We can help with the following international investment programmes

 

What are the benefits of a international investment?

Visa-free travel

Travel legally and with ease to more than 110 countries worldwide.

Tax benefits

Reduced tax burdens and smart tax planning options makes Europe a smart investment.

Financial protection

Having a second passport makes it much easier to open an offshore bank account and provide access to more diverse investment options.

Lifestyle and generational benefits

You and your family will be able to take advantage of all the perks dual citizenship has to offer, such as world-class healthcare and education.

Antigua and Barbuda citizenship-by-investment programme

Antigua is the largest of the English-speaking Leeward Islands and is a prime destination for investors and tourists alike. The Antigua and Barbuda citizenship-by-investment programme requires you to make a significant investment into Caribbean real estate in order to earn you an Antigua and Barbuda passport. Antigua and Barbuda is an exceptionally beautiful place to live year-round and is a true jewel of the Caribbean.

Aerial view of Antigua Bay

Antigua and Barbuda citizenship-by-investment: Qualifying criteria

Antigua and Barbuda offers the following three options to qualify for citizenship:

  1. Donation

    You may choose to make a one-time contribution of a minimum of USD 100,000 to the National Development Fund (NDF) or an approved charity. The NDF is a special fund established under section 42(2) of the Finance Act 2006 for the purpose of funding government-sponsored projects.

  2. Real estate

    You may choose to purchase real estate with a minimum value of USD 400,000 (or 200,000 if two parties who are related by virtue of being represented by the same licenced agent, purchase together) from an approved real estate project. Under this option you must own your property for up to five years.

  3. Business

    Make a direct purchase of an eligible business for a minimum amount of USD 1.5 million. Two or more applicants may make a joint business investment with an individual threshold of at least USD 400,000 and a total investment of at least USD 5 million.

Benefits of Antigua's citizenship-by-investment programme

Freedom of movement

Visa-free travel to 150 countries, including the EU, UK, Singapore and China.

Dual citizenship

Antigua does not impose restrictions on dual citizenship.

Minimal presence

You are only required to spend five days in the country within the first five years of obtaining citizenship.

Affordable taxation

There is no personal income, capital gains, inheritance tax, or tax on foreign income.

Quick processing

Foreign investors can obtain their citizenship as quickly as three to four months from the date of application.

Australia’s Provisional Business Innovation and Investment visa (subclass 188)

Renowned for its winding waterways, endless sunshine and world-class beachfronts, Australia has long been a hub for expats – and it’s easy to see why. The country’s cities consistently rank at the top for liveability and combined with its burgeoning job market and strong economy, it’s no wonder why so many choose to have a go at life in the land Down Under. Today, the country offers a variety of options for those interested in the Business Innovation and Investment Visa. Separated into two stages – first provisional and then permanent – this visa allows investors willing to make a significant contribution to the Australian economy to live and work in the country.

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Provisional residency through investment

The subclass 188 visa has five streams available through the Department of Home Affairs' Business Innovation and Investment Programme, each requiring different levels of business experience and offering various benefits.

Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188): Qualifying criteria

 

  1. Business Innovation Stream (subclass 188A)

    This visa is for those wanting to establish a business in Australia or develop and manage an existing one. You must have already owned a successful business that had turnover of at least AUD 500,000 in two out of the four fiscal years immediately before applying. You must be under the age of 55 and also have a total net personal and business worth of at least AUD 800,000.

  2. Investor Stream (subclass 188B)

    To qualify for this visa, you must be under the age of 55 and have had a successful career in business ownership or investment management. Before the visa is granted you must make a designated investment of at least AUD 1,5 million into an Australian state or territory and maintain business and investment activity in Australia.

  3. Significant Investor Stream (subclass 188C)

    This visa does not have an upper age limit. To qualify for this visa, you must invest at least AUD 5 million into complying significant investments in Australia and wish to maintain business and investment activity in Australia.

  4. Premium Investor Stream (subclass 188D)

    To qualify for this visa, you need to invest at least AUD 15 million into complying premium investments in Australia and must maintain business and investment activity in Australia.

  5. Entrepreneur Stream (subclass 188E)

    To qualify for this visa, you must be under the age of 55 and have a funding agreement from a third party for at least AUD 200,000 to undertake a complying entrepreneur activity.

Benefits of the Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188)

Life in Australia

Work, operate a business or study in Australia.

Pathway to permanent residency

Become eligible for permanent residency by applying for a Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888).

Family benefits

Include your family members in your application to join you in Australia. They will receive full work and study rights.

Travel potential

Travel in and out of Australia as much as you wish while the visa is valid.

