The World bigger than you can think. Many nations in the world are open for foreign investment giving a red carpet welcome to businessman, entrepreneurs and investors who bring wealth, talent, skills and innovations.  You may not even realize, infact there are plenty of countries in the world offering visas, residence and even immediate citizenship to foreign investors for economic investments.

We have compiled full list of countries below which have opened up for foreign investments. This list will give you a quick summary of how much you have to invest to become a resident and even citizen after some years.

CountryTypeMinimum InvestmentInvestmentsCitizenship
AfghanistanBusiness visaNo minimumCorporate affairs, Marketing, Investing5 years
Albania“D/AE” investor visaNo minimumindependent economic activity5 years
AlgeriaBusiness investor visa7 years
AndorraPassive Residence by investment€400,000Property, bank deposit, Government debt securities/bonds20 years
AngolaPrivileged visanot specifiedPrivate investments10 years
Antigua & BarbudaPermanent Residence$100,000Annual income7 years
Antigua & BarbudaCitizenship by Investment$100,000DonationImmediate
Antigua & BarbudaCitizenship Real Estate$200,000Real estateImmediate
AnguillaARBI Residence by investment$150,000Economic donation5 years
AnguillaARBI Residency$750,000Real estate5 years
AnguillaARBI residency$75,000Lump sum annual tax5 years
AnguillaResidence by investment$750,000real estate5 years
ArgentinaInvestment visa$45,000Production activity, trade services5years
ArmeniaInvestor Citizenship (draft)USD 100,000Economy, real estateFast track
ArmeniaSpecial investor residence$100,000Business / Real estate3 years
AustraliaBusiness innovation investmentA$1.25 millionNew or existing businesses4 years
AustraliaInvestor streamA$ 1 millionbusiness innovation and investment4 years
AustraliaSignificant investor visaA$5 millionAustralian State or Territory.4 years
AustraliaPremium investor visaA$15 millionAustralian investments and/or philanthropic contributions.4 years
AustriaSelf employed residence visaEUR 50,000 or moreEntrepreneurs or startups10years
AustriaRed-White-Red CardEUR 50,000Business10 years
AzerbaijanTemporary residence50,000 AZNBank deposit5 years
BahamasEconomic permanent residenc$1.5millionproperty (home)6-9years
BahrainGolden visa$130,000property investmentineligible
BahrainSelf Sponsorship Residence Permit$265,000Businessineligible
BahrainInvestor residence$135,000Real estateineligible
BangladeshPermanent residence investing$75,000Business5 years
BahamasPermanent Residence Investor$750,000Real estate10 years
BahamasTemporary Annual Residence$250,000Property10 years
BarbadosHNW investors$5 millionassets7years
BelarusForeigner residency$50,000Business capital5 years
BelgiumSelf employment / Investment visa$200,000Business capital5 years
BermudaEconomic Residency Golden visa$2.5 millionBonds / Real estate / Trusts charities5-10 years
BelizeQualified Retirement Program (QRP) for retirees$2,000monthly income5years
BhutanInvestor cardnot specified15 years
BoliviaTemporary resident visano minimumInvestments3 years
Bosnia HerzegovinaForeign investor visa$100,000Business capital8 years
BotswanaInvestment visa / Residence permitno minimumBusiness10 years
BrazilForeign investor scheme$125,0004years
BrazilPermanent residence visa$125,000property investment
BrazilBusiness InvestmentR$ 600,000brazil company
British Virgin Islands (BVI)Investor residency$25 millionNet worth20 years or more
British Virgin Islands (BVI)Direct investor$100 millionNet worth20 years or more
British Virgin Islands (BVI)Real estate$250,000Property20 years or more
BruneiBusiness visano minimumBusiness or investment12years
BulgariaImmigrant Investor ProgramEUR 250,000Government bonds/Real Estate5 years
BulgariaBusiness InvestmentEUR 100,000Company shares5 years
BulgariaCBI  (closed in 2022)EUR 512,000Capital transfer / bank deposit2 years (Fast track)
Burkina Faso
BurundiResidence visas for investors and expatsno minimumInvestment capital in industries
CambodiaCitizenship by donation$250,000Donation1 year
CambodiaGolden Visa$100,000Business5 years
CameroonBusiness permitno minimumLucrative activities
CanadaQuebec immigrant investor programC$1.2millionGovernment bonds3years
CanadaProvincial entrepreneur programC$200000Business setup3 years
