Residency & Citizenship Programs

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European Residency & Citizenship Programs Consultancy

We are a one stop for alternative European residency and European citizenship acquisition with the entire process managed by our industry-leading professionals. We provide a bespoke and time-efficient service from start to finish, including immigration applications, due diligence checks and facilitating you in making the best investment decisions.

European residency programs allow you to obtain Residency in these countries within a processing time of about 3 months. With a European residency, you can travel freely in Europe and some of these programs will lead to citizenship after a few years. European citizenship programmes open doors of opportunity for you and your family to live global lives, with no residency requirement.

These type of programs vary from country to country and with our expert knowledge will guide you through for the requirements of each European country that offers this type of schemes.

The following are just to guide you only

We recognise that the world we operate in is constantly evolving and changing and so does the legal framework and requirements for European citizenship that we too must be ready to change and adapt if we are to continue to lead and deliver for our clients. We have the curiosity and creativity to find innovative solutions to difficult challenges and explain them simply. You will need to speak to one of our expert citizenship consultant to seek for proper advice.

How it Works


Greece

Greece Golden Visa Greece offering residency without citizenship.

Launched in July 2013 the Greek golden visa programme grants a five year residency visa in return for an investment in real estate. There is no minimum stay requirement and children up to the age of 21 are included in the family application.

The visa is granted for five years and renewed every five years if the property investment is retained. It is not necessary to live in the country in order to retain and renew the investor visa. However citizenship can only be granted after seven years of residency.

Key Facts

  • 1. Investment in property from €250,000.
  • 2. Full family residency. Children up to 21.
  • 3. Flexible. No requirement to reside
  • 4. EU Schengen visa travel.
  • 5. Citizenship requires residency.

Investors in real estate in Greece must also budget for the additional taxes on real estate at 24%. However at €250,000 + taxes and fees (just over €300,000 in total) this programme the lowest cost to residency in Europe. The Greek residency programme is relatively fast, taking around 40 days until a residency card is issued. There are also favourable family rules for dependents.

Portugal

One of Europe’s oldest countries, Portugal boasts a rich historical and architectural heritage. Luminosity, radiance and culture beam through the whitewashed villages and lush vineyards of this country positioned on the blissfully elegant shores of the Atlantic ocean.

WHY CHOOSE PORTUGAL?

Portugal boasts a rich and diverse culture, Mediterranean climate, and a safe and stable setting ideal for raising families, conducting business or travelling. Investors find many opportunities in Portugal’s secure and fast-developing market, including the following:

Key Facts

  • 1. Residence visa waiver for entering Portugal.
  • 2. Live and work in Portugal.
  • 3. Visa-free travel within the Schengen member states.
  • 4. Permanent residency after five years as a temporary resident.
  • 5. Citizenship after one year as a permanent resident.
  • 6. Inclusion of family members, such as spouse or partner, dependent children and dependent parents.

QUALIFICATIONS

Portugal’s Golden Resident Permit Program is offered in accordance with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Department of Consular Affairs and the Portuguese Trade and Investment Agency (AICEP).

Aimed at attracting foreign direct investments to the country, the program yields a residency permit in Portugal to non-EU investors who fulfill one of the investment options below and meet the following requirements:

  • 1. Provide proof that investment funds originate from abroad.
  • 2. Hold no criminal record.
  • 3. The main applicant’s property is not frozen within the boundaries of the EU.
  • 4. Pay application and processing fees where applicable.
  • 5. Enter Portugal for the first time on a valid Schengen visa.
  • 6. Meet or exceed the minimum stay requirements. (Seven days for the first year, 14 days for subsequent two-year periods.)
Malta

How it works

Through the Maltese citizenship by investment programme, you can gain a dual passport in a European Union member state. We know each family is unique. We understand that each investor has different circumstances, which is why we work with you to deliver an outcome that meets your needs. We are experts in navigating golden visa programmes, meaning that we can confidently deliver a safe, secure and bespoke solution for your golden visa citizenship in Malta.

What you need to know

We work with you to ensure that you meet every part of the Maltese citizenship by investment programme. Our knowledge and experience means that we can guide you through every part of the criteria.

Key Facts

  • 1. A donation of €650,000 to the Maltese Government development fund, with additional donations per spouse and dependent child.
  • 2. An investment of at least €350,000 in real estate, or a €16,000 lease per year on a property for at least five years.
  • 3. €150,000 investment in approved bonds or shares that are kept for at least five years.
  • 4. A clear medical record and completion of a medical test.
  • 5. Background and criminal checks.
  • 6. We understand that every investor is different, which is why we work with you to ensure that your individual needs are catered for.
Bulgaria

The Bulgarian Citizenship Investor Program is attractive opportunity for foreign investors and wealthy individuals to enjoy visa-free access or visa-on-arrival access to 157 countries and territories, Bulgarian citizenship for the family members and many other benefits. Our law firm specialises in assisting EU and non-EU nationals to obtain Bulgarian citizenship and passport by investment.

The foreign investor can invest in a certified government project (projects in tourism, industry and local development are available), government bonds or shares of Bulgarian companies traded on the Bulgarian Stock Exchange.

The investment in government bonds is fully guaranteed and secured by the Bulgarian Government. The Bulgarian legislation allows EU and non-EU nationals to get Bulgarian passport within two years and the investment to be fully refunded at the end of this period with the accrued interest.

We will assist your family members to obtain permanent residence and Bulgarian citizenship at no extra cost. The fee to process dependents is included in our fee for the main applicant.

Spain

Golden Visa Spain with €500,000 investment.

Spain launched its golden visa programme in 2013. An investment of €500,000 in real estate will gain family residency. The Spanish investor visa can be renewed every two years. After five years it is possible to gain permanent residency and after ten years citizenship. It is not necessary to live in Spain in order to retain and renew the residency visa permit.

Permanent Residency and Citizenship

It is possible to apply for permanent residency in Spain after living in the country for five years. Citizenship can be applied for after living full time for ten years. Although the temporary residency permit (the golden visa) can be easily renewed without living in the country, the route to both permanent residency and citizenship requires the investor and their family to reside in Spain. For this reason many investors prefer the option of Portugal where such residence is not a requirement.

Key Facts

  • 1. Investment of €500,000.
  • 2. Full family residency.
  • 3. Flexible. No requirement to reside.
  • 4. Permanent Residency from 5 years.
  • 5. Citizenship from 10 years.
  • 6. EU Schengen visa travel.

Property Investment

After several years of price declines real estate is now at rock bottom prices and the Spanish property market offers considerable potential for capital gains in the coming years. Investors need to consider their purchase carefully. Is it for investment and rental or lifestyle? There are many offers on the market from developers and banks but location and property type is critical to the success of the investment. Investors needing our services may wish to check our procedure or read more detail for the golden visa programme in Spain.

Our aim is to have satisfied clients!