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Benefits of investing in a Second Passport

  1. Travel restrictions: Investors or entrepreneurs who need to travel frequently travel without visa restrictions.
  2. Political & economic contingency: A contingency plan in case the political climate worsens in your home country
  3. Diversify assets in different locations: Own assets in different geographic locations to diversify your wealth.
  4. Better travel opportunities & more flexibility: Travel between countries which are facing rivalries with neighbouring or other governments.
  5. Relocate & protect your family: Protect the future of your family by having alternative locations to move to..
  6. Living abroad & planning: Citizens living abroad with no opportunities to acquire a new citizenship through residency/naturalisation.
  7. Save time in the long-term: Save time applying for immigration and waiting years before going through the minimum residency to obtain citizenship.

Fastest route to obtaining a second passport

  1. Marrying a foreign national: Foreign spouses often qualify for a shortened waiting period for naturalization, although language requirements sometimes exist.
  2. Citizenship by descent: If you have ancestors from a foreign country, you may be able to claim a second passport in an inexpensive way. Can take from six months to 2 years. This is the first route to consider for a second passport.
  3. Citizenship by investment: With cash to invest, the passport process can be sped up substantially. For example, the Caribbean island of Dominica starts at $100k or in Europe Malta at $1m.
  4. Special treatment: Due to an exceptional artistic or athletic talent, or if you invest enough money, some countries allow the President to waive naturalization requirements (including language requirements) and make anyone a citizen.

Second Passport locations around the world:

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Country of Citizenship # of Countries with Visa free travel Total time from arriving to issuing passport Type of Investment to be made Minimum Cost of Investment Minimum Residency before obtaining
ST. KITTS & NEVIS 132 including EU 4 – 6 months Donation, Real Estate USD 250K donation (Single Applicant) or USD 400k property purchase + additional processing fees None
DOMINICA 120 including EU 6 months Donation, Real Estate From USD 100K Donation or USD 200k Property purchase + additional processing fees None
ANTIGUA & BARBUDA 131 including EU & CANADA 3- 6 months Donation, Real Estate From 200K donation (Family application) or USD 400K property purchase + additional processing fees 5 days / 5 years
CYPRUS 157 including, EU & CANADA 3 months Bank Deposit, Real Estate EUR 500K Property Purchase & EUR 5M Bank Deposit None
MALTA 166 incuding USA, EU & CANADA 12-16 months Real Estate + Gov. Fee + Bond EUR 1.2M Donation 12 months
GRANADA 120 including EU 3-4 months Real Estate, Donation USD 200K donation & USD 350K property purchase None
BULGARIA 141 including EU 5 Years Bond Deposit EUR 511K with local government over 5 years None

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Panama: Second Passport

If you’re looking for an affordable and easy second passport and citizenship and are willing to wait a few years, we believe Panama will be a passport well worth having in the years to come.

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Citizenship Program Overview

Citizenship Type: Residency
Allows Dual Nationality: Yes
Investment: $5,000
Residency Requirement: Once per year
Timeline: 5 years
Visa-free Travel: 124 countries

About Panama

Panama is a highly developed country in Central America, situated on the isthmus connecting North and South America. It is well-connected for world travellers, with significant air connections to the US, Canada, and South America. It is also a popular tourist destination thanks to its many miles of Caribbean and Pacific coastline and its increasingly business-friendly policies.

We believe that Panama’s unique combination of warm weather, friendly immigration policies, and growing offshore financial industry will make the country an increasingly respected and wealthy one in the years to come.
Panama broke away from Spain in the 1820s to form a union with Colombia, which ended in 1903 when Panama joined with the United States to build the Panama Canal. The official language is Spanish but English is increasingly being spoken in Panama City and in expat-friendly beach communities. Panama’s currency, the colon, is pegged to the US dollar.

Panama Second Passport Benefits

A Panamanian passport is one of the 30 best travel documents in the world, offering its citizens visa-free travel to 124 countries including the entire European Union, Central America, and South America.
Panama citizenship is granted for life and may be passed on to your children and future generations. It is easy for your entire family to become a citizen.

