Poland presents high net worth investors with a robust economy and a strategic Central European location. Its burgeoning cities, like Warsaw and Krakow, offer a vibrant real estate market with potential for capital growth. The country’s developed infrastructure, large domestic market, and skilled workforce make it conducive for business. Poland’s rich history, cultural depth, and diverse landscapes from the Baltic coast to the Tatra Mountains enhance its livability. Despite some bureaucratic hurdles, Poland remains an attractive destination for investment and a second home.

Poland Golden Visa

Poland does not currently offer a golden visa or citizenship by investment programme similar to those offered by some other countries. Alternatives do exist elsewhere in Europe such as the programmes in Portugal and Malta. 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 Poland

Business Investor Visa

This scheme requires applicants to start a business in Poland. They must generate €15,000 within one year to qualify for temporary residency as well as the permit. The investor, as owner of the company, would not have to physically reside in Poland.

Poland Passport Strength and Ranking

Poland has one of the strongest passport rankings, which would make for a strong incentive for investors were the country to ever offer a Citizenship by Investment programme. The passport offers visa-free travel to 197 countries across the globe. This makes for 92.5% of global travel and access to up to 80.8% of the world’s wealth (measured in GDP). It ranks 23rd in La Vida’s comprehensive Global Passport Ranking.


Citizenship and Residency by Investment Programmes

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