What is a residency ?
Permanent residency is a visa status that allows an individual to reside in the country when he is not citizen. A permanent resident is entitled to live, work, study and access to the health care in the country. Depending on the country the laws are different from one country to another. To be eligible to apply for a permanent residence permit, individual must meet very specific criteria such as speaking the language, having worked in the country before. Depending on the country the criteria are subject to change.
What is a residency by investment ?
Residency by investment is the process of obtaining a permanent residency permit in a foreign country by investing in the country. Investment opportunities are defined and different to each country. The sectors and types of investment are therefore likely to change from one country to another.