Economic Investment Certificate Program

Bermuda’s EIC program provides those who invest at least US$2.5 million in the country with a 5-year path to permanent residency.

Program participants who are not absent from Bermuda for more than 450 days over the five-year period – and continuously present for the 12 months preceding the application – are eligible for British Overseas Territories citizenship.


Program at a glance

Program TypeGolden Visa Program
Time to citizenship5 to 6 years
Time to permanent residency5 years
Minimum investmentUS$ 2.5 million
Physical presence requirement90 days a year
Application processing time1-2 months
Citizenship grants visa-free travel to187 destinations (British Passport), including Schengen countries and the United States
Contribution types availableProperty Investment, Bond Investment, Donation, Business Investment,

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