Use this tool to quickly sort through all available
residency and citizenship by investment options.
STEP 1: Decide between Residency and Citizenship
Are you looking to become a resident of another country,
or do you wish to apply for a second / alternative citizenship
Residency or Citizenship –
What’s the Difference?
a resident of another country means you have the
right to live in that specific country, but it does
not necessarily mean you must live there year-round.
Further, residents are not automatically allowed
to work, to vote, or draw on the country’s
social services, such as free university education
or free health care. Some residency programs allow
the investor to eventually apply for citizenship,
usually after between 5 to 10 years of living in
the country. But there is no guarantee that a citizenship
application will be approved at that time.
a citizen of another country means you earn all
the rights (and obligations) of persons born in
that country. This includes the right to work, go
to university, and benefit from the country’s
social institutions. As a citizen you will receive
the passport of the country, but you are not required
to live there. Citizenship of a member country of
the European Union means you receive the right to
live, work, or study in any EU
member country, not just the country that issued