Top investment migration destinations revealed

Malta and Portugal have been ranked as the world’s top investment migration programs by a new report.

The Global Residence and Citizenship Programs 2017–2018 Report by Henley & Partners ranks Malta as the world’s top citizenship-by-investment program and Portugal as the top residence-by-investment program.

For the third consecutive year, Malta’s Individual Investor Program (MIIP) is the top-ranking citizenship-by-investment program in the world, with a score of 81 out of 100. These investment migration programmes are essentially schemes that allow an individual to acquire citizenship in another jurisdiction in return for a minimum investment.

The Mediterranean island-nation is followed by Cyprus in 2nd place (with a score of 72) and Austria in 3rd place (with a score of 63). Antigua and Barbuda ranked 4th, followed very closely by Grenada, which is ranked 5th. The lowest-ranked citizenship program is Dominica’s, with a score of 51.

Portugal’s Golden Residence Permit Program has emerged as the world’s best residence-by-investment program for the third year in a row, with a score of 79 out of 100. Portugal is very closely followed by Austria in 2nd place (with a score of 78) and Belgium in 3rd place (with a score of 77). In last and 20th place, and with a score of 36, is Bulgaria’s residence program.

Article published 21st November 2017