Canada Residency by Investment Program

Canada Start-up Visa

Canada Start-up Visa was launched in 2013, The program is designed for foreign entrepreneurs with the skills and potential to establish businesses in Canada by allowing them and their families to apply for Canadian permanent resident status.

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To Apply

  • Applicant must have Qualifying Business whether alone or as a group (up to 5 applicants) must own more than 50%. Each applicant must own at least 10% of the shares.

  • Letter of support from a designated organization authorized by the Canadian Government.

Types of designated organizations

  • Venture capital fund

  • Angel investor group

  • Business incubator

Eligibility Criteria

Net worth: No minimum requirement.

Investment: Invest CAD $100,000 to CAD $200,000 in a Canadian Business.

Age: No minimum/maximum age restrictions.

Language Proficiency: Minimum CLB 5 in speaking, listening, reading & writing in either English or French.

Criminal Record: Should not have any criminal history.

Medical Record: Should not have any serious health condition.

Settlement Funds: Meet IRCC’s proof of settlement funds requirement as per family members.

Benefits of Investing Under Start-up Visa Program:

One of the best countries to live, work, stud & do business.

Quick pathway to get Canadian Permanent Residency permit for you & your family members.

Accompanying Spouses can work in Canada while Children can attend Canadian schools.

Access to Canada’s excellent healthcare system.

Access to various Social-Security benefits.

Provincial Nominee Investment programs

The applicants can obtain residency in Canada by acquiring an existing business or start a new business in any province. Investment starts from CAD150,000 up to CAD400,000

 

Net worth: CAD500,000 – CAD800,000 (depending on province).

Investment: Minimum investment CAD150,000.

Age: 55 Years.

Language Proficiency: Minimum CLB 5 in speaking, listening, reading & writing in either English or French.

Criminal Record: Should not have any criminal history.

Medical Record: Should not have any serious health condition.

USA EB-5 Program

USA EB-5

USA EB-5 Program offers an immigration Visa for foreign High Net worth investors. It is one of the fast-track options to get U.S. Green Card and permanent residency through investment. The EB-5 visa program was established by the US Congress in 1990 to facilitate increased investment in the US economy.

An Investor with their spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21 can make investment to obtain green card, which allow them to permanently live, work and study in the United States.

In order to obtain the permanent residency through the EB-5 visa program, foreign investors must meet specific requirements of United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS). The applicants must invest minimum of $1.8 million in Non-Targeted Employment Area, or $900,000 in a Targeted Employment Area (high-unemployment or rural areas) and must create 10 Jobs with the investment.

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Eligibility Criteria

Source of Funds: Source of funds should be legal.

Investment: Invest $ 900,000 or 1.8 million in equityor government approved regional centre projects.

Age: Must be at least 21 years old.

Experience: No prior business experience required.

Language: English language not necessary.

Education: No minimum education requirement.

Medical Record: Good health mandatory.

Dependent: Dependent under 21 years of age can be included in the application.

Benefits of USA EB-5 Program:

One of the fastest ways to obtain permanent residency in the United States.

There are no employment restrictions for EB-5 green card holders.

Day to Day management is not required if the applicant invest in regional centre program.

The EB-5 investment visa offers the children of the foreign investors various education benefits including access to public elementary, middle, and high schools along with economical in-state tuition at public colleges and universities.

EB-5 visa applicants may be eligible for U.S. citizenship after 5 years after achieving permanent resident status.

Those who do not wish to apply for citizenship can renew their green card every 10 years without going through a review process.

UK Residency by Investment Program

The United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is one of the most favourite destination for everyone who wish to immigrate for a better quality of life for himself and future generations. The United Kingdom is made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, is an island nation in north western Europe, The United Kingdom is a global influential centre of finance and culture.

Facts

  • Capital: London

  • Population: 10.28 Million

  • Language: Portuguese

  • Time to Golden Visa: 4 - 6 Months

  • Passport Ranking: 6

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Visa Options

UK Sole Representative Visa

The Sole Representative of an Overseas Business visa category allows the senior representative to travel to the UK in order to establish the branch of their existing business and act as the sole representative of the main company in U.K. There is no specific investment requirement.

