Venezuela

Investor Visa

Venezuela offers renewable, temporary residence permits of 3-year validity to those who invest an unspecified amount deemed sufficient by the relevant authorities in Venezuelan businesses, acquiring at least 20% of the shares of the company.

After two years, the applicant can obtain Residente status, a visa that has a five-year validity.

Following 10 continuous years of residency (5 if married to a Venezuela or a citizen of certain countries), the applicant is eligible for Venezuelan citizenship.

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Program at a glance

Program TypeGolden Visa
Time to citizenship10 years
Time to permanent residencyN/A
Minimum investmentNot formally specified
Physical presence requirementNone at temporary stage
Application processing time1-3 months
Citizenship grants visa-free travel to127 destinations, including Schengen countries
Contribution types availableBusiness investment

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