CanadaStartup visa programC$ 75,000Innovative startups3 years
Cayman islandsPermanent residence$2.4 millionreal estate5 years
Cayman islandsResidence certificate$1.2 millionreal estate5 years
Cape VerdeCitizenship for investors$200,000Tourism and BusinessImmediate
Cape VerdeResidence permitno limitsReal estate or companies5 years
Central African Rep
ChileTemporary Investor and Businessperson Visa5 years
ChinaInvestment visa$20,000Company
ColombiaResident investor visa$100,000direct foreign investment10years
ColombiaInvestor visa$200,000real estate or property10 years
Congo Democratic RepInvestor visaNAInvestment purpose5 years
Costa RicaInvestor residency program$200,000property housing, business, securities, shares7years
CroatiaInvestors residence schemeHRK 200,000employed/self-employed10years
CubaBusiness visaNo minimuminvestment
CyprusGolden Visa / Permanent residence schemeEUR 300,000real estate7 years
CyprusStartup visa schemeEUR 50,000Incubator startups7 years
CuraçaoInvestor permit programUS$ 280,000Business5 years
CuraçaoInvestor permit programUS$ 420,000Real estate5 years
Czech RepublicSignificant investment visa$3.2 million10years
DenmarkStartup visa scheme9years
DominicaCitizenship by investment scheme$100,000Donation to Government fundImmediate
DominicaEntrepreneur visa$50,000Business / Startups2 years
DominicaCitizenship by investment scheme$200,000Real estateImmediate
Dominican RepublicResidence by investment scheme$200,000Direct Investment in companies established in Dominican Republic1year
Dominican RepublicResidence by investment scheme$200,000Bank Deposit
Dominican RepublicResidence by investment scheme$200,000Real Estate Investment
EcuadorResident investor program$30,000Property investment3years
EgyptDeposit Residence by investment scheme$391,000Deposit5 years
El SalvadorPermanent Residence3 BTCBitcoin investors5 years
Equatorial Guinea
Eswatini (Swaziland)
EstoniaForeign investor residence permit€1 millionForeign investor8 years
EstoniaStartup visa schemeEUR 65,000Startups8 years
EstoniaE-residency schemeEUR 2500Share capital8 years
Ethiopiainvestment visanot specifiedInvestment activities
FijiInvestor permit$120,000
FijiReal estate investment$1 millionReal estate5years
FinlandStartup permit5 years
FinlandEntrepreneurs permit
FranceTalent passportEUR 300,000Innovative enterprise / self employed / direct investment5 years
GeorgiaInvestment residence permitGEL 300,0005 years
GermanyProperty investor permitGEL 350,000real estate
GermanyEconomic Residence permit€100,000Business investors or self employed person8years
GermanySelf employment permitNo minimum8 years
GhanaIndefinite residence permitNot specifiedSubstantial economic contribution7 years
GibraltarHNW individual with CAT2 status£2 millionnet assets
GibraltarResidence (CAT 2 tax status)£2 million (net assets)Pay £22,000 annual tax5 years
GuernseyInvestor residency£750,000Bank deposit / Real Estate /6 years
GuernseyInvestor visa£1 millionInvested in shares or equity6 years
GreeceGolden visa schemeEUR 250,000property7 years
GreeceStrategic investment activityEUR 250,000Direct investment7 years
GreeceFinancially independent visaEUR 50,000Self employed7 years
GrenadaCitizenship by investment$150,000 onwardsDonation to Government fundImmediate
GrenadaCitizenship by investment$220,000Real estateImmediate
GuatemalaInvestment visas$60,000bonds / business10 years
GuernseyResidence by investment scheme£1 millionInvestment funds5 years
GuyanaWork permitNAForeign investors5 years
HaitiBusiness visaNAForeign investment5 years
Hong Kong SARHKSAR Entrepreneur investor programno minimumstartups7 years
Hong Kong SARStartup visaNo minimumbusinesses7years
HondurasInvestor residency$50,000Business projects3 years
HungaryGuest Investor VisaEUR 250,000Real Estate8 years
HungaryEntrepreneur residence program HEREUR 50,000Business / startups8years
IcelandBusiness visanot specifiedBusiness7 years
IndiaB4 Investor visa (Permanent residency status)10 Crore RupeeBusiness12 years
IndonesiaInvestor KITAS (313 and 314)$70,000Business investment10 years
IndonesiaNew Golden visa$350,000 to $25 millionBusiness / Companies5 years
IranI – Investment visanot specifiedMerchants / Foreign Investors5 years
IranResidence permit$250,000Foreign investment5 years
IraqBusiness visano minimumBusinessmen and Investors10 years