Australia’s Permanent Business Innovation and Investment visa (subclass 888)

The Business Innovation and Investment (subclass 888) visa is a permanent residency visa for those who hold a four-year provisional subclass 188 visa and are looking to continue to own and manage a business or investment activity in Australia.

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Permanent residency through investment

The subclass 888 visa continues its five streams on from the subclass 188, available through the Department of Home Affairs' Business Innovation and Investment Programme, each requiring different levels of business experience and offering various benefits.

Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888): Qualifying criteria

 

  1. Business Innovation Stream (subclass 888A)

    This permanent visa lets you continue to own and manage a business in Australia. To apply for the subclass 888 visa under this stream, you must:

    • Hold the 188 Provisional visa in the Investor Stream for the four years prior to making your application
    • Have maintained a designated Australian investment for at least four years.
    • Have lived in Australia for 2 of the past 4 years
  2. Investor Stream (subclass 888B)

    This permanent visa lets you continue your investment and business activity in Australia. To apply for the 888 visa under this stream, you must:

    • Hold the 188 Provisional visa in the Investor Stream for the four years prior to making your application
    • Have maintained a designated Australian investment for at least four years
    • Have lived in Australia for 2 of the past 4 years
  3. Significant Investor Stream (subclass 888C)

    This permanent visa allows you to continue maintaining your investment and business activity in Australia. To apply for the 888 visa under this stream, you must:

    • Hold the 188 visa in the Significant Investor Stream
    • Have held a complying investment for at least four years
    • Have lived in Australia for 160 days in the past 4 years
  4. Premium Investor Stream (subclass 888D)

    For you to be able to apply for the Premium Investor Stream of the 888 visa, you must:

    • Have held a Provisional 188 visa in the Premium Investor Stream for at least one year and be nominated by the Commonwealth government
    • Have held a complying premium investment continuously for at least one year
  5. Entrepreneur Stream (subclass 888E)

    To apply for the 888 visa under this stream, you must:

    • Have held your Provisional 188 visa in the Entrepreneur Stream for at least four years prior to making an application
    • ave evidence that demonstrates a successful record of your entrepreneurial activities in Australia

Benefits of the Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888)

Medical insurance

Enrol in Medicare, Australia’s scheme for health-related care and expenses.

Pathway to citizenship

If eligible, the 888 subclass opens up the opportunity to apply for Australian citizenship.

Family benefits

You and your family can work, study and live in Australia as permanent residents for five years.

Travel benefits

Travel to and from Australia any time within five years of the visa being granted.

Grenada's citizenship-by-investment programme

Grenada has a lot to offer its residents, with its lush tropical island lifestyle and beautiful white sand beaches. The process of gaining Grenadian citizenship is fast, easy and you don’t have to forfeit your current citizenship.

This is an ideal route for families looking to gain a second passport. Children and dependants up to the age of 30 can be included without needing to be enrolled in full-time education and parents over the age of 55 may also be included in the application.

Exotic Caribbean beach full of palm trees - Grenada

Grenada citizenship-by-investment: Qualifying criteria

To qualify for citizenship, the main applicant must be over 18 years of age, meet the due diligence requirements and be able to meet one of the following options:

  1. Investment

    A minimum amount of USD 220,000 for the purchase of an approved business or property from a government-approved real estate project. You must own the shared ownership property for a minimum of five years before being allowed to sell.

    There is an additional government fee of USD 50,000 for the main applicant and up to three dependents. Any additional dependents after that will be USD 25,000.

  2. Donation

    You can make a one-time non-refundable donation of a minimum amount of USD 150,000. This donation will go to the National Transformation Fund (NTF), a government fund created with the aim of developing the economy of Grenada.

Benefits of Grenada's citizenship-by-investment programme

Freedom of movement

Visa-free travel to over 140 countries, including the EU, the UK and China.

Access to E-2 Treaty Investor visa

Grenada also offers investors access to the US E-2 Treaty Investor visa which allows citizens of Grenada to operate a substantial business and reside in the US.

Dual citizenship

Grenada does not impose restrictions on dual citizenship.

Family benefits

Adult children up to the age of 30 may be included in the application without needing to be enrolled in full-time education and parents over the age of 55 may also be included in the application. Single siblings with no children may also be included.

Irish Immigrant Investor Programme

Although the country is famed for its mighty cliffs, rolling hills and megalithic monuments, Ireland has turned into quite the entrepreneurial paradise as of late – staking a claim as one of the fastest-growing economies in the Eurozone. Today, the country offers a wealth of opportunities when it comes to lifestyle, business and education.

