opened only in 2017, Luxembourg’s Residence for Investors from Third-Countries is one of Europe’s youngest golden visa programs.
One of the world’s wealthiest countries on a per-capita basis, the Grand Duchy is a safe, stable, and centrally located European jurisdiction.
The scheme gives investors a great deal of choice in how to invest but also mandates physical presence substantial enough to make the investor a tax resident in Luxembourg.
|Program Type||Golden Visa Program|
|Time to citizenship||6 years|
|Time to permanent residency||5 years|
|Minimum investment||EUR 500,000|
|Physical presence requirement||183 days a year|
|Application processing time||4-6 months|
|Citizenship grants visa-free travel to||189 destinations, including Schengen countries and the United States|
|Contribution types available||Property Investment, Business Investment, Securities Investment, Fund Investment|
General program requirements
The Investor Program for Third Country Nationals provides the following investment options:
€500,000 in an existing company with its registered office in Luxembourg, which needs to be held for five years;
€500,000 in a new business, with a registered office in Luxembourg. The business needs to hire five full time employees within three years of being incorporated. The National Employment Agency needs to assist in the hiring process.;
€3 million capital contribution in a management and investment structure, such as family wealth management funds, private equity, or venture capital funds;
€20 million in the form of a deposit with a financial institution established in Luxembourg, which needs to be held for five years.
The main applicant may include their spouse and dependent children under 21 in the residency application.
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Programs that offer citizenship within months in exchange for investments or donations, with minor/no physical presence requirements.
Programs that offer citizenship in exchange for investments following a 1-2 year period, with minor/no physical presence requirements.
Bulgaria Investor Program (discontinued)
Programs that offer residence permits within months in exchange for passive investments, with limited physical presence requirements.
Andorra Residence Without Lucrative Activity
Anguilla Permanent Residency Program
Australia BIIP Investor Streams
Bahamas Economic Permanent Residence
Barbados SERP Program
Bermuda Economic Investment Certificate (EIC) Program
Brazil Investor Visa (VIPER)
Cambodia My 2nd Home
Cayman Islands Investor Visa
Colombia Investor Visas M and R
Costa Rica Investor Visa
Curaçao Investor Permit Program
Cyprus Golden Visa
Georgia Investor Visas
Greece Golden Visa
Guernsey Investor & Entrepreneur Residency
Ireland Immigrant Investor Program (discontinued)
Italy Investor Visa
Latvia Investor Visa
Luxembourg Investor Visa
Malaysia M2H Visa
Malta Permanent Residence Program
Mauritius Permanent Residency Program
Monaco Carte de Séjour
Netherlands Investor Visa
New Zealand Investor Visa
Nicaragua Investor Permanent Residency Program
Panama Qualified Investor Visa
Philippines Special Investor Residence Permit
Portugal Golden Visa
Russia Investor Visa
South Korea Investor Visa
Spain Golden Visa
Taiwan Golden Visa (APRC Plum Blossom Card)
Thailand Elite Residence Program
UAE Golden Visa
UK Investor Visa (discontinued)
United States EB-5
Programs that offer residence permits within months to those who can demonstrate income or personal wealth above a certain level, usually requiring that the holder not take up employment locally.
Argentina Rentista and Pensionado Residency
Austria Independent Means Visa
Barbados Welcome Stamp
Gibraltar Category 2 HNWI Residence
Greece FIP Visa
Indonesia Retirement Visa (KITAS)
Ireland Independent Means (Stamp 0)
Italy Elective Residency Visa
Jersey High Value Residency
Mexico Legal Residency Visa
Nicaragua Pensionado and Rentista Visas
Panama Rentista Retirado Visa
Paraguay Permanent Residency Program
Portugal D7 Visa
Spain Non-Lucrative Visa
Uruguay Independent Means Visa
Programs that offer residence permits within months to those who physically relocate to start and/or run a business. Startup and entrepreneur visas fall under this category.
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