Comparison Guide

Approved Immigrant Investor Programs

Greece - Cyprus - Spain - Grenada - Antigua

In July 2013 this Greek permanent residency program called Golden Visa program was launched by the Greek government. In Cyprus a program officially known as the Scheme for Naturalization of Investors the Citizenship  program was officially implemented in 2016 by the Cyprus government. Spanish government launched also its golden visa programme in 2013. In Caribbean Grenada the Citizenship by Investment Programme came into being in August 2013. Antigua & Barbuda's Citizenship by Investment Program was established in 2012 by the government there. The Citizenship by Investment program in Vanuatu was adopted in 2017. This program is regulated by Chapter 112 of the Citizenship Act and Government Regulation No 215

Greece

EU Country (Schengen)

Golden Visa Program

Residency *

* Citizenship can only be granted after 7 years of residency

This grants a non-EU national a five year residency Visa in return for an investment in real estate. 

It is not necessary to live in the country in order to retain and renew the investor visa. 

The Greek program offers the lowest real estate investment level of any European residency scheme

  1. VISA: Greece Residency
  2. Greece allow dual citizenship
  3. Valid for lifetime if the investor keeps a ownership of a property of same value
  4. 250,000€ minimum investment in a real estate building or property projects (Real Estate, timeshare, plot of land) + taxes
  5. Tradek Properties will guide you to real estate investment of your desire. We collaborate with a local partner in Greece offering a selection with over 20 000 real estate in Greece, also over 600 hotels
  6. Investment can be in either: A-Investments in real estate property or. B-In a 10-year lease agreement for hotel accommodation or C-In a furnished tourist residences in tourist accommodation complexes (Article 8 of Law 4000/2001) or in different capital contributions for at least 400,000€ investments, shares, bonds, funds
  7. Property can be used or brand new
  8. Tradek Properties offers real estate in Greece that will meet this property criteria
  9. No need for any minimum Bank Deposit
  10. Must have adequate resources at a level of steady annual income for the coverage of their living expenses. Can have income based on independent income or funds from outside the country via retirement benefits or a pension, virtual job, business, savings or grants. Minimum is 2000€/month and for a family this amount must be increased + 20% for spouse and +15% for each child
  11. TAX VAT 24% (Value Added Tax)
  12. If you spend more than 183 days (6 months) in Greece you are considered as tax resident and have tax implications
  13. Applicants must have no criminal record
  14. Main applicant must be at least 18 years of age
  15. You will obtain absolute full ownership of your purchased property and get own title deed
  16. Opportunity to rent out the property
  17. Free travel to 26 countries in the Schengen Zone. (Only with a Greek Citizenship / Passport you can travel Visa free to 184 countries)
  18. 2 month fast processing time
  19. Not required to live in Greece, no need to revisit but if you want to obtain Citizenship after 7 years you must have spent at least 180 days per year in Greece.
  20. Visa is granted for 5 years and it must be renewed every 5 years if the property is still under your ownership
  21. Can live in Greece as long as desired
  22. New residents may not be employed in Greece, but new residents may set up their own business and register a company in Greece
  23. Can freely work, live, study in Greece or any other EU country after 7 years of residency after obtained Citizenship
  24. Can register and run own business in Greece
  25. Can bring spouse, children under 21 years of age and parents
  26. You and your family have free access to Greek health system
  27. Children can attend Greek educational institutions, schools and universities for free
  28. After 7 years (84 months) of legal residency you may be apply for Citizenship 

Greece Citizenship & Passport

Greek EU Passport

A Greek Passport and Citizenship can only be applied for after having obtained the Greek Residency for 7 years

  • Citizenship gives a physical Greek Passport
  • Becoming a citizen of Greece does not have any tax implications unless you move to Greece and spend at least 183 days (6 months) per year in Greece But in order to qualify and get citizenship you need to spend at least 183 days per year in Greece during 7 years
  • Can live, study and work in any EU member countries, not just in Greece
  • Greece Citizenship, Greek passport holders offers full European Union benefits like Visa free to travel within the EU member states as well as travel to over 170 countries
  • Once applicants have citizenship then they are free to dispose of their investment as further visa renewals are not necessary.