IrelandImmigrant investor program (closed 2023)EUR 1 millionEnterprises, Investment fund, REIT5-6years
IrelandStartup entrepreneur visa schemeEUR 50,000New businesses5 years
IrelandHigh Potential Start-Up (HPSU)EUR 1 millionplus create 10 jobs5 years
IsraelB5 investor visa$100,000Start or buy businesses5years
IsraelStartup visa$50,000foreign innovative entrepreneurs5 years
Isle of ManTier1 Investor visa (closed)£2,000,000Investment funds or share capital5 years
Isle of ManInnovator visa£50,000New business / investment funds5 years
ItalyStartup investor visa€500,000Startups10years
ItalyInvestor visa€ 1 millionItalian companies investment10 years
ItalyGolden visa€ 2 millionItalian government bonds10 years
ItalyGolden visa€ 1 millionPhilanthropic donations10 years
Ivory Coast
JamaicaEconomic residence visa$500,000Unknown5 years
JapanInvestor/Business Manager visa$45,000Business5 years
JerseyHigh value residency£145,000Annual tax plus own property5 years
JerseyInvestor visa (closed)£2,000,000Investment funds or share capital5 years
JordanCitizenship by investment$1.5millionbank deposit, bonds or securities5 years
JordanCitizenship by investment$1millionenterprises
JordanPermanent residence$200,000property
KazakhstanA5 investor visa$100,0005 years
KazakhstanBusiness visa (B1/B3)
KenyaForeign investor permit (D/G)$100,000Local company
South KoreaImmigrant investor scheme with F-2 resident statusKRW 500 millionpublic deposit fund or development projects5years
South KoreaImmigrant Investor Scheme for Real Estate (IISRE)KRW 500 millionReal estate
KuwaitInvestor residencyKD 100,000Commercial businesses20 years
KyrgyzstanInvestment visa (“I” type)$140,0005 years
LaosEconomic citizenship$1,500,000Economy, PropertiesImmediate
LaosBusiness visa(NI – B2)$500,000Business10 years
LaosHonorary citizenship$1.5 millionReal estate
LatviaBusiness capital investment (Golden visa)EUR 50,000Business9years
Real estate investment (Golden visa)€250,000 plus 5% state feeReal estate
Government bonds (Golden visa)€250,000government bonds
LebanonPermanent residenceno minimumBusinessman and investors5 years
LesothoEntry visaInvestors5 years
Liberia2 years
LibyaBusiness visas2 years
LiechtensteinInvestor visaCHF 100,000Foreign entrepreneur30years
LithuaniaStartup / Business visaentrepreneurs10years
LuxembourgGolden visa / Residence by investmentEUR 500,000new business5 years
LuxembourgGolden visa /Residence by investment schemeEUR 3 millionInvestment funds5 years
LuxembourgGolden visa /Residence by investment schemeEUR 20 millionBank Deposit5 years
North MacedoniaInvestor permit$50,000Business5 years
North MacedoniaCitizenship by investment$200,000FundImmediate
MadagascarInvestors visaTrade and business5 years
MalawiBusiness residence$50,000Foreign nationals7 years
MalaysiaMM2H Investor Residency program (My Second Home)RM500,000Investors: liquid assets10years
MalaysiaResidencyRM10,000Investors: offshore income per month (below 50 years)10 years
MalaysiaResidencyRM350,000Retirees:liquid assets10 years
MalaysiaResidencyRM10,000Retirees:offshore income per month.10 years
Maldivesinvestor visa$50 millionInvestment5 years
Maldivesinvestor visa$1 millionBank deposit12 years
Maldivesinvestor visa$1 millionReal estate12 years
MaldivesCooperate resident visa$1 millionBank deposit or Real Estate12 years
Macau SARMacau Investment residency scheme$125,0007 years
Macau SARTemporary residency for investorsno limitshotels, manufacturing, services etc.7 years
MaltaResidency Visa€250,000Government bond/stocks5 years
MaltaDirect Citizenship Investor€900,000Donation1 year (fast track)
MaltaNomad visa50,000 EURProof of funds / income5 years
Marshall IslandsResidence visaBusiness / Investment5 years
MauritiusInvestor Residence permit$100,000Business activities5 years
MauritiusReal estate investment permit$350,000Real estate5 years
MexicoTemporary resident investor visa$220,000Real estate5 years
MexicoTemporary resident investor visa$110,000Investment in company shares/stocks5 years
MexicoTemporary resident investor visa€148,000own personal property5 years
MoldovaBusiness investorEUR 50,000Capital5 years
MonacoInvestor Residency€1 millionBusiness capital transfer in a Monaco company10years
MonacoInvestor Residency€1 millionreal estate purchase10 years
MonacoInvestor Residency€500,000bank deposit10 years
