How popular is the acquisition of a residence permit by means of financial investment?

F.A.Q. answer:
During the last year the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs of Latvia received 268 applications for a residence permit based on investment in local companies. The amount of investment is estimated at around 13.5 million lats.

If these numbers are compared to the investment in real estate then it is quite obvious that this way is less popular. However, the numbers are still pretty impressive, which means that some investors consider this option more suitable.