Golden Visa or Citizenship by Investment is the privilege of acquiring residency rights or passport of a first world country by way of an investment or a donation or a combination of both. It is possible to obtain golden visa or citizenship for family members, including spouse and dependent children, and in some cases, even parents and parents in law.
Portugal Golden Visa is amongst the most popular golden visa programs. Portugal Golden Visa is a 5 year residency program which can culminate into Portuguese PR or Portuguese citizenship at the discretion of the investor.
Golden Visa often grants the holders equal rights to those enjoyed by ordinary residents of the issuing country. Additionally, Golden Visa holders can also enjoy relaxation on certain other requirements, such as residency requirements and favorable tax treatment.
If you are looking to acquire a passport within 6 months, you may consider Caribbean programs such as Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis or even Montenegro. This is quickest pathway to Citizenship, with minimal residency requirements.
Portugal’s Golden Visa program is a 5-year residency-by-investment program which can translate into citizenship for investors and eligible dependents.
US EB5 is a pathway to permanent green card and eventually US citizenship. Re notified in March 2022, investors can benefit from this program through to Sept 2027.
Grenada has an E2 treaty with the US, which allows its citizens to obtain an investor visa to reside in the US. Faster processing time allows investor to obtain passport within 5 months.
Saint Kitts and Nevis is popular among wealthy Indian families. Nevis is an attractive jurisdiction for offshore business incorporation.
Dominican offers one of the lowest cost citizenship-by-investment programs with quick processing time.
Montenegro offers a straight citizenship-by-investment program, where investors and eligible dependents can obtain a passport within 3-5 months.
North Macedonia offers a direct citizenship by investment program. Possible to include family members. Low cost European citizenship. Donation based program.