Cyprus

EU Country (Not Schengen)

Golden Visa Program

Residency * 

* Citizenship can be granted after 7 years of residency or by 2 Million investment. See terms below

Cyprus is a former UK colony and has been a Member State of the European Union since 2004

In Cyprus there are various Citizenship and Residency programs for foreign citizens to promote foreign investments

Non-EU individuals can obtain residency or citizenship through making an investment in the country, in real estate or government bonds

  1. VISA: Cyprus Residency 
  2. Cyprus allow dual citizenship
  3. Valid for lifetime if the investor keeps a ownership of a property of same value
  4. 300,000€ minimum investment in real estate purchase + taxes (Fast-Track)
  5. Tradek Properties will guide you to real estate investment of your desire. We collaborate with a local partner in Cyprus offering brand new real estate projects that is approved for the RBI programme
  6. The Investment must either be in residential properties or combination of both residential and commercial. (Ex hotel) It cannot just be only commercial
  7. Property must be brand new purchased directly from developer, not through resellers
  8. Tradek Properties offers brand new real estate in Cyprus that will meet this property criteria
  9. Must keep at least 30,000€ deposit in a Cypriot Bank for at least 3 consecutive years
  10. You must have a annual income not less than 30,000€ plus 5000€ for each dependent child and 8000€ for each adult dependent (Spouse and parents). Income must come from non-Cypriot sources
  11. TAX VAT 19% (Value Added Tax)
  12. Tax in Cyprus is not charged based on citizenship but by residency, and individuals are considered a tax resident in the country only when they spend more than 183 per year in Cyprus
  13. Applicants must have no criminal record
  14. Main applicant must be at least 18 years of age
  15. You will obtain absolute full ownership of your purchased property and get own title deed
  16. Opportunity to rent out the property
  17. With a simplified Visa you can travel to 26 countries in the Schengen Zone. (Only with a Cyprus Citizenship / Cyprus Passport you can travel Visa free to 174 countries)
  18. 3 months processing time for Fast-Track
  19. Not required to live in Cyprus, but everyone must visit every 2 years or your permit may be cancelled
  20. With the 2 month Fast Track procedure the residency permit is issued for life without need to renew
  21. Can live in Cyprus as long as desired
  22. Not allowed to work in Cyprus, but you can be owner of a Cypriot company and receive dividends
  23. Can work and freely operate a company first after 7 years of residency
  24. Can register and own business in Cyprus
  25. Can bring spouse, children under 25 years of age and parents
  26. Permanent resident holder benefits by the newly established General Healthcare system and is entitled to free healthcare
  27. Permanent resident holder's children can attend either a public Cyprus school for free or attend one of the many private English schools and Universities in the Republic which allow entry into EU and USA Universities
  28. After 7 years (84 months) of legal residency you may be eligible for Citizenship

Cyprus Citizenship & Passport

There are 2 ways by which you can obtain Citizenship and get a Cyprus passport.

  1. If after 7 years of residence you have been on Cyprus for a complete year of 365 days before the Application for Citizenship
  2. In just 6 months you can become a Cyprus Citizen by an investment of at least 2.000.000€ in residential real estate and other assets. After 5 years you can sell off 1.5 Million € of your investment property and keep the rest 500,000€ still invested in real estate and you can obtain Citizenship

A Cyprus Citizenship will give the benefits of a EU Citizen

Spain

EU Country (Schengen)

Golden Visa Program

Residency *

* Citizenship can be granted after 10 years

This grants a non-EU national a residency Visa in return for an investment in real estate

Once the investor has obtained his Golden Visa residency, he will have 2 years to reside legally in the Spanish territory

Once this time period has finished, the applicant can renew this permit for 5 additional years

