Investment Migration Programs 2023 Launched Today, Revealing the World’s Most Attractive Options, along with a Brand-New Residence Program
The allure of Europe prevails in 2023, with European residence and citizenship by investment programs retaining the top spots in Henley & Partners’ latest rankings of the most sought-after investment migration programs in the world. Malta secures 1st place in the Global Citizenship Program Index for the eighth consecutive year, while the Portugal Golden Residence Permit Program again tops the Global Residence Program Index.
The two indexes — published in the 2023 edition of the Investment Migration Programs report, which is published annually by Henley & Partners — offer a systematic analysis and comprehensive benchmarking of the world’s most important residence and citizenship by investment programs, providing the gold standard in the sector. This year’s edition includes comprehensive analyses and comparisons of 40 programs, which have been appraised by a panel of distinguished independent experts including leading academic researchers, country risk specialists, economists, independent expert immigration and citizenship lawyers, and other specialists, who consider a broad range of pertinent factors. Interactive digital comparisons of the programs are also available, enabling global investors and wealthy families to select what matters most to them when weighing up their options.
Dr. Christian H. Kaelin, international immigration and citizenship law expert and Chairman of Henley & Partners, says Investment Migration Programs 2023 is essential for all those interested in keeping up to date with developments in the investment migration sector or considering residence or citizenship by investment as options for accessing new opportunities. “The publication is important not only for private clients and their advisors and other industry professionals, but also for government policy makers looking to manage investment migration programs to achieve greater fiscal autonomy and economic growth. In this time of extreme volatility, nation states are using residence and citizenship by investment programs as an innovative financing tool to allocate investors’ funds to national or regional social, infrastructure, and development projects that benefit their citizens and residents.”
Namibia Residence by Investment — The world’s newest program
While not featured in the publication, as today marks its launch, Henley & Partners has announced the world’s latest residence by investment option — and Africa’s second: The Namibia Residence by Investment Program. For a minimum real estate investment of USD 316,000, investors acquire the right to live, do business, and study in Namibia, which offers a highly stable political and economic environment. The democratic and safe country is one of Africa’s gems, with impressive infrastructure — its road network has been ranked 1st in Africa for five consecutive years — good airlinks, and an excellent quality of life. The country has the richest known marine diamond deposits in the world and is also one of the continent’s prime tourist destinations, with abundant wildlife and some of the highest dunes in the world. Its vast, unpolluted landscapes have become a location of choice for Hollywood filmmakers.
Group Head of Private Clients at Henley & Partners, Dominic Volek, says “We are really delighted to announce this innovative new residence by investment offering in Africa. In the ‘work and do business from anywhere’ era, astute entrepreneurs and investors now recognize that by extending their wealth planning and legacy management strategies to include residence and citizenship by investment, they can open up new global business opportunities, spread their risks across different jurisdictions, and take advantage of international opportunities for themselves and their families in countries of their choice. The Namibian government provides many opportunities for international investors seeking a foothold and growth on the African continent, including tax incentives, financing, and a one-stop bureau service for international companies. Added to this are its unique natural beauty and abundance of space and tranquility, a combination that makes Namibia a highly desirable offering.”
Find out more about Investment Migration Programs 2023 and the two digital indexes here: https://www.henleyglobal.com/publications/investment-migration-programs-2023