Citizenship Requirements

Panama requires residents and future citizens to have a spotless criminal record and a clean bill of health. If you pass those tests, Panama offers the easiest way for western citizens to obtain permanent residence and citizenship within five years. Panama’s Friendly Nations visa allows for citizens of these countries to quickly and easily obtain permanent residency:

Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Marino, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United States of America, Uruguay, and the United Kingdom.

Investment Requirements

All applicants for a Friendly Nations Visa are required to do two things:

1. Bank deposit
Deposit $5,000 into a Panama bank, AND
Deposit an additional $2,000 for each spouse or dependent

AND one of the following:

1. Business ownership
Own a controlling interest in a Panama corporation. This can be as simple as setting up an offshore company for approximately $2,000. If you already have an internet or other location independent business, you may already need an offshore corporation.

2. Real estate investment
Purchase any real property in Panama, be it residential real estate, land, or agricultural property.

3. Forestry investment
Make an investment in a Panamanian timber/forestry project, typically in the $80,000 range. This option is available on its own to citizens of all countries who want to obtain Panama citizenship but do not qualify for the Friendly Nations Visa.

In addition to your choice of two investments, the Panamanian government charges modest fees for applying. We typically charge $7,500 to process an entire application including all government, legal, and document fees, with one visit to Panama required.

Tax Considerations

Panama is an offshore haven and does not tax foreign source income. That means that you can live in Panama full-time and any income earned outside of Panama, or in an offshore company, is not subject to tax in Panama. This makes Panama the perfect destination for citizens of developed countries who can work remotely, as it may allow you to effectively eliminate all taxation while enjoying easy worldwide travel from an international air hub.

The next step to obtaining a Second Passport in Panama is to schedule a free personalized consultation with the Haven Investor team. All consultations are completely confidential, and there is no charge to get started.

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Paraguay: Second Passport

If you’re looking for an extremely affordable second passport with good visa-free travel to Europe and are willing to wait a few years, the Paraguay residency program is a great way to work toward a second citizenship in just a few years.

Paraguay Second Passport

Citizenship Program Overview

Citizenship Type: Residency
Allows Dual Nationality: Yes
Investment: $5,000
Residency Requirement: None
Timeline: 4 years
Visa-free Travel: 123 countries

About Paraguay

Paraguay is a landlocked emerging nation in South America. Its location in the central region of the continent next to Argentina and Chile has earned it the nickname “the heart of America”. Paraguay was recently the second fastest economy in the world and has one of the Americas’ lowest debt levels. It has attracted value investors due to its extremely inexpensive real estate and agriculture investments and low cost of doing business.

Long a favorite retirement destination of Germans and other Europeans, Paraguay offers emerging quality of life at highly affordable prices. The main language is Spanish. You do not need to live full-time in Paraguay in order to qualify for future citizenship.

Paraguay Passport Benefits

The Paraguay second passport is one of the 30 best travel documents in the world, offering visa-free access to 123 countries and territories including the entire European Union, Central America, South America, and Russia. Paraguayan nationals are required to obtain a visa before traveling to the United States and Canada, but enjoy easy access to most other destinations in the world.

Citizenship is granted for life and may be passed on to your children and future generations. Family citizenship options are available, as well.

Investment Requirements

Paraguay offers the most affordable way for almost any foreign national to obtain a second citizenship in as little as three years. You can get started with a very minimal investment and apply for citizenship after only three years of maintaining residency.

Your investment options are:

1. Bank deposit
Deposit of $5,000 into a Paraguay bank. Your deposit will earn the prevailing interest rate.

2. Real estate investment
Purchase of at least $5,000 in property in Paraguay. In theory, properties available to foreigners start at around $10,000.

In some cases, you may also hold Paraguayan stocks, although this may complicate the process. You may withdraw your bank deposit or sell your investment property after obtaining citizenship, or at any time if you wish to terminate your residency.

Citizenship Requirements

Paraguay requires those applying for residency to be in good health, pass a medical exam, and have no criminal record. Paraguay is an extremely peaceful country that is open to foreigners of almost all nationalities.