A beautiful view of Ireland's Cliffs pf Moher

Irish Immigrant Investor Programme: Qualifying criteria

As a means to encourage economic growth, the Immigrant Investment programme offers families access to Irish residency in exchange for an approved investment in the country’s rapidly-growing economy. Options are divided into four tracks:

  1. Enterprise investment

    You must invest EUR 1 million into a qualifying Irish enterprise for at least three years. The enterprise can be an existing business, or you can start a new one. The only conditions are that the enterprise must be registered in Ireland, and its headquarters must be located in the country.

  2. Investment fund

    Particularly popular among investors as it can deliver a worthwhile return. You’ll be required to cash out EUR 1 milllion into a qualifying fund for at least three years. The fund must be a pre-approved private equity or venture capital fund focusing on small and medium-sized enterprises.

  3. Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT)

    Under this option, you must invest at least EUR 2 million into one or more qualifying REITs for at least three years. The REIT must either be listed on the Irish Stock Exchange or have already applied for listing.

  4. Donation

    An endowment of no less than EUR 500,000 into a public-benefit project in the fields of arts, sports, health, culture or education. If you invest with five or more other applicants, the individual investment is reduced to EUR 400,000 per applicant.

Benefits of the Irish Immigrant Investor Programme

Minimal residence requirement

You won’t need to spend much time in Ireland, but you will be required to visit it at least once a year, if only for one day.

Academic excellence

Irish universities are ranked in the top 1% of research producing institutions in the world, especially within the fields of mathematics and chemistry.

High standard of living

Ireland’s quality of life is outstanding. The country’s standard of living regularly ranks ahead of Canada, the United States and the UK.

Dual citizenship

Ireland recognises dual citizenship. As such, an Irish passport, which is renowned for being one of the world’s most powerful, may be of particular interest.

Malta Individual Investors Programme

This unique island in the centre of the Mediterranean boasts crystal clear waters, fossil embellished cliffs and a remarkable history for its residents to enjoy. Maltese citizenship grants you access to all investment opportunities in Malta and throughout the European Union. Citizenship granted through this programme is valid for life and can be passed on to future generations by descent.

Panoramic view of Valletta in Malta

Malta citizenship-by-investment: Qualifying criteria

Applicants must fulfil the following:

  1. Financial contribution

    All individuals and families applying to the Malta individual Investor Programme must make a non-refundable contribution of EUR 650,000 to the National Development and Social Fund. An additional EUR 25,000 is then required for your spouse and each dependant under the age of 18 and EUR 50,000 for each dependant over the age of 18.

  2. Property purchase or rental

    You are required to hold a residence in Malta for a minimum of five years. This can be done by leasing a property with a minimum annual rent of EUR 16,000, or purchasing a property in Malta for at least EUR 350,000.

  3. Investment

    Before you can be admitted for Maltese citizenship-by-investment, you must invest EUR 150,000 in government approved stocks, bonds, debentures or other investment vehicles that benefit the nation. You must commit to keeping the investment for a minimum of five years.

Benefits of the Malta citizenship-by-investment programme

Freedom of movement

Reside, work or study in any of the EU countries and Switzerland, and travel visa-free to over 180 countries, including the USA.

Family benefits

Citizenship can be passed on to future generations by descent.

Quick processing

Two-step application process with your residence permit issued within 60 days and citizenship with passport after 12 months of legal residence.

Dual citizenship

Malta does not impose restrictions on dual citizenship.

Malta Residence and Visa Programme

The Malta Residence & Visa Programme (MRVP) was launched in 2015 and has become one of the most sought-after and successful residency-by-investment programmes.

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Malta Residence and Visa Programme: Qualifying criteria

The MRVP allows for the granting of indefinite residency to individuals and their families. The programme is an 8-12-month process that has a number of requirements which the main applicant must meet, including:

  1. Investment

    Hold a qualifying investment of not less than EUR 250,000 in government bonds for a minimum of five years from the date of issuance of the residency certificate.

  2. Government contribution

    Make a contribution to the government of EUR 30,000, EUR 5,500 of which is non-refundable and is paid upon submission of the application.

  3. Real estate

    Hold a qualifying property in Malta for five years from the date of issuance of the residency certificate, through either of the following:

    • Purchase of property:
    • A minimum of EUR 320,000 for properties in Malta (EUR 270,000 for properties situated in Gozo and the South of Malta)

    • Rental of property:
    • A minimum of EUR 12,000 per annum (EUR 10,000 per for properties situation in Gozo and the South of Malta)

  4. Income

    Have an annual income of EUR 100,000 arising outside of Malta or possess capital of EUR 500,000.

Applicants must also be in possession of health insurance to qualify.

Benefits of the MRVP

Freedom of movement

Residency in Malta requires no minimum days spend and offers visa-free travel throughout the Schengen area.

Family benefits

Dependants maybe include such as spouse, children under 18, non-married and non-economically active adult children over 18 years, as well as parents and grandparents who are primarily dependent on the main applicant.

