A number of world countries offer golden visas in exchange for treasury securities or bonds issued by Governments. You just need to know where to look. Buying into Government debt are basically risk free passive investments, a safe bet, especially during worst times, there is financial meltdown everywhere, and shockwaves felt in every market.

Remember, you get permanent residency for investing in Government treasury bills/bonds (capital transfer). Bonds issued by government is promised money back investment, the entire sum is returned back to you after usually 5 years with no interest, giving you a full peace of mind. The principal is guaranteed by government, basically a safe and secure investment.

You can also finance the entire bond investment through an investment company, because the yields are fixed interest are quite low . You can find the latest rate of long term bond yields of governments bonds/securities for EU countries  in Eurostat website. You can also download pdf

So which countries offer golden visa for government bonds?

These 15 countries have the option of investing in treasury bonds to acquire a golden visa or passport.

Golden Visa Bonds

Note: We are only talking about residency/golden visa here (not citizenship or passport). See the list below

 Country  Minimum Investment
1. Latvia EUR 250,000
2. Canada (Quebec) CAD 1,200,000 closed
3. Greece EUR 400,000
4. Malta EUR 125,000 closed
5. Portugal EUR 1.5 million closed
6. Spain EUR 2 million
7. San Marino €600,000 (10 years)
8. Taiwan USD1 million
9. Italy EUR 2 million
10. Bulgaria EUR 512,000
11. Australia AUD 15 million (mixed)
12. New Zealand NZD 2.5 million (mixed)
13. Bermuda USD 2.5 million
14. Luxembourg EUR 500,000
15. Sri Lanka USD 300,000

Citizenship Bonds

Issued by state authorities

1. Saint Lucia USD 300,000 (Active)
2. Turkey USD 500,000 (Active)
3. Vanuatu AUD 180,000 (InActive)
4. Cyprus EUR 2 million closed
5. Moldova EUR 250,000 closed
6. Jordan USD 1.5 million

These countries have removed the government bond option for golden visa route

  • Malta – Govt bonds removed from April 2021
  • United KingdomGovt bonds removed for £2m tier1 investor visas
  • Portugal – Capital transfer (bonds) closed from Oct, 7, 2023.
  • Hungary – Residency bond scheme closed
  • Cyprus – Removed state bonds for citizenship option
  • Moldova – Fully closed

In case you dont know, there are only handful of countries that offer fast track passports for investing in government bonds