Residence or citizenship by investments programs, also known as economic citizenship or sometimes referred to as “golden visa” programs, have gained popularity in recent years as a legitimate means for high-net-worth individuals and families to acquire an alternative residence or citizenship by making a significant investment in a foreign country. These programs offer a range of advantages, including enhancing personal and business opportunities, safeguarding assets, and improving quality of life for investors and their families.

At its core, residence or citizenship by investments programs enable individuals to acquire a new place to call home, whether it be a second residence or a second passport. It allows investors to establish a legal and physical presence in a foreign country, which can be extremely beneficial for various personal and professional reasons, including access to superior healthcare and education systems, political and social stability, and increased travel freedom.

One key advantage of these programs is the increased business opportunities they bring. Obtaining residence or citizenship in a particular country grants investors access to local markets, facilitating the establishment or expansion of businesses on a global scale. It allows entrepreneurs to tap into new markets, forge strategic partnerships, and explore investment opportunities that were previously inaccessible. Moreover, residence or citizenship by investments can provide a level of credibility and prestige, enhancing an investor’s reputation and enabling them to establish valuable connections in their chosen country.

Another significant benefit of residence or citizenship by investments programs is the ability to diversify assets and safeguard wealth. By holding a second residence or citizenship, investors gain a valuable foreign asset that can act as a hedge against economic, political, or social uncertainties in their home country. This diversification brings peace of mind, ensuring that one’s wealth and livelihood are not solely dependent on the fortunes of a single nation.

Additionally, residence or citizenship by investments programs offer investors and their families the opportunity to experience an improved quality of life. By relocating or acquiring a second passport, families can benefit from world-class healthcare, education, and lifestyle opportunities. They can access top-tier educational institutions for their children, participate in vibrant cultural scenes, and enjoy a higher standard of living. The sense of security, stability, and personal freedom that these programs provide is unparalleled, offering investors and their families a chance to enjoy the best that the world has to offer.

Our Team and partners have an extensive experience with EB-5 programs and “Golden VISA”. Under the EB-5 program, foreign investors who make a significant investment in a new commercial enterprise that creates jobs for U.S. workers can obtain conditional resident status, which eventually leads to a green card. The investment must generally be at least $1.8 million or $900,000 if the investment is made in a targeted employment area (TEA) with high unemployment.

The primary goal of the EB-5 program is to stimulate economic growth by attracting foreign capital investment and creating job opportunities. Once the conditions are met, the investor and their family members can obtain permanent residency in the United States.

While it is not called a “Golden Visa,” the EB-5 program shares similar objectives with Golden Visa programs in other countries, which aim to attract foreign investment and offer fast-track residency or citizenship to investors. As more countries recognize the value that residence or citizenship by investments bring to their economies, the number of programs on offer continues to grow. From the Caribbean to Europe, Asia, and the Pacific, investors have a plethora of options to choose from. However, navigating the complexities of these programs can be challenging, making it essential to seek expert guidance to ensure compliance with regulations and maximize the benefits and possibilities that residence or citizenship by investments programs offer.

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  • 70%
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Areas of Focus

  • Citizenship by Investment

    Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Dominica,Grenada, Hungary, , Malta, Montenegro, Portugal, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America (EB-5 visa program).

  • Residency by Investment

    Residency by Investment in United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand,, Singapore, Switzerland, Portugal, Greece, Cyprus, Malta, Spain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland, Romania,Ireland, Denmark, Finland Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Austria, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey

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We offers investment banking and deal advisory services, mergers and acquisitions, origination, execution, research, private capital, and family office services.

We provide a range of investment banking services to lower-mid-market businesses: deal execution, deal origination, valuation of assets, business plans and financial modelling, Capital raising, debt raising and private equity financing, Debt restructuring, Exit strategy reviews, Strategic advisory and more.

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