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Our Process: What to Expect When Working with Global Residence Index

Global Residence Index is available to serve clients interested in our citizenship by investment or golden visa programs. From start to finish, we are committed to providing exceptional service and support. We offer resources and tools on our website that can help applicants narrow down their search and decide which program is right for their needs. If further help is needed, our team is happy to assist.

When an investor is ready to take the next step and start the application process, they will be paired with an expert in our team. Once an expert is assigned to the case, that expert will help move the process along as quickly and easily as possible. Though the application process for each program can vary slightly, our experts are equipped to navigate the complexities of all the programs we offer. To provide a high-level detail of what to expect from the application process, here is an overview of the major steps:


1. Pre-Due Diligence Screening

Before starting the application process, our team will review each applicant’s details to minimize the risk of rejection. Additionally, our pre-screening allows our team to identify any areas that may cause issues or steps that need to be taken prior to applying to the target country. By conducting a thorough screening process, our clients can be assured that they have the best chances of having a successful application process.


2. Document Collection and Preparation

Though some of the document collection will happen during pre-screening, there are more steps required when it comes time to apply to a target country. Our experts work closely alongside the applicants to gather all required documents, get things translated if needed, and in some cases, certified. Small things like not having a signature when needed or forgetting to notarize a certain document can set the process back immensely, so we take every precaution during this stage to weed out any negative impact from administrative errors.


3. Government Review

This stage is a bit of a waiting game. When the target country has been given all the documents, the application review begins. It usually takes a few months for governments to review applications. During this time, your assigned expert from our team will be your representative and take care of all correspondence with the Government. If any issues come up or the Government requests supporting documents, our team will liaise with the governing body to stealthy work through any obstacles.


4. Investment Completion

Some countries require upfront investment while others do not require investments to be finalized until the application is approved. This is the stage where investors will finalize financial proceedings that are required by the target country. It could be buying a property, donating funds to a government fund, or investing in a business, but whichever it is, proof of a completed transaction is required.


5. Obtaining the Passport or Residence Permit Card

Once approved, applicants will be granted their new passport or residence permit card. Some programs require investors and their families to collect their documents in person and provide biological information like fingerprints. Our team will ensure each client has the necessary travel arrangements made and is ready to collect their documents as soon as possible. Other programs can be done completely remotely. In this case, we will courier the documents to your address, or you may come to one of our offices where we will be happy to hand over your new documents to you.


6. Enjoy the Benefits of Citizenship or Residency by Investment

After the process is complete, our clients are free to travel, live, and work based on the guidelines of their new residency or citizenship. Most of the time, our clients no longer need our support after they have been approved and received their new documents. However, we are always happy to help navigate renewal processes or answer any questions that come up down the line. For a complete list of our after-sales services, please check our after-sales services page. At the end of the day, we are in the business of helping our clients build the lives they want, so if you need any help, we will be available to help you.


Need help?

Navigating through golden visa & citizenship by investment programs can be complex and overwhelming, regardless of the country or program you’re interested in. If you’re struggling to find clear, accurate information, you’re not alone. Our team is here to offer you clarity and reliable advice across a wide range of immigration programs.

By scheduling a consultation, you’ll receive personalized guidance tailored to your unique situation. We’re dedicated to helping you understand the details of various immigration programs, making them more straightforward so you can proceed with confidence.


During our call, we will:

Here is what to expect from a call with our advisory team:


We’ll answer your questions about the program and the application process, providing you with the clarity you need.


We’ll break down each stage of the immigration process, ensuring you know exactly what to expect.


We’ll help you determine if the chosen program is the right fit for you or suggest alternatives that may better align with your goals.


Gain access to our network of recommended local lawyers, as well as providers of eligible investment options.