Citizenship by investment programs

Comparing EU Residence & Citizenship by investment programs from Cyprus, Malta, Spain, Netherlands, Latvia etc.

Cyprus Investment Programme

Invest 2 million Euro in Cyprus.  You can do this by buying houses for sale in Cyprus, property for sale in Cyprus, by investing in businesses, by starting a business, by developing undeveloped land or by investing in other types of entities like organisations, financial institutions and more.  You can also choose a combined investment with a total value of 2 mill Euro to qualify.

Obtain your Cyprus permanent residence permit in 6 months

  • No health tests required
  • No language tests required
  • No residency in Cyprus required
  • Become an EU citizen and travel, stay and study in any parts of Europe
  • Visa-free travel to over 150 countries across the globe
  • The whole family is granted citizenship including the children and parents of the investor and children get inheritance right
  • At least €500,000 of your investment should be in a primary residence in Cyprus

Malta Investment Programme

Contribute €650,000 to Malta of which 70% will go into the Government of Malta Fund and the rest to the consolidated fund.  Spouses and children must contribute €25,000 and unmarried children (18-25) must contribute €50,000 each.

  • Applicants must make a property investment of at least €350,000 or sign up for a 5-year contract of at least €16,000 p.a.
  • Invest a minimum of €150,000 in bonds or shares that are to be kept for a minimum of five years.
  • Citizenship is granted after 12 months
  • Health tests required
  • Fit and Proper test required
  • Visa-free travel to over 180 countries worldwide
  • Live, study and stay in any of Europe’s 28 countries

Spain investment programme

Only non-EU nationals can apply for the Spain Golden Visa programme.  To qualify you can invest in any of the following options;

  1. You have to invest in property to a minimum value of €500,000
  2. Deposit a minimum of €1,000,000 in a Spanish bank account for 5 years
  3. Invest a minimum of €1,000,000 in shares for 5 years
  4. Invest a minimum of €2,000,000 in Spanish Treasury bonds for 5 years
  • Live and work in Spain for 5 years
  • Family members such as parents and children can be included
  • No tax requirements if you stay in Spain less than 183 days per year
  • Eligible for permanent residency after 5 years
  • Work, study and stay anywhere in 28 EU countries
  • Visa-free access to more than 170 countries

Netherlands investment programme

To qualify you need to invest a minimum of €1,250,000 in a Netherland based business and property investment is excluded from this amount.

  • Visa-free access to more than 170 countries
  • Stay, work and live in any of the 28 EU states
  • Visa-free movement in Schengen zone
  • Citizenship for family and children
  • No residency required
  • EU citizenship after 5 years of stay

Citizenship by investment programs

When you compare these different golden investment programmes then it becomes clear that Cyprus is by far one of the most affordable citizenship by investment programmes out there with the most benefits.  And as long as you work along with our Cyprus real estate lawyers you can get instant citizenship and a secure investment without any risks.

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