Germany Golden Visa 2024: Key Benefits

Looking to obtain German residency and/or citizenship by investment in 2024? The German Golden Visa Programme enables non-EU nationals to obtain residency by means of purchasing an eligible off-plan property, and making a regionally focussed entrepreneurial fund investment for a period of 5 years. Find out more about this pathway to German residency below, or contact us now for more information.

About the program

Germany has not formally packaged and promoted their Golden Visa programme as such, but that changed as of late 2019. Also referred to as German Economic Residency, this programme offers investors a proven and predictable pathway to obtaining EU residency in one of Europe’s top-tier nations.

As an EU Plan B destination, Germany ticks all the boxes. Co-create by the German authorities and our associate partners, the programme offers unrivalled value in one of the most sought after countries – without the need for language proficiency or to settle in-country if you don’t want to.

Investment requirements

In order to meet the German government’s requirements for obtaining residency, non-EU investors are required to purchase a government approved property to the value of €250,00 off-plan. In addition, an investment of €100,000 into a regional entrepreneurial development fund is required.

The property must be situated in a specific regional hub in Northern Germany, and the entrepreneurial investment must be maintained for a period of 5 years. Current development projects include a number of residential developments, as well as a Founders’ Technology Campus.

General eligibility requirements

In order to be eligible to apply for German investment residency, applicants must be older than 18 years old. A clean criminal record is non-negotiable, and residency is granted subject to the applicant having adequate private heath insurance in place. Given that the property being purchased is off-plan, applicants are expected to rent a property in Germany until their property is completed for domiciling purposes.

Our expert consultants will guide you through every step of the application process, and can help you identify the best off-plan property investment opportunity in line with your requirements. The application process can be completed in 3 months, making this one of the fastest EU golden visa programmes, in addition to one of the most affordable ones. To find out more about Germany’s visa and immigration requirements, click here.


Why choose Germany

AFFORDABILITY: With an investment requirement of only €350,000, the German Golden Visa Programme is incredibly well priced.

ECONOMIC POWERHOUSE: As the top European economy, with the country’s nominal $3,665 trillion by as early as 2017. 

CENTRAL LOCATION: If your intention is to use your new foothold in Germany as a base from which to do business in Western Europe, Northern Germany is an excellent.

 PERMANENT EU RESIDENCY: The German Golden Visa Programme offers investors a clear and reliable path to permanent residency.

VISA-FREE EU MOBILITY: Enjoy visa-free access to 26 Schengen countries – live, travel or study across the European Union.

AIR CONNECTIVITY: Your property will be situated in close proximity to cities such as Cologne and Dusseldorf, with Prague and the Netherlands border being within similarly close proximity as well. Daily flights to most of Europe’s key business destinations puts you where you need to be a virtually no notice. London, for example is a mere 2-hour flight away. 

PUBLIC TRANSPORT: The city in which you’ll be investing offers easy rail access to the international airports of both of these neighbouring cities, and also boasts a highly developed public transportation system.

NO MINIMUM STAYS: Move to Germany, or continue living in your country of origin. Germany does not require you to spend any minimum periods in-country, making it a compelling option for those seeking a Plan B against socio-economic or political uncertainties in their country of origin.

NO LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: Unlike with the Portugal Golden Visa Programme, the German economic residency programme does not require you or your family to speak German.

FAMILY INCLUDED: Your spouse, as well as unmarried dependent children under the age of 18 years can be included in your German residency application.