Golden Visa
Immigration to Europe through Investments

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Golden Visas in the EU

 

Residence permits and Permanent Residency (PR) through investments in Europe are government investment programs that expedite the process of obtaining resident status for investors and their families. Immigration programs through investments are designed to attract capital and stimulate the economic development of the country.

In different European countries, these investment immigration programs have various names, such as “Investor Visa” or “Golden Visa.” Golden Visas in the EU provide a unique opportunity for investors not only to obtain resident status but also to enjoy a range of privileges related to residency, employment, business operations in the country, and to optimize their tax obligations.

By acquiring resident status through the Golden Visa program, investors can benefit from favorable tax regimes, reduced rates, and other advantages depending on the country of residence. This bonus becomes a significant factor for entrepreneurs and investors, as many countries offer advantageous tax conditions for residents.

Residence and Permanent Residency programs through investments in Europe typically involve various investment options, such as real estate acquisition, business investment, or contributions to government funds. The process of obtaining resident status is usually faster compared to traditional immigration routes.

Why Choose the Golden Visa?

✔ No Residency Requirements

One of the main advantages of obtaining the Golden Visa is the absence of residency requirements for investors. Unlike many other residency programs, you can maintain and extend your residency abroad through the Golden Visa while residing in your home country. For example, in programs for financially independent foreigners, continuous residence abroad (183+ days) is mandatory.

✔ Immigration Status for the Whole Family

Residency through investment in the European Union can be obtained for the entire family, including the spouse, children, and even parents. In some countries, such as Malta, even grandparents can qualify for residency. Importantly, the application process is simultaneous for the main applicant and their family. In contrast, for programs like those for financially independent foreigners or work immigration, family members can only obtain residency after the main applicant’s approval.

✔ Diverse Investment Options

The programs offer various investment options, including investments in local companies, startups, purchasing residential or commercial real estate, investments in government securities, investment funds, bank deposits, charitable organizations, and other sectors of the country’s economy.

✔ Full Range of European Benefits for Investors and Their Families

The Golden Visa provides investors and their families with full access to European privileges, including high-quality healthcare. You can live, study, and work in the selected country.

✔ Future for Your Children

Your children can receive education in both private and public schools and universities in the EU. Additionally, as EU residents, children can acquire European citizenship by birth.

✔ Path to EU Citizenship

The Golden Visa is one of the most popular and fast-track ways to obtain EU citizenship. For example, citizenship in Portugal, France, and Cyprus can be obtained in 5 years, while in Greece, it takes 7 years. With an EU passport, you have the right to live, work, and study in any European Union country.

Comparison of Residency by Investment Programs in Europe in 2024

 

CountryMinimum InvestmentInvestment OptionsResidency ValidityMinimum Residency PeriodCitizenship Eligibility
GreeceGREECE

 

From €250,000
  • Purchase of real estate
  • Investments in Greek companies
  • Bank deposits
  • Purchase of government bonds
Permanent residency (PR) granted for five years, indefinitely renewableNo requirements or obligations for continuous residenceEligible after 7 years
 

SpainSPAIN

 

From €500,000
  • Purchase of real estate
  • Shares and equity participation in Spanish companies
  • Business projects
  • Bank deposits
  • Government bonds
Residency granted for 2 years with the right to renewalNo requirements for continuous residenceEligible after 10 years
 

ItalyITALY

 

 

From €250,000
  • Investments in Italian companies
  • Innovative startups
  • Charitable projects
  • Government bonds
Residency granted for 2 years, extendable for an additional 3 yearsNo requirements for continuous residenceEligible after 10 years
 

CyprusCYPRUS

 

From €300,000
  • Purchase of real estate
  • Investments in Cypriot companies
  • Funds
Permanent Residency (PR) granted immediatelyOnly required to arrive in Cyprus once in the first year and then once every 2 yearsEligible after 5 years
 

MaltaMALTA

 

From €150,000
  • Rental of real estate for 5 years
  • Purchase of real estate
Permanent Residency (PR) granted for 5 years, indefinitely renewableNo requirements for continuous residenceEligible after 7 years
 

 

PortugalPORTUGAL

 

From €250,000
  • Business and job creation
  • Investment fund
  • Capital transfer
  • Financial contribution
  • Charitable donation
Residency granted for 2 years with the right to renewal35 days within 5 yearsEligible after 5 years
 

FranceFRANCE

From €300,000
  • Investments in French companies and startups
Residency granted immediately for 4 years with the right to renewalNo mandatory requirementsEligible after 5 years

 

Feel free to contact us for professional consultation and assistance in selecting the best countries and programs based on your preferences.

Our team of experts considers each client’s individual needs, focusing on their criteria such as investment opportunities and preferences.

We provide support at every stage of the process, ensuring clients confidence and comfort in obtaining the Golden Visa!

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    Requirements for Golden Visa Applicants

     

    The requirements for successful Golden Visa applications involve specific criteria and procedures that must be strictly adhered to. These conditions may vary depending on the specific program and country.

    Golden Visas in European Countries - FAQ
    What does Golden Visa mean?

    The Golden Visa is an official government program that grants residency for investments in real estate, companies, bonds, or stocks, providing a range of benefits and opportunities for the investor and their family.

    How to choose an immigration program for investments in 2024?

    It depends on the needs and goals of each investor. Some may want to gain immigration status, expand their business into the European market, minimize taxation, relocate their entire family permanently to Europe, or combine business and personal goals by obtaining residency. Among our clients in 2023, the most requested were Golden Visas for Cyprus, Greece, and Portugal. To understand which program suits you best, consult our specialists, and we will find the best option for you and your family.

    What is the procedure for obtaining residency by investment?

    Each country has its own procedure and nuances, but the general scheme for obtaining residency is as follows:

    • Choose a program, investment object, and determine financial support: capital for investments and savings or independent income to justify residency.
    • Confirm the investor’s reputation: prepare documents confirming the source of funds, lack of convictions, and migration violations.
    • Legal verification, assessment, and audit of the investment.
    • Obtain approval for the investment and investor’s candidacy.
    • Make the investment.
    • Submit documents and obtain residency.
    In which countries can you get a Golden Visa in 2024?

    Residency by investment or Golden Visas is available in many European countries, including the United Kingdom, Greece, Spain, Italy, Cyprus, Malta, Portugal, and France.

    Article author

    Anastasia Taran Head of Corporate Services
    Ukraine
    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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