Many states offer citizenship for investment in the country. Such programs are popular not only in Europe and the Caribbean, but also around the world. In most cases, it is necessary to acquire property of a specific value and the procedure for obtaining a residence permit is greatly simplified. But each country has its own conditions for such investments, which should be known in advance.
Citizenship for investment in the country: how much to pay
Antigua and Barbuda last year simplified some of the processes for obtaining citizenship in the purchase of real estate. The minimum cost of the object is now 200 thousand dollars, in addition, security checks for the issuance of a new passport are now free.
The popularity of Bulgaria is growing. The number of applications for citizenship is increasing every year, investing in the real estate market of the state. To do this, you should buy a home, the cost of which is at least 512 thousand euros.
Only last year, Egypt introduced a State programme that provides citizenship and residency opportunities. It is similar in basic points to the conditions that apply in Bulgaria. To become a resident of the country for 5 years, it is necessary to invest 390 thousand dollars. After this period, provided that this amount is not returned, a passport and citizenship are issued. It is true that the latter has no political rights, which are granted only after 10 years of residence in Egypt.
Moldova launched its own programme to grant citizenship for investment in 2018. The minimum amount for participation in it is 100 thousand euros. They will go to the Public Investment Fund. At the same time, a resident gets a visa-free regime with other EU countries and the opportunity to take part in the E2 program, which implies obtaining a non-immigrant investor visa to the USA.
Turkey has simplified its citizenship registration system. Now you can get your passport in just 3 months, and the deposit amount is 250 thousand dollars. Buying real estate, it can not be sold within 3 years. In addition to such investments, you can still invest in fixed assets of 500 thousand dollars.
To become a citizen of Montenegro, you must pay 100 thousand euros in the form of a non-refundable subsidy, which comes to the development of remote regions of the country. It is also necessary for investors to follow certain rules. For example, for investments in coastal areas it is required 450 thousand euros, and in northern or central – 250 thousand euros.
Among the people who want to get a residence permit, buying real estate, popular destinations are European countries, such as Portugal, Spain, Greece. There is growing interest in Australia, although here the scheme of obtaining citizenship is quite troublesome – only the processing of an application may take up to 16 months.