Immigration by investment

Immigration by investment

By promising legal residency and immigration status in return, immigration by investment is a strategy for luring foreign cash and investors to the nation. Common names for immigration by investment schemes include citizenship by investment, golden visas, and passport by investment schemes.

• The chance to relocate and spend all of your time living in a high-quality country elsewhere

• The freedom to engage in employment, education, and use of public services in the host nation

• The opportunity to apply for citizenship or permanent residency after a set amount of time.

• The freedom to visit numerous nations throughout the world without a visa or with one issued at arrival

• The spread of assets and sources of income across various markets and jurisdictions

• The preservation of privacy and financial and personal security

Numerous nations around the world have investment-based immigration policies, including, but not limited to, Spain, Portugal, Malta, Greece, Vanuatu, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, Dominica, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Each nation’s immigration policies, procedures, prices, and processing times are unique.

Immigrant investor programmes give people the chance to become citizens or residents of a country more quickly in exchange for making certain investments.

Generally speaking, the programmes offer either residence by investment (golden visa) or citizenship by investment (golden passport or “cash for passports”), or a hybrid with instant residence followed by rapid citizenship.

Typically, there are several requirements for qualification for programme applicants. A contribution to government funds, the acquisition of qualifying real estate (such as certain government-approved projects), an investment in a qualifying firm (such as a certain industry), or the creation of a predetermined number of employment are just a few examples of investment.

Immigrant investor programmes are being offered by an increasing number of nations; as of 2015, about one-fourth of all nations issued such visas. Few statistics exist about