Your passport dictates where you are entitled to live, work or travel. Some passports open doors for you and family worldwide, others can seriously limit your freedom of movement and even compromise your wealth or security.

Whether you are seeking to improve your ability to travel, enhance your legal security, access a better quality of life, better protect your wealth or simply to retire to an exotic location, you should consider securing an alternative citizenship or residency.

Immigrant Investor Programmes (IIPs) are designed to attract foreign capital and investors by providing the right of residence and/or citizenship in return. They are generally offered either by developed countries whose citizenship is highly prized, or by smaller nations seeking to attract capital investment.

IIPs typically have multiple criteria that must be fulfilled for the investment to qualify – usually related to job creation, targeted industries, government bonds or designated real estate purchase.

Sovereign and its specialist external partners can guide clients through the best available IIPs in order to determine which one will suit them best. We keep up-to-date details on these schemes around the world, with their required investments, financing options, government application fees, time frames for obtaining permanent residence and/or citizenship, as well as ongoing requirements to maintain it.

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