Return on investment

Government bond will be returned after five years and purchased property may be leased or sold after five years.

Second residence solution

For countries that do not allow dual nationality, a second residence opens up global opportunity.

Get Montenegro citizenship through investment

Montenegro might be small, but it has a lot to offer. With its natural beauty overlooking the Adriatic Sea, traditional Venetian villages and friendly locals, this nation is becoming a magnet for tourism and business-focused economic investment. Gain citizenship for life with the right to live and work in the country through Montenegro’s new citizenship-by-investment programme.

Panoramic view of Kotor bay, Montegro

Montenegro citizenship-by-investment: Qualifying criteria

For the Montenegro citizenship-by-investment programme you are required to invest in approved real estate projects within the country. Depending on where the selected projects are, you have a choice of the following investment levels:

  1. Invest in Northern Montenegro

    You are required to invest a minimum of EUR 250,000 in a government-approved development project in the undeveloped northern inland part of Montenegro.

  2. Invest in Southern Montenegro

    You must invest a minimum amount of EUR 450,000 into a more developed area of Montenegro in the southern coastal region and Podgorica.

    In addition to whichever option you choose, you must contribute EUR 100,000 in the form of a government fund donation. This will be invested in a “special fund” for the development of less developed areas within Montenegro.

Benefits of Montenegro's citizenship-by-investment programme

Freedom of movement

Reside, work or study in Montenegro and visa-free travel to more than 120 countries.

Affordable income tax

At 9%, Montenegro has one of the lowest personal income tax rates in the world.

No language test

Montenegro does not require a language test.

Quick processing

Foreign investors can obtain a Montenegro citizenship in as short as six months from the date of application.

United Kingdom Tier 1 Investor Visa

The UK has long held a powerful political, financial and cultural influence around the world. To this day, the country remains a highly favoured and lucrative business destination for international investors. Living in the UK also offers a unique combination of bustling cities, quaint villages, a beautiful countryside and many historical landmarks.

A cityscape of central London

Settlement through investment

The country’s Tier 1 Immigration programme provides the opportunity to enter one of the top economies and most prominent finance and commerce centres in the world. To qualify, you have to comply with the following requirement.

Tier 1 Investor Visa: Qualifying criteria

For the Tier 1 programme, there is only one investment option

  1. Investment

    You have to invest GBP 2 million in government bonds or share capital of active and trading UK companies.

Benefits of the Tier 1 Investor Visa

Life in the UK

You and your family can live and work in the UK while investing in active UK businesses.

Access to great education and medical facilities

Gain access to the UK education system and one of the best free healthcare services in the world.

Path to citizenship

The GBP 2 million investment puts you on the road to settlement in the UK after five years. Accelerated settlement can be achieved by upping the investment amount: GBP 5 million gets settlement after three years, and GBP 10 million earns settlement after just two. Thereafter you can apply to naturalise as a British citizen.

No language test

You do not need to pass any English language tests or satisfy the maintenance requirements associated with many other visa categories.

The United States EB-5 Immigrant Investor programme

The EB-5 US investment visa is a fast-track route to permanent US residency by investing in government-approved projects across the USA. It’s currently the fastest way to a green card for you and your family.

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Green card through investment

The EB-5 visa rewards investors and their family (spouse and dependants under the age of 21) with a green card (permanent residence) and the application process takes around 24 months. It’s important to consult with legal advisors and consultants as the steps for your application can be complex and the correct selection of project imperative.

EB-5 citizenship-by-investment: Qualifying criteria

For the EB-5 programme there are two qualifying investment options. Our immigration specialists can help you choose the one that’s right for you.

  1. Active investment

    You are required to make a minimum investment of USD 1.8 million in a new or existing commercial enterprise that was established after 29 November 1990. If you’re investing in a Targeted Employment Area (TEA), your minimum investment will be USD 900,000.

    Your investment must create at least 10 jobs for US workers and you must play an active role in the day-to-day management or policy formation of the enterprise.

  2. Passive investment

    The most popular of the two options, a passive investment requires a minimum of USD 900,000 to be made into a Regional Center in a TEA, which is an investment that is managed by a third party and is pre-approved by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

    This investment must also create 10 full-time employment opportunities for US workers.

Benefits of the EB-5 investment programme

Qualify for a green card

The right to live, study, work, build a business and retire anywhere in the USA.

Access to great education and medical facilities

Access to the US education system and medical facilities at the same cost as a US citizen.

Access to large economy

Gain fast access to the largest economy and highest GDP in the world.

High standard of living

America has one of the highest standards of living in the world.

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Investor requirements

There are no specific investor requirements regarding business training, management skills, education, experience or language skills and no point system.

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