Immigrant Investment Programs in Comparison
 
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Immigrant Investment Programs in Comparison

“Elma Global” is one of the leading global companies in the sphere of relocation and immigration: temporary and permanent residency permits, second citizenship by investment and second passports. The main offices are located in Moscow and Ukraine. Also, we have a vast network of business partners in the most attractive countries of the world (United Kingdom, Canada, USA, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Malta, Singapore, etc.). Below you can find our analysis of the most attractive immigrant investment programs of the world 2018.

Country Required Amount of Investment Immediate Result of the Program Dual Citizenship and Second Passport
United Kingdom 2,000,000 £ must be invested on the territory of the UK for 5 years. Investor and his family members get Temporary Resident Visa for 3 years, after 3 years it is extended for 2 years. After 5 years, investor can get Permanent Residence (Indefinite Leave to Remain), and after 1 more year apply for citizenship and British passport Dual citizenship is recognized.
Ireland Personal net worth requirement is 2,000,000 EUR. Investment of 1,000,000 EUR is required. Investor and his family members get temporary residence permit for 2 years, then renewed for another 3 years. After 5 years of residence applicants are eligible for permanent residency and citizenship of Ireland. Dual citizenship is recognized.
Singapore (Global Investor Program) 2,500,000 SGD (= approx. 2,000,000 USD) must be invested in Singapore for five years. To qualify for the program, the turnover of the applicant’s company must be at least SGD 30,000,000 or approx. 24,000,000 USD per annum in the most recent year. Investor and his family members get Permanent Residence in Singapore. After two years of residence they can acquire citizenship and passport of Singapore. Dual citizenship is not recognized. Investor will be expected to renounce all his previous citizenships and passports.
Switzerland There is no program of residence by investment. Applications are considered by cantons individually (each canton has its own criteria). Temporary residence (Permit B) can be obtained on the basis of cantonal tax agreements (minimum CHF 200,000 annually). This permit does not allow to work or to be engaged in any gainful occupation in Switzerland. Citizenship application is possible after 12 years from the date of initial permit. Dual citizenship is recognized. After 10 years on Permit B you can get Permit C (Permanent Residence in Switzerland). After 2 years on Permit C you can get Swiss citizenship.
Citizenship in Cyprus Investment 2,000,000 EUR is required. Investment must be kept for 3 years. Investor and his family members get full citizenship. It is possible to include into application children up to 28 years old and parents of the investor. Processing time for applications ranges from 6 to 7 months. Passport of Cyprus (EU) is a very good travel document, not to mention a possibility to settle in any EU country. Dual citizenship is recognized.
Citizenship in Malta Investment of 500,000 EUR (350,000 into property acquisition and 150,000 into bonds) is required. Donation of 650,000 EUR to governmental foundation is another requirement. Investor and his family members get full citizenship. Processing time for applications is about 4 months but passport is issued after 12 months from taking residency card. Passport of Malta (EU) is a very good travel document, not to mention a possibility to settle in any EU country… Dual citizenship is recognized.
The Portuguese Republic (EU) Investor can simply buy real estate with minimal cost of EUR 350,000 – 500,000. Real estate can be used for personal or commercial purposes. Investor and his family members can get Temporary Residence. After 5 years of Permanent Residence is available. Citizenship is after 5 years of legal residency. Dual citizenship is recognized.
Citizenship by investment in Bulgaria.

