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 information about the citizenship programmes because of the uncertainty of the situation. If you are one of them, this information may be of your interest:

“Most of our Hong Kong customers are interested in our packs. Although we have received a large number of enquiries for all the programmes, the most successful are the combined packs containing a Caribbean citizenship with a European residence“.

Special packs for Hong Kong people

Those packs are interesting for hongkonese because they offer a passport that is out of the range of China in a business friendly low-tax environment and, at the same time, a european residency in countries with the best health and education systems. All this is offered in all-inclusive packs at a very affordable price.

 Caribbean citizenship is a really attractive option for you. You can obtain your new passport in only 90 days, and it is applicable to your entire family up to four generations. The warm weather and fine scenery of the Caribbean make it the perfect place for people that loves summer vibes all year long. Moreover, Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts & Nevis and Santa Lucia are countries with an attractive tax regime, but they are not tax-haven countries.

 On the other hand, Spain, Portugal and Greece are three countries with an excellent quality of life, a great climate and quality services. For all these reasons, these countries have attracted a lot of international investors, and obtaining the Golden Visa is an alternative and guarantee of freedom and calm when when unforeseen happen. Each country offers different investment options to get long term residence permit.

The Golden Visa is a residence permit that is obtained by international entrepreneurs through an investment of an specific amount determined by the country one is applying to. This will give the investor and their family the possibility to live, study and work in the country. The Golden visa is an opportunity for families to have a plan B during this pandemic, whereas applicants are looking for a better healthcare system, top-quality education and a lower cost of living compared to the country they are currently residing.

 If you want to get one of this packs contact us, we will be very pleased to help you. Also, remember that you can invest without leaving your country. Our team will manage everything so you don’t have to worry about a thing.


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 was investment in real estate for an amount of more than € 500.000, excluding permits for family reunification or business transfer.

More specifically, a total of 681 citizens obtained the Golden Visa Spain through real estate investment in Spain, compared to 599 in 2018, which represents an increase of 13.7%. If we look at the number of permits granted, based on nationality, the Chinese were the first, followed by the Russians, Iranians, Americans and Mexicans.

The assumptions for which last year more visas were granted was intra-company transfer with a total of 1,361 permits and highly qualified professionals with 1,650 permits. In the first case, these are changes of residence due to work reasons and in the second, all the relatives (wife or children) from whom they have obtained permission are grouped.

On the other hand, and according to the College of Registrars, last year international citizens bought 3,858 homes in Spain for more than € 500,000 and of these, 1,393 operations were carried out by non-EU buyers. Mainly, the purchase of these properties was made in Catalonia, Andalusia, Madrid, the Valencian Community and the Balearic Islands, in this order.


Nationality permits

If we look at nationalities, China gathers the majority of residence permits, a total of 1,686, followed by Indians and Brazilians. One of the trends in recent years is the increase in the granting of residence to nationalities of South America, such as Colombians or Mexicans.

In the case of obtaining the Golden Visa through an investment of more than € 500,000, we again find Chinese citizens (455 Golden Visa), followed by Russians (42 visas), Iranians (21), Americans (16) , Mexicans (13) from Saudi Arabia (11), Egyptians (10) and Filipinos (10).

Some figures from 2020

If we look at the latest available data for 2020, in January 50 Golden Visa were granted for the purchase of a property of more than € 500,000 and 31 in February. According to all the assumptions, 782 permits were issued in January and 563 in February.

Orience International, by your side

What are your goals, how do you want to manage your assets? From Orience International we advise you with the investment program that best suits your needs. Remember that even in the state of alarm we are still 100% operational to offer you the best service. Also, you do not have to leave your country to carry out any procedure.

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Information: El País


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 in the real estate sector. In the next post, we tell you how you can get Portuguese citizenship.

How to get the Portuguese citizenship

From the outset, you should know that there are several ways to get Portuguese citizenship and one of them is through investment, and more specifically with the Golden Visa program. It is a program that offers residency, and later citizenship, in exchange for a minimum investment of € 280,000, with other investment possibilities both in the real estate sector and other types of operations.

Once the investment is made, keeping it in time, and after five years, you can apply for Portuguese citizenship to the country’s institutions. You must prove the investment, as well as the minimum stay of 7 days during the first year, and 14 days in the following four years. In addition, you must demonstrate knowledge of the Portuguese language.

