Belgium Citizenship By Investment

Despite its relatively small size, when it comes to the EU, Belgium is every bit as important as such heavyweight nations as Germany, Spain, Italy and France. In fact, the Belgian capital city Brussels hosts the headquarters of both NATO and the EU. It’s therefore no surprise to learn that Belgian citizenship and a Belgian passport is highly desirable for those ambitious, high net-worth individuals looking to dramatically change their status in this world.

Belgium Citizenship Benefits In Summary

  • Great Value At €200,000 Per Applicant
  • You Will Receive A Passport, Identity Card & Driver’s License Within 100 Working Days
  • You Will Additionally Receive A Naturalization Certificate And Enjoy All Benefits Of Belgian Citizenship For Life
  • You Will Receive A Belgian Tax Number
  • You Can Make Your Investment Purchase Anywhere In Belgium
  • Your Passport, ID Card & Driver’s License Is Renewable Every 10 Years At Any Belgian Embassy Or Any Immigration Office In Belgium
  • You Can Enjoy Visa Free Travel To 183 countries. As Of January 2020 Ranked 8th in World
  • Your EU Citizenship Will Lead To Easy Employment In Many Countries Including Visa Waiver Program To USA
  • Freedom Of Movement In All Schengen Countries And To United Kingdom Without Visa

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Citizenship Package Information

Application processing time  

100 days

Visa-free travel countries

183

Minimum Investment

€200,000

Receive Passport, Identity card, and Driver’s License

90 days

Receive Naturalization Certificate

Yes

Receive Tax Number

Yes

Receive Physical Address in City of your choice

Yes

Easy employment in many countries

Yes

Freedom of Movement in All Schengen Countries and to United Kingdom without visa

Yes

How To Become A Belgian Citizen

The Belgium Citizenship by Investor program offers ambitious but economically hamstrung foreign (non-EU) entrepreneurs the opportunity to obtain Belgian citizenship and a Belgian/EU passport. Needless to say, such status would be a veritable “game changer” to such an individual, granting them instant freedom of movement, access to all European Union countries and the Schengen Area, plus visa free access to the UK and US.

Program Requirements

The Belgium Citizenship by Investor program is specifically aimed at foreign investors with an interest in making Belgium their place of residence, and further add to the Belgian economy.

The program require the applicant to:

  • Have proven assets of at least €200,000
  • To be willing to make an investment in Belgium by way of a real estate purchase for the minimum of €200,000
  • To then go ahead and purchase either property or land to the value of at least €200,000 within the borders of the Kingdom of Belgium
  • To allow 100 working days for the Belgian citizenship process to run its course
  • To maintain purchased real estate or land for a period of five years minimum

A Bit About Belgium

The Kingdom of Belgium is a proud sovereign state in Western Europe. Belgium is bordered by four countries – France, Holland, Germany and Luxembourg, and also has coastline to the North Sea.

There are two types of Belgians; the Dutch-speaking Flemish Belgians which makes up around 60% of the population, and the French-speaking Walloon population which totals around 40% of all Belgians. Interestingly, both groups take on the characteristics of their neighbors to such an extent that Flemish Belgians are frequently mistaken for Dutch people, while Walloon Belgians are invariably confused with their French neighbors, especially by foreigners.

Belgium is famous for its Renaissance architecture, with virtually every major town and city still maintaining many examples of its medieval history. Antwerp is Belgium’s largest city and its center of commerce. Brussels is Belgium’s capital, and the headquarters of both the European Union and NATO.

Back in the 1960s, Belgium was one of the first multicultural nations in Europe. As a result, today around 20% of Belgium’s population are of foreign origin, the largest groups being Italian, Moroccan, Dutch, French, Portuguese and Spaniards.

Belgium boasts an extremely high standard of living, and when it comes to quality of life, healthcare, education and tax, Belgium outperforms virtually every other nation in Europe.