Tax Considerations

Paraguay imposes a 10% income tax on income derived from the country, with low levels of income being taxed at a lower rate of 8%. Dividends and capital gains are subject to tax. However, Paraguay does not impose capital or stamp duties, inheritance tax, or a wealth tax.

The next step to obtaining a Second Passport in Paraguay is to schedule a free personalized consultation with the Haven Investor team. All consultations are completely confidential, and there is no charge to get started.

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Cyprus: Second Passport

Cyprus Second Passport

Citizenship Program Overview

Citizenship Type: Economic Citizenship
Investment: Approximately €2 million plus fees
Residency Requirement: None (currently under review)
Timeline: 3-6 months
Visa-free Travel: 157 countries

About Cyprus

Cyprus is an island nation in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, located south of Turkey. Cyprus has a 3,000-year old history and is believed to have been home to some of the earliest human activity, including being settled by ancient Greeks who discovered extensive copper mines. Cyprus is a very highly developed nation with membership in the European Union; income inequality is very low. While Cyprus is one of the largest islands in the Mediterranean, its population is barely 1 million

Cyprus Second Passport Benefits

Cypriot citizens are entitled to full benefits and protections of the EU. A Cyprus passport is one of the best in the world, and citizenship is passed on to future generations. In addition of freedom of movement throughout the entire European Union, Cyprus citizens may travel visa-free to 157 countries including just about every tourist-friendly nation on earth. The one exception is that Cypriots require a visa to visit the United States; if you require visa-free access to the US, we suggest a Malta passport.

Investment Requirements

The Cyprus citizenship by investment program offers several options for investors to take part in. Here are the requirements for each (choose the one that best suits you):

1. Investment and donation
An investment of €2 million in government shares or bonds in the government-run National Investment Company,

AND

A €500,000 donation to the government’s Research and Technology Fund
AND An additional €55,000 contribution per adult dependent child 18-26 or parent 55+

2. Direct investment
Investment of €5 million or more into a Cyprus companies, a local bank deposit, or securities traded in Cyprus. The investments or deposit should be maintained for a minimum of three years.

3. Real estate
Investment of €5 million or more into any local real estate. Property must be held for a minimum of three years.
There is also an entrepreneurial option for those able to start a business in Cyprus, but it requires paying high amounts of taxes and hiring many local workers.

Citizenship Requirements

Cyprus does not require its economic citizens to be resident in the country. You only must visit once in order to apply, although you should maintain a local residence. Nomad Expat can help you find the best real estate for your citizenship investment through our network of trusted professionals.

To be approved for a second passport in Cyprus you must have a clean criminal record and be in good health. Citizenship is good for life and may be passed on to your descendants by descent.

Tax Considerations

Cyprus is a lesser-known tax haven offshore jurisdiction, home to a number of offshore companies and European countries seeking low taxes. It is a popular jurisdiction with Russian investors as well as for registering ships.
Cyprus has no income tax on interest, dividends, or capital gains, nor does it impose an inheritance tax or estate tax. The country does tax the worldwide income (above a small exemption) of anyone residing within the country for 183 days or more in a year.

The next step to obtaining a Second Passport in Cyprus is to schedule a free personalized consultation with the Haven Investor team. All consultations are completely confidential, and there is no charge to get started.

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Hungary: Second Passport

Hungary Second Passport

Citizenship Program Overview

Citizenship Type: Residency
Allows Dual Nationality: Yes
Investment: €120,000 and up
Residency Requirement: You should live at least part-time anywhere in the EU
Timeline to citizenship: 5 years
Visa-free Travel: 162 countries

About Hungary

Hungary is a dynamic eastern European country located in one of the most beautiful areas on earth. The capital city, Budapest, has been voted the most charming city in the world for its gorgeous architecture and is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Hungary has been a member of the European Union since 2004 and is part of the borderless Schengen area, meaning Hungarian residents are free to travel and live anywhere in Europe.
Budapest in particular is a very cosmopolitan city with a rich culture and easy access to all of Europe. Quality of life in Hungary is very high. Despite wide access to international shops, restaurants, and amenities, living in Hungary is a relatively affordable option for those seeking a second home (and future citizenship) in Europe.