Eligibility Criteria

The Main company must be a genuine company, incorporated overseas and established for a minimum of one year.

The budget allocated for UK branch office should be realistic keeping in mind the company’s size, nature of business & its revenue.

When the visa is granted & the employee comes to work on behalf of the company based out of U.K, most of the company’s business must always be conducted out of the UK.

Visa Extension

  • The overseas representative visa is granted for 3 years and can be extended for 2 more years. After 5 years the applicant can apply to settle permanently in the United Kingdom.

UK Innovator Visa

Innovator visa program is for businesspersons who wants to set up new business in the United Kingdom. and intend to invest a sizeable amount of their wealth in the United Kingdom. The investment must be productive, be profitable to the UK economy, and facilitate financial growth of the state.

Eligibility Criteria

Minimum investment required is £50,000.

Minimum 18 years of age.

Meet the English Language requirement CEFR level B2 or UK NARIC.

At Least £945 in your bank account of 90 consecutive days before you apply.

Funds should be Disposable to UK.

When you apply for this visa at that time funds can be in UK or Overseas.

Visa Extension

  • U.K Innovator Visa is granted for a maximum period of three 3years initially. There’s no limit on the number of times you can extend this visa. It allows the applicant to conduct extensive market research to recognize the most profitable venture to invest in.

  • Innovator visa may be extended and eventually lead to permanent residency and U.K Citizenship.

Greece Golden Visa Program

Greece

Greece Golden Visa program was started in 2013. Greece is a country in south eastern Europe with thousands of islands throughout the Aegean and Ionian seas. Influential in ancient times, it's often called the cradle of Western civilization.

Facts

  • Capital: Athens

  • Population: 10.72 Million

  • Language: Greek

  • Time to Golden Visa: 4 - 6 Months

  • Passport Ranking: 8

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Investment Options

Purchase of a property or a combination of properties equal to or above €250,000 plus applicable taxes.

Benefits of Greece Golden Visa :

No stay requirement.

Whole family qualifies for visa permit.

Visa-free access to all Schengen States.

Immediate Permanent Residency.

Eligible for Citizenship after 7 Years.

Portugal Golden Visa Program

The Portugal

The Portugal Golden Visa program was started in 2012. Portugal is a southern European country on the Iberian Peninsula, bordering Spain. Its location on the Atlantic Ocean has influenced many aspects of its culture: salt cod and grilled sardines are national dishes.

Facts

  • Capital: Lisbon

  • Population: 66.65 Million

  • Language: English

  • Time to Golden Visa: 4 - 6 Months

  • Passport Ranking: 7

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Investment Options

Purchase of a property equal or above €500,000 anywhere in Portugal.

Purchase of a property equal or above €350,000. Refurbished and 30 years old.

Purchase of a property equal or above €280,000 provided that the property is in a sparsely populated area (less than 100 inhabitants per km²).

Benefits of Portugal Golden Visa :

Free travels within the Schengen zone.

Right to live and work in Portugal.

Option to become “non-habitual” resident for tax purposes.

Enjoy better education, healthcare, social security.

Applicant can apply for citizenship after 5 years.

Stay requirement is only 7 days a year.

Spain Golden Visa Program

Spain

Spain Golden visa program was started in 2013. Spain is located on Europe’s Iberian Peninsula, includes 17 autonomous regions with diverse geography and cultures.

Facts

  • Capital: Madrid

  • Population: 46.94 Million

  • Language: Spanish

  • Time to Golden Visa: 4 - 6 Months

  • Passport Ranking: 4

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Investment Options

Purchase of real estate equal to or above €500,000 plus tax.

Benefits of Spain Golden Visa :

Free travels within the Schengen zone.

Enjoy better education, healthcare, social security.

Applicant can apply for citizenship after 10 years.

No Stay requirement.