Investor Visa Program

The Russian Investor Visa (AKA the Russian Golden Visa) gives investors – and up to five generations of their family members – permanent residency in Russia immediately upon approval. Following five years of legal residency, applicants are eligible for citizenship, subject to their mastery of Russian language.

Applicants may qualify through both passive or active types of investment, in businesses or property. Minimum investment amount range from RUB 15m (US$205,000). For active business investments, qualification is subject to a minimum tax-payment threshold. 


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Program at a glance

Program TypeGolden Visa Program
Time to citizenship5 to 6 years
Time to permanent residencyImmediately upon approval
Minimum investmentRUB 15m (US$205,000)
Physical presence requirementNone
Application processing time3 months
Citizenship grants visa-free travel to118 destinations, including Schengen countries and the United States
Contribution types availableProperty Investment, Business Investment

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