The Greece Golden Visa Program has gained of popularity in the last years from investors around the world, mainly to its efficient processing and great investment opportunities. The applicant’s family starts with a valid entry visa for Greece, whereby they visit and purchase a qualifying property of interest. A representative person takes care of the remaining legal documents required to submit the application on the applicants behalf. The government will process the application in due course and approve the application whereby the applicants family is traveling to Greece to finalize the procedure and obtain the Residence card.
The Malta Permanent Residence Programme, launched in effort to give Non-EU citizen Investors the opportunity to invest in Malta in return for a legal residence status. This allows an Investor to reside in Malta and move freely in the EU-Schengen area. The Investors family can apply alongside the main applicant and this way include them to the Maltese Residence. The Agency processing all investors applications, will conduct a thorough back ground check on all family members and approve them if satisfied. Only then the required investments are due. The issuance of a Residence Certificate and Residence Card will be issued as soon as the Investments are completed by the main applicant.
The Portugal Golden Visa has gained of popularity in the last years from non-EU investors around the world, due to it being straightforward and with little requirements as well as offering great investment opportunities. The applicant’s family starts with a valid entry visa for Portugal, whereby they visit and purchase a qualifying property of interest. A representative person takes care of the remaining legal documents required to submit the application on the applicants behalf. The government will process the application in due course and approve the application whereby the applicants family is traveling to Portugal to finalize the procedure and obtain the Residence card. In order to maintain the Portuguese residence permit, they must visit Portugal seven days a year and hold their qualifying property investment.
The US has launched the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa in 1990 very successfully and changed it recently, raising its minimum investment amount. This migration path consists of a pure investment that must be made in an approved project by the investor. The regional center define the approved projects, which has to have a positive economic impact when executing, such as creating new jobs in the US. We assist our clients on the selection of regional center and going through the process. The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa requires a foreign investor to invest a minimum of USD 900,000 into a new company that creates at least 10 new jobs. An Investors must relocate to the US and spend most of the time in the country in order to maintain the Visa validity. A permanent residency status (Green Card) can be requested after a few years of legal residence and the US Citizenship can be granted as fast as five years of holding a permanent residence in the country.
Since 2019 the UK Tier 1 Investor Visa requires a non-EU Investor to invest GBP 2,000,000 in a UK company in order for him and his family to qualify to this kind of visa. This investment must be maintained for five consecutive years. Once the investment was identified, the family application will be prepared and submitted to the relevant UK authorities which, will grant the residence to the investor in a few weeks’ time. The Investor can enter the UK legally now and must execute the selected investment within three months and hold it for the next five years. The Investor and his family must make the UK their primary residence and stay at least 180 days a year in the country in order to be able to apply for the UK indefinite leave to remain (ILR).
A Residency by Investment program, better known as Golden Visa, allows an applicant to flexibly invest in a country of his choice, in order to receive a legal residency together with his family in return. In case you are an entrepreneur, an investor or just a person who enjoys the cultural diversity of our world – with a golden visa you can take up a second residency in a country such as Greece, Malta or Portugal or get a visa for the US or the UK. From there you can expand your business and personal growth which make you enjoy the beauty of your new Home where it is in Europe or Northern America.
Should you have any questions, or if you would like to know the exact cost and procedure for your personal situation, kindly contact us and we will be glad to help you.
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