Immigration to Europe: residence permit, permanent residence, citizenship and EU passport
European Community and Schengen countries

Since 1992 Feod Group has provided full legal support for the relocation to the EU:

Услуги по иммиграции в ЕС, фото

Feod Group Immigration Services:

  • Full support of the process of obtaining EU citizenship
  • Choosing an EU immigration program
  • Obtaining a long-term national visa
  • Obtaining an Investor visa
  • Golden Visa in Europe
  • EU Blue Card
  • Professional assistance after visa denial to EU countries
  • Appeal, representation in the courts of the EU
Юридические и бизнес услуги в ЕС от Феод Групп, фото

Feod Group Legal and Business services:

  • Registration of companies, trusts and foundations in EU countries
  • Obtaining tax resident status
  • Buying an existing business in Europe
  • Opening a bank account in an EU country
  • Real estate for rent in all countries of Europe
  • Buying apartments, houses, villas in Europe

Important: Obtaining professional advice at the first consultation Feod Group will clarify the main issues on immigration and relocation to permanent residence in the EU countries, conditions for obtaining an Investor visa or Golden Visa in Europe, conditions for buying or renting real estate, taxes for non-residents and residents, stages of business verification before purchase, family reunification and many other issues.
All consultations are carried out by qualified international lawyers.


    Types of immigration programs in the EU countries

    Residence permit without investment as a financially independent foreigner


    Immigration for financially independent foreigners is suitable for third-country nationals who do not plan to work in the EU and have sufficient funds to cover their living expenses.

    Residence permit is also issued to family members of the main applicant.

    The key factors for applying for such a residence permit are:


    Proven income for EU immigration, foto

    Proven income for EU immigration (receiving income in your country from the activities of the company, passive income derived from the lease of real estate, from dividends. investments, bank savings etc.)

    Availability of savings for obtaining a residence permit in Europe, foto

    Availability of savings for obtaining a residence permit in Europe

    Availability of housing for living in the European Union, foto

    Availability of housing for living in the European Union

    Confirmation of a good reputation, foto

    Confirmation of a good reputation for immigration to the EU (no criminal record, no sanctions lists, immigration violations, on-going court procedures etc.).

    Comparison of programs for obtaining a residence permit in the European Union 2022


    CountryMinimum monthly incomeBank accountPeriod of validity of the residence permitCitizenship
    • from 3,300 € per main applicant
    from 40,000 € per main applicantResidence permit is issued for 1 year + 1 year + 3 years.
    After 5 years – permanent residence
    After 10 years of residence.
    In some cases, after 6 years with good integration into Austrian society
    • from 2,000 € per main applicant
    • + 20%  for another adult
    • + 15%  per child
    from 48, 000 € on the accountResidence permit is issued for 2 years, and then renewed every 3 yearsAfter 7 years of residence
    • from 2316 € per main applicant
    • +from 580 € for each additional family member
    from € 27,800 per main applicantResidence permit is issued for 1+ 2 + 2 years, after 5 years – permanent residence in Europeafter 10 years of residence
    • from 31 000 € per year per applicant
    • + 20% for each family member
    From 40,000 € on the accountResidence permit is issued for 1 + 2 + 2 years, after 5 years – permanent residence in Europe


    after 10 years of residence
    • from 2,000 € per main applicant
    From 10,000 € in a bank account in CyprusResidence permit is issued for 1 year and is extended an unlimited number of times, after 5 years – permanent residenceAfter 7 years of residence
    • from 3,000 € per adult
    • + 1,500 € per child
    from 500, 000 € in a bank account in MonacoResidence permit is issued for 1 year and is extended for another 1 year 3 times, after 3 years – residence permitAfter 6 years – permanent residence in Monaco
    • from 705 € per main applicant
    • from 1057 € per family
    • + 30% for each child
    from 16,920 € per main applicantResidence permit is issued for 2 years, then for 3 years.after 5 years of residence
    • from 1,600 € per main applicant
    from 19 200 € in an accountResidence permit is issued for 1 year and is renewed every year, after 5 years – permanent residence in Europeafter 5 years of residence




      Residence permit in the EU by investment


      Residence by investment, which in the legislation of different countries is called the “Investor Visa” or “Golden Visa” can be issued when buying real estate, government bonds, investing in the country’s economy, bank deposit.

      The amount of investment required to obtain an investor visa differs in different countries and starts from 150 thousand €.

      Emigration from the country of residence to European countries through a residence permit for investment is actively encouraged to attract investment in their economy. The main criteria for obtaining an Investor Visa or Golden Visa is always an analysis of the capital for the investment and its origin.

      ✔ The whole process (from selecting an investment object to applying for a residence permit) can be done remotely.
      Documents for a residence permit are submitted domestically by a local accredited attorney by power of attorney, without your personal presence. Following which, you will be invited to the country or the Embassy to obtain an entry visa.
      ✔ You become a resident of the selected country and receive freedom of movement and entry into the selected country, despite closed borders and quarantine restrictions.
      ✔ Golden Visa can be issued immediately for the whole family, including spouse, children and financially dependent parents.
      ✔ There are no permanent residency requirements for you.
      ✔ Further obtaining EU citizenship

      The list of countries that are most popular among investors:

      ! Please note that the programs presented offer several investment options - NOT ONLY REAL ESTATE
      Investment options: in business, company shares, government securities, investment funds, bank deposits or investment in the country's economy.


      Business immigration to Europe


      The concept of business immigration in the legislation of the countries of the world implies the investment of a foreigner in the created or purchase of an existing business. Many European countries grant foreigners permanent residence status in order to create a company that will pay taxes to the state and create jobs for local residents.

