Global Visa Program
Are you thinking about investing abroad? Maybe you’re curious about the Golden Visa process and what it takes to purchase and invest in other countries? Luckily, you’re in the right place to learn.
We’ll guide you through the process step-by-step and help you understand what it takes to make your dreams come true. Let’s start with the basics, click on the country below to learn more.
Residency by investment is a way many countries used to lure foreign investments usually in property or by creating a business that employs a set minimum number of locals.
Through residency-by-investment schemes, foreigners are enabled to obtain permanent residency in the country in which they are investing, bring their spouse and children to live with them, and study and work there.
Golden Visa eligibility requirements are:
- You must personally own the money you wish to invest.
- Maintain the investment, for at least a minimally-required amount of time.
- Be able to prove you have acquired the money legally.
- Have a clear criminal background.
- You must have enough financial resources to sustain yourself and any family members that are coming with you – even if you do not intend to live there.
Naturally, depending on which Golden Visa you will apply for, there will be additional specific requirements as well.
How to Apply for a Golden Visa?
To apply for a Golden Visa, you must purchase a property (real estate) in a foreign country. This is the most common route and is offered by most Golden Visa countries. The cost of the real estate ranges from $200,000 to over $2 million.
Other investment options include*:
- Make a capital investment in a company’s shares/stocks
- Make a capital investment in the country’s public debt or government bonds
- Create employment opportunities
- Contribute to a country’s scientific or technological innovation
*Note that these investment options are not available in all countries which offer Golden Visas.
After making your investment, you can apply for a Golden Visa either at the respective Embassy in your country or a relevant government body abroad. In any case, your first point of reference should be the Embassy.