Residency and Citizenship by Investment

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Relocating to a new country by investing there has become growingly favorable over the past few years. Two programs allow you to relocate to another country: citizenship by investment and residency by investment. These programs provide you with many side benefits in addition to citizenship and residency. 

European countries such as Spain, Greece, and Portugal offer residence by investment through the Golden Visa program. The process of becoming a Golden Visa holding resident is pretty easy and it takes approximately six months. 

Countries like Turkey, Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda, Malta, and St. Kitts and Nevis, on the other hand, provide citizenship by investment.

Countries That Offer an Investment Visa

The Golden Visa countries that provide residency by investment are Portugal, Greece, and Spain. If you’re a non-European citizen and not from one of the EEA countries or Switzerland, you can apply for a Golden Visa. In Portugal and Spain, you need to spend a very short period of time annually to keep holding the residence permit whereas in Greece you don’t have any obligation to stay whatsoever. 

To be able to apply for a Golden Visa, you need to invest a certain amount. The following are sub-limits for investment according to countries:

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