The Arton Index of investor residency and citizenship programs ranks Bulgaria at the number one position, placing it above the likes of Canada, the UK and the USA. The index takes into account the costs and benefits of the citizenship and residency programs, as well as the ease and efficiency of the application process, ranking countries on the “five pillars” of cost, speed, mobility, quality of life and simplicity.
Despite the fact that Canada, the UK and the USA are popular destinations for investor immigrants, they miss out on top spot due to the lengthy waiting period and complexity of their citizenship and residency application processes. However they still rank above New Zealand and Australia, which are rooted at the bottom of the index due to their low scores in three criteria.
The countries assessed by Arton Capital for the index are Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Malta, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, St. Kitts and Nevis, Spain, the UK and the USA.
“Businessmen are turning to immigrant investor programs as a way of ensuring protection of their assets and securing their families’ future,” says the CEO of Arton Capital, Armand Arton. “When considering these objectives, investing in residency and citizenship programs can offer a number of benefits both in terms of quality of life and sound financial planning. Therefore, it is important that those considering this path seek professional advice to help guide them through potential difficulties.”