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Living in Europe after Brexit

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The exit of the United Kingdom from the EU politically and economically, has left British citizens residing in a European country wondering how it will affect them. According to the official website of the European Union, UK nationals, along…

Golden visa Greece, get a second residence in the country, sale and rent managements

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In just 60 days and for as low as €250,000, the fastest and lowest cost entry to Europe, international investors have the opportunity to obtain EU residence through the Golden Visa Greece. The country is known for its spectacular views and…

The Spanish educational system, one of the benefits of the Golden Visa Spain for Philippines

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The Golden Visa Spain is the best option for international entrepreneurs that are planning to invest in the country to benefit from the country’s potential for financial and lifestyle growth. Aside from having the opportunity to live and work…

Portuguese Golden Visa, changes for international investors

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Portugal is in the process of updating its Golden Visa programs in 2021, as we had announced some months ago. The changes in the requirements of the Portuguese Golden Visa will encourage international investors to target other areas of the country…

Italy Golden Visa, residency for investors in the country

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The Italy Golden Visa is for international investors that are planning to reside and work in the 2nd largest manufacturing economy in Europe, and one of the most important manufacturing centers in the world. Its strategic position, at the crossroads…

Panama Residency for global investors

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The revolutionary changes in the management of the government and economy of Panama has made this Latin American country the choice destination for foreign investors to get the Panama residency. The country is located in the world’s most…

Barcelona ranked eight best city in the world to live and work

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According to the Canadian consultancy firm Resonance, Barcelona is the eight-best city in the world to live and work. The report The World’s best cities 2021 says that Barcelona earns its ranking for its “intoxicating mix of beach, architecture…

Healthcare and educational system, benefits with the Golden Visa Spain

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International direct investment in Spain has a wide range of opportunities for entrepreneurs that are looking forward to investing in a long-time plan while having the chance to live, work and study in the country along with their family members.…

One of the best countries to start a new live: Golden Visa New Zealand

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New Zealand is known to be the most naturally beautiful and safest country in the world; not only it is famous for its stunning national parks and famous hiking trails, but also for being consistently present in the top 10 in terms of protecting…

Portugal Golden Visa: invest in a fund

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The Portugal Golden Visa has topped the Annual Global Retirement Index for 2020 with its affordable lifestyle, high safety rating, and quality professional healthcare. One of the investment funds available for the application of this residency…

Golden Visa Canada: one of the countries with the best quality life

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The Golden Visa Canada allows entrepreneurs to invest in the Top 1 country for Quality Life in 2020 by becoming permanent residents with the opportunity to enjoy the same benefits as Canadians, which includes free public education and universal…

Merry Christmas!

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Orience International team wishes you and your family Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Spanish Golden Visa raised 0.5 billion in first semester 2020

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Spain has been one of the countries most affected by the coronavirus, and one of the consequences has been that Golden Visa investment, specifically in real estate has dropped to half its 2019-level by the end of May 2020. However, it is not…

Buy real estate in Greece: the best neighborhoods to Invest in Athens

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Entrepreneurs are looking forward to investing in Athens, the capital of Mediterranean Greece. Known for its unique and historical architecture within its 2,000 islands, the popular and touristic neighborhoods in its capital are the brokers…

Dubai Golden Visa, UAE Expands 10-year Residency Programme

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The capital of the UAE is home to ever-growing technology that delivers efficiency and security to help enterprises evolve. The launch of the Dubai Golden Visa was to attract international investment to enhance the local economy. This permit…

Main benefits of the Golden Visa for Philippines

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The Golden Visa is the best option for international investors that aim to have a plan B for themselves and their family, with the possibility of top-quality education and low-cost living in exchange for capital investment in a certain country.…

Golden Visa Europe, the most famous and popular programmes

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The Golden Visa Europe is a program where a residency permit is granted to international entrepreneurs that invest in real estate within a EU member country that offers these programs. The main benefit of this residency by investment permit…

Buy real estate in Spain

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If you were planning to buy a beach house on a dreamy Balearic Island or invest to live a more metropolitan life in Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, professionals affirm that the year 2020 is the best year for investors to buy real estate…

All you need to know about the Golden residence Portugal

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The Portugal Golden Visa is for international entrepreneurs that are thinking of investing and widening their opportunities towards Southwestern Europe. With different investment options available for a minimum of €280,000, the Golden residence…

How to get the Golden Visa Spain for Philippines

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The Spanish residency-by-investment-program or the Golden Visa Spain offers and grants the right to legally reside, work, and live in Spain in exchange for an investment in a property (or properties properties) for a minimum of €500,000. The…

