Taiwan

Golden Visa (APRC Plum Blossom Card)

Taiwan offers immediate permanent residence to foreign nationals who invest in either local businesses or government bonds for a period of no fewer than three years. 

Minimum investment amounts start at $NT 15 million (about US$480,000) for the business investment option (which also requires the creation of five local jobs), and NT$ 30 million for government bonds.

Taiwan also offers a five-year path to citizenship, though prospective citizens must master Mandarin Chinese and must give up other their nationalities.

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Program at a glance

Program TypeGolden Visa Program
Time to citizenship5 years
Time to permanent residencyImmediately upon approval
Minimum investment$NT 15 million (US$480,000 in Nov 2022)
Physical presence requirementNone
Application processing time1-2 months
Citizenship grants visa-free travel to187 destinations, including Schengen countries and the United States
Contribution types availableBusiness Investment, Bond Investment

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