MonacoInvestor Residency€500,000property purchase10 years
MongoliaT1 Investor permit$100,000Foreign entities5 years
MontenegroEconomic Citizenship  closed in 2023€250,000real estateImmediate
MontenegroResidency visa€100,000property / business5 years
MontserratEconomic residence by investment$150,000Bank deposit, Property or Government bonds5 years
MoroccoInvestor visa$21 millionForeign investor res5 years
MoroccoBusiness visano minimumcompanies5 years
MozambiqueInvestment activity visaUSD 50 millionForeign investors10 years
MyanmarCitizen investorForeign investment law5 years
NamibiaInvestors permitnot set10 years
NepalResidential visa$20,000Live and not work15 years
NepalInvestor visa$100,000Business capital15 years
NetherlandsStart up visaStartup companies5 years
NetherlandsGolden Investor Scheme (Closing 2024)€1.25 millioncapital investment in Dutch companies5 years
New ZealandStartup entrepreneur work visa$70,0005 years
New ZealandEntrepreneur residence visa$350,000Startups and businesses5 years
New ZealandBusiness Investor visa (Investor 2)N$2 millionBonds, Equities in companies, Properties non personal use5 years
New ZealandBusiness Investor visa (Investor 1)N$7millionFunds, bonds, equities, property5 years
NicaraguaForeign investors$30,000Corporations / Business / Industry5 years
NigeriaInvestor visa$250,000Small and medium scale enterprises15 years
North MacedoniaInvestor CitizenshipUS$ 200,000Donation3 months
NorwayInvestor visa / Residence permitEUR 100,000Foreign investment7 years
OmanInvestor residence visa$100,000Shares in companies20 years
PakistanBusiness investor visa$50,000Companies7 years
PakistanInvestment Citizenship$750,000Tangible assetsImmediate
PakistanInvestment Citizenship$250,000CashImmediate
PalauInvestor residence visa$200,00010 years
PanamaBusiness investor visa$160,0003years
PanamaPacific investor visa$250,0003 years
PanamaEconomic permanent residence visa$300,000Bank deposit or Real Estate3 years
PanamaMovie investor visa$150,0003 years
Papua New GuineaPermanent residence$3millionBusiness8 years
Papua New GuineaRetired persons$15,000per annum8 years
ParaguayInvestor visa$70,000Permanent residence3 years
PeruInvestment visa$125,000Capital investment2 years
PhilippinesSpecial investor residence visa (SIRV)$75,000Business10years
PolandBusiness permit$100,000Companies10 years
PortugalStartup visa schemeEUR 50,000Innovative startups5 years
PortugalTech visa / D7 passive investment visaEUR 50,000Tech startups5 years
PortugalGolden visa Residence280,000 EURproperty5 years
PortugalGolden visa residence permit250,000 EURBusiness5 years
Puerto RicoImmigrant investor (Green card)$500,000Targeted Employment Area5 years
QatarInvestor permit$200,000Property20 years
RomaniaBusiness visa long stay visa (D/AE)50,000 EURCapital investment8years
RomaniaExpedited CitizenshipEUR 1 millioninvestment after 2 years of living4 years
Russian FederationBusiness visa$50,000Capital job creation3years
Russian FederationSimplified citizenship for investment$10 millioninvested in Far east3 years
Russian FederationReal estate / bonds$400,000Golden visa3 years
Russian FederationEntrepreneurs$130,000Business and employment3 years
Russian FederationRussian companies$200,000Capital investment3 years
RwandaA1/B1 Investorno limitsEconomic or industrial activities15 years
St Kitts & NevisCitizenship by investment (CBI)$250,000donationImmediate
St Kitts & NevisCitizenship by investment (CBI)$400,000Real EstateImmediate
St LuciaCitizenship by investment$100,000donationImmediate
St LuciaCitizenship by investment$300,000real estateImmediate
St LuciaCitizenship by investment$250,000government bondsImmediate
St LuciaTemporary residence permit / Business visa$50,000Business / Real estate7 years
St MaartenInvestors permit$500,000property or business5years
Saint Vincent & the GrenadinesResidence permit9 years
SamoaTemporary residence permitbusiness3 years
SamoaCitizenship by investment scheme$1.5 millionEconomic investment2 years
San MarinoEconomic Residence by investment€500,000 property or
€600,000 Bonds
Property / Securities10years
San MarinoEconomic Residence by investment€600,000Government bonds for 10 years (non-interest bearing)10 years
San MarinoEconomic Residence by investment€75,000create 3 jobs and guarantee deposit10 years