Majority of Spain will get the coronavirus vaccine by next May

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Good news arrives from Spain. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, and Health Minister, Salvador Illa have announced that the majority of the country will receive Pfizer vaccine by next May, ensuring that a very substantial part of the population…

Time-limited reduction on the St Kitts and Nevis citizenship programme

Last July, Timothy Harris, Saint Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister, announced that the government was going to apply a time-limited reduction on the St Kitts and Nevis citizenship programme until 31ST December. So, if you are thinking to get a…

International investment in real estate will increase; new opportunities for Golden Visa Spain

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It is expected that the investment in real estate will increase when travel restrictions run out. Whereas States do not give a tourist visa, international investors cannot travel. However, with a residence visa like the Golden Visa it is possible…

Orience International always by your side

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Despite the current situation caused by the coronavirus, all the members of our team are working to offer you a fully operational, quality and efficient service. All our teams in Spain, Greece and Portugal are active to accompany you during…

Why is the best moment for retirees to invest in Greece? The Government introduces a single tax rate of 7%

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The Greek government is formally inviting foreign pensioners to shift their tax residence to Greece with the introduction of a single tax rate of 7% for their entire income obtained abroad. The aim is to attract pension making the obtention…

Portuguese Golden Visa may change next year

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According to the Agency for Investment Trade Portugal, the Portuguese government is going to carry on the changes on the Golden Visa programme announced in February and postponed due to the coronavirus.  New changes in law will come…

Spain issued more than 35.000 Golden Visa since 2013

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According to the Spanish Government, Spain has issued 35.422 Golden Visa since 2013 earning € 6.500 million. If we take a look on the number of permits granted based on nationality, the Chinese were the first, followed by Indian and Russian.    This…

Golden Visa demand increases during the coronavirus crisis

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Due to the pandemic crisis, countries are not given visa tourist temporarily. This means that international investors cannot travel to other countries. However, the demand of Golden Visas has increased during last months, because residence visa…

EU-wide coordination about measures to restrict the free movement of citizens

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Normally, European citizens have the right to move and reside freely within the EU. However, and due to the coronavirus, all the states adopted measures, some of which have had an impact directly on free movement, to fight against the spread…

Cyprus suspends the Golden Visa programme

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Cyprus’s government has announced the suspension of its Golden Visa programme, which will be put on an end on November 1 indefinitely. This decision comes after an investigation report by Al Jazeera ‘The Cyprus Papers’, which demonstrate…

Bank deposits increase to get the Spanish residence

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According to recent data, the demand to open a bank deposit as a route to get the Spanish Golden Visa, has increased during last months. As the statistics show, due to the travel restrictions imposed by the coronavirus crisis (countries…

Success of the Golden Visa Portugal

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The Portuguese Golden Visa is one of the most popular and famous programmes to get the residence. According to Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras (SEF), 107 residence visas were authorized by the Portuguese government on August 2020 and a…

How to get the Spanish residence and travel to the country

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As we told in the last post, due to the pandemic crisis, countries are not given visa tourist temporarily. This means that international investors and all those people who want to travel to another country (as a tourist, to invest or to see…

Spain, ranked the second-best country to live post-crisis

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Due to the coronavirus situation, the preferences of the citizenship have changed. International investors who are looking for a new country to invest, they consider many items before carrying on any investment. According to a recent study,…

Dominica has the world's best citizenship by investment programme

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According to the CBI Index, a rating system designed to measure the performance and appeal of global by investment (CBI) programmes across a diverse range of indicators and published by the Financial Times, Dominica citizenship by investment…

Portugal ranked the third most peaceful country in the world

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According to the 2020 Global Peace Index (GPI), Portugal remains as one of the most peaceful countries around the world and it is placed in the third position behind Iceland and New Zealand, which are the first and the second one. Moreover,…

Many U.S. citizens apply for a European residence: the importance of having a Plan B

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Due to the coronavirus situation, many U.S. citizens have applied for a European residence programme. The majority of them, are familiars of immigrants from Europe who live in the U.S. and now they want to come back to their origin country or…

Portuguese citizenship: no changes for the Jewish community

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An amendment (2015) to the Portuguese ‘Law on Nationality’ allows Sephardi Jews descendants of inquisition-era deportees from Iberian Peninsula to obtain the Portuguese passport/citizenship. However, on May the Socialist Party presented…

