Residency by Investment

A residency for global mobility

EC Holdings

Our residency-by-investment programs offer you the opportunity to move, live, work, study and receive health care in your new country of residence. Being able to change residence to a suitable country or have multiple residences is an increasingly important aspect of international planning for private clients.

Ec Holdings offers expert advice on residency-by-investment programs in some of the best places in the world in terms of business environment, quality of life and opportunity.
Below are answers to the most common questions about acquiring residency as well as details of the most credible and successful residency programs.

What is Residency?

Permanent residency is a visa status that allows legal residence in the host country without being a citizen of that country. Permanent residents have the right to live, work, go to school and access health care in the host country.

To be eligible to apply for permanent resident status in a particular country, people usually must meet certain requirements, such as having work experience in the country, having studied in the country, and speaking the language. Since 1986, investment has been another way to obtain permanent residence. PR status can also lead to citizenship by naturalization provided the resident has lived in the country for a certain number of years.

What is Residency by investment?

Residency by investment is the process of obtaining a permanent resident card in another country by investing in the economy of that country.

What can EC Holding do for you?

EC Holdings enables individuals and families to live, travel and work more freely around the world. We are a firm specializing in investment programs for residency. We back a bespoke service experience supported and sustained by long-term relationships.

Residency by Investment Solutions



Antigua and Barbuda in a twin island nation with the Caribbean’s most competitive citizenship program. Access Global Citizenship from USD 100,000



Grenada, the most aromatic island nation in the West Indies is better known as the “Isle of Spice”. The only Caribbean nation with a citizenship program that offers visa-free access to China.



In St Kitts and Nevis, almost a quarter of this twin-island nation is a designated national park. This makes it a beautiful place on earth with one of the strongest passports of any Caribbean citizenship program.



Saint Lucia, located in the Lesser Antilles, has a citizenship program with visa-free access to 146 destinations at an attractive rate. A donation of USD 100,000 only is required.



Vanuatu is an archipelago made up of 83 islands. This young nation is the only one to offer a citizen by investment program in the Pacific region. Option start from USD 130,000.

Why you should invest in a Residency solution?


Many passports are quite restrictive in their visa-free mobility, forcing citizens to obtain visas whenever they need to travel abroad. Permanent residency can provide nationals of these countries with increased global mobility. For example, some passports allow visa-free entry to only 40 countries, while permanent residency in Portugal allows unhindered travel throughout the Schengen area, which includes 26 European states. The difference in global mobility can represent an incredible time saving in the filing of visa applications.


Permanent residency in a stable, peaceful and secure country can save your life and that of your family if you are from a country where political, economic or even climatic threats can arise at any time. This type of insurance is priceless for investors and their families.


New business opportunities open up to participants in residency by investment programs as they can now do business in the host country as well as travel abroad more freely.


Depending on various criteria, permanent residency may prove advantageous for tax optimization purposes. Certain nation only tax income earned from that country and do not subject capital gains to taxes either; others don’t tax foreign sourced income even if remitted. This could potentially enable you to reduce your global tax burden legally, and manage your wealth more effectively and efficiently.


Most residency by investment programs are available to the family members of the main applicant. This means that investors can secure a better future for their spouse and children.


Education is the foundation for a successful life as a citizen of the world. Investing in a permanent residency can open up access to the best education programs in the world for applicants and their children by qualifying them for domestic rather than international tuition fees.

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