Program Cost

The overall cost of a program does not end with the investment. To start with, the investment cost itself depends on a variety of details, such as the type of investment, its length, the risk and return, the opportunity cost, inflation, and the fluctuation in value of the currency. All our cost calculations are based on a family of four. Some programs are mixed or give you an option to choose the type of investment. For example, the Bulgarian Fast-Track Immigrant Investor program consists of a passive investment, and an active investment after one year.

The Applicant Family

Our sample family is based on a family of 4: an applicant and spouse with two children. We assume that the children are between 15 and 18 years old to ensure they will be admissible as dependents in every program.

In every case, we have chosen the fastest application processing option possible.

For an exact quote based on your family combination, please contact us.

Residency Type

Temporary: Non-permanent residence, usually involves having to renew a permit and submit to

Permanent: Allows the entitled applicant to reside permanently in the territory, and renewals can be routine. Certain conditions apply in order to preserve status.

Citizenship: Applicant is given citizenship on approval. All the rights of an ordinary citizen, such as voting, might not be given.

Investment

Investment Type
A Donation is a cash payment, but will not generate additional costs after payment.
An Active Investment can be best if you are looking to fully relocate, but can pose the greatest risk and cost in terms of both time and money.
A Passive Investment can pose little risk, depending on the government or bank in which you invest. In that case, the term length is just as important to look at as the amount of investment. The interest earned can easily be offset by high inflation.
Real estate is the most logical investment, but most countries offering that type of program usually do not present the strongest real-estate markets, and have high costs of buying and holding property attached to them.

Investment Amount
This is the minimum amount of investment (in USD) required to qualify for a given program. Real estate investment amounts can be higher than the required minimum set by the program, so it represents the average value of a property of 110 sqm to accommodate a family of four. Living expenses do not require an investment other than to provide for living expenditures.Special tax schemes requiring you to contribute a set minimum in tax are not included in investment amounts, as most individuals pay taxes anyway.

Cost and Fees

Cost of Permanent Residence

The cost of permanent residence refers to the cost of the application for permanent residence by four individuals if not obtained at initial application.

Cost of Citizenship

The cost of citizenship refers to the cost of application for citizenship by four single individuals if not obtained at the initial application.

Cost of Passport

This is the cost of an express delivery of four separately delivered passports with a validity of 10 years (if possible).

Additional Costs

These are the additional costs in relation to time spent in the country in order to obtain the permanent residency, citizenship, and passport (see Relocation Costs for more details). Real estate investments include annual municipal tax, transfer tax, and land holding license.

For an up to date quote based on your investment preference and family combination, please contact us.

All data in this report was collected during spring 2018.

All data relating to the programs was obtained from official sources, such as government websites or authorized trading partners. For additional costs, please refer to Relocation Costs. For Advisory fees charged by CitizenMatch and exact quote based on your family combination, please contact us.

Antigua and Barbuda http://cip.gov.ag
Australia http://www.border.gov.au
Canada http://www.cic.gc.ca
Canada http://www.micc.gouv.qc.ca
Cyprus http://www.cipa.org.cy
Dominica http://cbiu.gov.dm
Germany http://www.bamf.de
Greece http://www.investingreece.gov.gr
Grenada http://www.grenadacbi.org
Latvia http://www.pmlp.gov.lv
Lithuania http://www.migracija.lt
Malta http://iip.gov.mt
Malta http://ird.gov.mt
Panama http://www.migracion.gob.pa
Portugal http://www.sef.pt
Saint Kitts and Nevis https://www.ciu.gov.kn/

Santa Lucia  http://www.govt.lc
Spain http://www.empleo.gob.es
United Kingdom http://www.gov.uk
United States http://www.uscis.gov

In the Program Cost Tool, we use some Abbreviations (shortened form of a word or phrase) that are explained below. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us in the form below.

(EDF)
Economic Diversification Fund
The Economic Diversification Fund was established through the Citizenship by Investment Programme as one component of a national capital mobilization portfolio, with the goal of national development for Dominica.

(NTF)
The National Transformation Fund
The National Transformation Fund (NTF) is a Government fund responsible for financing projects that will benefit Grenada’s economy and help its diversification.

(NDF)
The National Development Fund
The National Development Fund is a non-profit fund of Antigua and Barbuda that is subject to parliamentary oversight by way of a six monthly report to be presented to Parliament in sufficient detail to allow for transparency and accountability.

(SGF)
Sustainable Growth Fund Contribution
Applicants of St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment Program may qualify for citizenship through a contribution to the Sustainable Growth Fund (SGF).

(NEF)
National Economic Fund
Saint Lucia National Economic Fund is a special fund established under Section 33 of the Citizenship by Investment Act for the sole purpose of receiving qualifying investments of cash for funding government sponsored projects.

*Dependent child who is at least 18 years and less than mentioned above age and who is in full time attendance at a recognised institution of higher learning and fully supported by the main applicant, otherwise in order to qualify, child has to be less than 18 years of age.

*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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The materials contained in this page are provided for general information purposes only and are not intended to provide legal or other professional advice.Costs will vary depending on a number of factors. CitizenMatch is not responsible for any changes to the cost estimates; we can provide specific information on an individual basis. All rights reserved.
While we make every effort to ensure that the information is accurate and updated on a timely basis, we recommend that you contact us directly to obtain exact quotes.

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