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

 This data demonstrates that Spanish Golden Visa is one of the most popular and attractive programs all over Europe, and the main question is, why? 

Why should you invest in Spain? 

According to a recent study, Spain is the best country to live after de coronavirus crisis. Moreover, the country is known for its fantastic weathercosmopolitan cities like Madrid and Barcelona, beautiful landscapes and quality and family life. To all this we have to add other important characteristics: 

Move around the Schengen Zone  

One of the main benefits of the Spanish Golden Visa it is that you can travel and move around the Schengen area without the need of a visa.   

Good quality life for you and your family 

As we have said before, Spain offers an excellent quality lifecheap living costs (Spain is below average in comparison with other European countries) and excellent balanced job-life. Spain has everything you need to start a new life with your family. 

Permit to work in Spain with the Golden Visa 

The Spanish residence permit allows you to work in Spain. So, if you plan to look for a job in the country, we recommend you research the job market before moving to the country.     

Permission for you and your family  

Your family (spouse and children under 18) also receive the visa residence permit. Spain offers a great educational system, with prestigious collages and well-known and reputed universities for your children. 

 Well renowned health system 

The Spanish healthcare system is one of the most advanced in the world, ranking among the first positions in numerous international rankings. 

 Finally, it is important to highlight that Spain has de 4th most powerful passport in the world, after Japan, Germany and South Korea.  

 Investment options to get the Golden Visa 

All the international investors who want to get the Golden Visa they have different options to choose: 

  • €1.000.000 bank deposit:Funds transfer of €1.000.000 to a Spanish bank deposit. You receive automatically the Spanish residence permit and you can travel and enter to the country with your new visa. This option has increased during the pandemic and many international investors are applying for this residence option without leaving their country.  

  • €500.000 real estate investment. We offer virtual tours so you can see all the properties without leaving your country.

  • Government bonds: €200.000 investment into government bonds.
  • Share of business: €1.000.000 investment in shares of Spanish companies.

 If you are interested in one of these options, do not hesitate to contact us. Together we will study your needs, and offer you the best option according to your requirement. 

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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 grants the free movement throughout the Schengen area 

At the moment, many countries in Europe are offering Golden Visa (Spain, Greece, Portugal, Switzerland, UK, Malta, Germany, Ireland, Monaco). Data shows the demand has increased notably.   

Why it is important to have a second residence or plan B? 

When we talk about a plan B, we refer to the fact of having an alternative residence or citizenship in another country. In this moment, having an alternative plan it gives you more freedom to travel between European countries. Moreover, it gives you economic, political and social independence from your country of origin and it also allows you to obtain the program for your family members 

 In the case of Spain, for example, many international investors have applied for the Golden Visa because they would benefit from the Spanish health system, one of the most advanced in the world.  

 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. 

All you need to know about the European residence 

Those are the main advantages of the European residence: 

  • Regrouping the family: Spain, Portugal and Greece Golden Visa allows you to regroup the entire family (spouse and children). In the Greek case your parents and parents-in-law are included. 
  • Access to the healthcare system: You and your family will be able to access healthcare completely free of change. 
  • Right to work: Both in Spain and Portugal the residence permit gives you the right to work in the country. It does not happen in the case of Greece. 
  • Access to the educational system: As we have previously commented, minors can benefit from most advantages of the Golden Visa program, and one of them is access to the best schools and colleges. 
  • Good quality life: Spain, Portugal and Greece offer a great quality life. With a very pleasant Mediterranean climate, the three countries offer all essential services at an affordable price. 

 If you are interested in any of these options, do not hesitate to ask. We will advise you on which residence program is best for you and your family according to your needs and circumstances. 

 Moreover, you can invest and apply for a program without leaving your country. Our team will manage everything so you do not have to worry.

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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 of the virus.  

The main problem of this actions is that each country has took their own measures, different from other states, and citizens from the EU and the rest of the world have been faced with so many different rules and procedures, unclear information about what to or when and where to travel. 

For this reason, the European Commission and EU ministers have reached an agreement that will provide more clarity and predictability on measures that restrict free movement due to the coronavirus pandemic. The politicians have highlight that “we will not surmount the crisis by unilaterally closing borders but working together”.  

Firstly, they have prepared a common map with color codes based on common criteria. Now, it is the turn of the states to fulfil with the data so the map can be updated on a weekly basis with accurate information on the epidemiological situation in the EU and its regions. 

