Invest and Become a Citizen

Outbreaks of financial crises in many countries all around the world have created an opportunity which is not to be missed by those wanting to start a brand new life in a new country: citizenship by investment. If you invest a specified amounf of money in a country and meet certain criteria, you can get a residence permit and, after a while, you can become a citizen. Let’s take a look at some of the countries offering this chance.

The United States of America

The USA offers an indefinite residence permit to those investing $500 thousand in areas chosen by the US government, or establish a company with a capital of $1 million. Citizenship is offered to the investors in the 5th year of their investment.

The USA
The USA

Canada

The path to citizenship in Canada is also paved with investment. An investment of $400 thousand in additon to a bank account of at least $800 thousand will get you a Canadian citizenship.

Vancouver, Canada
Vancouver, Canada

The United Kingdom

An investment of £1 million is required for at least 5 years in order to be a citizen of the United Kingdom.

London, the UK
London, the UK

Germany

Creating employment opportunities by investing at least €250 thousand is a must in order to be a German citizen.

Germany
Germany

Dominican Republic

An investment with a value of $100 thousand is necessary for a Dominican citizeship. If you are married with children, the amount reaches $200 thousand.

Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic

Latvia

Investing in real estate is rather significant in Latvia. Becoming a Latvian citizen entails purchasing a property with a value of at least €143,000 in urban areas or one with a value of €71,500 in rural areas.

Latvia
Latvia

Ireland

Ireland is another country that attaches importance to real estate. Buying a property with a value of at least €400 thousand will also buy you a residence permit.

Dublin, Ireland
Dublin, Ireland

Malta

Malta is a member of the European Union. The fact that it is situated within the Schengen region and that it has a visa agreement with the USA stands this beautiful country among others. It offers citizenship in return for €650 thousand.

Malta
Malta

Singapore

You need to have at least $2 million in your bank account if you want to be a Singapore citizen. Furthermore, you must have an annual turnover of $160 million.

Singapore
Singapore

Austria

The amount of money necessary for citizenship is not known for certain when Austria is the country in question. Apart from money, the country also requires an extraordinary talent or a success story.

Hallstatt, Austria
Hallstatt, Austria

Macedonia

Macedonia offers a residence permit for a year in exchange for a real estate purchase of €40 thousand. If what you are interested in is a Macedonian citizenship, then you need to consider an investment, the value of which is at least €400 thousand.

Macedonia
Macedonia

Bulgaria

On the condition that you have resided in the country for at least a year, Bulgarian citizenship is only an investment worth $1.2 million away from you.

Bulgaria
Bulgaria

Albania

It is necessary to invest $200 thousand in Albania so as to earn the right to become a citizen.

Albania
Albania

Hong Kong

Hong Kong is the largest free market in Asia, as well as the liveliest center for trade, industy and tourism. What earns a citizenship for this country is an investment with a value of approximately $1 million 260 thousand.

Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Turkey

Now, Turkey is also among the countries to offer citizenship in return for investment. As the real estate sector in Turkey is on the rise, it has recently been suggested by the Minister of Economy that foreigners purchasing property with a value of at least $500 thousand may be offered Turkish citizenship.

Ölüdeniz, Fethiye, Turkey
Ölüdeniz, Fethiye, Turkey

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