Investor visas are reserved for overseas entrepreneurs and investors who will be visiting a country to set up their own business in that country or to invest in any of the industries of that country.
Countries all over the world have realized the advantage of offering citizenship to wealthy, goal-driven, self-motivated investors who are looking to improve the economy of their countries by making huge investments.
The cost for these visas vary heavily from country to country, as do the size of the qualifying investment. Few of the top countries offering Immigrant Investor Programs are
USA –The EB 5 visa allows immigrants to gain permanent residence as soon as they enter the United States. In order to qualify one must be willing to invest between 500,000 USD and 1 million USD in a U.S. business and must also be prepared to take an active role in that business
Canada – The Immigrant Investor Program allows experienced business people to settle in Canada and contribute to the country’s growth by investing in Canada’s economy. Investors need to have a minimum net worth of 1,600,000 CAD and be willing to invest at least 800,000 CAD in order to qualify. They are also required to demonstrate that they have adequate business experience.
Australia – The Subclass 891 visa for investors allows persons who are already holding a subclass 162 visa and are willing to invest 1.5 million AUD over a period of four years in Australian business to settle permanently in Australia