It only costs a mere $150,000 investment (in a government-approved fund, of course) to qualify for this comparably cheap Golden Visa program.
This Golden Visa can be obtained by either a $400,000 real estate purchase or the more affordable option, a $100,000 National Development Fund investment. Additionally, a $1.5M business investment will get you in.
While a Golden Visa from Austria can also be acquired through a considerable investment, there is a strict quota of 300 Golden Visas permitted annually.
There are also several means to get a Golden Visa from Canada, including a $1.2M bond contribution to the Quebec Immigrant Investor Program.
To qualify for Germany’s Golden Visa program, it isn't an investment or contribution amount that is required, although there is a minimum amount that is quite strongly encouraged.
Greece also offers several ways to obtain a Golden Visa, including a sizable real estate purchase, considerable investment, or a large purchase of government bonds.
Simply make a $150,000 investment in any national Grenada fund to qualify for this Golden Visa program.
Ireland's Golden Visa offers investment options like enterprise, and real estate funds, along with endowments to qualify for its program.
For a not-so-small investment into a government-approved fund or an even larger chunk of change, you can qualify for either the Residency or Citizenship by Investment Visa plans.
There are two ways to qualify for this Golden Visa program, one of which is $10M in New Zealand currency, or the other investment option which only costs $3M.
Portugal's Golden Visa program requires a real estate investment, although the minimum investment is less for investments in low-density regions.
Qualifications for this Golden Visa program can either be an investment in a business or the establishment of a new business. Additionally, investments in a government-approved fund will also get your ticket punched.
Applying and qualifying for Spain's Golden Visa requires a real estate investment, which can also lead to citizenship.
This Golden Visa program can be entered either via a $150,000 government fund investment or a real estate purchase of $200,000 or more.
Another one of the more affordable Golden Visa programs, St Lucia only requires a $100,000 investment in a national government fund.
This is arguably the most unique Golden Visa program, and qualification is based on the amount of annual taxes paid.
Considered a residency investment Golden Visa program, for a $2.5M real estate investment, this could be home.
A minimum real estate investment can qualify you for the Golden Visa program in the UK.
$250,000 and a sizable real estate investment later, and you can get your Golden Visa for Turkey.
The Dubai Golden Visa program offers either a $5M or $10M (United Arab Emirates currency) investment plan to qualify.
The Golden Visa program for the US requires either a $900,000 investment or a minimum of $100,000 invested in an existing business or to establish a new business.
With either a $130,000 government fund investment, or a $200,000 government-approved property purchase, a Vanuatu Golden Visa can be yours.
|Antigua and Barbuda||USD 100,000||3-4 months||Visa-free or visa-on-arrival travel to 150 destinations including Hong Kong, Russia, Singapore, the UK, and Europe’s Schengen Area|
|Australia||AUD 2.5 million (Investor stream)||12 months||The right to live, work, and study without restriction in Australia|
|Austria||Substantial contribution to the Austrian economy||24–36 months||Opportunity to become an EU citizen upon making a substantial capital contribution|
|Canada||Innovative start-up business||12–31 months||The right to live, work, and study without restriction in Canada|
|Cyprus||EUR 300,000||2-18 months||The right to live and study in Cyprus|
|Dominica||USD 100,000||3 months||Visa-free or visa-on-arrival travel to 144 destinations worldwide|
|Greece||EUR 250,000||1-2 months||The right of free movement to Greece and Europe’s Schengen Area|
|Grenada||USD 150,000||3-4 months||Visa-free or visa-on-arrival travel to 145 destinations including China, Russia, Singapore, the UK, and Europe’s Schengen Area|
|Hong Kong||No minimum investment||4-8 months||Strategic location and premier gateway for trade and investment to and from mainland China|
|Ireland||EUR 500,000||9-12 months||The right of free movement to Ireland, Europe’s Schengen Area, and the Common Travel Area|
|Italy||EUR 250,000||3-4 months||The right to live, work, and study without restriction in Italy|
|Jersey||GBP 1.25 million in real estate and more***||The right to live, work, and study without restriction in Jersey. ***Applicants must also pay GBP 145,000 in annual taxes.|
|Jordan||USD 750,000||3 months||The right to live, work, and study in Jordan|
|Latvia||EUR 60,000||1-3 months||The right to live, work, and study without restriction in Latvia|
|Luxembourg||EUR 500,000||6 months||The right to live, work, and study without restriction in Luxembourg|
|Malaysia||MYR 1 million||3-6 months||Long-term multiple-entry visas enabling the applicants and their families to live in Malaysia|
|Malta||EUR 738,000 investment||14–38 months||An attractive place in which to live or own a second home, strategically located, with excellent air links|
|Mauritius||USD 375,000||6-8 months||The right to live, work, and retire in Mauritius|
|Monaco||No minimum investment||The right to live, work, and study without restriction in Monaco|
|Montenegro||EUR 450,000||8-10 months||Free movement to Montenegro, the countries in Europe’s Schengen Area, Russia, and Türkiye|
|Namibia||USD 365,000||3 months||The right to live, work, and study without restriction in Namibia|
|New Zealand||NZD 5 million||8-9 months||The right to live, work, and study without restriction in New Zealand|
|North Macedonia||EUR 200,000||2-5 months||Free movement to Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Turkey, and Europe’s Schengen Area, among others, as well as an e-visa to India|
|Panama||EUR 100,000||30 days or 4-6 months**||The right to live, work, and study in Panama. **Note: Processing time varies depending upon how one is applying. The Qualified Investor route requires 30 days, while Friendly Nations or Forestry Investor routes require 4-6 months.|
|Portugal||EUR 280,000 in real estate||18+ months||The right to live, work, and study without restriction in Portugal|
|Singapore||SGD 10 million||9-12 months||World-class education, healthcare, and transport systems|
|Spain||EUR 500,000||20 days||The right to live, work, and study in Spain, and free movement to the EU and Europe’s Schengen Area|
|Switzerland||CHF 250,000 in annual taxes||3-6 months||First-class infrastructure and excellent banking facilities|
|Thailand||THB 600,000||2-3 months||Long-term, privilege multiple-entry permit as well as luxury, VIP treatment|
|United Arab Emirates||AED 2 million||2+ months||The right to live in any of the seven emirates of the UAE|
|United Kingdom||Innovative, scaling business||1-8 weeks||The right to live, work, and study anywhere in the United Kingdom|
Several countries, including Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Canada, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Ireland, Malta, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, Switzerland, The Cayman Islands, The United Kingdom, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States, and Vanuatu.