Who qualifies for residence and citizenship by investment programs? 

Anyone who can demonstrate that they have come about their money in a legal manner and are otherwise of good moral character (i.e. do not have a criminal history, are not a reputational risk to the receiving country etc) can apply, with some exceptions for nationals of certain countries, like North Korea.

See our overview of nationalities banned from participating in citizenship by investment programs here.

In some cases, medical certificates may be required. For further details on each program’s requirements, visit the individual Country Pages.