Hungary Second Passport Benefits

Hungary has one of the best second passports in emerging Europe and the world. In addition to freedom of movement throughout the entire European Union, a Hungarian passport offers visa-free access to 162 countries and territories including the United States, Canada and all of the Americas.

Hungarian citizens continue to benefit from a growing list of countries with visa-free travel; several dozen have been added in the last few years alone. Once earned, Hungary citizenship is good for life and passes on to your children forever.

Investment Requirements

Hungary does not offer instant citizenship but instead allows you to invest and obtain lifelong legal residency for your entire family. This process leads to citizenship in five years. The benefit of this approach is that you have the option to get most of your investment back upon obtaining citizenship.

Here are the two options for Hungarian residency:

1. Purchase government bonds (refundable investment)
Purchase €250,000 in Hungarian government bonds, which will be returned in five years, AND
Pay a €40,000 government processing fee

2. Purchase government bonds (non-refundable investment)
Pay €120,000 in interest and a bank will loan you the money to purchase Hungarian government bonds (none of this interest will be returned after five years), AND

Pay a €40,000 government processing fee

Citizenship Requirements

While you are not required to be a full-time resident in Hungary to maintain your resident status, we advise that you maintain some ties to the country in order to apply for Hungary citizenship in the future. We will advise you on the specifics based on your own situation.

Requirements to apply include a clean criminal history and that all family members are in good health. You will not need to learn the Hungarian language. Hungary’s residency program allows you to bring along your entire family and enjoy full benefits to live and travel anywhere in Europe.

Your entire family will be able to apply for citizenship in five years, and the application process only takes a few months.

Tax Considerations

Hungary does tax those who are “tax resident” in the country on their worldwide incomes. However, we can assist you in with offshore strategies to mitigate taxes. Additionally, Hungarian citizens have the right to live anywhere in the European Union, and may choose to live in a country with lower taxes if they choose.

The next step to obtaining a Second Passport in Hungry is to schedule a free personalized consultation with the Haven Investor team. All consultations are completely confidential, and there is no charge to get started.

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Ireland: Second Passport

Second Passport in Ireland

Citizenship Program Overview

Citizenship Type: Residency
Allows Dual Nationality: Yes
Investment: €400,000 and up
Residency Requirement: You should live at least part-time in the EU
Timeline to citizenship: 5 years
Visa-free Travel: 171 countries

About Ireland

Ireland is an island nation in western Europe and one of the world’s top tourist attractions. Its lush green turf has earned it the name “the Emerald Isle”. Ireland became independent of Great Britain in 1922 and was an early member of the European Union. The official language is English, which makes immigration to Ireland easy.
Ireland is home to four million people, with more than one million in the capital city of Dublin. The country uses the Euro currency but is not part of Europe’s borderless Schengen area, meaning those with legal residence in Ireland enjoy special benefits that other EU countries can not offer.

Ireland Second Passport Benefits

Ireland has the fourth best second passport in the world, allowing you to travel almost anywhere you like without a visa. In addition to permanent freedom of movement throughout the entire European Union, the Irish passport offers visa-free access to 171 countries and territories including the United States, Canada, and Australia.
Irish citizenship is widely sought after because Ireland is a peaceful nations with all of the benefits of European Union citizenship as well as the ability to pass Irish citizenship along to all future generations.

Investment Requirements

Ireland allows immigrant investors to invest money in the country in exchange for a residence permit and the promise of citizenship as quickly as five years from now. It does not offer an instant citizenship program; anyone claiming they can obtain economic citizenship in Ireland is a scam, as the country shut down that program in 1999.
The Irish government recently changed the requirements for immigrant investors:

1. Purchase an Immigrant Investor Bond
Purchase €1 million in Irish government bonds, which will be returned in five years with 0% interest earned

2. Invest in an Irish real estate investment trust
Purchase at least €2 million in shares of an Irish REIT listed on the Irish stock exchange. You may divide the investment across multiple REITs.

