Permanent residence permit
You must make a deposit of an amount equivalent to 35 minimum monthly wages, which is currently a total of PYG24,554,600 (≈ US$4,500). The deposit may be in the Paraguayan Central Bank (non-interest bearing) or any Paraguayan commercial bank. Once you have been granted residency, you may withdraw the deposit in full.
You may also obtain residency, setting up a company with a minimum capital of the above-mentioned amount; or purchase land for agricultural production with a minimum of 10 hectares.
Dependents (spouse, dependent children and parents), may be included in the application.
If you wish to retire in Paraguay and can prove a monthly income equivalent to 100 wages, currently PYG7,015,600 (≈ USD 1,300), you will benefit from import tariff exemptions on personal effects up to certain quantities and under certain requirements.
You will not need to renew the permit, but you must visit Paraguay at least once every three years, or your residency may be cancelled.
For foreign investors, there is a special procedure under the Unified System of Opening and Closing Companies (SUACE). This is a one-stop shop to carry out the procedures related to company registration and residence permit applications. Through this procedure, the permit issuance takes 20 days (through the standard procedure, it may take more than 3 months).
In addition to the general requirements, investors must submit a certificate issued by the Vice Ministry of Industry and Commerce of Paraguay accrediting their qualification to SUACE. In order to qualify an individual must justify an investment amount of PYG50,000,000 (≈ US$9,150). In case of company investment, the contributed capital must be at least PYG 50,000,000 (≈ US$27,500).
According to the National Constitution of Paraguay, after three years of permanent residence, you may be eligible for Paraguayan citizenship by naturalization. You will have to demonstrate some ties to the country such as real estate or local company ownership, continuous fiscal residence or regular exercise of a profession.
You may also need to have a basic notion of Spanish and basic knowledge of the country's history, geography and politics. It is recommended to have bank references issued by first class banks and certified copies of degrees.
- Economic solvency statement, which may be proven with a deposit in a bank in Paraguay, in a savings or current account in your name.
- Real Estate property deed of a property located in Paraguay (if applicable).
- Documents certifying company incorporation and share capital (if applicable).
- Document issued by the National Police and Identifications Department of Paraguay.
- Interpol certificate issued by the regional office in Asuncion, Paraguay.
- Life and residence Certificate issued by the jurisdictional police station.
- Proof of legal entry to the country (visa or stamped passport), issued by the immigrations authorities at the control posts (airports or border).
- Affidavit confirming that the applicant will abide by the laws of the country signed by a Notary Public.
- Police or Court Records of your country of origin.
- Health Certificate from the country of origin or of last residence.
- Consular tourist visa (if applicable).
No nationality is officially restricted
According to the Paraguayan National Constitution, multiple nationality may be admitted through an international treaty by reciprocity of constitutional rank, between the States of origin and adoption. Currently, there is only a double nationality treaty in force with Spain. However, de facto the renunciation of one's other nationality is rarely required by the Paraguayan authorities. As each case is handled individually, we recommend legal advise.
- Original and photocopy of passport
- Original Police Clearance Certificate
- Original or Certified copy of Birth Certificate (if applicable)
- Original or Certified copy of Marriage Certificate (if applicable)
- Medical Certificate
- Original Bank Reference Letter (Not older than 6 month)
- Notarized affidavit confirming laws compliance
- Six passport-size photos
- Evidence of Residential Address
- dual citizenship No
- Family members included Yes
- land ownership Yes
- Physical residence required No
- Personal visit required Yes
- Language skills required No
- Interview required No
- Investment Single $4,500
- Investment Family 4 $4,500
- Minimum annual income -
- Time to citizenship 36
- Time to permanent residency
- Visa-free countries 128
- Financing available No
permanent residency benefits
Its territory comprises two different regions separated by the river Paraguay: the western, which is the most populated, and the eastern, which forms part of the Chaco, a semi-arid, sparsely populated wilderness. Although it is a landlocked state, it has ports on the Paraguay and Parana rivers that give it an outlet to the Atlantic Ocean through the Parana – Paraguay waterway. Its capital, political and economic center is Asuncion. Its official languages are Spanish and Guarani and its official currency is the Paraguayan Guarani (PYG).
Visa Free Travel
In Paraguay, an individual is deemed to be tax-resident if he or she spends more than 120 days a year in the country.
Both tax-residents and non-residents are subject to personal income tax on their Paraguayan-source income.
Personal income is taxed at 10%, if income is equal to or higher than 120 monthly minimum salaries, otherwise is taxed at 8%. Dividends are subject to a final withholding tax at an effective tax rate of 5%. Capital gains, interests and royalties are taxed at the standard rate.
Real property tax is levied at a 1% on the cadastral value of the property. Surtaxes may apply on certain types of properties.
There are no taxes on inheritance and net worth.
The V.A.T. standard rate is 10%. A 5% reduced tax rate applies to the supply of certain goods and services.
Regarding corporate taxation, resident entities are subject to tax on their income derived from Paraguay at a flat rate of 10%. Certain foreign-source investment income such as interest and capital gains may be subject to taxation. To learn more about Paraguay’s corporate taxation, legal framework and tax treaties, check out incorporations.io/paraguay.
This should not be construed as tax advice. We have access to a global network of qualified attorneys and accountants who can give you the proper advice for your particular circumstances. Contact us for further information.
- Property tax Yes
- Transfer tax No
- Inheritance tax No
- Net worth tax No
- CFC law No
- Tax residency days 120
- Personal income tax rate 10%
- Capital Gains tax rate 10%
- Investment income tax rate 10%
- Territorial taxation Yes
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Our qualified attorney in Paraguay will guide you through each step of the process to ensure that it is as fast, efficient and pain-free as possible.
First you must obtain a tourist entry visa at a Paraguayan consulate or embassy, if you are national of a country with no visa-free agreement with Paraguay.
We will send you the application forms and provide assistance to complete the questionnaires, and translate and authenticate documents.
You will have to visit Paraguay for at least one week, undergo the medical examination, obtain National police documents, Interpol and life residence certificates, take photos, submit all required documents and carry out the fingerprint procedures. We will introduce you to Paraguayan banks in order to open an account and make the required deposit. Your dedicated account manager and your Panama lawyer will accompany and guide you through this process.
If you wish to incorporate your company, we will handle the process for you. If you wish to apply for the permit investing in agricultural land, we will give you access to our network of advisors and agents in order to find the property that best fits your needs.
After approximately 3 months, you will be notified if the application has been approved. You can come to Paraguay to receive all documents and apply for the Cédula (Permanent Residency card) or delegate power of attorney to your legal representative to do so for you.
For further information on the Paraguayan Permanent residence permit and detailed procedures, contact us for a free private consultation.