is not responsible for any changes to the time and cost estimates; we can provide specific information on an individual basis. All rights reserved.

*Government Fees, Attorney Fees and Other Fees are not included in the investment amount and may vary depend on the program, family combination and other factors. For Advisory fees charged by CitizenMatch and exact quote based on your family combination, please contact us.

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