Israelis buy Canadian or US citizenship

If you’ve asked yourself the question, how can Israelis buy US or Canadian citizenship, this article can help you.

Do I need a study permit?

A foreign national cannot study in Canada without authorization. So for most people, this means they must apply for a study permit. However, there are some cases in which individuals are authorized to study in Canada even without a study permit. For example, some programs of study for 6 months or less, pre-school, and more. To find out if you need a study permit, visit the Government of Canada’s Help Centre or contact our office.

Why citizenship by investment?

Your letter of explanation is an opportunity for you.

There are many reasons one might want a second citizenship.  It can be to obtain visa-free travel to other countries. It can be for mobility’s sake, to be able to travel to countries which you are forbidden to travel to with your current passport.  It can be to diversify your assets or obtain certain tax benefits. It can also be to have a better quality of life. Another reason is for security or privacy in a neutral country in a more stable political situation.  

How can you buy Canadian or US citizenship? 

Buying citizenship through investment is not the most expensive on the scale of countries that have this option, but it is demanding in its terms and timeline. For example, the US requires an investment of $500,000 and Canada an investment of $640,000. The application process takes 12 to 18 months for the US and two to four years for Canada.  Both result in some sort of residence visa, Canada a permanent residence visa, which can become citizenship after four years, and temporary residency in the US which leads to a Green Card and ultimately citizenship after five years.  

The US requires five continuous years of residence and limits the amount of time you can leave for trips during the citizenship process.  Canada requires four years of physical presence. The term of investment in both countries is five years. In Canada there are options to invest in bonds, and in the US there are a few investment options, either in a rural or urban regional center projects, both of which mandate the creation of ten jobs over two years.

Contact us

Our law offices specialize in numerous legal fields including immigration law.  We have assisted numerous clients with their immigration and visa needs, to US and Canada.  Thus, we know that the process can be lengthy.  One way to bypass this is to obtain citizenship through investment, which is becoming a more attractive option.  For those that have the financial means to do so (minimum $250,000, in most cases), this can be a great way to obtain a second citizenship.

We are committed to providing quality service to our clients, and we will only take cases where there is a high chance of success.  We work with local and international partners, and we have a long track record of success in our work.

If you have any questions on how can Israelis buy US or Canadian citizenship, feel free to contact us.  Advocate Jamie Cohen or one of our other partners specializing in helping Israelis buy US or Canadian citizenship would be happy to assist you with your citizenship by investment needs.

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