What is a Residency by Investment Program?
Residency by investment is a process by which investors can get a permanent residency with a Residence permit of a 2nd country within a few months. An investment or a donation is required. In simpler terms it is a business transaction, you invest, they give you citizenship. Some people call it “Golden Visa” and others call it a way for “visa-free travel”.
Top benefits of a 2nd residency permit/card include visa-free travel , relief from tax burdens, privacy and freedom, access to investment opportunities, political diversification, and security.
Depending on nationality law of each country, they have different timelines. These are popular with investors who do not wish to emigrate to the new country. Best Residence through investment program depends on your personal & investment goals.
Residency after a few years leads to citizenship as well through naturalization.
Looking for a direct Citizenship-by-investment programme instead? Take a look at our guide on Residency vs Citizenship to know which option is best for you.