Henley & Partners has published its new passport index, ranking the world’s countries by the freedom of movement they are permitted. Tranio has analysed the top 50 countries to find out which of them grant investment-based nationality.
On 20 November 2018, the OECD published a list of the countries whose citizenship or residence-by-investment programmes it regards as high-risk. The OECD recommends that banks more thoroughly check the documentary evidence of the investors’ physical presence in certain countries.
Stays in Slovenia are governed by the Foreigners Act (Zakon o tujcih), in force from 5 June 1991. The procedure of nationality acquisition is described by the Citizenship of the Republic of Slovenia Act (Zakon o državljanstvu Republike Slovenije), in force from 5 June 1991.
Germany does not have a citizenship-by-investment programme like Cyprus, for example. Naturalisation is the only way to become a German national by law.
About one-third of ultra high net worth individuals (UHNWIs) hold dual nationality. Another one-third of them plan to obtain a second nationality in the future. The easiest way for them to get residency or nationality of another country is to participate in a golden visa programme, which grant individuals residence permits for investing in the issuing country.
The Golden Visa is a quick and easy way to obtain residency by investment. Tranio describes the most popular programmes, and on what terms a residence permit can be obtained in another country?
To obtain a Montenegrin passport, investors must buy local property for €250,000 in the north of the country or €450,000 in the south and put €100,000 into a special fund for national development.
‘Strike while the iron is hot‘ may well be the perfect phrase to describe Greek property at the moment; the combination of attractive residency opportunities, a finally recovering economy, a booming tourist industry and plenty of room for price growth is making Greece an irresistible 2018 target for foreign property investors.
A Greek passport grants holders its access to 174 countries around the world. They also get the opportunity to live, work, travel, study, buy property and run a business in any EU country.
To get a Greek residence permit, investors have to spend only €250,000 on property.
A number of Greek legislative acts, including Law No. 4146 of 2013 regulate staying in the country, obtaining a residence permit and Greek citizenship.
A salary of €2,000 per month is enough to qualify for a European residence permit. Affluent foreign nationals can participate in Greece's residence programme for financially independent persons. How does it work and how can one obtain a Greek residence permit?
Tranio analysts are confident that now is the best time to buy Greek property, as prices have bottomed out and will soon recover. Reports in domestic and international media in Q1 2018 paint the same picture.
In late February, Jordan approved a residency-for-investment programme for investors who purchase property above $282,000. Will the new measure have an effect on the local market?
Tranio analysts investigate how