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.
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.
Residency by investment is the process of obtaining a permanent resident card in another country by investing in the economy of that country.
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.
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 citizenship. We back a bespoke service experience supported and sustained by long-term relationships.
Many countries around the world make the passports of other countries restrictive in terms of mobility, requiring citizens to obtain visas whenever they need to travel abroad. If you have to get visas every time you need to travel to a country, it is an expensive, time consuming, frustrating and stressful process. A second passport is the ideal solution to reduce these inconveniences by providing increased global mobility. Did you know that some passports allow visa-free entry to only 40 countries while other passports allow visa-free entry to 160 countries?
A second passport from 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. A second citizenship is an ultimate and invaluable insurance policy for investors and their families.
Depending on various criteria, having a dual citizenship may prove advantageous for tax mitigation 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.