Germany

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Residency by Investment
250,000 euros Program cost Minimum investment for Residency by Investment
Mobility
177 Program mobility Number of countries that are visa-free travel

Germany Investment Immigration Programs Overview

The German passport is considered one of the most powerful in the world - citizens enjoy visa-free access to 177 countries. While Germany does not have a specific visa program for investors, German residence law allows foreign investors to apply for a three-year national residence permit. Investors are required to either establish their own company or invest a significant amount in a German company. The visa application process takes about a month, however company and investment procedure, and approval by local authorities, may take longer. There is no minimum investment requirement, but it must be a significant investment to create a business and jobs.

Visa holders can obtain a three-year residence permit which can be extended to a permanent residence permit once applicants prove their business is successful. A residence permit can be extended to spouses and underage children or other dependent family members.

Citizenship-By-Investment

Although Germany does not offer a CBI program, successful residency applicants can obtain citizenship – and a well-regarded EU passport – after being a legal resident of Germany for at least eight years.

Residency-By-Investment

Germany has no specific visa program but investors can get residency. There is no minimum requirement, applicants must invest enough funds to establish a business and create jobs – the general suggested amount is 250,000 euros. Investors will receive a visa for 3 years, which will lead to permanent residence followed by citizenship after 5 years.

How To Apply

Applicants must get an approval letter from the respective Chamber of Industry and Commerce and the local Alien Affairs Office. They must provide a business plan, prove sufficient funds for self-support and for financing the business. The visa application takes about a month.

Mobility

Citizenship allows visa free access to 177 countries. Residency gives the same rights as German citizens and visa-free travel to Schengen states.

Country

Germany is strategically located in the center of Europe and is the economic powerhouse of the continent. Germany boasts a strong and stable economic infrastructure. It is one of the world’s leading exporters and fourth largest economy.