Specialists in residence and citizenship
by investment programs

LIO Global is a boutique firm specializing in residence and citizenship by investment planning for private investors and their families. We work with clients across Africa and our head office is based in Cape Town, South Africa.

Independently operated, we assist clients in understanding the full picture on residence and citizenship by investment planning, making sure they understand both the benefits and requirements of each country.

We work with Government investor programs across the world in a wide range of jurisdictions including but not limited to European countries such as Malta, Portugal, UK, Cyprus and many others, including the USA and Caribbean Islands.

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We are independent

We don't market or represent any particular Government or real estate developer

Specialists in our field

We are passionate about what we do

We have 100% success rate to date


International opportunities and education for children

Global freedom of travel

International independence 

Citizenship diversification and Plan B

Wealth protection

Our clients’ success is our success
— Nadia Read Thaele, CEO

Our Services and Value

LIO Global does not represent or market any particular country, jurisdiction or real estate development. As such, we are completely independent and work with our clients to offer them the best solution.

In other words, we add the value, insider knowledge and support; without the cost. Each client is personally looked after by a client adviser and the application process is managed from beginning to end. We work closely with Governments and their embassies in order to ensure a smooth and transparent process from start to finish. We strive to ensure transparency at all stages in the process.

Our business is built on, and has grown, from referrals from our clients and partners who believe in our services and reputation. Our strength lies in our professional service, honesty and integrity and we do not compromise our ethics.

To date, we have a 100% success rate on applications. 

Our Clients

Our clients are wealthy investors, business owners and entrepreneurs who are searching for something more, a free life.

Families who are looking for smart ways to invest and diversify their citizenship in order to protect their lifestyle and wealth. They want the opportunity for their children to be able to live, work, study and explore the world on their own terms.

Borderless and without limitations. Our clients invest internationally in order to enjoy the global freedom and access that a second citizenship offers them.

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Our Partners

Our clients often come to us for advice on investing and growing or protecting their wealth, international banking, and establishing offshore companies and structures. We don’t pretend to know everything, and as such, do not offer services beyond the scope of our expertise and core service offering. We do however, have a trusted network of successful partner firms that we work very closely with to ensure our clients receive the same professional service and quality they have come to expect.

Our partners include some of the world’s leading private banks and established and successful investment and fiduciary firms.

"Helping clients across Africa and the rest of the world – We empower investors and their families to become internationally independent ~ World Citizens."

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Contact Us

If you would like further general information, please email us: 
info@lio-global.com or contact us.

For private client or to arrange a consultation contact Nadia Read Thaele:

For media inquiries: Gina - media@lio-global.com

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