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1,000,000 BGN (approximately 512,000 EUR) must be invested in government bonds for permanent residency. Investment is returned after 5 years. Also, there is an option of fast tracking citizenship application by investing another 512,000 EUR (in this case of double investment PR holder can apply for citizenship after 1 year instead of 5 years). Loan option is available with 270,000 EUR non-refundable instead of full investment. Investor and his family members get Permanent Residence. After 1 or 5 years they can get Bulgarian citizenship (EU-citizenship). Physical residence can be waived (for the purpose of citizenship application). Dual citizenship is recognized.
Citizenship by investment in Moldova Donation of 100,000 EUR to the Government Foundation or investment of at least 250,000 EUR into real estate of government bonds (must be held 5 years). Investor and his family get full citizenship. Passport of Moldova allows visa-free travel to Schengen Area (Europe except the UK and Ireland) and to many other countries. Dual citizenship is recognized.
Citizenship by investment in Montenegro Donation of 100,000 EUR to the Government + refundable investment of at least 250,000 EUR into approved projects. Investor and his family get full citizenship. Passport allows visa-free travel to Schengen Area and to many other countries. Dual citizenship is recognized.
Citizenship by investment in Turkey Fixed capital investments of at least 500,000 USD or real estate in Turkey worth a minimum 250,000 USD with the special condition of not selling it for at least three years. The third option is to deposit a minimum of 500,000 USD in Turkish banks on condition of not withdrawing it for three years or invest the same amount into government bonds. Investor and his family members get citizenship and passport. Passport has a limited visa free travel list (all the EU countries require visa). Dual citizenship is recognized.
Vanuatu Citizenship Donation of USD 80,000 (single applicant) – USD 130,000 (family up to 4 persons) to the Government. Investor and his family members get citizenship of Vanuatu and good passport that allows visa-free travel to the UK, Ireland and to all EU countries. Dual citizenship is recognized. No need to renounce previous passport.
Saint-Kitts & Nevis Citizenship Donation of 250,000 -300,000 USD (depending on a family composition) into SIDF Or Investment of at least 400,000 USD into real estate in the projects approved by the government. Government non-refundable fee in the amount 50,000 USD per main applicant and additional 25,000 USD per every family member applies in this option Investor and his family get citizenship of Saint-Kitts and Nevis (certificate of registration and second passport). Passport of St. Kitts allows visa-free travel to the UK, Ireland and to all EU countries. Processing time for citizenship applications is 1-2 months. Visit to the country is not required. Dual citizenship is recognized.
Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship Donation of 100,000 USD into NDF. Government fee in the amount 25,000 USD covers family of up to 4 persons Or Investment of no less than 200,000 USD into real estate in the projects approved by the government. Government non-refundable fee in the amount 50,000 USD per main applicant and spouse and additional 25,000 USD per every family member applies in this option. Investor and his family get citizenship of Antigua & Barbuda. Passport of Antigua & Barbuda allows visa-free travel to the UK, Ireland, Canada, and to all EU countries. Processing time for citizenship applications is 3-4 months. At least one visit to the country is required. Dual citizenship is recognized.
Commonwealth of Dominica Citizenship Donation from 100,000 to 200,000 USD (depending on a family composition) to the Government of Dominica. Investor and his family get citizenship of Dominica (Passport of Dominica allows visa-free travel to all the EU countries including the UK and to Ireland). Processing time for citizenship applications is 2-3 months. Dual citizenship is recognized.
Grenada Citizenship Investment of no less than 350,000 USD into real estate project approved by the government. Investor and his close family members get citizenship and passports of Grenada. Passport of Grenada allows visa-free travel to China and to all the EU countries including the UK and to Ireland. Dual citizenship is recognized.
St. Lucia Citizenship Donation from 100,000 to 190,000 USD (depending on investor’s family composition). Investor and his close family members get citizenship and passports of St. Lucia. This passport allows visa-free travel to all the EU countries including the UK and to Ireland. Dual citizenship is recognized.
Citizenship in Cambodia Eligible investment in the amount of 1,250,000,000 riels (311,000 USD) or non-refundable donation in the amount of 1,000,000,000 riels (249,000 USD) are required. Investor and his close family members get full citizenship and passports of Cambodia. It is officially possible to change the name to a Khmer name in new documents. Dual citizenship is recognized. Elma Global does not provide legal services in Cambodia.
Permanent residence Canada (Quebec). Full cash option: 1,200,000 CAD should be invested for five years without interest. To participate in the program investor is expected to have legally obtained assets in the amount of 2,000,000 CAD. Inherited money can be regarded as legally obtained and can be included. Loan option is available: 350,000 CAD is donated instead of full investment. According to this walk-away option, no funds are returned to investor after 5 years. Investor and his family members get Permanent Resident Visa and Permanent Resident Card. After 3 years of residence investor and his family members may acquire second citizenship of Canada. Dual citizenship is recognized.
USA 500,000 USD must be invested in potentially risky projects (various foundations or partnerships) Investor gets EB5 visa (temporary residence), and after two years he can get permanent residence – Green Card USA. Citizenship application is available after 7 years spent in the country. Dual citizenship is recognized with some restrictions.

As we can see from the material above, there is a great variety of investment programs not only for high net worth individuals but also for medium entrepreneurs. These programs allow investor to get not only temporary residence permit but sometimes direct permanent residency (e.g., Canada, Bulgaria, Singapore), or even direct second citizenship (Antigua & Barbuda, Grenada, Dominica, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, Vanuatu, Moldova, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Malta). In case you did not find your country of choice in this summary you must not be upset. You can send us an inquiry specifying the country of interest, and one of our experts will send you an answer. Contact us today


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