Residency or citizenship by investment varies from country to country. The investment amount (excluding fees) starts from USD 100,000 (approx. INR 75 Lakhs) for a Caribbean island passport and can go up to USD 12-13 Million for a fast-track path to a British passport. Click here to know which program is best suited for your family’s requirements.
There are different types of programs offered by different countries. Some programs need active participation as a business owner (i.e., Canada & Australia), while other programs do not require active involvement. (i.e., USA). Click here to know which programs suit your requirements.
While rules vary from country to country, typically Residency (referring to Permanent Residency) gives rights to live, work, reside in a particular country. Residency usually does not include the rights of a citizen like voting, government jobs, government subsidies/loans/benefits. While as a citizen, one has all the rights as any normal citizen of that country has. Here you can check countries offering residency by investment and citizenship by investment.
Depending on the country whose current citizenship you hold, the rules vary for holding dual citizenship. While most countries allow dual citizenship, INDIA and a few other countries do not allow dual citizenship. In such a case, one will have to surrender existing citizenship if opting for another citizenship.
‘Think Global, Act Local’ is a business mantra that has worked wonders for many entrepreneurs around the world. But this philosophy has its limits – you may become a roaring success in your field, but you are an unknown phenomenon outside ‘your local market.’ By being a part of our ‘Global citizenship or residency by investment program,’ you can call any corner of the world your home. You can take your business across the globe while providing your family with the best lifestyle money can buy.
Nowadays, most nations have framed laws that allow their citizens to concurrently hold a passport of another country than ‘their own.’ This perfectly legal arrangement grants an enterprising citizen of a particular country an advantage in terms of mobility and ease of access to the rest of the world. ‘Visa-free travel’ to an ever-increasing list of countries is the most easily visible advantage of acquiring a second passport, allowing you more freedom, and this could be just the beginning of a much bigger success story.
Yes. Permanent Residency remains intact even after the investment is returned.
Only a couple of countries allow for parents to be part of a single applications. Contact us to know more.
Yes, permanent resident status allows the children to get all the benefits related to education and employment offered by the country, as per the respective country’s laws.
Yes, all adults (above age 18) are free to work in the country you take up your Residency or Citizenship in.
Yes, immigration application can be withdrawn at any given point in time during the process. However, the investment is refunded as per the timeline defined in the agreement with the developer or business owner.
The investment amount can be withdrawn after completing all investment and immigration requirements of the specific country program. However, it is important to understand that every investment is subject to its own set of risks. One must understand the risk factors involved and then choose to invest based on their risk assessment.
All the investments across the globe carry some inherent risk, so in a way, there are no guarantees on any investment. The safest investments like Government Treasury Bills or Bank Fixed Deposits also carry financial risk, but the risks are far lower compared to any equity investment.
Most investments offered as part of the residency or citizenship by investment program are real estate investments, and carry the associated risk of any real estate asset class in that specific country. However, some of the country programs offer investment options with lower risk exposure. Contact us to know more about such programs.
Immigration by investment is a niche area, where most of the investments are linked with the milestones in the immigration process. Rule of thumb for the lock-in period is usually 5-7 years. However, some of the country programs may offer reduced investment period if you choose to invest a higher amount. Click on My Program Comparison to know more.
Any Indian resident can remit up to USD 250,000 per person per fiscal year (1-April to 31-March). These rules are prescribed under the Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS) by Reserve Bank of India.
Most countries require tax to be paid based on the tax residency, where you spend the maximum time in the calendar year. The taxation rules will apply depending on your native country and the migrant country rules. We will be happy to connect you with a tax advisor for your specific case.
The primary applicant has to be at least 18 years of age at the time of application (some countries may allow younger applicants on a case to case basis). There is no maximum age limit to apply for any Residency or Citizenship by Investment program.
There is no limit on the number of dependents. Along with the spouse, kids up to the age of 21 are typically allowed. In certain programs, kids up to the age of 25 are allowed, and even parents of the primary applicant may be allowed for an additional fee.
Generally, the job requirement criteria varies from zero to 15 jobs depending on the country. Click on My Program Comparison to know more.
Depending on the country, the minimum number of days you need to stay in the country may be as low as 7 days to as high as 187 days in a calendar year. Click on My Program Comparison to know more.
No, none of the Residency or Citizenship by Investment program have any education requirements, except a couple of Canadian programs. Some of the countries may require a basic language test to be cleared.
No, none of the Residency or Citizenship by Investment program have any language requirements, except a couple of Canadian programs which require a certain level of proficiency in English. Some of the countries may require a basic language test to be cleared.
Yes, any person can be the primary applicant.
For countries, like India, where dual citizenship is not allowed, one has to surrender their existing passport while option for another country’s citizenship. If you are applying for only Residency programs, then you don’t have to surrender your existing passport.
Global Citizenship is a concept that confers a large number of ‘additional’ rights on an individual and his/her family and opens up a whole host of avenues that were not available to him/her if he/she held the citizenship of just one nation.
When an individual acquires the permanent residency or citizenship of a second country other than his/her ‘natural’ one to enhance his reach, he/she is said to be a global citizen. One does this, to make physical borders redundant or less of a hindrance and also to connect with a broader, more diverse world community.