Advantages of Owning Property & Residing In Belgium:

Belgium is arguably the no.1 location in Western Europe to live and work right now. Here’s why:

  • Belgium offers excellent living standards in the heart of Europe, on a par with the best from neighbors Germany, France and Holland
  • For ease of business, Belgium’s is located right in the center of Europe, and is a nation of major influence both politically and commercially
  • Belgium is currently one of Europe’s most attractive jurisdictions for holding companies
  • Belgium offers extremely attractive rates of corporate and private taxation
  • If you are looking to employ non-EU workers, Belgium has excellent residence conditions for non-EU citizens

Belgian Economy

Belgians are per-capita always ranked among the wealthiest Europeans, and have a long history of getting the utmost economically from their small land, be it agriculturally, industrially, through international trade, services, and most recently, technology. Belgians are born with a strong work ethic, and this added to the countries excellent educational and healthcare facilities has always insured that Belgium has a workforce that always punches well above its weight.

Belgian Economic Facts

  • Belgium was the first country to undergo an industrial revolution in Europe in the early 19th century
  • Belgium was one of the founding members of the European Community
  • Today Belgium maintains three quarters of its trade with its EU cousins
  • Belgium had a unique geographic location, which is one of the reason both NATO and the EU choose to maintain their headquarters in the Belgian capital Brussels
  • Belgium has a highly skilled, ethnically diverse, multilingual highly motivated and productive work force
  • Belgium are at the EU forefront for such industries as agriculture, construction, engineering, motor vehicle assembly, scientific instruments, processed food and beverages, chemicals, basic metals, textiles, glass and petroleum

Benefits of Becoming A Belgium Citizen & Passport Holder

There are many reasons why acquiring Belgium citizenship and a Belgian/EU passport would be massively appealing to an ambitious, high net-worth foreign investor. Here are just a few:

  • Low Cost – With an outlay of as little as €200,000, the Belgium CBI program represents excellent value
  • Minimal Residency – The Belgian citizenship program requires the bare minimum of the applicant in terms of residential demands
  • EU Status – The Belgian CBI program provides an investor the citizenship of one of the most respected nations in Europe, and the hosts the both the EU and NATO
  • Schengen Area – As Belgian citizens, applicants and their families will have complete freedom of movement throughout Europe’s Schengen Area
  • Belgian Passport Power – The Belgian passport is ranked eighth in the world, and has visa-free access to 183 countries. Those visa-free areas include the Americas (North, South, Central and the Caribbean) in its entirety, all of Western and parts of Eastern Europe, Southern Africa, parts of Asia, Southeast Asia and Australasia
  • EU Freedom – As a Belgian citizen and EU passport holder, an investor has the freedom to live, work and indeed make their home in any European Union country without restrictions on time and with the same rights as a citizen born to that country.

They may be Belgian citizens, but they can live and work in Spain, Germany, Portugal, Slovenia or any nation they choose that is part of the EU family.

Citizenship By Investment Programs

CountryInvestment
Austria Citizenship Program€250,000
Belgium Citizenship Program€200,000
Bulgaria Citizenship Program€65,000
Croatia Citizenship Program€175,000
Czech Republic Citizenship Program€200,000
France Citizenship Program€200,000
Hungary Citizenship Program€200,000
Italy Citizenship Program€190,000
Mexico Citizenship Program€120,000
Holland Citizenship Program€175,000
Poland Citizenship Program€175,000
Slovakia Citizenship Program€52,000
Slovenia Citizenship Program€50,000
Spain Citizenship Program€200,000
Turkey Citizenship Program€75,000

Citizenship Process

  • 1. Discuss with our immigration advisers

    Our advisers will evaluate your circumstances and work with you to select the most suitable citizenship option.

  • 2. Documentation Preparation

    A checklist will be provided and we will guide you through the required documents. Our advisers will be check all documents for compliance.

  • 3. Citizenship Application

    Your application for citizenship will be submitted along with supporting documents confirming your investment.

  • 4. Processing of application

    Each applicant is vetted by the government for a due diligence check.

  • 5. Citizenship approval

    Once the application has been processed and approved, you will be issued with a residence permit.

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