3. Purchase real estate in Ireland
Purchase a residence for at least €450,000, AND
Purchase €500,000 in Irish government bonds, which will be returned in five years with 0% interest earned

4. Donation
Donate €500,000 to a government-approved social project or other cultural endowment, OR
Donate €400,000 per person to a government-approved social project or other cultural endowment when you join with other investors on a project whose value is at least €2 million

Citizenship Requirements

While you are not required to be a full-time resident in Ireland to maintain your resident status, we advise that you maintain some ties to the country in order to apply for Irish citizenship in five years. We will advise you on the specifics based on your own situation.

Requirements to apply include a clean criminal history and that all family members are in good health. You should speak English. Approved participants will obtain permanent residence privileges for their entire family. Your entire family will be able to apply for citizenship in five years.

Tax Considerations

Irish companies enjoy one of the lowest corporate tax rates in the world at only 12.5%. This has made Ireland the most sought after jurisdiction for companies like Apple, Google, Starbucks, and Microsoft. Ireland taxes those who are “tax resident” in the country on their worldwide income. If you plan to live in Ireland for more than six months each year, we can assist you with offshore strategies to reduce your tax burden.

The next step to obtaining a Second Passport in Ireland is to schedule a free personalized consultation with the Haven Investor team. All consultations are completely confidential, and there is no charge to get started.

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Latvia: Second Passport

Second Passport in Latvia

Citizenship Program Overview

Citizenship Type: Residency
Allows Dual Nationality: Yes, in some cases
Investment: €100,000 and up
Residency Requirement: You should live at least part-time in the EU
Timeline to citizenship: 10 years
Visa-free Travel: 158 countries

About Latvia

Latvia is a small nation in Europe’s Baltic States and one of the newest members of the European Union. Latvia is the largest and most well-connected of the three Baltics (the others being Lithuania and Estonia) and has set out to make itself an attractive option for offshore investment and foreign capital.

Latvia is home to people from all around the world, especially Russians, and while the main language is Latvian, English and Russian are widely spoken as well. The capital city of Riga is a charming town with some 750,000 people. Latvia is quickly becoming an important eastern European hub for finance and makes a great second home for foreigners seeking high quality of life and low cost of living.

Latvia Second Passport Benefits

As an EU member, Latvia has an excellent second passport. In addition to permanent freedom of movement throughout the entire European Union, Latvians have visa-free access to 158 countries including the United States, Canada, and Australia. The ability to visit the United States makes it an excellent travel document.

Latvian citizenship is passed on to any child with at least one Latvian parent, meaning your children and their children can enjoy the full benefits of Latvian and EU citizenship.

Investment Requirements

Latvia offers an immigrant investor visa program that confers temporary residency privileges on those who invest in the country. You may apply for permanent residency after five years, and citizenship in another five years.
There are two investment options for obtaining Latvian residency. These options have become substantially most expensive lately so we urge you to take action to avoid future price increases:

1. Purchase real estate
Purchase €150,000 in Latvia real estate, AND
Pay a €25,000 government processing fee

2. Invest in a Latvian business
Invest approximately €80,000 in a Latvian business the investor has a role in. Please contact us to discuss the best use of this option as there are some variables.

Citizenship Requirements

You are not required to be a full-time resident in Latvia to maintain your resident status. Requirements to apply for the immigrant investor program include a clean criminal history and passing a health exam. You must also obtain health insurance. Upon approval, your entire family will be able to relocate to Latvia if you wish.
Latvia has reduced the number of available visas to only 800 per year, with an additional 100 available for those making a larger investment.

Tax Considerations

Latvia has made itself one of the most competitive tax jurisdictions in Europe. It is also located in a very tax-friendly area; neighboring Estonia allows companies to pay 0% tax on retained earnings. You will be required to pay tax on your worldwide income if you live in Latvia more than six months in a year. However, Latvia does not impose any wealth or net worth taxes.

