Residence Planning - Residence of Choice

Henley & Partners are recognized as the world's leading experts in private residence planning. Our services cover not only tax, immigration and citizenship law, but also international private law, real estate issues, and more. For many years, our integrated residence services for private clients have been known under the term we coined: Residence of Choice.

We work with the world's top locations for private residence in terms of taxation, business environment, the possibility of acquiring citizenship, and quality of life.

We analyze each client's situation carefully, present the available options, develop a plan of action and make it happen. We deal with government procedures quickly and efficiently on your behalf.

Services for Private Clients

A person of talent and means need not limit his or her life and business to only one country. Making an active decision with regard to your residence and citizenship gives you more personal freedom, privacy and security. Henley & Partners' International Residence and Citizenship Practice Group has the expertise and experience necessary to advise and assist clients with regard to this decision.

As a client of Henley & Partners, you receive integrated solutions rather than isolated advice. By working closely together as a team, our specialists pool their knowledge and experience so that the specific details of each client's case are considered from all relevant perspectives. But you not only have a large number of experts at your disposal, you are also assigned a personal advisor who coordinates the various specialists and ensures continuity of strategy and service.

To establish yourself or your business in a new country requires securing relationships with key partners such as lawyers, tax experts, bankers, and government officials. As a client of our firm, you can rely on us to give you the right advice, and we also help you build a network of contacts, take advantage of your new environment and achieve your goals.

Services for Wealth Management Professionals

Every day, individual private clients and families, together with their trusted advisers worldwide, rely on us for our specialist knowledge in international residence solutions.

The specialized services of Henley & Partners are a resource and complement to other firms advising international private clients. We regularly help law firms, private banks, family offices and other wealth management professionals by providing the unique and specific details required by the relocation and immigration process and related tax planning for their clients.

Services for Governments

Besides its successful practice for international private clients, Henley & Partners also frequently advises governments and their agencies on economic development strategies and their implementation. This government advisory practice focuses particularly on creating favorable conditions for foreign direct investment through the design, implementation and operation of investor immigration programs and similar instruments aiming to enhance a country's attractiveness to international entrepreneurs and investors. Click here for more information.

Many Options, Many Complexities

In many countries in the world it is possible to start a new business, establish a branch or subsidiary of a foreign company, invest in or establish a business and thereby obtain a residence permit. Likewise, it is often possible to obtain a residence permit if you meet the relevant requirements for persons of independent means.

However, the immigration and tax laws of most countries are increasingly complex and subject to continuous revision. The procedures can be daunting for prospective applicants who are not fully conversant with all the relevant legal aspects of their cases.

The use of an experienced specialist will significantly increase the chances of success. In the vast majority of cases, the use of a professional consultant makes the difference between obtaining a residence permit and being refused one.