Saudi ArabiaPremium Gold residence scheme for permanent permit (Green card)SR 800,000One time PaymentNo citizenship
Saudi ArabiaLimited residence schemeSR 100,000Payment annuallyNo citizenship
SerbiaResidence permit$25,000Business / Real estate8 years
SeychellesPermanent residence$1 millionbusiness or real estate5years
SeychellesResidence permitbusiness or economic activity5 years
Sierra Leone
SingaporeEntrepass schemeforeign entrepreneurs8 years
SingaporeGlobal investor programSG$ 1.5 millionfor investors and entrepreneurs with permanent residence8years
SlovakiaMajor investment schemeEUR 100 millioncreating 300 jobs adding economic benefit to slovakia8years
SloveniaResidence permit on economic interest€50,000Economic residency10 years
South AfricaBusiness visa$350,000invested in south african economy10years
South Sudan
SpainGolden visa scheme€500,000property investment10years
SpainGolden visa scheme€2 millionGovernment debts/bonds10 years
SpainGolden visa scheme€1 millionbusinesses10 years
Sri LankaResident Guest Scheme Visa program (RGSVP)$250,000Bank deposit / Economic Investment10 years
Sri LankaGolden paradise visaUSD 75,000 (property) / USD 100,000 (cash deposit)Property / Bank deposit / Investment
SwedenSelf employed residence permitSEK 200,000living expenses plus business plan5years
SwitzerlandBusiness visa€500,000 to €1 millionin swiss companies12years
SwitzerlandLump sum taxation residenceCHF 400,000 to CHF 600,000
Pay tax per year depending on canton. You cannot work
TaiwanEntrepreneur visa$65,0005years
TaiwanResident visa for investment to foreign investors$200,0005 years
TajikistanInvestor (C)no minimumInvesting in economy5 years
TanzaniaResidence permit (Class A)no minimumForeign investors7 years
Timor-Leste (East Timor)
Non-Immigrant Visa Category “IB” (Investment and Business Visa)
5 years
ThailandElite Residence Visa for 5 years$15,0005years(requires naturalization)
ThailandElite Residence Visa for 20 years$32,0005 years
TongaTongan investorno limitsForeign investment certificate
Trinidad & TobagoBusiness visaunrestrictedEconomy8 years
TunisiaResidence cardsno minimumForeign investors / entrepreneurs5 years
TurkeyShort term residence permit$50,000Business / Companies5 years
TurkeyCitizenship by investment (TCBI)$250,000Real estate propertyImmediate
TurkeyCitizenship by investment (TCBI) program$500,000Government bonds / cash depositImmediate
TurkmenistanResidence permit$500,000Economic investment
Turks & Caicos IslandsPermanent residence$300,00Real estate / property5years
Turks & Caicos IslandsPermanent residence$750,000business enterprise
UgandaInvestment work permitnot setClass B/C/D/E Investments18 years
UkraineInvestor Residence permit€100,000 or moreBusiness5 years
United Arab EmiratesGolden visa 5 yearsAED 1 million ($270,000)Property30 years
United Arab EmiratesCitizenship by investmentTBAImmediate
United Arab EmiratesGolden visa for 10 years$2.7 millionBusiness Partnerships30 years
United Arab Emiratesvisa for entrepreneurs$136,000Entrepreneurs30 years
United KingdomUK tier1 innovator or startup visa£50,000Startups6 years
United KingdomUK tier1 investor visa is closed£2,000,000bonds or businesses6 years
United StatesB1 visaUSD 50,000Business5 years
United StatesE-1 trader /E-2 investor visaUSD 100,000treaty traders and investors5 years
United StatesL1 intra company transferUSD 100,000corporate intra-transfers5 years
United StatesEB-5 immigrant investor visa$900,000 onwardsfor creating jobs5 years
UruguayInvestor Residency$1.8 millionReal Estate3years
UruguayInvestor Residency$5.6 millionBusiness capital investments with job creation3 years
UruguayEconomic Tax residence ( from Mar 2020)$200,000Tax receipts3 years
UzbekistanInvestor Residence permit$200,000property or business5years with PR status
VanuatuDSP donation citizenship by investment$130,000Donation to state fundImmediate
VanuatuCitizenship by Real Estate$200,000property10 years
VanuatuSelf funded visaVUV 20,000annually10 years
VanuatuPermanent residency$30,000Total assets10 years
VenezuelaInvestor Visa(TR-I) / Entrepreneur Visa (TR-E/I)no limitsInvestors, business owners10 years
VietnamDT Foreign investor visabusiness5years with PR card
ZambiaInvestors permit$250,000business10years
ZimbabweInvestor residence permit$100,000joint venture5years
ZimbabweInvestor residence permit$300,000business venture5 years