The next step to obtaining a Second Passport in Latvia is to schedule a free personalized consultation with the Haven Investor team. All consultations are completely confidential, and there is no charge to get started.

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Malta: Second Passport

Second Passport in Malta

Citizenship Program Overview

Citizenship Type: Economic Citizenship
Investment: Approximately $1 million plus fees
Residency Requirement: First year only
Timeline: 12-18 months
Visa-free Travel: 166 countries

About Malta

Malta is a warm weather island nation in southern Europe. It location has given it great importance as a military base throughout history, and Malta gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1964. It has been a member of the European Union since 2004 and uses the euro currency.

Malta is a highly developed European country open to all races and religions. English is spoken, as is the national language of Maltese. Malta is one of the only countries in the EU that has maintained steady economic growth, and its banks are regarded as some of the most stable in the world.

Malta Second Passport Benefits

The Maltese second passport is one of the top ten in the world and comes with the full benefits of EU citizenship. Maltese citizenship can be passed on to your children and their children, allowing you to leave a legacy for future generations.

In addition of offering freedom of movement in the entire European Union, Maltese citizens enjoy visa free access to 166 countries and territories including the United States, Canada, and Australia. Very few economic citizenship programs offer such excellent visa-free travel options. In fact, Malta is one of only two citizenship programs we offer that allows for visa-free travel to the United States.

Investment Requirements

The Malta citizenship & second passport by investment program is made up of three components: a non-refundable donation to the government, an investment in government bonds, and purchase or rental of a residence.

1. Government donation
A non-refundable €657,500 contribution to the Maltese government, inclusive of due diligence fees
AND An additional €30,000 contribution per spouse or minor child
AND An additional €55,000 contribution per adult dependent child 18-26 or parent 55+

2. Bond investment
Purchase of €150,000 government bonds, which must be held for at least five years

3. Real estate
Purchase of a residence valued at €350,000 or more, to be held for at least five years
OR rental of a residence with annual rent of €16,000 or more

Citizenship Requirements

Malta requires economic citizens to be resident in the country for the first twelve months after approval and before citizenship is conferred. You do not need to spend every day of this period in Malta, but you should be able to prove a “genuine link” with the country. Once this is established, the process takes just over one year.

To be approved, you must have a clean criminal record in your country and show that you are free from contagious diseases. Citizenship is good for life and may be passed on to your descendants. It may only be revoked in cases of fraud or of disloyalty during time of war.

Tax Considerations

Malta has a residential system of taxation. You may be subject to tax on your worldwide income during the one year mandatory residency period. However, once you obtain full Maltese citizenship, you may live and work anywhere in the European Union or anywhere in the world and not be required to pay tax unless you spend a majority of your time in Malta.

Malta has some of the lowest tax rates in the European Union and is a common offshore jurisdiction for European companies. Maltese citizens enjoy no inheritance or death taxes, no estate tax, and no wealth tax.

The next step to obtaining a Second Passport in Malta is to schedule a free personalized consultation with the Haven Investor team. All consultations are completely confidential, and there is no charge to get started.

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Portugal: Second Passport

Second Passport in Portugal

If you want residency and eventual citizenship in a highly desirable western European country that includes full travel privileges in the European Union, then Portugal’s immigrant investor program may be right for you.

Citizenship Program Overview

Citizenship Type: Residency
Allows Dual Nationality: Yes
Investment: €550,000 and up
Residency Requirement: 2 weeks every 2 years
Timeline to citizenship: 6 years
Visa-free Travel: 172 countries

About Portugal

Portugal is a highly developed European nation on the Iberian peninsula. It is the westernmost nation in the EU and an increasingly affordable country offering high quality of living to those who want access to travel and live throughout Europe. Portugal’s 10 million resident speak Portuguese, but some English may be spoken in the capital city of Lisbon or other cities such as Porto.

Portugal has a long and storied history. Its territory has been fought over by civilizations going back thousands of years. Portugal was an early member of the European Union, uses the Euro currency, and has been an early adopter of progressive social policies.

