Europe has always been a popular destination for international students, researchers, and travelers. The Schengen area allows visa-free movement of people across 26 European countries, which makes it even more attractive to potential visitors from other parts of the world.
The European Union (EU) and its 28 Member States have a total of 811 million inhabitants, representing more than 500 million consumers. The EU is the world’s largest single market with a gross domestic product (GDP) of EUR 15.5 trillion in 2016.
01 Portugal – Golden Residence Visa Program
Portugal is a western European country that is situated on the Iberian Peninsula. It shares borders with Spain and the Atlantic Ocean. The land of Portugal has been inhabited since prehistoric times, with some of the first settlements being built in the Mesolithic era.
Portugal may be fairly small, but it is rich in culture and history. With the country’s globalized economy being one of the best in Europe, Portugal has become a favorite destination for investors.
Investment Requirement: € 280,000 in a low-density population area OR € 350,000 in an urban rehabilitation area OR € 500,000 in real estate.
Investment Holding Period: 5 Years
Physical Residency: Average of Minimum 7 days per year
Citizenship: After 5 years of Portuguese Golden Residence Visa.
02 Montenegro – Citizenship by Investment
Montenegro is a small country in the Balkan Peninsula with a population of 630,000. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the region and has become famous for its beautiful coastline, sandy beaches, and lake resorts. Montenegro’s capital, Podgorica, is home to 240,000 people and is the perfect place to start your adventure.
The country’s unique natural and cultural attractions attract visitors from all over the world. International visitors account for 60% of Montenegro’s total tourists which makes it an increasingly popular vacation destination. The country offers one of Europe’s
Investment requirement: Real Estate worth € 250,000 in the Northern Part of Montenegro OR an investment worth € 450,000 in the Southern Part of Montenegro/Capital City of Podgorica.
Investment Holding Period: 5 Years
Citizenship: Direct citizenship with passport obtained within 6 to 8 months.
03 Malta – Residency and Citizenship Program
The island nation of Malta is the smallest member state of the European Union. It lies in the Mediterranean Sea between Sicily and the North African coast at the entrance to the main shipping lanes to the Suez Canal. Its strategic location has made it a maritime base since ancient times. It was ruled successively by Phoenician, Greek, Roman, Arab and Spanish cultures until it gained independence in 1964.
Malta is a very small country with a population of approximately 420,000 people. The capital city is Valletta, located in the middle of the island with other small cities such as Birkirk.
Investment requirement: Purchase a property of at least € 700,000
Citizenship: After 12 months of PR Status
04 Cyprus – Direct Citizenship Program
Cyprus is a country in the Eastern Mediterranean. With a history spanning over 3600 years, Cyprus was inhabited by many civilizations including the Greeks, Assyrians, Romans, and Byzantines. Today, the country is an independent state governed by Turkish Cypriots in the north and Greek Cypriots in the south.
Named after the ancient Greek island of Cyprus, the name of the island was changed to its current name in 1570 by Ottoman Turks. The name “Cyprus” is shared with this island, which gained independence in 1960.
Cyprus is a country of 3,000,000 people that gained its independence in 1960. It is the third-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. The total area of Cyprus is 9,251 square kilometers. The northern part of the island is controlled by Turkish military forces, while the southern part, which includes the capital city of Nicosia, is controlled by Greek Cypriots.
Cyprus held a referendum on Sunday, April 24th. Voters were asked whether they were willing to accept a bailout plan that would require Cyprus to impose strict capital controls and make depositors pay for part of any future bailout
Investment requirement: € 500,000 in residential for a lifetime and invest at least € 1,500,000 in the purchase or construction of buildings.
05 Bulgaria – Immigrant Program
Bulgaria is a country of 7 million people and has the second-fastest-growing e-commerce market in Europe. According to a recent study, Bulgaria also ranks as the top tech hub for startups in southeastern Europe.
The country’s IT industry has been on a growth path since the early 2000s, with a rapid pace of expansion since 2010.
Bulgarian companies are best known for their expertise in web development and digital marketing, but they are also responsible for some of the most popular global mobile applications.
To be eligible for Bulgarian citizenship, the applicant must either opt for ONE of the following:
- Financing Option: One-time walk-away payment of € 260,000 towards the purchase of Bulgaria Government Bonds or Listed Stocks for a minimum value of € 1,024,000 for a period of at least 5 years.
- Real Estate Option: Purchase of two furnished units in a new condominium complex worth € 430,000 to be eligible for Bulgarian
Citizenship: Eligible after 5 years of Permanent Residency or after 1 year of Permanent Residency under Fast Track option.
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