How to choose the best Golden Visa?

7 Golden Visa programs provide similar oportunities but cause different responsibilities. Immigrant Invest’s lawyers will analyze your goals and recommend a solution based on 15 years of experience, which is tailored to your needs. We invite you to book an individual meeting online or in our office.

Meet online Meet at the office
1 hour We will analyze your case based on our experience and knowledge in this field
From anywhere
in the world
The whole family
can participate
6 offices
in the center
of capital cities
With a free parking
Lawyers With many years
of practice
in the industry

Main points to concentrate on when choosing a program


Each program has its own pitfalls: obligation to live in the country, different tax rates for residents and non-residents, annual renewal of a residence permit, etc. We will discuss all these points so that you are aware of all the relevant issues regarding your option in order to enable you to make an informed decision to choose the program that best suits you.

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Agent’s duty to ensure the consultation offered is of a high quality

Approval of the client’s application depends 99% on the information provided by the program’s agent and their competence. Individual consultation is based not only on our knowledge of the laws in force in different jurisdictions but also on our experience, which is much more valuable than simply a theoretical understanding of the process.

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Possibility of application being rejected

Before recommending a specific program or signing an agreement, we first conduct a confidential Due Diligence check on each investor and each family member included in the application. The whole process takes no more than 24 hours. The Due Diligence check carried out by Immigrant Invest’s AML officers is similar to the one conducted by the program departments. We pick up any potentially sensitive issues and, together with our client, address them before submitting the application. In this way, we reduce the risk of the application being rejected to a negligible 1%.

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Rights and obligations related to a second passport or residence permit

After obtaining a second passport or residence permit in another country, the holder gains certain new rights and also obligations: reduced tax payments, double tax payments, notifying the authorities in your country of origin about your new passport or residence permit, potential obligation to be conscripted in the army of either country, etc. Wel also give you detailed advice on how to travel internationally with two passports.

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Elena Ruda
Advocate, Development Director Immigrant Invest

We help our clients forget about visa restrictions and create an alternative place of residence without them having to be permanently resident there.

Our clients and their families are wealthy people: businessmen, entrepreneurs, investors, top managers, and celebrities. Our services are also used by other consulting and legal firms, representing the interests of their clients.

Reputable news outlets, newspapers and magazines regularly invite us to hear our views and discuss the changes that are constantly taking place in the field of citizenship by investment.

What happens during our meeting with you

We analyze your case

Our specialists at Immigrant Invest will be at your disposal for at least an hour. We will focus on questions and goals that apply to your situation rather than on general information about the program. We will also discuss details and practical examples that we will not disclose until our meeting. If necessary, some of our colleagues will additionally join the meeting: for example, a fund or real estate specialist, or directors at our foreign offices.

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We will reveal the real terms and timeline of the process

We will discuss the process and specify the timeframe within which we expect to obtain your second passport or residence permit based on our experience, and not just the letter of the law. We will warn you about the possible risks, delays and complications that may arise during the application.

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We will inform you of the package of documents required

We will discuss the procedure and mechanism for confirming the legality of the source of your funds and give you practical advice. We will clarify which documents are needed to confirm the dependence of children and parents on the main applicant. We will show you how to obtain or certify the required documents.

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We will calculate the cost of the program selected

We will calculate all the costs for you and your family, including the cost of services to be provided by Immigrant Invest. We will explain and discuss the terms of the agreement, and introduce the signatory to the agreement, Immigrant Invest’s CEO. We will be able to discuss and consolidate the entire package of documents without having to forward them to you.

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We will select the best properties from our real estate base

If the program that you are interested in involves purchasing real estate, we will present the best properties from our real estate base. We will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each option and narrow them down to the one most suitable for you.

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Our discussion will be confidential

You will be free to ask our lawyers and other competent specialists any questions that you have, including those that you may not be comfortable discussing by phone or online: for example, the consent of your ex-spouse to include a child in the application or how to confirm the availability of the money required to participate in the program. All our meetings arer confidential and take place in separate meeting rooms.

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Due Diligence is a key stage of every citizenship or residence permit by investment program

We conduct a detailed Due Diligence check on our clients before submitting their application to the relevant government department. This reduces the risk of rejection to 1%.

Submitting an application to the citizenship program department and then failing to pass their Due Diligence check is tantamount to a «black mark» in any future applications by the client.

In this case, not only will the current application be rejected but any future applications, including those in other jurisdictions, will almost certainly also be rejected.

Our activity as an agent of citizenship by investment programs fully complies with the requirements of the 6th Anti-Money Laundering Directive issued by the European Union.

Victoria Atanasova
Compliance Anti-Money Laundering Officer, Director of our Maltese office
Pavel Reshetnikov
Compliance Anti-Money Laundering Officer, Managing Director
Vladlena Baranova
Compliance Anti Money Laundering Officer

Why we are trusted by the authorities and our clients

We have been checked and accredited by the governments in the European Union and the Caribbean. Our licenses are confirmation of their trust and confidence in us.

Feedback from our clients on our personal consultation

obtained Malta citizenship
by investment

I needed to get a European passport as quickly as possible to conduct my business and travel freely.

I would like to thank Immigrant Invest’s lawyers in Malta, including their local lawyer.

