Are you looking to invest abroad? Talk to us about your options.
Visas available for businessmen & self employed people and anyone who has the funds and wants to settle overseas.
The opportunities available for Investing overseas are of two types (i) Investor Visas (ii) Start-up/ Entrepreneur Visa.
The fastest way to obtain a US permanent residency and citizenship is through the EB5. The EB-5 Program allows a foreign national to obtain permanent residency in the U.S., by investing $ 500,000 in a project in Targeted Employment Area or a rural area. There is no age limit, educational, work experience or language requirement nor sponsorship needed to apply. The green card is granted for self, spouse and children below 21.
Dubai offers investor visas for expats either through real estate investment or through the incorporation of an UAE company. For the real estate residence visa, the investor has to buy a property valued at AED 1 million or more and also has to prove that his income is AED 10,000 per month. Investor can partner or invest or set up a Free Trade Zone company in the UAE. The residence visa will be granted for 3 years.
The Investor visa (subclass 891) visa allows you to live in Australia and obtain permanent residency, if you and your spouse or de facto partner together have held a designated investment of AUD 1,500,000 in Australia for a period of four years. You must have lived in Australia for at least 2 years in the immediate four years before you apply on an Investor (Provisional) (Subclass 162).
To be able to establish a successful business and reach out to greater number of clients in Australia, you will need the Australia Investors Visa of subclass 891. Acquiring this visa will permit you to gain permanent residence along with your spouse or de facto partner. However, there is a crucial requirement to be fulfilled if you want to avail the above mentioned benefits.
Things you should know
A person applying for an Australian visa in this category, must invest an amount that is not less than 1,500,000 Australian dollars. In addition to this, you should also be able to fulfill the requirement of residence. This means that to be eligible to make the investment in Australia, you and your spouse or de facto partner should have lived in Australia for not less than two years.
The Application cost for Investor visa (subclass 891) is AUD 2,180
Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) is for non-European migrants who want to invest in the UK by setting up or taking over, and being actively involved in the running of, a business or businesses here. UK’s Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa is one of the most popular immigration schemes for Indian Entrepreneurs and Investors. Eventually, after 5 years the family can apply for settlement.
|Criteria||USA EB-5 Investor Visa||Dubai Investor Visa|
|Investment Details||$500,000 in TEA or $1 million||Property value must be at least AED 1 million. Property must be complete, and title deed in visa applicant's name has to be obtained|
|Maintenance and Funds Requirement||N.A||N.A|
|Type of visa issued||Green Card||UAE Residence visa|
|Visa Validity||5 years||3 years|
|Process time||9-12 months||N.A|
|Language Skills Requirement||No||No|
|Criteria||Canada Startup Entrepreneur||Quebec Entrepreneur Program||Germany Entrepreneur Program||Ireland Startup Entrepreneur||UK Tier 1 Entrepreneur Program||UK Sole Representative Program||Singapore Entrepreneur Program||British Colombia|
|Investment Details||You must secure a minimum investment of $200,000 if the investment comes from a designated Canadian venture capital fund OR||C$300,000||Sufficient funds as per the selected business (Eur 250,000 Recommended)||EUR 50,000||GBP 200,000||Not Required||Receives funding or investment from a recognised third-party Venture Capitalist (VC) or business angel who is accredited by a Singapore Government agency||$600,000 in personal net worth and eligible personal investment of at least $200,000 CAD in the proposed business.|
|You must secure a minimum investment of $75,000 if the investment comes from a designated Canadian angel investor group.|
|Maintenance and Funds Requirement||CA$ 11,824 (In case of a single person - Amount will increase depending on the number of Family members)||Not Required||Sufficient funds as per the living expenses||Sufficient funds as per the living expenses||GBP 3310(Visa Fee GBP 944)||GBP 3310 Maintenance (Visa Fee GBP 535)||N.A||Online fee : 300 Cad /$3,500 CAD processing fee Application. Net worth assessment 3000 to 500 CAD|
|Type of visa issued||Permanent Resident Visa||Permanent Resident Visa||Residence Permit||National Visa0||Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa||Sole Representative Visa||Entry Pass Multiple Entry Visa||Arrival permit for 2 years|
|Visa Validity||N.A||N.A||N.A||2 years||3 years 4 months||3 years||1 year||2 years|
|Process time||N.A||N.A||12-16 weeks||12-16 weeks||2-4 weeks||2-4 weeks||6-8 weeks||8-12 months|
|Language Skills||You must meet the minimum level of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 5 in either English or French for all four language abilities.||Either French Language (Level 7 - Advance Intermediate) AND English Language (Level 5 - Intermediate of Canadian Language Beanchmark)||English or Germany Language required||English Language skills (Qualification or IELTS)||English Language - Qualification as per PBS calculator or IELTS (miniumum 4 in all the 4 modules)||English Language - Qualification as per PBS calculator or IELTS (miniumum 4 in all the 4 modules)||NA||English is not mandatory but points can be awarded. For CLB 4 score minimum (2 points). Listening 4.5/ reading 3.5/ writing 4/ speaking 4|