Another option is the acquisition of Portuguese citizenship by right, that is, the one granted to a person who has lived in the country for five years. In the same way as in the investment residence, the interested person must prove the stay in the country for a minimum time, be of legal age, have a clean criminal record and a minimum knowledge of the Portuguese language.

Orience International, we are with you

What are your goals? How do you want to manage your assets? From Orience International we advise you on the investment program that best suits your needs and help you with other subsequent services that you may need.

Remember that, despite the state of alarm, we are 100% operational and continue working to offer you the best service. In addition, you do not need to travel or move from your country to request any management.

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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 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 international investors. “It is the closest and easiest way for someone to get in Europe. All that features make us the number one in preference today”, Vergos said.

On the other hand, Orience International has an experienced of more than 10 years providing the permanent residence permits or the Golden Visa, which gave the company a huge knowledge on the field, experience and an international view about the market.  Summit Venture partners is an investment fund with extensive experience in the acquisition, reform, sale and rental of properties in Europe.

See here the interview and discover why you should invest in Greece:

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, according to the Greek political scientist Takis Spappas.

1– Executive model: As Spappas argues, Greece has a centralized state that facilitates rapid decision-making. On the contrary, in those more decentralized states it has cost more to make decisions and implement the necessary measures.

2- Parties in the power: It is easier to manage a crisis of this type with a government formed by a single party in command than a coalition government where there may be more disagreements.

3- Quick decision-making and efficient management: With the first cases of coronavirus in the country, the Greek President, Kyriakros Mitsotakis acted and ordered to close schools, public institutions, churches, restaurants, theaters and confined the population.

More specifically, on February 26 the first citizen with coronavirus was detected, and it was the same day when the government canceled all the carnival streets and prohibited all school outings. It was March 10, with 89 infected, when Mitsotakis forced the majority of businesses, schools and universities to close. On March 12, with the first death, the Greek government decided to close everything except supermarkets and pharmacies. The result of efficient management is that, today, 108 dead and 2,224 infected.

4- Health system: Faced with the threat of a pandemic, the government hired more than 3,000 workers in the health sector. Likewise, ICU beds were adapted, going from 565 beds to 997.

5- Exemplary citizenship: Another element to take into account is the discipline and obedience of the Greek citizens, who have faithfully maintained the confinement and the measures taken by their government. 

Greece, destination for international investors

In recent years, Greece has positioned itself as a very attractive country to reside and work. With an excellent quality of life and a pleasant climate and bustling cities steeped in history, it is an excellent country to invest in. Greece has the most affordable Golden Visa investment program in all of Europe. At Orience International we help you throughout the investment process and advise you with residency and citizenship programs.

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Source: Libertad Digital

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, Molas has explained the need to have a plan B in crisis situations and how Orience International is helping their clients.

Among the most important points of the interview are:

  • Investments that appeared to be underway have not been canceled
  • We keep in daily contact with our clients to help them at all times
  • In situations such as the current one, the need to have a plan B would, citizenship or residence in another country, is highlighted
  • With the Covid-19 crisis, the international investor with multiple residences and / or citizenships has been able to decide where to spend this time
  • The crisis will pass and those characteristics that made an attractive market last over time

Read the interview here!

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 a plan B or alternative plan, we refer to the fact of having a residence abroad and/or possessing a residence permit or citizenship in another country.

As detailed by Oriol Molas, CEO of Orience International, “a global citizen must take into account different scenarios and plan well each and every one of his decisions”. In cases like the current one, having a plan B gives us more freedom: having a residence in another country gives you the freedom to choose under crisis situations. It also gives you “economic, political and social independence from your country of origin”, he explained.

In relation to the above, having a plan B or alternative is synonymous with greater tranquility and calm, what it means that in the face of an adverse situation, you have the assurance that you and your family are on a more stable stage. Most programs also allow you to obtain residency and citizenship for your family members, including child, as well as direct family members such as the spouse or parents.

The importance of planning

However, it is not necessary to arrive at crisis situations in order to evaluate and think about the options of acquiring a residence in another country. As citizens of the world, we must take into account the advantages of this option and seek professional advice to guide us and help us to make the best decision.

The professionals of Orience International are at your side to find the best solution for you and your family, and accompany you through all phases of the investment project, offering personalized and tailor-made attention. With a highly trained and multicultural team we empathize with you and guide you to take the best decision.