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Which Program is Best for You?

Choosing the Residency or Citizenship Program that best suits your needs can be complex, especially when there are so many options available to you. We, therefore, encourage you to consider the following tips before deciding on a Program and to help you make the right choice.

1. What is your reason for relocation?

There are multiple reasons as to why people relocate: it can be for a financially secured future, personal safety for you and your family, high standard of living, better education, establishing or expanding a business, lower taxes, employment ,better weather conditions or retirement in a country with a mild climate and clean environment.

You can choose the complete immigration when you plan to live and work in your new location. Partial immigration is when you wish to move your family to a new country, but your main business and income source remains in your home country or from worldwide sources. If you are simply looking for a second passport through an investment program but will never reside in your new country or will rarely stay there for long, this can be considered as an alternative economic citizenship.

2. What is your budget and overall cost of a program?
It is especially important that you carefully consider your budget for an Investment Program and the general cost of living in the country of your choice. The overall cost of a Program is much more than the amount of required investment. You’ll, therefore, need to determine your annual expenditure and tax contributions as well as the cost of living, healthcare costs, rent, and other expenses that you may face before you get a citizenship or permanent residence permit.
3. What is the type of your immigration?
  1. Residency – Permanent Residency. If you have a lot of time but not much money, this will be your best option. You can become a resident of the country of your choice and, over time, a permanent resident; you will then be able to apply for citizenship.
  2. Permanent Residency – Citizenship. If you are looking for an option that will allow you and your family to permanently move to another country, but keep your business and source of income abroad, this is it. Over time, you and your family will be able to apply for citizenship.
  3. Instant Citizenship.This is the most expensive program but can usually be completed in just a few months’ time via fast track processing. This option is ideal for individuals who do not have much time, and requires a sizeable investment in exchange for instant citizenship.
4. What is your preferred investment type?

All immigration programs differ by type of investment and residence, as outlined below:

  • Donation: A cash payment to the local government, which will not generate additional cost after payment.
  • Active Investment: This requires starting a new business or acquiring an existing one in the country of your choice, which can be risky and costly.
  • Passive Investment: This requires an investment in either: bonds, projects, or property.

Investment costs depend on the type of investment you choose as well as the investment term, rate of return, inflation or risks, and the opportunities involved.

5. Your family
Most citizenship-by-investment programs allow for the inclusion of family members in the application and, upon approval, each additional member will receive a residence permit or citizenship along with the main applicant. Some government programs even allow grandparents to obtain a residency permit or citizenship.
6. Check your tax consequences

It is of utmost importance that you consider how relocation to another country or obtaining a new passport can affect you financially. For example, if you are a US citizen, you have a worldwide tax obligation, unless you renounce your US citizenship.

Some immigration programs with active investment options require the applicant to become a tax resident, while some citizenship programs do not require physical residence. It is, therefore, important to know what the physical presence or residency requirement is for each specific program you consider.

There are countries with attractive tax regimes where you might want to become a tax resident, but there’s always the risk of being investigated for not filing your income tax properly.

Professional advice, which is tailored to your particular situation, is strongly recommended.

7. What is your ideal timeframe?
If you require a second passport for travel or need to relocate from your home country as soon as possible due to political or economic instability, choosing the program with the fastest processing time is ideal. Depending on the jurisdiction you have chosen, the timeframe of obtaining a permanent residence permit or second citizenship can take anywhere between 3 months to 5 years.
8. What are the languages you are comfortable with?

Doing business or living in a country with an unfamiliar language can be challenging. English is a universal business language and choosing an English-speaking country for your immigration is, therefore, an easier way to integrating and adapting to your new environment.

Please note that the province of Quebec in Canada offers priority processing of the Permanent Residence Program for French speakers.



Comparison Chart of Investor Immigration Programs

Please click on the country flags below to compare the Citizenship-by-Investment or Residency-by-Investment Programs available to you.

Antigua & Barbuda
Citizenship

Austria
Citizenship

Cyprus
Citizenship

Cyprus
Residency

Dominica
Citizenship

Malta
Citizenship

Malta
Residency

Portugal
Residency

St Kitts & Nevis
Citizenship

Switzerland
Residency

UK
Residency

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The information contained herein is for general information purposes only. Immigration laws, fees, and other requirements are subject to change at any time without notice. For the most up-to-date information on the available investment programs, please contact us