For Indians looking to settle in abroad more often the choices are restricted to the UK, USA, France, Canada or Australia. Off late getting permanent residency status in America for an Indian has become quite a difficult task as the country has made its immigration laws quite stringent. So now Indians are looking for other countries in Europe and around where they offer easy permanent residency.
The top 7 countries where an Indian can easily get permanent residency are as follows:
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Belize- Marry a Balizean or stay in country for a year
One of the countries where getting permanent residency can be easier for Indians is Belize. The conditions here are very simple which includes spending at least one year in Belize without going outside the country for 14 consecutive days or more. Other conditions require the applicant to fulfill the criteria of health examination and provide documents establishing his financial sustainability. Another way in which an Indian can become a permanent resident of Belize is by marrying a Belizean.
To become a permanent resident of this country an Indian has to first live in Ecuador with Temporary Residence Visa for a minimum of 21 months. Other conditions include financial sustainability, clean criminal record and to spend at least 180 days in the country for the first two years after getting the permanent resident visa.
Panama- Invest a little and get lifetime of Pension
The rules for obtaining a permanent residency visa in Panama are very easy. There is no compulsion to spend long days in this country. The applicant has to either invest a decent amount in the country or marry a local person who has been a citizen of the country for at least five years. Even Retirees are allowed the permanent resident visa in Panama if they are eligible for a lifetime pension of a minimum of $1,000.
Paraguay- Good health and invest just $4500
The permanent resident visa terms for Paraguay are also very easy. An Indian applicant needs to have only a few factors in his kitty which include a clean criminal record, financial sustainability, good health, and valid passport. However, the country expects the applicant to invest $4,500 in its Centralized Bank at the time of application. Once the visa has been granted, the applicant can withdraw the amount.
Uruguay- Stay for 2 years and get residency
An applicant has to stay for at least 2 years in this country during which time his permanent residency is decided by the government. Like other countries, financial sustainability, clean criminal record, and good health are top criteria considered while offering the PR.
South Africa- Stay for five years, clean record
A person becomes eligible for permanent residency in this country if he has stayed for five consecutive years. The applicant must have a clean criminal record and sound health. Also, he must fulfill the basic rules of South African Immigration.
Greece- Property worth just 250,000 Euros
An applicant has to purchase a property worth EUR 250,000 to become eligible for permanent residency in Greece. The residency permit is valid for 5 years and can be renewed repeatedly as long as the above amount of investment is maintained.