Freedom to travel. Ability to live, work or study.
Citizenship by investment programmes will grant immediate citizenship to applicants and their families. That means they qualify for a second passports and therefore presents incredible popularity for international travel.
Investor Visas In Europe
There are a number of countries in Europe now offering golden investor visas that result in residency and potential citizenship of the EU.
There are substantial differences between each country and there are often changes to each individual programme. Below are examples of the basics of some programmes It is essential to seek professional advice for before embarking on any course of action. Please contact us directly for this.
Investors buying property at or above the €2,000,000 government limit in Cyprus will qualify for citizenship and a Cypriot passport. Cyprus is a full member of the EU and its citizenship grants the right to live, work and study anywhere in Europe.
An investment of €500,000 (or €350,000 reduced option) in real estate in Portugal will gain a residency permit for a family including dependent children. The golden visa can be renewed every two years providing the applicant spends two weeks in the country every two years.
The citizenship by investment programme for Grenada is one of the newest programmes available to investors. The Grenada investment visa programme provides second citizenship in Grenada and a passport to investors offering visa-free travel to over 143 countries including the UK, EU Schengen countries and China. Grenada also offers access for its citizens to the USA E2 treaty investor visa.
Applicants need to invest either $150,000 as a donation or $350,000 in a government approved real estate project (can be reduced to $220,000 for connected investors) and maintain the property investment in Grenada for at least 5 years.
The Malta Citizenship Investment Scheme known as the Malta Individual Investor Programme (MIIP) is aimed at high net worth individuals. Individual investors must make a minimum contribution of €650,000 to the national development fund set up by the government, invest €150,000 in government approved financial instruments and commit to a residence in Malta, either rent or purchase, for a minimum of 5 years. The property value for purchased real estate needs to be a minimum €350,000. For rental it is a commitment of €16,000 pa. Each family member also has to contribute a sum to the development fund of €25,000 each. The benefits after one years’ residency are citizenship and a Maltese second passport. This in turn grants European citizenship and the ability to live, work and study anywhere in the EU.