El Salvador looks set to introduce a residency by investment programme following its adoption of Bitcoin as an official currency.

The programme which appears to be for residency initially rather than direct citizenship by investment looks likely to be set at $100,000 rather than the 3 Bitcoin that was initially rumoured. The new Volcano Bonds set to be offered next year will be a qualifying investment. Other investment types may include real estate and business investment. As soon as details are confirmed through legislation, we will publish here.

Residency of El Salvador can lead to citizenship after five years or one year for nationals of Spain or Latin American countries.


A selection of residency and citizenship investment programmes.