Nicaragua

Investor Permanent Residency Program

Those who invest US$30,000 in real estate, a new local business, or in government-designated forestry or agricultural projects are eligible for immediate permanent residency in Nicaragua. 

Participants in the program are also eligible for a two-year expedited path to citizenship, provided they can speak and write Spanish, have maintained their investment, and can pass an integration test.

Though no specific physical presence requirement is formally mandated, those aiming for eventual naturalization are advised to spend at least a month in Nicaragua each year to demonstrate ties to the country.

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Program at a glance

Program TypeGolden Visa Program
Time to citizenship2 years
Time to permanent residencyImmediately upon approval
Minimum investmentUS$30,000
Physical presence requirementNot specified but 30 days a year is recommended
Application processing time3-6 months
Citizenship grants visa-free travel to126 destinations, including Schengen countries
Contribution types availableProperty Investment, Business Investment, Special Projects Investment

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