      IMPORTANT! A common mistake of a candidate for business immigration to Europe is that a candidate always needs to purchase either real estate, or a business, or register a company to apply for a residence permit in the business immigration category before applying for a visa. In the most immigration regulations, the candidate for a business immigration should present a viable business plan, a professional profile of successful entrepreneur experience, a clear capital with supportive documentation and personal documentation.

      Key requirements for obtaining an Entrepreneur visa in Europe:

      Countries for business immigration to Europe:

      EU Blue Card and Intra-corporate Employee Transfer


      • EU Blue Card

      The EU Blue Card is a scheme to attract highly-educated, qualified and talented immigrants of third-countries national to the European Union.

      It was enacted in July 2011 by EU Member States (except the U.K., Ireland and Denmark). The EU Blue Card which radically change the European labour market. For the first time talented and educated individuals and workers with advanced work experience will be admitted by the whole of the EU not just one country.

      The special EU Directive established also a single application procedure for a residence permit and a common set of rights for third-countries nationals legally working and residing in a Member State.

      Basic conditions for obtaining a Blue Card:

      The main advantages for a Blue Card holders:

      – ability to move within the EU Member States on a periodic basis without getting a work permit to change jobs;
      – those qualified for the EU Blue Card will be able to bring their families to the EU under favorable conditions;
      – The EU Blue Card holders are given rights comparable to those as EU citizens lead to better integration and social cohesion;
      – the valid period of the EU Blue Card will be between one and four years with the possibility to renew;
      – the gross annual salary should be at least 1,5 times the minimum annual salary in a Member State concerned.

      • Intra-corporate transfer of employees (Intra Company Transfers)

      Intra Company Transfers – a subcategory designed for employees of international companies who have received a job offer in a branch of the same company in the EU.

      Prerequisites for Corporate Transfer of Employees.
      It is necessary to prove and confirm:



        Citizenship by investment in Europe


        Below are the countries whose legislation provides for the possibility of obtaining not only a residence permit, but also the ability to quickly obtain citizenship by investing in the EU.

        These are Malta and Montenegro.


        The applicant must make a non-refundable grant of 600,000 Euros (for 3 years route) or 750,000 Euros(for 1 year route) + buy real estate from 700 thousand Euros or rent housing for a minimum annual cost of 16 thousand Euros for 5 years + make a donation of 10 thousand Euros to a charitable organization.

        More about the citizenship of Malta »


        Investments from 250,000 Euros in a property approved by the government + a charitable contribution to a specially created state fund in the amount of 100,000 Euros.

        Draw your attention to! The Montenegrin Citizenship by Investment Program will close in 2022.

        Obtaining citizenship in other European countries

        Unlike the relatively quick registration of citizenship of Malta and Montenegro by investment, in countries such as: Portugal, Spain, Italy, France, Greece and Cyprus there are several stages: temporary residence (residence permit) or permanent residence (permanent residence), leading to obtaining citizenship.

        ✔ How to immigrate to Europe?

        In order to immigrate to Europe and have the right of permanent residence there, you are required to obtain immigration status – a residence permit or permanent residence in the selected country.

        There are sufficient programs in the immigration law of the EU countries that will permit you to obtain a European resident card, such as:

        • Residence permit for financially independent foreigners
        • Residence permit without the right to work
        • Residence permit for pensioners
        • Business immigration to EU countries
        • Programs for Entrepreneurs (Startup Visas)
        • Intra Company Transferee
        • Golden Visas
        • Investor Visas
        • Citizenship by Investment
        • Family reunification
        • Work immigration
        ✔ Where in the EU can you obtain a residence permit without the need for permanent residence?

        If you wish to obtain a residence permit in the selected EU country, but do not want to permanently reside there, then consider the “Investor” or “Golden Visa” programs in such countries as: Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Greece and Malta …

        These programs in these countries do not oblige you and your family to reside abroad permanently.

        ✔ Is it possible to receive a residence permit in the EU or other countries in Europe when buying real estate?

        Yes, in countries such as Cyprus, Malta, Montenegro, Spain, Portugal, Greece, there are various programs that make it possible to obtain a residence permit when buying real estate.

        ✔ Can the whole family immigrate to the EU?

        Yes, most immigration programs in the EU provide for obtaining a residence permit at the same time by the main applicant and his family members. However, each country and each program has its own requirements for the degree of kinship and age.

        Article author

        Anastasia Taran Head of Corporate Services
        In 2013, she graduated in law from the National University «Odessa Law Academy» with honors and received a Master of Law degree. Anastasia Taran has experience in international and contract law, as well as corporate and tax law in Europe. Within the framework of Feod Group, she specializes i...
        In 2013, she graduated in law from the National University «Odessa Law Academy» with honors and received a Master of Law degree. Anastasia Taran has experience in international and contract law, as well as corporate and tax law in Europe. Within the framework of Feod Group, she specializes in immigration and corporate law of European countries, particularly:
        • family and corporate immigration solutions.
        • establishing a business in Europe.
        • personal and corporate taxation in Europe.
        • opening accounts in European banks.
        • obtaining a tax resident status.
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        Why clients choose Feod Group

        Since 1992, Feod Group has been providing a wide range of legal, business and immigration services in Europe, the USA and other countries of the world.

        The company has accredited western lawyers, experts in various fields of law and jurisdictions of the world.

        Having offices in Europe and the USA, Feod Group provides rapid paperwork and maximum customer comfort.

        We provide our clients with related services, such as relocation and adaptation abroad, organizing family relocation abroad, enrollment of children in schools and many other services.

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