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Citizenship by investment

Egypt Investment Programs

Egypt Citizenship by Investment offers a range of investment pathways, each with specific requirements:

  1. Economic Citizenship: This program typically requires a minimum financial contribution to Egypt's National Development Fund. Investment amounts may vary but can start from $250,000 or more, depending on the program and government regulations.

  2. Real Estate Investment: Investors can choose to invest in qualified real estate projects, such as residential and commercial properties. The minimum investment often starts at $300,000 or more, and the property must be held for a specified period.

  3. Bank Deposit: Place a minimum bank deposit of $500,000, which will be refundable after 3 years in Egyptian currency without any interest. 

Benefits of Egypt Citizenship

Gaining Egyptian citizenship through investment brings a multitude of advantages:

  • Visa-Free Travel: Egyptian citizens enjoy visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 65 countries, enhancing their global mobility. 

  • E-2 Busines Visa to the USA: Egyptian citizens may apply for an American E-2 business visa to the USA.

  • Tax Benefits: Egypt boast a competitive tax regime and there are public free zones for entrepreneurs.

  • Bank account in Egypt: Egyptian citizens may open a bank account in Egyptian or international banks.

  • Citizenship for Family Members: Family members of the applicant are also granted full citizenship as part of the program.

  • Cultural Richness: Egypt's rich history and heritage include iconic landmarks such as the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx. As a citizen, you'll have the opportunity to explore these treasures and immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture.

  • Strategic Location: Egypt's strategic location at the crossroads of Africa and the Middle East positions it as a hub for trade and investment. This geographical advantage opens up a world of economic opportunities.

  • Economic Prosperity: Egypt's dynamic economy offers diverse sectors for investment, including tourism, real estate, renewable energy, and manufacturing. The country's GDP reached approximately $394 billion in 2020, making it one of the largest economies in Africa.

Timeframe for Processing

The processing time of obtaining Egypt Citizenship by Investment takes 8 - 12 months. 

Procedure of Obtaining Egypt Citizenship by Investment

The process includes several key steps:

  1. Initial Application: Applicants submit their applications, providing detailed information about their investment, background, and personal details.

  2. Due Diligence: Thorough background checks are conducted to assess the applicant's eligibility and suitability, ensuring compliance with Egypt's citizenship laws.

  3. Investment or Real Estate: Applicants make the required investment or real estate purchase as per the chosen program, adhering to the specific terms and conditions.

  4. Review and Approval: The application undergoes a review process, and if approved, the applicant is granted Egyptian citizenship.


Requirements needed to obtain Egypt Citizenship by Investment

To qualify for Egypt Citizenship by Investment, applicants must meet specific criteria:

  • Financial contribution or real estate investment as per program requirements.

  • A clean criminal record.

  • Compliance with the investment terms and conditions.

  • Demonstrated commitment to Egypt's development and values.

Dual Citizenship Egypt

Egypt allows dual citizenship, meaning applicants who obtain Egyptian citizenship through investment need not renounce their existing citizenship. This flexibility offers individuals the advantages of multiple citizenships, expanding their horizons and opportunities.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Egypt's Citizenship by Investment Program?

Egypt's Citizenship by Investment Program is a government initiative designed to attract foreign investment. Under this program, non-Egyptians can obtain Egyptian citizenship by investing in the country. This program is part of Egypt's efforts to boost economic growth, enhance real estate development, and attract high-net-worth individuals seeking global mobility and business opportunities.

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