Immigration in Latin America
Some of the most common types of residences available are:
Residency as an Investor
This category requires that the applicant invests a specific amount in a local asset and/or business to become eligible. Normally each country has specific sectors in which the investment is preferred. Also as an investor, you are allowed to receive proceeds, but you will not be authorized to receive a salary as a normal employee. Also, certain countries will require the resident to remain in the country for a minimum period during the year to retain the residency
Residency as a Pensioner
Most of the Latin American countries are interested in retirees from developed nations and subsequently, they have developed different policies to attract them to their retirement communities. Normally the basic requirement is to be able to demonstrate a lifetime pension for a minimum amount that will assure the receiving country that the applicant will not become a burden for the local society and that the retiree will spend a portion of earned income in the country.
For foreign professionals, technicians and managers required by foreign or local companies, each country has similar yet specific regulations that must be studied prior to initiating a relocation process. In general, applicants must demonstrate a set of skills and experience that justifies the hiring of a foreign worker versus hiring from the local labor force.
Residency Based on Relatives
A common category in Latin America is this one in which residency is obtained based on marriage or being the parent of a child born in Latin America. In the specific case of marriage, it is important to assess the local requirements that will be needed to obtain the residency and that are related to the need to demonstrate the real dimension of such union.
Depending on your nationality, an entry visa might be necessary to visit Latin America, normally if you have a nationality included in the list of restricted visas, certain verification will be required to demonstrate your intentions and personal profile.
- Birth Certificate with Apostille
- Background Check or Police Record with Apostille
- Marriage License with Apostille
- Official Translations of all documents to the local language
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