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The Easiest Countries to Obtain Residency Through Investment in 2024.




Securing residency through investment is an attractive option for many individuals seeking to live in a different country. This route often provides numerous benefits, including a faster application process, potential tax advantages, and the ability to live, work, and travel within the host country. Here, we explore some of the most accessible countries for obtaining residency through investment, comparing their requirements and benefits.




1. Portugal



Requirements:


Investment Amount: Minimum €280,000 in real estate in low-density areas; €500,000 in real estate in high-density areas.

Other Options: Capital transfer of at least €1.5 million, or creating at least 10 jobs in Portugal.

Duration: Initially valid for two years, renewable for three years. Permanent residency available after five years.



Benefits:


Visa-Free Travel: Within the Schengen Area.

Family Inclusion: Spouse, children, and dependent parents.

Path to Citizenship: Eligible after five years of residency.

Tax Incentives: Attractive Non-Habitual Resident (NHR) tax regime for new residents.




2. Spain



Requirements:


Investment Amount: Minimum €500,000 in real estate.

Other Options: Investment of €1 million in Spanish businesses or €2 million in government bonds.

Duration: Initially valid for two years, renewable for five years. Permanent residency available after five years.



Benefits:


Visa-Free Travel: Within the Schengen Area.

Family Inclusion: Spouse and children.

Path to Citizenship: Eligible after ten years of residency.

Quality of Life: High standard of living with excellent healthcare and education systems.




3. Greece



Requirements:


Investment Amount: Minimum €250,000 in real estate.

Other Options: Business investment or capital transfer options available.

Duration: Initially valid for five years, renewable indefinitely.



Benefits:


Visa-Free Travel: Within the Schengen Area.

Family Inclusion: Spouse, children, and dependent parents.

Path to Citizenship: Eligible after seven years of residency.

Cost of Living: Lower cost of living compared to other EU countries.




4. Malta



Requirements:


Investment Amount: Minimum of €600,000 donation to the national development fund and real estate purchase of at least €700,000 or rental of €16,000 per annum for five years.

Other Options: Government bond investment or philanthropic donations.

Duration: Initially valid for one to five years, depending on investment. Permanent residency available.



Benefits:


Visa-Free Travel: Within the Schengen Area.

Family Inclusion: Spouse, children, and dependent parents and grandparents.

Path to Citizenship: Eligible through naturalization after one to three years.

Tax Incentives: Favorable tax regime with various tax benefits.




5. Cyprus



Requirements:


Investment Amount: Minimum €300,000 in real estate.

Other Options: Investment in business or financial assets of at least €300,000.

Duration: Permanent residency valid indefinitely.



Benefits:


Visa-Free Travel: Within the EU.

Family Inclusion: Spouse, children, and dependent parents.

Path to Citizenship: Eligible through naturalization after seven years.

Business Environment: Attractive tax regime and strategic location for business operations.




Conclusion


Obtaining residency through investment provides a strategic path for those looking to enhance their global mobility, access better living standards, and explore new business opportunities. Each of these countries offers unique benefits and has specific requirements, making it essential to carefully consider which option aligns best with your personal and financial goals.


For personalized assistance and to navigate the complexities of the application process, Creimerman Law is here to help you every step of the way. Contact us today to start your journey towards securing residency through investment.




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