Golden Visa Belgium Residence Program

Unlike many other countries in Europe Belgium offers a golden visa also known as “investor visa” program where applications are reviewed on a case by case basis. This is in contrast to the European countries offering clearly defined rules for investor visa programs based on real estate investment.

Applicants can apply by forming a Belgian company.  Successful applicants can gain permanent residence and citizenship after five years. Typical investment throughout the five year period is €350,000 – €500,000.

To gain citizenship by investment in Belgium investors must pass a language test in either Dutch, German or French.

Key Facts

  • Investment of up to €500,000
  • Full family residency
  • Flexible. No requirement to reside
  • Schengen free travel
  • Potential future citizenship

The Belgian programme is not as clearly defined as other countries offering the golden visa programme in Europe. There are various investment routes and structures including the setting up of an international holding structure, investing in an existing Belgian company or investing in a foreign company through a holding company set up in Belgium. It is not offered for real estate investment but for business investment.

Compare Golden Visa Programmes

The Belgian programme is intended as an entrepreneur visa investment. For those seeking residency visas through real estate investment in Europe visit our pages on Portugal, Spain, Greece and Cyprus to compare the investment requirements and benefits of residency and citizenship in these countries.


A selection of residency and citizenship investment programmes.