Germany Regional Investor Residency Programme 2020

Looking to obtain German residency by investment? While Germany doesn’t have a formal investor visa programme, there exists an avenue for foreign investors to obtain residency by means of a combination of adherence to German immigration laws and undertaking economic activity.

Find out more about how you can obtain German Golden Visa type residency below, or contact us for more information.


Golden Visas SA provides investors with access to the opportunity to gain German residency on the basis of a region specific €250,000 investment in a government approved off-plan property, combined with making a €100,000 interest free loan to the German government for a period of 5 years. Your contribution will go towards a specific regional economic growth fund contributing to projects that benefit German citizens. 

The application process takes approximately 4 months, making Germany a far better choice than the USA, for example, where EB5 application approvals can take anything from 9 months to 10+ years.


GERMAN (EU) RESIDENCY: A simple, predictable route to obtaining German residency in a first-tier EU country.

STANDARD OF LIVING: The region and its most famous city is renowned for being very conscious of environmental sustainability, offering residents access to low-carbon transport and some of the country’s best scenery. In addition, it is one of the most affluent parts of Germany, making it an excellent lifestyle choice for those seeking a Plan B in Germany.

FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT: Enjoy increased global mobility with visa-free travel to 26 other countries in Schengen Europe.

FAMILY RESIDENCY RIGHTS: The primary applicant’s spouse and dependent children up to the age of 18 years can be included in the application for residency rights.

NO MINIMUM STAY REQUIREMENTS: This regional German investment residency programme is well suited to the needs of busy foreign investors. Spend as much – or as little – time in country as you choose.

WORLD RENOWNED HEALTHCARE: Gain free access to state sponsored healthcare that’s widely regarded as some of the best in the Western world.

 NO LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENT: Unlike in the case of the Spanish and Portuguese Golden Visa Programmes, you won’t need to prove proficiency in German in order to obtain your investment residency visa.

FRIENDLY COMPANY TAX REGIME: Germany offers third country investors a very friendly taxation regime, making Germany a better choice for starting a business than Spain, for example.

ACCESS TO THE WORLD’S 4TH LARGEST ECONOMY BY GDP: For third country investors seeking to establish a business footprint in the EU, Germany is an excellent choice, with most of Europe’s core production and business destinations reachable by air within 2 hours or less.

PERSONAL SAFETY: In terms of personal safety, Germany scores very high. For investors hailing from South Africa, Lebanon, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Zimbabwe and countries facing similar challenges, this attribute is often seen as highly appealing.

ROAD TO CITIZENSHIP: Become eligible to apply for German citizenship after having maintained your German residency status for a minimum period of 5 years. Germany recognizes dual citizenship status, so you don’t need to give up your native passport to become a German citizen. 

WORLD CLASS FREE EDUCATION: Give your children the ultimate gift of free access to a top-tier German education.


The primary applicant must be at least 18 years of age. In addition, the following is required:

  • A €250,000 off-plan property investment

  • A €100,000 Economic fund contribution

  • Proof of German domicile

  • Proof of legally obtained investment funds.

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Golden Visas gives non-EU investors access to some of Europe’s most acclaimed investor residency programmes, including the German Investment Residency Programme. We specialise in Golden Visas and residency by investment programmes, and collaborate with only the finest investment immigration experts in the country.

Simply complete the below form to find out more and get your application process started today. Annual client intake slots are limited, and EU residency legislation is rapidly becoming more stringent, so contact us now now to avoid missing out on this incredible opportunity to leave your family a global legacy in the EU.