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Residency by Investment Comparison Table

 Country     Bulgaria        Canada         Canada         Cyprus      Dominican   Republic       Greece         Hungary          Malta        
   Portugal   
 
      Spain               UK          USA 
Net worth EUR
1,000,000
CAD 2,000,000
(QIIP)
CAD 350,000
(MPNP-B)
EUR
500,000+
--- --- --- EUR
500,000
--- --- GBP 2,000,000+ (Tier 1 Investor) USD
$1,000,000+
Minimum Investment EUR
511,292
CAD 1,200,000  (QIIP) CAD 150,000
(MPNP-B)
EUR
300,000 (excluding V.A.T.)
USD
$200,000
EUR
250,000
EUR
300,000
EUR
600,000
EUR
250,000
EUR
500,000
GBP 2,000,000 (Tier 1 Investor) USD
$500,000

Guaranteed Investment
 
Yes Yes CAD 100,000 refundable Yes No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No
Dependents/Spouse Eligible for Residence? Yes
(children under age 18)
Yes
(children under age 22)
Yes
(children under age 23)
Yes
(children up to age 25)
Yes
(children under age 18)
Yes
(children up to age 21)
Yes
(children up to age 18)
Yes
(children up to age 26)
Yes
(children up to age 26)
Yes
(children up to age 18)
Yes
(children under age 18)
Yes
(children under age 21)
Average time to residency
6-9
months
 
21-60
months
18-22
months
2-3
months
--- 2-6
months
2
months
--- 6-8
months
1-3
months
2-6
months
12-18
months

Physical Residency Requirements
 
No 2 years in every 5-year period 2 years in every 5-year period 6 months +1 day --- No No No 7 days in first year+14 days (each subsequent two-year period) No 183+ days per year 180 days per year
Residency Requirement for Citizenship 5
years [1]
3 years out of 4 3 years out of 4 7
years
--- 7
years
8
years
--- 6
years
10
years
6
years
5
years
Visa-Free/Visa-on-Arrival Countries 171
(including Schengen)
172
(including UK & Schengen)
172
(including UK & Schengen)
174
(including Schengen)
54 184 (including Schengen)  146
(including Schengen)
183 (including Schengen) 186
(including UK & Schengen)
188
(including Schengen)
185 174
(including Schengen)
Dual Citizenship Recognized?
Yes
 
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Language Test Required? No No Yes
(IELTS)
No No No Yes
(for citizenship)
No Yes
(for citizenship)
Yes
(for citizenship)
Yes No
Financing Option Available?
Yes
 
Yes Yes Yes --- Yes Yes [2] No --- --- No No

[1] Fast-track option to Bulgarian citizenship within 2 years is available by doubling initial investment.
[2] The Hungarian Investor Residency Bond Program is now suspended (March 2017), Citizenship by investment in Hungary is no longer possible.