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September 17, 2021

Overview of European Golden Visas 2021

There are a number of countries that offer European Golden Investor Visas in Europe, which result in residency and further in the citizenship of the European Union. To make easier your application process, Mann’s Solutions team prepared an overview of European Golden Visas.

Overview of European Golden Visas

Portugal Golden Visa

The Portuguese Residence Permit Program or Portugal Golden Visa grants the right to live, work and study in Portugal, with visa-free access within the EU countries. The program investment options include the creation of at least 10 jobs via investing into business; investment of €1,000,000 or purchase of real estate within a range of €280,000 – €500,000, depending on where it was built.

Program Benefits

Portugal Golden Visa or Portugal Residency by Investment Program grants the applicant a 5-year residency permit and let’s apply for permanent residence and citizenship after this period. The Program requires only 7 days a year visit to Portugal in a 1 year and 14 days visit during each subsequent 2 years to keep the permit. Portugal residency allows the whole family travel without visa to all Schengen Zone countries and gives access to high-standard education.

Malta Residency

Malta Residency program is a perfect fast-track choice for acquiring EU residency for the whole family. The program offers permanent residency in 3-4 months and lets the applicant and his family travel without a visa throughout Schengen Zone countries. The investment options start from €150,000. The funds received through the program are used in the public interest (for example for the advancement of education, innovation, social purposes, research, justice and the rule of law or the environment and public health).

Program Benefits

Malta residency by investment grants the applicant a 5-year residency permit that can be renewed indefinitely after this period if the applicant maintains a Maltese address. The Program does not require residence before or after the residence permit has been granted and lets investor and investor family travel without a visa to Schengen Zone countries. Moreover, Malta Residency Program grants the whole family access to high-standard education and an easy application process for obtaining a work permit.

Spain Residency

Spain Residency by Investment program is a perfect choice for acquiring European Union Residency for the whole family. The program provides 4 investment options starting from €500,000 and does not require a mandatory stay, unless the permit holder applies for permanent residency and citizenship.

Program Benefits

With a minimum investment of €500,000, the Spanish residency program, grants applicant an initial 2-year residency permit that can be renewed every 5 years after the expiration and let’s apply for citizenship after living in a country for 10 years. It is not required to live in Spain to maintain and renew Residency Permit, however permanent residency and citizenship route requires the applicant and applicant’s family to reside in Spain. Besides, the program lets travel to Schengen Zone for 90 days without a visa and work in Spain.

Irish Residency

Irish Residency or Irish Immigrant Investor program is a perfect choice for high net worth individuals and provides 4 investment options starting from €500,000. The Irish Residency Program is open to non-EEA nationals and lets the applicant and his family obtain a secure residency status in Ireland which can further lead to European Union Citizenship.

Program Benefits

Irish residency by investment grants the applicant a 5-year residency permit and let’s apply for permanent residence and citizenship after this period. The Program requires only one day a year visit to Ireland to keep the permit and opens 177 visa-free destinations for an applicant and the applicant’s family. Irish Residency Program does not require proof of English for initial applicants and in addition to that grants the whole family access to high-standard education.

Greece Residency

Greece Residency Program is a low-cost route to obtain European Union residency for the investor and investors family. Greece Residency Program investment options start from €250,000 with a residency permit granted for 5 years. The fast application process takes only 60 days after which the whole family can travel without a visa within European Union and apply for Greek Citizenship after a set period.

Program Benefits

Greece Residency by Investment program, grants applicant with a 5-year residency permit and let’s apply for permanent residence and citizenship after this period if the applicant has spent at least 180 days per year in Greece and 7 consecutive years in the country. The program lets the whole family travel to European Union countries for 90 days and grants access to a high standard of education and living. In addition to that, there are no residency requirements.

Cyprus Residency

Cyprus Residency program is an ideal route for obtaining a PRP (Cypriot Permanent Residence Permit) in just 2 months. The program requires a €300,000 investment, that is safe and and profitable. The property can be rented and investor can gain regular rental income. The Residency program does not require physical presence and lets the whole family apply for Cyprus Citizenship in 5 years..

Program Benefits

Cyprus Residency by Investment Program grants the applicant a 5-year residency permit and let’s apply for permanent residence and citizenship after this period. The Program does not require to reside in Cyprus, however the permit holders must visit the island at least once in 2 years to keep the permit. In addition, Cyprus Residency Program lets investor obtain regular rental income from letting the property.

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Mann’s Solutions is an international immigration law firm with offices in London, Hong Kong, and Moscow and has expertise in offering UK Visas and Immigration by Investment services to high net worth individuals. Our immigration advisers are regulated by OISC and IMC (Investment Migration Council).

For further information or to discuss your circumstances in a private consultation with our immigration lawyers in London Office, please contact us at enquiries@manns-solutions.com or call +44 207 993 63 46.

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