In this Frequently Asked Questions video series, we answer common questions on the investor immigration industry to provide all you need to know about citizenship by investment and residence by investment programmes.
Yes. Citizenship by Investment Programmes result in a successful applicant gaining citizenship of a country. This generally does not require an applicant to spend any time in that country.
Residence by investment:
Residence by Investment Programmes, however, result in successful applicant gaining residence of a country. That is the right to live and work in a country. Residency can easily be taken away if a person fails to fulfil certain conditions. Often there are minimal physical presence requirements attached to a person’s ability to retain their residence rights. It is worth nothing that a person obtaining citizenship of a country does not necessarily mean they have obtained residence of a country because residence requires physical presence in a country. The most popular Residency by Investment Programmes are those of Singapore, Portugal and Greece and are commonly referred to as Golden Visa programmes.
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