Golden Visa / Residence by Investment (RBI)

What is RBI?

Residence by investment (RBI) schemes offer a permanent residency against investment in property, government securities or businesses. RBI schemes offer a path to future citizenship usually after five years depending on the country. Portugal, Greece, Malta and Latvia are the most popular european RBI schemes. Most schemes do not require investors to live or move permanently in the country.

Several terms co-exist to describe RBI schemes, they are commonly known as Investor visas, Immigrant investor program (IIP), and Golden visa.

Real estate investment is the most popular choice for many..

United States EB-5, Canada, Australia are very popular among rich and wealthy from China. Chinese are the most consumers of the RBI market with over 90% of the share.

RBI schemes were designed to attract foreign capital and business people by providing the right of residence and citizenship in return. These are also known as  Golden Visa program. The concept is relatively new and was only brought to the focus around 2006.

Rise of Immigrant Investor Schemes

  • 1990 – United States
  • 1986 – Canada Quebec
  • 1994 – United Kingdom
  • 2009 – Bulgaria
  • 2010 – Latvia
  • 2012 – Portugal
  • 2013 – The Netherlands
  • 2014 – Spain, Malta, Greece
  • 2017 – Italy

 

RBI/Golden visa market is currently valued at $10 billion and expected to growing at a pace of  20% annually.  The property markets in Spain, Portugal, Greece have recovered from the slump five years ago and prices are increasing at a steady rate.

Golden visa portugal
Golden visa
€350K
Real Estate Property
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Golden visa greece
Golden visa
€250K
Real Estate Property
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Malta IIP and Golden visa
Golden visa
€150K
Government Bonds
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New Zealand investor visa
Investor visa
N$3M
Business
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Ireland golden visa
Immigrant Investor Program
€500K
Business / Bonds
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UK tier1 investor visa
Tier1 Investor visa
£2M
Active Business
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US passport EB5
EB-5 Immigrant Investor
$900K
Business
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Canada Quebec Immigrant Investor Program
Quebec Immigrant Investor
$265K
Government Funds
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Australia golden visa
Investor visa
A$15M
Investment funds
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Swiss residence program
Investor visa
€1M
Investment mix
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Spain golden visa
Golden Visa
€500K
Real Estate / Bonds
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Italy golden visa
Golden visa
€500K
Startup Business
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Netherlands investor visa
Investor visa
€12M
Business / Investment
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Monaco Investor Visa
Investor visa
€1M
Business / Property
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Bulgaria Citizenship by Investment
Immigrant Investor Scheme
€512K
Real Estate / Bonds / Deposit
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Cyprus golden visa
Golden visa
€300K
Real Estate
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Golden visa Latvia
Golden visa
€100K
Business
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UK investor visa
Tier1 Innovator
£50K
Business
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Cayman Golden Visa
Investor Visa
$1M
Real Estate
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Germany Investor Visa
Investor Visa
€100K
Business / Real Estate
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Belgium golden visa
Investor Visa
€350K
Business
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Canada Quebec Immigrant Investor
New Brunswick Program
$250K
Business
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Thailand golden visa
Elite Visa
$15K
One time Fee
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Singapore golden visa
Global Investor Program
S$25M
Business
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Czech Golden Visa
Golden Visa
€28m
RBI scheme
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France Golden Visa
Golden visa
€300K
Talent Passport
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