FAQ - 5
Citizenship by investment Vs Residence by investment
Citizenship by investment: 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
and are commonly referred to as Golden Visa programmes.