About Golden Visa Authorities

We have compiled a full list of official government authorities responsible for golden visa applications. You must refer to these official websites for regulations, amendments and updates related to golden visa programs.

Government Authorities

We have compiled full list of immigration authorities processing residence permit applications for GV investments. Please also refer to European commission reports to learn more about the competent authorities.


The New AIMA agency will be responsible for processing all immigration matters including residence permit applications for ARI investment, replacing SEF Borders police.

AIMA Agency – https://aima.gov.pt


The Ministry of Asylum and Migration office will be responsible for processing all golden visa applications for investments in Greece. Decision on application will be taken of the Secretary General of the Decentralized Administration or the Directorate for Migration Policy of the Ministry of Migration and Asylum

Enterprise Greece – https://www.enterprisegreece.gov.gr/en/
Hellenic Migration Office – http://migration.gov.gr/


Ministry of Labor and Social security – http://extranjeros.mitramiss.gob.es/


The Residency Agency is the government authority in Malta responsible for administering and processing of investment applications for MPRP and nomad visas.

Residency Malta Agency – https://residencymalta.gov.mt/


Civil Registry and Migration Department  responsible for handling applications for entry and residence of third country nationals who wish to enter or reside in Cyprus as visitors and issuing of the relevant permits.

Civil Registry and Migration Office – http://www.moi.gov.cy/


The Immigration and Naturalisation Department (IND) is a Dutch government agency that handles the admission of foreigners in the Netherlands. It is part of the Ministry of Justice and Security.

Immigration and Naturalization office – https://ind.nl/en/

United States

USCIS oversees lawful immigration to the United States under Department of Homeland Security that administers the country’s naturalization and immigration system.

USCIS – https://uscis.gov/eb-5

United Kingdom

The UK home office is a ministerial department of the British Government, responsible for immigration and visas, security, and law and order.

Home Office – https://www.gov.uk/tier-1-investor


The Ministry of Immigration, Francisation and Integration is a government department in Quebec responsible for immigration, francisation, and integration in the province.

Immigration Quebec – Official website


The Migration Directorate is a national specialised structure within the Ministry of Interior, which regulates and controls the migration processes of non-EU nationals

Invest Bulgaria – https://www.investbg.government.bg/en
Migration directorate – https://www.mvr.bg/migration/en


The Economic Development Board is a statutory board under the Ministry of Trade and Industry of the Government of Singapore that plans and executes strategies to sustain Singapore as a leading global hub for business and investment.

EDB – https://www.edb.gov.sg/en/how-we-help/global-investor-programme.html


The Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) is responsible for administering the administrative functions of the Minister for Justice in relation to asylum, immigration (including visas) and citizenship matters.

Irish Immigration Service – https://www.irishimmigration.ie/


The Home Affairs Department is responsible for immigration, border security and management, the protection of our sovereignty, citizenship and social cohesion.

Department of Home Affairs – https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/

New Zealand

Immigration New Zealand  is the agency within the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment that is responsible for border control, issuing travel visas and managing immigration to New Zealand

Immigration office – https://www.immigration.govt.nz/


The Ministry of Enterprises and Made in Italy (formerly MISE) deals with economic activities of the investor visa scheme in Italy.

Official website – https://investorvisa.mise.gov.it/index.php/en/


The Directorate General for foreign nationals in France is responsible, within the Ministry of the Interior and Overseas Territories, for the policy of immigration, asylum, integration and access to French nationality.

Talent Passport – https://france-visas.gouv.fr/


The Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs is a state institution under the supervision of the Ministry of Interior of Republic of Latvia and is responsible for issue of identity documents and travel documents, maintenance of the Population Register, implementation of state migration policy, including development and implementation of repatriation and asylum policy.

PMLP – https://www.pmlp.gov.lv


The ministry of interior is supreme office for the realms of public administration, internal security, border protection and eGovernment in the Czech Republic.  Responsible for ravel documents, granting residence to foreign nationals and granting refugee status etc.

Czech Investment Agency – Official website
Ministry of Interior – https://www.mvcr.cz/


The Immigration Department of Malaysia is a department of the Malaysian federal government that provides services to Malaysian citizens, permanent residents and foreign visitors. Also makes decisions on Malaysia MM2h program

Immigration Department – https://www.malaysia.gov.my/


The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (Immigration Directorate – Department for Foreigners) is responsible for applications concerning the free movement of persons (EU citizens and their families) and immigration (entry and residence of third-country nationals), is one of the departments of the Immigration Directorate.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Directorate of Immigration) – https://maee.gouvernement.lu/

Saudi Arabia

The Premium Residency Center was established on May 14, 2019, in conjunction with the Royal decree, with the approval of the Council of Ministers, on the Premium Residency System. It is an independent administrative and financial agency, associated with the Economic Affairs and Development Council. The system coordinates with all sectors and state agencies to implement the Premium Residency System which is distinguished for those who wish to obtain a distinctive residence in Saudi Arabia, through its electronic services system, its various departments.

Premium Residency Center – https://saprc.gov.sa/

United Arab Emirates

The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs – Dubai (GDRFAD) is considered one of the most important government institutions, as it specializes in providing the following services:  Entry Permits and Residence Permits Services and Entry and departure services to and from the Emirate of Dubai.

UAE Golden visa – https://gdrfad.gov.ae/


The Ministry of Interior is reponsible for maintenance of security, general order and safety, and law enforcement to the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Ministry of Interior – https://www.npra.gov.bh/


General Directorate of Passports handles issuing visas and stamping residence permits for applicants from all nationalities.  A committee in the Ministry of the Interior called the “Permanent Residence Card Granting Committee”, whose task is to carry out all the procedures related to the granting of the card. The committee will be formed by a decision of the Council of Ministers to form the committee, who will nominate its members and determine the duration of their membership and its working system. The Committee shall decide on all tasks and procedures related to the requirements for granting permanent residence to eligible categories in accordance with its working mechanisms. The Committee shall submit its recommendations to the Minister of the Interior, in turn to issue the appropriate decision regarding the applications

Ministry of Interior – https://portal.moi.gov.qa/

South Korea

The Korea Immigration Service under Ministry of Justice handles all matters related to visas, residence and foreigners.

Immigration Service – https://www.immigration.go.kr/