Main steps to get the Golden Visa programme

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Golden Visa or residence by investment is a permit which is granted to international investors in exchange for an investment in real estate. The amount it varies depending on the country (Spain €500.000, Portugal €280.000 or Greece €250.000)…

All the advantages of European residence

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If you are an international investor looking for the best country to start your own business, to invest, retire or have an alternative plan, we can help you. Through the European residence or residence by investment you and your family can benefit…

Caribbean citizenship, the importance of having a plan B

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The coronavirus pandemic has shown the importance of having a plan B, this means having an alternative plan during crisis situation or what is the same, having a residence or citizenship in another country. In the next post we are going to talk…

Invest in Greece, a good opportunity for pensioners

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The Greek government has prepared a draft law to attract pensioners, that proposes an income tax rate of 7% for international pensioners who transfer their residence to Greece. The aim is to attract pension and the measure would be applicable…

Orience International presents its new website

We are very pleased to announce the launch of our new brand website. It has been designed with a new look, more functional and user-friendly navigation updated with all the services and programmes (residence and citizenship) we offer. You…

Barcelona named one of the top tech cities of the future

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Barcelona is one of the top tech cities of the future, according to the Tech Cities of the Future 2020/21 ranking by fDi and TNW. This means that the city is one of the most promising prospects for start-ups, tech and innovation investment. More…

Measures and conditions to enter Europe

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Due to the coronavirus crisis, on March, April and May, many countries decided to close their borders, but during the last months many countries have reopened it to revive Europe’s tourism industry starting in June. However, there is a…

Barbados gives a special visa for remote workers in the island

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Located in the Caribbean, Barbados is a paradisiac island of 439m2 and a population of 285.000 (2019). The capital, Bridgetown, contains 1/3 of the country’s population. But, why it is now famous this small island? Last week, prime Minister…

Saint Kitts and Nevis citizenship programme reduces until end 2020

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Timothy Harris, St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister, announced last week that the government is going to apply a time-limited reduction to the citizenship programme, from 3rd July until 31st December. The main difference is that the citizenship…

Chinese, the first applicants for Golden Visa Spain

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Data shows that Chinese have been the first applicants for the Golden Visa Spain during the firsts months of 2020. Overall, they have applied for 65 visas, followed by Russian, who have got 29 Golden Visa Spain and Iranian who have apply for…

Invest in Portugal, real estate demand increases

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Good news arrives from Portugal. The new data shows that the property sales has increased 23% since the country leave the lockdown one month ago. The situation is improving and property agents have noticed an improvement and they are offering…

Dominica builds new infrastructures through citizenship by investment funds

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Dominica is a beautiful island, known as ‘The nature island of the Caribbean’ for its green forests which stretch from shore to shore. Introduced in 1993, the Dominican citizenship by investment programme offers many advantages and it is…

Portuguese Golden Visa hit the record

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Last month, 270 Golden Visas were granted in Portugal; 257 through investment in real estate (73 were for urbans rehabilitation) and 13 through capital transfer, what it means a 409% increase from April. Basically, the Golden Visa applications…

The best neighborhoods to invest in Madrid

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The capital of Spain is one of the cities that offers the best real estate opportunities on the market. In addition to this, Madrid offers work, professional, leisure and cultural or sports alternatives to those who wish to make an investment.…

Golden Visa and Caribbean citizenship programmes demand increases

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Due to the recent events that are taking place in Hong Kong, in relation with the approval of the National Security Law, many citizens have been interested and have contacted with Orience International to obtain the Golden Visa  and to know…

Invest in Portugal, the country recovers from the crisis

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Portugal has been one of the countries that has best dealt with the coronavirus crisis, thanks to good a health and political management. For this reason, and according to experts, the country is recovering faster than other European countries…

Information about the opening of European borders

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Plans are already underway to revive Europe’s tourism industry starting in June. While not all countries have set specific dates, we have good news for anyone interested in investing in Europe in one of our projects. The borders of countries…

Golden Visa Greece, latest news for international investors

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Last week, the Greek Parliament approved the Law 4686/2020 which, with other changes, introduces two important improvements related with the Golden Visa Greece program and which will benefit surely international investors. Both changes will…

Orience International, new member of IMC Group

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We are pleased to announce that Orience International is a new member of the IMC Group, being the first Spanish company to be part of the group. The IMC (Investment Migration Council) is the worldwide association for investment migration and…

Latest news about residency and work permits

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Order SND / 421/2020, of May 18, by which measures are adopted relating to the extension of authorizations to stay and reside and/or work and to other situations of foreigners in Spain, in application of Royal Decree 463/2020 , of March 14,…