Immigrant Invest has all the necessary resources to support their clients. Their professional, competent, and helpful managers ensure the smoothness of the application process. Everything was taken care of. I didn’t have to worry about anything.

became a Grenada citizen
by investment

You had the most competent and customer-oriented approach among the three companies that I approached.

got a Greek residence permit
by investment

We were in discussion with Immigrant Invest for several months before signing the contract. Zlata was very attentive and patient with us. She did not put any pressure on us to sign the contract quickly.

Before signing, Zlata provided us with all of Immigrant Invest’s relevant certificates to be confident that the company was reliable and its staff were well-qualified and competent.

After signing the contract, we were introduced to the lawyer responsible for our application. As soon as we met her, we felt her confidence, professionalism, and respect for us. As a result of our mutual understanding, we were able to work quickly and effectively. We managed to gather all the necessary documents within a week, and the following week our application was approved.

got a St. Kitts and Nevis passport

I received my St. Kitts and Nevis passport 9 months after my first consultation with Immigrant Invest. This was especially impressive considering that my application was made at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic and the resultant travel restrictions.

I came to Immigrant Invest’s office just three times: for a consultation, to sign my contract, to submit the application and the required documents, and to collect my new passport.

The most challenging stage — gathering all the required documents — took two weeks. After that, my role was reduced to simply making the investment and waiting for my passport.

Immigrant Invest took over the rest of the tasks. It carried out its own preliminary Due Diligence check, specified which documents were required, kept me informed about the results of each stage, sent me reports and invoices, and answered all my questions.

Thanks to Immigrant Invest, I now have my St. Kitts and Nevis passport and naturalisation certificate.

got a Portuguese
residence permit

I do not often meet people with such high responsibility and professionalism as your staff and managers.

became a Vanuatu citizen

The service and support given to me at Immigrant Invest have left me only with positive impressions and pleasant memories. In particular, I would like to thank your lawyer Olga Ocheretyanaya, who resolved every issue. She saved our time and energy, listened to and understood all our requests and wishes, and handled our application perfectly. There were no problems that she could not solve. I would be too happy to use your company’s services and Olga’s lawyer again.

received permanent residence in Malta

Thank you very much for your professionalism and patience with me during my application!

You were always available to me and helped me with many issues, including problems with bank transfers from *** Bank 🙈

II felt secure knowing that a professional lawyer protected my interests and that everything would work out in the end! Great job!👍

got Dominican citizenship

I have got my Dominican passport. Many thanks for your professional approach and for helping me get my passport so quickly!

received Vanuatu citizenship

The head of Immigrant Invest’s legal department handled my application. I want to thank her in particular because I could turno her for any question or advice even outside office hours, including at weekends. Moreover, all issues that arose were always resolved promptly.

I also appreciated the convenience of being able to prepare and submit my application online without having to travel to different offices and government departments. In the end, my second passport was sent to me by DHL within just two months, despite all the lockdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Who conducts the meeting

You will be individually advised by practicing lawyers with extensive experience in the field of international law, a certified AML-officer, a CFA specialist and experts on citizenship by investment programs in the European Union and the Caribbean

Elena Rudaya - Chief Development Officer of Immigrant Invest, Honorary Consul of Vanuatu
Elena Ruda
Chief Development Officer in Immigrant Invest, lawyer
Evgeniya Morozova
Head of the Legal Department
Zlata Erlach, Expert of the Caribbean Investment program
Zlata Erlach
Head of the Austrian office
Yulia Veremyova
Director of Partnerships Department
Victor Esik, the head of the Portuguese office of Immigrant Invest
Victor Esik
Head of the Portuguese office
Natalia Oganesyan
Real Estate Chief Operations Officer, RICS certified professional
Victoria Atanasova — Head of Immigrant Invest office in Malta
Victoria Atanasova
Director of the Maltese Office, Anti Money Laundering Compliance Officer
Svetlana Gorchakova, the head of the Sales Department at Immigrant Invest
Svetlana Gorchakova
Head of the Sales Department
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Let’s discuss the details

Individual consultation with an experienced lawyer specializing in citizenship by investment.

Zlata Erlach
Expert on citizenship by investment programs in the Caribbean
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Answers to frequently asked questions

Where will our meeting take place?

We will hold the meeting in a place and in a way convenient for you: online, at one of our offices, or at another place selected by you.

Who is hosting the meeting?

You will be individually advised by practicing lawyers with extensive experience in the field of international law, a certified AML-officer, a CFA specialist, experts on citizenship by investment programs in the European Union and the Caribbean.

Which online communication link can we choose?

Any program that is convenient for you: phone, Skype, Whatsapp, Telegram, Zoom and Google Meet.

How long will the meeting last?

As long as it takes to answer all your questions. As a rule, an hour is enough, but it can also continue for a longer time.

Can I bring a friend or family member to the meeting?

Certainly. We will be happy to meet and advise everyone on any questions that arise.

Schedule a meeting

Let’s discuss the details

Schedule a meeting at one of our offices or online. Our lawyers will analyze your situation confidentially, calculate the cost of your application and help you find a solution based on your goals, in person at a place convenient for you or online, at a time that suits you.