Gibraltar, with its unique status as a British Overseas Territory, appeals to high net worth immigrant investors seeking stability and strategic location at the gateway of the Mediterranean. Its favorable tax regime, absence of VAT, and strong financial services sector make it attractive for wealth management and business ventures. Real estate offers luxury properties with potential for appreciation. Gibraltar’s blend of British and Mediterranean cultures, mild climate, and access to both European and African markets make it a compelling choice for a second residence.

Gibraltar Golden Visa

Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory and does not currently offer a golden visa or citizenship by investment programme similar to those offered by some other countries. Such golden visa programmes often allow individuals to obtain citizenship or residency rights through substantial investment, typically in real estate, national development funds, or local businesses.

Residency and Citizenship in Gibraltar

As a British Overseas Territory, Gibraltar and its immigration policies are closely linked to the United Kingdom. Therefore, individuals seeking to reside in Gibraltar typically need to adhere to the immigration regulations and policies of the UK.

Gibraltar has what is known as a Category 2 Individual (High Net Worth Individual) Status: This is a special tax status for wealthy individuals who wish to establish tax residency in Gibraltar. Applicants must demonstrate substantial financial means ( over £2 million) and purchase approved property in Gibraltar to reside in. Successful Category 2 residents will have their tax liability capped on a specific amount of their worldwide income, making it attractive for tax planning.


Citizenship and Residency by Investment Programmes

See below a selection of countries offering residency and citizenship investment programmes.