Germany is a thriving hub of industry, manufacturing, and engineering and  is recognised  by many as one of the main economic powerhouses of Europe. Combining business and immigration the country invites entrepreneurial foreign nationals to invest in a regional development fund to become a permanent resident.

The total capital outlay including all fees is as low as €360,000. Permanent Residency is issued after holding a 3 years temporary residence permit for main applicant and 5 years for dependants. After 8 years of residing in Germany, residents may apply for Citizenship.

Besides a booming economy, Germany offers its residents a very high standard of living, free education in some of the most prestigious schools and universities in Europe, a modern and affordable health service and unrivalled travel infrastructure. Over the years Germany has built a reputation for actively supporting diverse multicultural communities throughout the country making it a welcoming and prosperous place for overseas investors.

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Germany Residency Requirements


The main applicant must be at least 18 years of age, have no criminal record and may include his/her spouse, and dependent children under the age of 18, in the application. Temporary residency visas will be granted initially, with the option to apply for Permanent Residency after three years for the main applicant and five years for the remaining family members.

German Citizenship by Investment Requirements

Although the program does not offer direct citizenship by investment it is possible for family members to make a secondary application for German citizenship after 8 years of residency, providing they have resided permanently in Germany for 8 years and have passed a German language test. A German passport is one of the highest-ranking passports in the world and will enable the holder to live, work or study anywhere within the European Union.

German Passport Power

The German Passport is globally recognized as one of the most powerful, securing the 20th position in La Vida’s extensive Global Passport Ranking. Holders of the German passport benefit from visa-free entry to 199 countries worldwide, encompassing an impressive 80.7% of the world’s total global wealth, measured by GDP and 91.9% of worldwide travel popularity based on international visitors. The 199 total destinations include 171 countries and 28 overseas territories.

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