Spain grants more than 8,000 Golden Visa in 2019 and hits the record again

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According to the latest published figures, Spain broke the record again last year with the granting of the Golden Visa to international citizens. In total, 8,061 visas were granted in 2019, 22.6% more than in 2018, and the most common assumption…

The Algarve, an excellent option for the Golden Visa Portugal

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Slowly, the European countries are returning to normal after the coronavirus crisis. Portugal has been a clear example of good management and, in addition, it is one of the most attractive states to have a plan B, that is, an alternative, a…

Latest update in the Golden Visa Greece program

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Greece offers the most economic Golden Visa program in Europe and also is the heart of Europe where the western civilization began. Moreover, the climate, beaches, islands or the way of living, made the country a very attractive option for…

Portuguese citizenship, everything you need to know

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On other occasions we have talked about the attractions of Portugal in the eyes of international investors. As we have previously explained, the country offers many characteristics that make it a great opportunity for international investments…

Why it is a good idea to invest in Portugal?

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In recent years, Portugal has been ranked among the best countries to invest in real estate. Along with Greece and Spain, the Portugal offers endless opportunities for international investors. In the next post, we explain why it is a good time…

The best neighborhoods to invest in Barcelona

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Barcelona is one of the most impressive cities in the world and, therefore, one of the most recommended for investment. The Catalan capital does not stop deafness, to grow, to evolve. Invest in Barcelona is the same as constant opportunities:…

Why investing in real estate is a safe option?

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After the hardest weeks of confinement, it seems that normal is returning in our day to day. One of the good news comes from the construction and real estate sectors, as the sector has been reactivated and it is estimated that there are some…

Main advantages of having the European residence

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Residence by investment or, what is the same, the Golden Visa is a program that grants residence in exchange for a minimum investment of money in the real estate market of the country in question. The investment varies depending on the country,…

Why should you invest in Greece?

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Last week, Fashion TV interviewed Christos Vergos, investment manager in Orience International and Summit Venture partners in Greece and real estate market expert, to know the main reasons to invest in Greece. As Vergos explained,  Greece…

Spanish residence authorization for highly qualified professional

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There are different ways of obtaining residence in Spain and they do not always have to do with investing in real estate. In Spain, it is possible to obtain a residence for highly qualified professional, a gainful residence or an inter-company…

4 faq's about the Golden Visa Portugal

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Portugal, a transcontinental country located in the southwest of Europe, on the Iberian Peninsula. It limits to the east and north with Spain and to the south and west with the Atlantic Ocean. It also includes the autonomous archipelagos of…

International real estate demand rises despite the lockdown

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The latest figures (from March 15 to April 15) on the demand for real estate in Spain have recently been published. Despite the fact that domestic demand has decreased, international demand during this period has increased to around 15% of current…

Working for you!

Despite the difficult situation we are living due to the coronavirus, we are not lockdown. All the members of the team are offering a fully operational service, as always, and we continue working to offer you the best service. Remember that…

Changes on the Golden Visa Portugal on hold

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Last February, the Portuguese government announced some changes in the Golden Visa Portugal, restricting the Golden Visa in the cities of Porto and Lisbon and their respective metropolitan areas. Algarve was another region affected too. According…

The Greek management of the coronavirus crisis

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Greece is one of the countries of the European Union that has best managed the coronavirus crisis, with numbers of infected and dead well below the average in other countries. But, what has been the key to success? Here are the main reasons,…

The importance of having a plan B: costumer testimonial

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A few weeks ago, we talked about the importance and advantages of having a plan B or an alternative plan, especially during the crisis situations, like the one we have now with de coronavirus. However, having a plan B, it is a very interesting…

Construction resumes again

Since last week, and after 15 days of total lockdown, good news have come from the construction and real estate sectors. Most of the works by construction companies have been resumed, and it is estimated that there are 350 developments underway…

The real estate sector in Spain

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How is the coronavirus crisis affecting the real estate market in Spain? How was the sector before the crisis? What will happen when it is all over? Can we be optimistic? In the next article, Joaquim Zamacois, entrepreneur and adventurer,…

Oriol Molas, "there will be opportunities and we will attract more investment in Spain"

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Feedback Today, and online journal about interviews and companies, has interviewed our CEO, Oriol Molas, to know about the current situation and how the company is facing it. Among the most important points of the interview we have: There…

New measures taken by the Spanish government due to the coronavirus

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After two weeks of total lockdown, since yesterday the government has implemented a deactivation of the confinement, which means that workers in those companies where teleworking is not possible can return to their jobs. This measure applies…