Portugal Second Passport Benefits

Portugal has one of the three best passports in the entire world. In addition to permanent freedom of movement throughout the entire European Union, Portuguese citizens have visa-free access to 172 countries including the United States, Canada, and Australia. Portugal is one of the only countries in the world whose citizens can travel visa-free to every country in the entire Americas except Cuba.

Portuguese citizenship and second passport may be obtained by your entire family, and is conferred to all future children and their descendants forever.

Investment Requirements

Portugal offers a highly successful immigrant investor program for non-European foreigners wishing to invest in real estate. This “Golden Visa Program” offers temporary residence to investors with the promise of permanent resident after five years and citizenship after six years.

All you need to do to qualify is purchase €500,000 in real estate in Portugal. It’s that simple.

Citizenship Requirements

So long as you meet the minimum residency period of two weeks each two years, your visa will be renewed and you may apply for Portuguese citizenship for your immediate family after six years.

You are not required to reside in Portugal to maintain your visa status. Requirements to apply for the immigrant investor program include a clean criminal history and passing a health exam. Upon approval, your entire family will be able to relocate to Portugal if you wish to live in Europe.

Tax Considerations

While Portugal does apply high tax rates to its residents, investors may qualify for a “non habitual resident” tax exemption. This exemption may limit income taxation to a flat 20% rate for income earned in Portugal, or potentially a 0% rate for income earned overseas.

The next step to obtaining a Second Passport in Portugal is to schedule a free personalized consultation with the Haven Investor team. All consultations are completely confidential, and there is no charge to get started.

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United Kingdom: Second Passport

Second Passport in United Kingdom

If you want the world’s most prestigious citizenship, the ultimate in high quality living, and maximum opportunities for your children, then the United Kingdom’s immigrant investor program may be ideal for you.

Citizenship Program Overview

Citizenship Type: Residency
Allows Dual Nationality: Yes
Investment: £2 million
Residency Requirement: None
Timeline to citizenship: 5-6 years
Visa-free Travel: 174 countries

About the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is a made up of four home countries: England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland. It is a global financial hub, mainly through its capital city of London, and a major player in world politics. British citizens enjoy an endless array of benefits, including the benefits of EU membership.

Britain has a long history of immigration and investment around the world. The country uses the British pound as its currency.

United Kingdom Second Passport Benefits

The UK second passport has been deemed the best in the world. In addition to permanent freedom of movement throughout the entire European Union, British citizens may enjoy visa-free travel to 172 countries including the United States, Canada, and much of Asia and Oceania.

British nationality may be passed down to future children and descendants, making it a wise choice for those looking to build a long-lasting legacy.

Investment Requirements

The United Kingdom offers a number of immigrant investor programs for wealthy families seeking to relocate to the UK. You are typically able to live, work, or start a business, although obtaining citizenship is not instant and can take between 3-6 years depending on your level of investment.

To qualify for British temporary residency, investors may qualify for a Tier 1 Investor visa by investing £2 million in UK government bonds or share/debt capital in UK businesses. This method allows the investor to qualify for citizenship as soon as six years; a larger investment may reduce this period to five years. Fees of approximately £2,000 per family member are additional.

Citizenship Requirements

Applicants for residency should speak English and have adequate means to support themselves.
You are not required to reside in the UK to maintain your visa status. Requirements to apply for the immigrant investor program include speaking English, passing a background check, and having adequate funds to support yourself in Britain. Upon approval, your entire family will be able to relocate to the UK.

Tax Considerations

There are a number of tax considerations when living in the United Kingdom. While personal income taxes in the UK are high, foreigners may avail themselves of a number of exemptions or other methods to reduce or eliminate income tax on their worldwide income.

Additionally, immigrant investors wishing to conduct business in the UK may avail themselves of a low 20% corporate tax rate. We will be happy to discuss the details with you when you contact us.

The next step to obtaining a Second Passport in the United Kingdom is to schedule a free personalized consultation with the Haven Investor team. All consultations are completely confidential, and there is no charge to get started.

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