15 Easiest Countries to Get Permanent Residency in the World

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If you’re looking to escape this current administration, look no further than our list of the 15 easiest countries to get permanent residency in the world.

At this point, if you’re an American and you don’t think we’re all on an impeding train wreck, you might want to rethink your logic and morals. First, it seemed like every week, this current administration (and President) were doing something negative to make headlines, and now it just seems like it’s occurring on a daily basis. Many of us (sane people) wonder when it will all stop, or just how much crazier can it all get.

If you’re looking to jump ship before shit really hits the fan, you might benefit from doing some research on the easiest country to get work visa or some easy immigration countries. If your so fed up that you never want to come back, you might want to look into the various countries offering permanent residence. Knowing which country gives citizenship easily is good to know in general. You can also take a peak at our lists of the Easiest and fastest Immigration Countries in the World or the Easiest Countries to Immigrate to in 2018.

Easiest Countries to Get Permanent Residency in the World


It seems America is unraveling in a lot of other areas as well. With the recent “Me Too” movement, being a female is not easy, even though it never was. Though this is the consensus for much of how the world treats women, here’s a list of the Best Countries to Raise a Daughter. However, for today’s list we’ll focus on countries where the timeline is generally short for gaining permanent citizenship. You won’t find the easiest country to get permanent residency in Europe because, as compared to other countries in the world, gaining citizenship in Europe takes quite a lot of time. However, some European countries have found their way on this list. Soon, though, we’ll have an article discussing that and the the easiest way to get permanent residence in Europe.

Countries have different regulations governing the applications for naturalization, and permanent residency is only granted for an acceptable period by the state’s law. Anyone that succeeds in this process gets the access to benefit fully as a citizen. However, naturalization is determined by language capability, tests, marriage and much more. This article reports on different periods of residency needed for gaining citizenship in countries around the world. We have listed these states from the hardest to the most accessible state for a person to gain permanent residency in the world. We came up with this ranking after intensive research that is mostly based on government websites and citizenship acts. Our main sources were Flag Theory, Find Law and Investopedia.

Let’s take a look at the 15 easiest countries to get permanent residency in the world.

15. The United Arab Emirates

30 years

A foreigner may be allowed to apply for citizenship in UAE by attaining the following: Lived in the UAE for 30 years or 7 years legally. The person ought to be an Arab citizen of Qatar, Oman, and Bahraini origin. No residence limit exists for individuals who provide essential services to the country. Other requirements include legal earning for a living, sound reputation, no record of crime and good command of the Arabic language. Naturalized citizens are eligible to stand for elections. Arab citizens of Qatar, Omani, and Bahraini origins may qualify to hold for elections after seven years.

Easiest Countries to Get Permanent Residency in the World

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