Spain, the 4th most powerful passport in the world

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The Passport Index is a world ranking that analyzes the most powerful passports in the world, that means, the passports that give more freedom of movement to its citizens. Like every year, in early 2020, the ranking led by Japan was presented.…

Real estate investment in Spain during the first quarter of the year

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The reports on real estate investment in Spain have just been published and during the first three months of the year and, according to the numbers, the Covid-19 has had no effect on the transaction figures in the first quarter and, before the…

World Health Organization congratulates Spain on its health management

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As we explain in this post, the Spanish government is carrying out a great task in the health field during the Covid-19 crisis. Proof of this is the congratulations that the regional director of the WHO for Europe, Hans Kluge, has sent to Spain…

Orience International, working for you

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The situation that is being experienced in many countries is delicate, for this reason at Orience International we are by your side, working to offer you a quality and efficient service. All our teams in Spain, Greece and Portugal are active…

The catering sector shows its most supportive face

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Restaurants and bars are another sectors highly affected by the coronavirus crisis. The locals cannot open their doors and for three weeks they have not received diners. Despite the situation, they have wanted to contribute their bit to fight…

The Spanish health system

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With the coronavirus crisis, the Spanish health system and the others from the rest of the countries are on everyone's lips. Every day, doctors, nurses and other health staff work hard against an enemy, the Covid-19, which, in more than one…

O. Molas: "Coronavirus shows us the need to have a plan B"

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Empresa Exterior, an online journal about Spain's foreign business, has interviewed our CEO, Oriol Molas, with the aim of knowing how the coronavirus crisis is affecting foreign investment, especially within the real estate sector. Likewise,…

Rental assistance plan in Spain: microcredits, direct aid and suspension of evictions

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The Spanish Cabinet has today approved an aid plan for tenants having trouble paying the rental fee. The following points stand out: Suspension of evictions for 6 months from the end of the alarm state The automatic 6-month extension…

Measures taken by the greek government due to the coronavirus

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Due to the situation of the COVID-19 all around Europe, the Greek Government has approved and implemented some measures in order to limit the spread of the virus within its borders. Country-Specific Information: A curfew is in effect March…

Orience International, by your side

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According to numerous reports, sources close to the coalition government confirm that the possibility of suspension of rent is being studied for those people who have become vulnerable due to this economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic,…

Recommendations for going to the supermarket

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As part of the measures to contain the transmission of COVID-19, the recommendation for citizens is to continue to follow the usual rules of food safety and prevention facilitating the appropriate authorities to contain the spread of the virus. We…

Why should I have a plan B? Customer testimonial

Last week we talked about the importance of having a plan B during crisis situation, like the one we have now. In the video below, Krista explains us the main advantages of acquiring the residence throw investor visa in European countries…

FAQ's for international investors investing in Spain

Due to the current situation, we have prepared a document with some frequently ask questions for international investors who invest in Spain. Can you request a deferment of the rent of a business or a house? In principle not, only…

Urgent and extraordinary spanish measures to deal with COVID-19

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Due to the crisis of COVID-19 the spanish government has adopted urgent and extraordinary measures that cover many different areas of business activity. The most significant in each area are summarized below. Royal Decree-Law 8/2020, of 17…

O. Molas: "After this period the real estate will once be very attractive"

Eje Prime, online journal of economic information specialized in the real estate business in Spain, has interviewed our CEO, Oriol Molas, to learn about the impact of the coronavirus crisis on international investment,especially in the real…

The importance of having a plan B in crisis situations

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Immersed in the global crisis of the coronavirus, the experts of Orience International tell us the importance and advantages of having an alternative plan during crisis situations such as the current one. First of all, when we talk about…

Announcement for our clients in Spain and other countries

Due to the recent advance of the COVID-19 virus in Spain, at Orience International we are obliged to send a message of calm and responsibility to all our clients and partners. In Spain, the number of those infected by COVID-19 continue increasing…

Aspects to be accounted in the purchase of a property

Throughout our lives we make a lot of decisions. Some easier than others, with direct consequences in the short and medium term. One of these decisions is the purchase of a property whether it is housing or local, since it’s one of the most…

The Zona Franca will host a new industry to boost the economy 4.0

On Monday, the president of the Consorci of the Zona Franca of Barcelona (CZFB), Pere Navarro, expressed during his participation in the forum Barcelona Tribuna the opening in June of a factory in which the technologies that are driving the…