After 2+5 years you can get a permanent residency

  1. VISA: Spanish Residency
  2. Spain allow dual citizenship*
  3. Valid for 2 years and it can be renewed for additional 5 years. A Citizenship obtained after residing in Spain for 10 years is valid for lifetime
  4. 500,000€ minimum investment in real estate or capital investment over 1 million euros in Spanish real estate company shares or bank deposit in a Spanish entity or 1-2 million euros in Spanish public debt securities + taxes. Or in a business project that creates jobs
  5. Tradek Properties will guide you to real estate investment of your desire. We collaborate with a local partner in Spain offering a huge selection of real estate of your desire
  6. The investment can be in several real estates until it sums up to 500,000€
  7. Property can be used or brand new
  8. Tradek Properties offers real estate in Spain that will meet this property criteria
  9. No need for any minimum Bank Deposit
  10. Although a holder of a Golden Visa has the right to work in Spain, he/she must have sufficient financial means to live without a job (and to maintain his family, in case they apply as well). Sufficient funds mean an annual bank deposit of € 26,400 for the investor and € 6,600 for each member of his family
  11. TAX VAT 21% (Value Added Tax)
  12. Spending more than 183 days in Spain during the calendar year you are considered to be a tax resident
  13. Applicants must have no criminal record in the last 5 years
  14. Main applicant must be at least 18 years of age
  15. You will obtain absolute full ownership of your purchased property and get own title deed
  16. Opportunity to rent out the property
  17. Permit allows unrestricted travel within the 26 countries in the Schengen Area (EU) (Only with a Spanish Citizenship / Passport you can travel Visa free to 186 countries)
  18. 1 month processing time
  19. Not required to live in Spain. 
  20. You have the right to remain in Spain for an unlimited period of time and in the rest of the Schengen Area for 3 months within a period of 6 months, during the period in which the Visa is valid.
  21. Visa is issued for 2 years and it can be renewed for additional 5 years. After 10 years residing legally in Spain you are eligible for Citizenship and can stay for life 
  22. A holder of Golden Visa in legal age (+18 year) will get a work Permit and can work in Spain. He can work for any type of employer.
  23. Can operate own company
  24. Can register and own business in Spain. He can invest 500,000€ in a hotel and work in this business himself
  25. Can bring spouse, children under 21 years of age and parents
  26. Must have public or private medical insurance covering your stay in Spain. However families will have access to all public services including state medical care  
  27. Children can attend Spanish educational institutions, schools and universities
  28. After 10 years residing legally in Spain you are eligible for Citizenship

*Spain permits dual citizenship under limited circumstances

Grenada

VISA: Grenadian Citizenship

Applicants and their families may acquire citizenship of Grenada in exchange for purchasing a property or real estate share or a significant contribution to the country.  

Applicants must apply through agents, and may not make submissions to the Government on their own behalf

Currently Grenada is the only Caribbean Citizenship by Investment program that offers also United States E-2 treaty program for additional fee starting from 100,000$. E-2 gives a more affordable access to enter USA and simplified way to live part-time in USA as business owner. The Grenadian CBI features also Visa Free access to Russia and China. 

  1. Grenada Citizenship
  2. Grenada allow dual citizenship 
  3. Valid for life
  4. Total cost for a family of 4 in a hotel investment share priced around 305,000$ or in a luxuary condomium priced from 750,000$ as well as luxury villas from 2,300 000$
  5. Tradek Properties will guide you to real estate investment approved by the Grenadian government. Currently we can offer investment in real estate (villas or condominiums) and also investment share in a brand new 100 room 5-star luxury resort
  6. • Exit options provide the ability to realize capital gain on the investment a er of a 5-year holding period. Ability to resell the investment after 5 years to another individual who may also apply for citizenship, with the original investor maintains his citizenship
  7. • Dual citizenship is permitted without any requirement to notify the applicant's home country.
  8. • Citizenship includes full residency status and the right to work in Grenada.
  9. • Citizens of Grenada are eligible to apply for the US E-2 visa.
  10. Russia, China, Schengen European countries and most British Commonwealth countries.
  11. • Citizens of Grenada may travel visa-free to 143 countries, including the United Kingdom
  12. • A tax-efficient jurisdiction.
  13. • Grenada's passports are issued within approximately 90 to 120 days of filing an application.
  14. • Applicants are not required to visit or reside in Grenada.
  15. • Citizenship is passed down through generations.
  16. Citizenship is for life for the investor, spouse, children, parents and siblings.


Vanuatu

VISA: Vanuatu Citizenship

Applicants and his family can obtain a second Vanuatu Citizenship with a non-refundable contribution to a special Government fund.

  • Vanuatu allow dual citizenship 
  • Applicant must be over age of 18 and below 65 when submitting
  • Must have 500,000$ USD net of personal assets of which at least 250,000$ USD in banking assets
  • Processing time approx 2-3 months
  • Investment is in form of Contribution to a government fund and not into real estate
  • Visa Free travel to over 127 countries including EU and UK, Russia and fast track Visa treatment to Canada, New Zealand and Australia
  • Contact us for more info about Vanuatu

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Our government approved programs are designed for investors and real estate buyers. By investing or buying real estate through any of these government approved programs you can obtain residency or citizenship with a passport for yourself and your family at the same time

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