We are independent & ad-supported. We may earn a commission for purchases made through our links.
Advertiser Disclosure
Our website is an independent, advertising-supported platform. We provide our content free of charge to our readers, and to keep it that way, we rely on revenue generated through advertisements and affiliate partnerships. This means that when you click on certain links on our site and make a purchase, we may earn a commission. Learn more.
How We Make Money
We sustain our operations through affiliate commissions and advertising. If you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase, we may receive a commission from the merchant at no additional cost to you. We also display advertisements on our website, which help generate revenue to support our work and keep our content free for readers. Our editorial team operates independently of our advertising and affiliate partnerships to ensure that our content remains unbiased and focused on providing you with the best information and recommendations based on thorough research and honest evaluations. To remain transparent, we’ve provided a list of our current affiliate partners here.

What is a Private Foreign Investment?

Laura M. Sands
By
Updated May 16, 2024
Our promise to you
SmartCapitalMind is dedicated to creating trustworthy, high-quality content that always prioritizes transparency, integrity, and inclusivity above all else. Our ensure that our content creation and review process includes rigorous fact-checking, evidence-based, and continual updates to ensure accuracy and reliability.

Our Promise to you

Founded in 2002, our company has been a trusted resource for readers seeking informative and engaging content. Our dedication to quality remains unwavering—and will never change. We follow a strict editorial policy, ensuring that our content is authored by highly qualified professionals and edited by subject matter experts. This guarantees that everything we publish is objective, accurate, and trustworthy.

Over the years, we've refined our approach to cover a wide range of topics, providing readers with reliable and practical advice to enhance their knowledge and skills. That's why millions of readers turn to us each year. Join us in celebrating the joy of learning, guided by standards you can trust.

Editorial Standards

At SmartCapitalMind, we are committed to creating content that you can trust. Our editorial process is designed to ensure that every piece of content we publish is accurate, reliable, and informative.

Our team of experienced writers and editors follows a strict set of guidelines to ensure the highest quality content. We conduct thorough research, fact-check all information, and rely on credible sources to back up our claims. Our content is reviewed by subject-matter experts to ensure accuracy and clarity.

We believe in transparency and maintain editorial independence from our advertisers. Our team does not receive direct compensation from advertisers, allowing us to create unbiased content that prioritizes your interests.

A private foreign investment is an investment made by a private individual or a private entity in a foreign country. This type of investment differs from other investments made by a foreign public or governmental entity in another country in that it is made by an individual or a private entity. Also known as a personal foreign investment, this type of investment frequently provides economic stimulation in other countries. It is not always the case, but certain foreign investments are sometimes considered to be a type of foreign aid, especially when made in third-world nations or other struggling economies. Strict rules apply to foreign investments and may vary according to the country where a private foreign investment is being made.

Depending on the country, a personal foreign investment may include an investment for personal use or may include a commercial investment. A commercial foreign investment is one made in an industry that would be considered commercially useful as opposed to another investment involving more personal use, such as residential real estate. A personal foreign investment may include a variety of investment types depending on what is permissible by the country where an investment is being made, as well as what investments are available.

A private foreign investment is often one made in the private sector, as opposed to public exchanges, but investments are not always limited to this type. Personal investments may also be made in public entities, which are frequently referred to as a public foreign investment. Examples of a public foreign investment include those made in a foreign country’s public transportation system or in a foreign stock exchange.

In some instances, a private foreign investment may be integrated into a visa program, which offers individuals access to foreign travel. In the United States, such a program is called an Employment Based or EB5 program. This program essentially allows foreign individuals who invest in America while creating domestic employment opportunities to obtain a visa to enter America faster than a visa would normally be granted through a traditional application process.

Many also view a private foreign investment as a sound strategy when trying to diversify an investment portfolio, as one country’s economy may be better off or worse off than another at any given time and can be leveraged in a profitable fashion. A private foreign investment is also at times useful as a hedge strategy when purchasing a different country’s currency to offset the cost of supplies or products from a country. Some also use a this type of investment to retire in a foreign location while benefiting from equity when investing in real property. Experts warn, however, that it can be risky when a government is unstable or in places experiencing political upheaval.

SmartCapitalMind is dedicated to providing accurate and trustworthy information. We carefully select reputable sources and employ a rigorous fact-checking process to maintain the highest standards. To learn more about our commitment to accuracy, read our editorial process.
Laura M. Sands
By Laura M. Sands
Laura Sands, the founder of a publishing company, brings her passion for writing and her expertise in digital publishing to her work. With a background in social sciences and extensive online work experience, she crafts compelling copy and content across various platforms. Her ability to understand and connect with target audiences makes her a skilled contributor to any content creation team.
Discussion Comments
Laura M. Sands
Laura M. Sands
Laura Sands, the founder of a publishing company, brings her passion for writing and her expertise in digital publishing...
Learn more
SmartCapitalMind, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.

SmartCapitalMind, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.