Residence by Investment Schemes

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
€350,000
Real Estate Property
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Golden visa
€250,000
Real Estate Property
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Golden visa
€250,000
Government Bonds
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Investor visa
€3M
Business
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Golden visa
€100,000
Business
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Tier1 Entrepreneur
£200,000
Business
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EB-5 Immigrant Investor
$500,000
Business
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Quebec Immigrant Investor
$12M
Government Funds
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Investor visa
A$15M
Investment funds
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Investor visa
€1M
Investment mix
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Investor visa
€12M
Business / Investment
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Investor visa
€1M
Business / Property
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Immigrant Investor Scheme
€512,000
Real Estate / Bonds / Deposit
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Golden visa
€300,000
Real Estate
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Golden Visa
€500,000
Real Estate / Bonds
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Golden visa
€500,000
Startup Business
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Elite Visa
$15,000
One time Fee
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Global Investor Program
S$25M
Business
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Immigrant Investor Program
€1M
Business / Bonds
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Tier1 Investor visa
£2M
Active Business
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