Listing in a foreign stock exchange can give an immigration advantage in addition to a capital advantage to Founders and Staff.

Often when a company such as a Chinese company lists on the NASDAQ or Frankfurt Stock Exchange, the parent company is required to set-up a holding or subsidiary company in the new market or a holding company that holds the domestic business as an operating entity.

Let’s take for example a South African Diamond mining company incorporates a UK company of which it meets the 250,000 euro in requirement for listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The company then lists on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange as a Diamond Mining company. One of the essential components of this company is to raise capital and invest in partnerships within the European Union to successfully operate the Diamond Mine. With the requirement of a person within the EU to co-ordinate the investment strategy of the company, it is quite likely that the principals and key staff can apply as employees who are residence of South Africa for Work VISAs within the UK.

Therefore, going public inside of the European Market, such as the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, doesn’t only allow for the South African Diamond Mining company access to foreign investment, liquidity, and a stable Euro currency, but it also gives the staff and principals the luxury of being able to apply to work from the UK or EU countries during the timeframe that they are raising capital and running the company.

In addition, the experience in running a company on a public market is a rare resource, thus, those foreign directors are a commodity on their own. The more sophisticated markets such as TSX, NASDAQ, Frankfurt Stock Exchange (FSE), AIM, ASX, HSE, etc, would gladly accept such Directors within their markets and appreciate the career experience. In essence, after working as a Director or Officer of a public company, it is relatively easy to apply in this capacity into other countries for jobs that wouldn’t otherwise be fulfilled by other persons because your experience is unique.

Most markets would jump at the chance of accepting serial entrepreneurs and directors of public companies who are educated and refined in specialty industries. Going public within these foreign markets and applying for immigration work and residency status is definitely a plus for foreign countries.

Citizens that would benefit from an immigration perspective in building a listed company in the US, UK, or EU markets who require VISAs should contact us at info@fselistings.com, especially if you are a successful entrepreneur from one of the following countries looking to raise capital and go public:

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus (see also White Russia)
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • China (People’s Republic)****
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
  • Congo (Republic of the Congo)
  • Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
  • Cuba
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Falkland Islands
  • Fiji
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Hongkong**** see China (People’s Republic)
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Jamaica
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Korea (Democratic People’s Republic)
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Micronesia
  • Midway Islands
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Northern Mariana Islands (Federated States of Micronesia, Mariana Islands, Caroline Islands, Palau Islands)
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Pitcairn
  • Qatar
  • Russia
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Helena and Dependencies
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • São Tomé and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Syria
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste (East Timor)
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Viet Nam
  • Western Samoa
  • White Russia (see also Belarus)
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

If you run a successful business in one of these Countries and are looking to raise additional capital, we can help you list on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

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