Saudi Arabia

Residency by Investment

Saudi Arabia Residency by Investment

Saudi Arabia is one of the latest countries to be added to the list of worldwide states that enable an investor visa. Also known as a golden visa, it enables foreign investors to move to Saudi Arabia by injecting a specific amount into the economy in exchange for a residence permit. Depending on how long they plan to stay, foreign nationals who want to move to Saudi Arabia can do so by requesting different visas and residency permits. Investors who can establish businesses here and who are eligible for the golden visa in Saudi Arabia fall under a unique group of immigrants. For individuals who match the requirements, this kind of residence permit, also known as the investment visa in Saudi Arabia, offers several advantages.
Processing Time

1-3 weeks

Donation or Investment From

US $1.05 M or minimum $800

Visa-Free Travel Within


Saudi Residency Visa Benefits

  • Use of airport lanes reserved for Saudi citizens
  • Being able to operate a firm in accordance with the foreign investment regulations
  • Freedom from the current requirement for an exit-reentry permit for foreigners working in Saudi Arabia, which prevents them from leaving and entering the country at any moment
  • Ability to apply for family member visiting visas
  • Possibility of hiring domestic helpers like housemaids
  • Possibility of purchasing and owning property in the monarchy

Key Facts

35.95 million(2022 Estimate)

We offer you citizenship by investment programs, company formation services, and an array of options that allow you to secure citizenship and obtain additional passports without residency obligations.

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      Options for residency under Saudi Arabia's "golden visa"

      The Saudi Arabian program for international investors offers two residency choices compared to previous programs;

      • The first one has to do with temporary residency in exchange for a smaller investment.
      • The second one takes the conventional route, where it is possible to gain permanent residency.

      Financial criteria to obtain a Saudi Arabian investor visa

      The golden visa program will be very enticing to people who wish to immigrate to Saudi Arabia because it is one of the richest nations in the world and because the investment requirements are much lower than in, say, certain European countries. If you intend to apply for a golden visa in Saudi Arabia, you should be aware of the following:

      • Permanent residency is possible for a single sum payment of 800,000 SAR (about 213,000 USD), while the renewable residence permit costs 100,000 SAR (about 27,000 USD).
      • When applying, you must be at least 21 years old;
      • · the approval of the application file takes around 30 days.
      • Regarding relocation by investment, this is one of the most well-established initiatives ever developed by a Middle Eastern nation.

      If you wish to start a business in Saudi Arabia, you should be aware that you have the right to completely own the local firm based on your residency visa. You may rely on our regional experts to give you complete company formation, accounting, and auditing services.

      Financial statements shall be prepared while taking into account the requirements of IFRSs (International Financial Reporting Standards), GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles), and any other applicable financial reporting framework. For information on our services in this regard, get in touch with our Saudi Arabian accountants.

      Required conditions to apply for the Premium Residency

      1. Present a valid passport.
      2. Must be at least 21 years of age.
      3. Submit proof of a clean criminal record with no precedents.
      4. Provide proof of financial solvency.
      5. Submit an updated health report about being free from contagious diseases.

      Yes, As a general rule of law, yes an ex-pat/foreigner can buy a property or house in Saudi Arabia. But wait a minute, read till the end to unveil the hidden clauses of the rule. It is said that every foreigner or ex-pat can buy a property or house in Saudi Arabia either for business or residence purposes.

      No, it is not possible to acquire citizenship directly.

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