Countries Grant their Nationality by Real Estate and/or Investment 

Countries that Grant Their Nationality through Real Estate Investment

Citizens from neighboring countries such as Libya, Yemen, Iraq, Palestine, and Syria are increasingly applying for Egyptian nationality. Therefore, Egypt put few tracks through which they can obtain Egyptian nationality such as buying a real estate property.

 

However, there are other requirements that are crucial to be met before applying for Egyptian nationality, which is going to be discussed in this article.

 

Countries that Grant Their Nationality through Real Estate Investment

 

There are countries that offer their nationality in exchange for buying a real estate property or investing in the real estate field. Among these countries are:

 

Egypt

 

Egypt is one of the countries that offer granting Egyptian nationality if the applicant bought a state-owned real estate property with a value of no less than $500,000.

 

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Turkey

 

Turkey offers the Turkish nationality to applicants in case they invested in real estate with no less than $250,000

 

Spain

 

Spain made granting Spanish nationality an inseparable part of its economy’s infrastructure, where people can get Spanish nationality in case they bought a property with no less than EUR 500,000. This has become increasingly prominent in Spain where you can currently find one foreign-owned household in every five local-owned households.

 

Cyprus

 

In Cyprus, an individual, and their spouses, children, and parents can get their Cyprus nationality through buying a real estate property on the condition that its worth is no less than EUR 2 million.

 

Once anyone gets the Cyprus nationality they can travel to 171 countries without visa which includes the Schengen zone, Singapore, Canada, and the United Kingdom (UK).

 

Portugal

 

It offers its applicants two tracks by which they can obtain Portuguese nationality through real estate investment. One is through investing with no less than EUR 500,000 and the second is investing in a 30-year-old real estate property with no less than EUR 350,000.

 

Saint Lucia 

 

Saint Lucia is one of the islands on the Caribbean and it offers, to whoever is interested, the chance to buy a real estate property, that has to be approved from the government, with no less than $300,000; and they can get the nationality in four to six months. This nationality allows its holders to travel to 125 countries without visa.

 

Saint Kitts and Nevis

 

Saint Kitts and Nevis, on the Caribbean, grants its nationality in 4-6 months in case the applicant invested in real estate field with no less than $200,000. This nationality allows its holders to travel to 150 countries without visa.

 

Domonica

 

In Domonica, if you invested in its real estate field with no less than $200,000, you are eligible to get its nationality which also allows you to travel to 118 countries without visa.

 

Montenegro

 

It is considered as one of the first countries that announced the possibility of granting its nationality in exchange of investing in its real estate field with $250,000. 

 

Among the advantages of holding this nationality is being able to travel to 125 countries without visa such as the United Arab of Emirates (UAE), the Schengen zone, Argentine, Brazil, Russia, the European Union (EU), Hong Kong, Singapore, and Turkey.

 

Antigua and Barbuda

 

Antigua and Barbuda is one of the Caribbean islands that offer its nationality in case of the applicant bought a real estate property with no less than $200,000.

 

Countries that Offer Its Nationality In Exchange of Investment

 

All of the previously mentioned countries offer its nationality also through:

 

Domonica

 

Domonica also grants its nationality in case of investing with $100,000 in its national treasury

 

Saint Kitts and Nevis

 

You can invest with $150,000 in its national treasury and earn its nationality in 4-6 months.

 

Grenada

 

Similar to Saint Kitts and Nevis, you can earn its nationality if you invested in its national treasury with $150,000

 

Montenegro

 

Motenegro grant its nationality in case the applicants invested in its economy (national treasury) with EUR 150,000

 

Turkey

 

Turkey offers two tracks which applicants can pursue to earn the Turkish nationality. One is to start a business with a capital of $500,000, and the second is through opening a trust in one of the American banks with $500,000 that can be refunded in 3 years.

 

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Requirements to Earn Egyptian Nationality

 

The applicant who wishes to earn Egyptian nationality must fulfill its requirements which are:

  • They have to have resided in Egypt for no less than 10 years and their residence is not for touristic or academic purposes
  • They must be older than 21 years old
  • They must speak Arabic fluently
  • They must have a clean record without any criminal penalties
  • They must have a stable source of income

 

How to Get Egyptian Nationality Through Real Estate?

 

Egypt linked the possibility of earning its nationality with real estate investment where applicants can buy any state-owned property with the value of $500,000.

 

Alternative Investments to Earn Egyptian Nationality

 

There are other tracks through which you can fulfill the requirements of earning Egyptian nationality and they include:

 

  • Starting a business with a capital of $400,000 or having 40% of the project’s shares
  • Depositing a non-refundable $250,000 to the Egyptian national treasury at the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE)
  • Opening a trust fund at CBE with $750,000 that can be refunded after 5 years without interest and in Egyptian pounds
  • Opening a trust fund at CBE with $1 million that can be refunded after 3 years without interest and in Egyptian pounds

 

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