D8 visa - minimum stay reqs + citizenship


Looked through the forums and online, didn’t find anything.

Has anyone discussed with their lawyers what the min stay reqs for D8 are? Esp as it pertains to the 5 year period prior to citizenship application. Was about to fund an investment for GV, but obviously not jazzed about the delays.

The residence permit you get with a D8 (remote worker visa) has the same stay requirement as all other permits except the GV/ARI. In other words 8-10 months per year.

There’s also the possibility to use the D8 as purely a 1-year temporary visitor permit, but that doesn’t count towards PR or citizenship.