Germany is an emerging hub of industry, manufacturing, and engineering and is widely regarded as one of Europe’s economic powerhouses. The country welcomes enterprising foreign people to invest in a regional development fund to become permanent residents.
The total investment, including all fees, can be as low as €360,000. After the main applicant has held a three-year temporary residence permit, permanent residency is granted, and dependants have held a five-year temporary residence permit. Residents may apply for citizenship after eight years of residence in Germany.