Frequently Asked Questions

Where are your offices?

18 de Beers Avenue, Baker Square MO1, First Floor, Unit 108, Paardevlei, Somerset West, 7130

What countries do you specialise in for residency applications?

We specialise in obtaining residency in Austria, Cyprus, Hungary, Malta, Monaco, Portugal, Switzerland, UAE, the UK and the USA.

Are there any restrictions on who can apply?

Residency and citizenship by investment schemes often do not have any restrictions and are open to all nationalities. On the other hand, some of the Citizenship-by-Investment schemes place restrictions on nationals of Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Yemen, Somalia and others, depending on where you live and/or the source of funds.

Do I have to physically live in the country to obtain permanent residence rights or citizenship?

Citizenship by investment programs do not generally require a physical residence, but many residence by investment programs require a limited number of days of physical presence, varying by country.

Which kinds of documents are required to file an application?

Although programs differ widely in this respect, most programs require documents like:

Completed application forms

Passport copies

Professional references (from bankers, lawyers, etc.)

Financial statements, including proof of source of funds and wealth, bank statements, etc.

Proof of address

Letters of recommendation

Police certificates

Marriage certificates

Birth certificates

Medical certificates

Affidavits of the source of funds, dependant status, etc.

Notarised copies of university diplomas (if applicable)

What are the requirements for residence and citizenship by investment programs?

Each country has different requirements that applicants must fulfil for residency or citizenship through investment. For example, some programs require medical examinations and proof of good health, while others do not.

However, some requirements are standard for all such programs. The applicant must:

Be over 18 years of age

Have a clean criminal record.

Show the legal source of the investment funds.

Invest in government-approved investment options, such as real estate, government bonds or a national economic fund.

Meet all requirements for approval of residency or citizenship applications.

How long does the application process take?

This depends on each program. Usually, it can range from about 3 weeks to 6 months. In some cases, such as when there is an application backlog, it can take considerably longer.