Residency By Investment - EUROPE



Germany is a Western European country with a landscape of forests, rivers, mountain ranges and North Sea beaches. It has over 2 millennia of history. Berlin, its capital, is home to art and nightlife scenes, the Brandenburg Gate and many sites relating to WWII. Munich is known for its Oktoberfest and beer halls, including the 16th-century Hofbruhaus. Frankfurt, with its skyscrapers, houses the European Central Bank

82.79 million (2017)
USD 3.677 Trillion (2017)
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About Program

Germany does not have an investor category per se. Instead, foreign nationals wishing to invest and become a resident of Germany must comply with the immigration laws related to self-employment, by taking up an economic activity in a local municipality. This is facilitated through a regionalized investment. A foreign national is to a) purchase real estate and b) make an entrepreneurial investment into a regional development fund. The main applicant must be at least 18 years of age, have no criminal record and may include his/her spouse, and dependent children under the age of 18, in the application.

Summary of Key Advantages

  • Permanent resident status in a top tier EU nation
  • Visa- free travel in the Schengen area
  • No minimum physical residency requirement
  • No language requirement
  • Required investment from EUR 350,000
  • Germany has the world’s 4th largest economy by GDP
  • Right to live, work and study in Germany
  • The country is an excellent and safe place to raise a family

Eligibility Criteria

  • Purchase off-plan real estate with a minimum value of EUR 250,000; and
  • Make an entrepreneurial investment of not less than EUR 100,000 into a regional development fund.
  • No minimum education is required
  • Applicant must be over 21 years
  • Children below 21 years & parents & parents(Maternal/Paternal) above 65 years can be included
  • Should not have any criminal record and serious medical condition

Application Process

  • Week 1: Main applicant and family members apply to participate in the investment programme and simultaneously apply for German residency. Transfer a refundable deposit to secure a slot in the programme and initiate the process for the residency..
  • Week 2: A pre-authorization for residency is conducted with the local municipality, which is then sent to the investors local German Embassy or Consulate. An escrow account is opened in the main applicant’s name. Within 14 days of receiving the pre-authorization letter they transfer the balance of the investment amount, fees, expenses and taxes.
  • Week 3: Main applicant and family apply for the 90 Days National D-Visa at their local German Embassy or Consulate
  • Week 7: D-Visa issued (valid for 3 months) Main applicant and family sign up for German health insurance and residential address in the local municipality. The applicant and family travel to Germany to complete the residency application with the local municipality and l receive their residence status


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