Portugal is the most popular best destination for those seeking permanent residence in lieu of investment while Malta’s Individual Investor Program ranks high for citizenship applicants.
These programs offer affluent individuals a second residence and citizenship and accompanying benefits including freedom of mobility, and a secure backup option for applicants and their family members. Many high-net-worth applicants, including those from South Africa, rarely wish to actually relocate to a nation offering the second passport.
Of the more than 20 programs offering fast-track residence, Portugal scores very high under numerous parameters including minimum investment requirement, processing duration, reliability of the due diligence process, taxation policies, and overall credibility and reputation amongst investors and foreign governments.
Portugal offers multiple investment options with varying limits. For real estate, the limit can be as low as EUR 350,000. Other options include minimum investment of EUR 250,000 in an artistic production or enterprise investment of not less than EUR 500,000.
For those seeking a direct path to citizenship, Malta’s IIP, although expensive, allows applicants to enjoy the significant benefits and privileges accompanying European citizenship. Cyprus and Austria are ranked second and third while four Caribbean nations, Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis, Grenada, and Dominica, are other highly-ranked investment immigration programs offering citizenship.
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