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Why Immigrate to Panama?

Why Immigrate to Panama?

Panama, for a long period, has maintained an attractive migratory reputation for those foreigners who seek a country with a pleasant climate and that allows them to participate in the labor force. For many, moving to Panama is a new phase of their lives, with many moving with commercial goals in mind. In addition to being a great place to live, the region is a key Latin America business hub. Many companies set-up operations in Panama to take advantage of attractive tax regimes, geographic location and access to the Panama Canal. When looking at attractive Latin America countries to immigrate too, Panama ranks as one of the best, along with the likes of Costa Rica, Chile, Peru and Mexico.  In addition to the steps to incorporate a company in Panama, individuals and companies should be aware of the procedure to obtain a visa in Panama. Setting up a business and moving to Panama is accessible with the right support.  Requirements to Immigrate to Panama  Panamanian Visa Authorization can be granted to a foreigner to enter the national territory as a non-resident and for a certain time period. This authorization is requested from their respective countries (at the Consulate of Panama in their home country) or may be requested by a lawyer residing in Panama. The individual must meet all the requirements of the National Migration Authority, and if the visa is approved, the Consulate of Panama is notified in that country so that the visa is stamped in the passport and the person can travel to Panama.  Panamanian Entry  In order to enter Panama, the individual must have a valid...

Colombia Investors Visa: Company Incorporation vs Real Estate

Colombia Investors Visa: Company Incorporation vs Real Estate

Colombia is open for business. The government, despite what many people may think, are extremely pro-business and investment. The government welcomes foreign investment and has measures in place to ensure that foreigners are treated equally to locals when it comes to investing and doing business in the region. The Colombian government allows 100% foreign ownership of both business and also property. So what does this mean? Well, as a foreign individual or company, you can own a local Colombia company. Additionally, as a foreigner, you can purchase Colombian property. For both of these options, foreign investors are then able to register their investment (either in a company - or in real-estate). Once this investment has been registered with the Central Bank of Colombia, the individual is able to apply for an investors visa. Colombian Investor Visa: Incorporation versus Investment There are (2) types of investors visas in Colombia: Migrant (M) Investors Visa Resident (R) Investors Visa Depending on the type and value of your investment, you are able to apply for either an M or R investors visa.  Real Estate Investment  As mentioned, in Colombia, as a foreigner, 100% local real estate purchases are permitted. Then, through the purchasing of local property, you will be eligible to apply for an investors visa. In Colombia, there are (2) types of investors visa for property purchases: The path forward will depend on the value of the property: Migrant (M) property owner visa - with the minimum property value of at least 350 Colombian minimum salaries. This visa is valid for (3)...

Colombian Visa Process: Investor vs Working vs Business Owners Visa

Colombian Visa Process: Investor vs Working vs Business Owners Visa

Colombia continues to grow as an attractive location to live and do business. Colombia is well renowned for its natural beauty and diversity, and this is indicative of the sharp rise in tourism to the country in the past 5 years - with this trend expected to rise.  Tourism and travel aside, Colombia offers smart investors an attractive place to set up operations and/or conduct business. Obtaining a visa in Colombia gifts you with a variety of options - namely working for a Colombia company or starting your own business. Additionally, an investment in Colombia real-estate will make you eligible to apply for an investors visa. Based on the value of this investment, you will be able to undertake commercial activities.     Colombian Visas: Investor versus Working versus Owners Visa Keep reading and learn about (3) common visa options in Colombia.  What Visa Options are Available in Colombia?  Based on your requirements, business plans, capital, and contacts, there are three viable paths to obtain a visa in Colombia. These options are detailed below:  Colombia Working Visa - through obtaining an employment contract with a local company.  Colombia Property Owner/Investor Visa  - through investing in local real estate. Colombian Business Owners Visa - through incorporating a local company, and investing in this company. 1) Colombia Working Visa  A Colombian working visa is a viable option for individuals who have an employment offer by a local Colombia company and plan to work for this company during a set time period. This type of visa has the following requirements: The...

How to Obtain a Colombian Investor Visa

How to Obtain a Colombian Investor Visa

Designed and intended for those making investments in Colombian property and business, getting a Colombian investors’ visa allows a foreigner to live permanently in the country. Keeping reading and learn how your investment in Colombia can provide you with the opportunity to gain residency in Colombia.  Why invest in Colombia? Colombian Investment Visa Did you know that Colombia is one of only two countries from Latin America (alongside Panama) to have not seen any full year negative economic growth since the turn of the millennia? In fact, it’s remained consistently above the 2% growth threshold. It’s this that allows this happy nation to offer a stable economic environment, allowing investors to comfortably develop their projects with access to international markets of over 1.5 billion consumers through regional trade agreements. Colombia’s various cities all offer something slightly varied in regards to viable commercial opportunities. From Cartagena’s historically unique tourism to the entrepreneurial hub that is Medellin all the way to the country’s latest wide-scale international involvement in medicinal marijuana, Colombia is a nation growing in confidence and diversity, further asserting its dominance as an international global force.  Your Colombian Investors’ Visa There are two broad types of investors’ visas These are: Migrant (M) Visa Resident (R) Visa Both have varying requirements as they are visas intended for different purposes, with the Resident visa indicating a more permanent stay for the foreseeable future. Qualifying for your desired visa depends on...

How to Apply for an Investor Visa in Peru?

How to Apply for an Investor Visa in Peru?

Immigrant investment programs are becoming more popular in the globalized business world to lure foreign capital into countries and in turn, offer investors a legal residence in the country. Peru offers the opportunity for foreign individuals to be granted residency through an investor visa.  In this article, we will clarify the requirements for the investor visa application and give you additional key information about Peruvian citizenship. Investor Visa Requirements in Peru In order to be able to apply for an investor visa, you need to make an investment in a Peruvian listed company or set up an independent company in Peru with a minimum investment amount of S/500,000 Soles for both operations, transmitted through one single bank transfer. Having received the certificate of the investment, you need to bring it to the National Migration Superintendence (Migraciones) to have it authenticated, together with the following documents: The Form F-007 that can be downloaded for free on the ‘Migraciones’ webpage. Photocopy and the original version of the travelling document (Passport/Foreigner’s card).  The invoice of a transfer of S/107.50 Soles made to the local Banco de la Nación. A commitment letter explaining that you will create a minimum of 5 employment positions for Peruvian citizens in less than 1 year of business operations. A Business Feasibility Project for a newly established company or a business plan for an already active company including the creation of 5 employment positions. A certification, stating that the money invested comes from abroad. This certificate...

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