Residence permits and passports for relocating to another country

One needs a residence permit, permanent residence card or passport to relocate to another country. A tourist visa is unsuitable as it limits the rights and the period of stay in the country.

Learn about the difference between a residence permit, permanent residence and citizenship and where to get them by investment.

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Frequently asked questions

  • Is moving to a foreign country worth it?

    Moving to another country is worth it if you want to drastically change your life and benefit from new experiences. It will give you new opportunities and allow you to meet a lot of new people.

  • What is the best country to live in as a foreigner?

    Among the best countries for living are Austria, Germany, Spain, the UAE, Canada, New Zealand. They have a high level of life and big communities of expats from all over the world.

    Some of these countries grant residence permits by investment. For example, you can obtain the Spain Golden Visa by investing €500,000+ in the country’s economy. The UAE also has the Golden Visa program. Under it you need to invest at least $204,000 to obtain a residence permit for 2 years.

    Austria grants residence permits for financially independent persons. They need to live in the country for 183+ days, have a stable income and rent or buy housing. The residence permit is given for a year and can be extended.

  • How can I legally move to another country?

    There are several grounds under which you can legally move to another country.For example, work, studying in the university, family reunification, or marriage.

    Some countries also allow foreigners to obtain their citizenship or residence permits by investment. Among the countries that grant citizenship are Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, Turkey, and Vanuatu.

    Residence permits by investment can be obtained in Andorra, Cyprus, Greece, Malta, Portugal, Spain, and the UAE.

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