In this link you can see the map and check the restrictions in each country  

Secondly, each country still decides what restrictive measures apply, but is must ensure that citizens have clear and timely information about what to do and which restrictions are in force. As a general rule, the information should be published 24 hours before the measure comes into effect, so all citizens know it.  

The situation in Spain and how get the residence visa 

Now, Spain has not closed the borders. However, and due to the pandemic, the Government is not giving visa tourist temporally to international citizens. This means that citizens from non-European countries and of the rest of states (not including Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, South Korea, Thailand and Uruguay) they cannot enter to Spain.   

Although this restriction, international citizens who want to get the Spanish residence and travel to the country they have a very attractive option to do it. This route offers the resident visa through a bank deposit of €1.000.000 into a Spanish bank. This visa it is valid for 1 year (2 renewable) and it is eligible to your family. So, you can travel to Spain as a resident and visit different properties, and if you want you can change the deposit for a property. 

This option has been very well received for many of our clients, since it has allowed them to obtain a residence visa and travel to Spain, and once there, decide in which property invest.  

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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 that many politicians gave the visa residence to non-EU citizens with criminal record 

 According to this report, thirty persons who benefit from the Golden were accused of illegal action, whereas 40 of them are politically exposed. Other people who bought the Golden Visa programme are involved in money laundering, corruption and other criminal activities.  

 For its part, on April last year, members of the European Union criticized Cyprus, but also Bulgaria and Malta for its investment programmes and urged their abolition. 

 However, business leaders in Cyprus have asked the Greek cabinet to reinstate the Golden Visa programme in order to maintain the island’s economy. 

 The Greek Golden Visa programme was launched in 2013 and during all this period has raised €7.000 million.    

 Orience International by your side 

To face and avoid these types of crimes, which are penalized and also mean that the international investor cannot get the residence visa and start a new life with her/his family in another country, Orience International stands by your side, offering and end-to-end service 

 What does this mean?  That we help you before, during and after obtaining the residence or citizenship programme. We study each costumer situation and, depending on it, we offer the programme that best fits their needs. We prepare all the necessary documentation and tell the particularities of each one.   

 Our multidisciplinary team, with experts and lawyers specialized in different sectors of law, provide a quality and competitive service and they guarantee a transparent and secure transaction. Moreover, we analyze, advice and supervise all the operations. 

 We also help you to present the documentation to the competent authorities and once you have received the visa, we stand by your side offering the best relocation services for you and your family (schools, rental car, languages lessons, etc.). 

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Source: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/cyprus-to-suspend-golden-visa-scheme-amid-accusations-of-its-criminalization/

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 are not given visa tourist temporally) many international investors are applying for the residence visa without leaving their country of origin. 

 This route offers the possibility to get the Spanish residence valid for one year (and renewable for two years) by depositing 1.000.000 in a Spanish bank accountOnce the visa has been issued, you can travel and enter to Spain without restrictions as a resident. Moreover, you can invest on real estate market by reinvesting the bank deposit in the purchase of a property.  

 As we have said before, one of the main characteristics of this option, is that you can get the Spanish residence visa without leaving your country of origin. You only need to empower Orience International who will open the bank account on your name. Moreover, it is also possible to submit the request for your family members: spouse and children under 18 economically dependent.  

 Acquisition process 

Once you have done the bank deposit, the bank is going to check and verify all the information and documentation. Once all this process has finished, you can apply for the Spanish residence, which it will take around two or three weeks. Then you will be able to travel to Spain and visit al the properties to invest on real estate 

 It is a very quick, simple and agile process and safe and secure bank operation. We stand by your side during al the procedure, supervising and checking all the steps until you get the Spanish residence permit.  

 Why should you invest in Spain? 

According to a recent study, Spain is ranked as one of the best countries to live after the coronavirus crisis. The country stands out for its quality and family life, good prices and political and economic stability, which make the country one of the best options to live and invest right now. 

 These are other advantages of the Spanish residence visa:  

Move around the Schengen Zone 

One of the main benefits of the Spanish Golden Visa it is that you can travel and move around the Schengen area without the need of a visa 

 Good quality life for you and your family 

As we have said before, Spain offers an excellent quality life: cheap living costs (Spain is below average in comparison with other European countries), good balanced job-life, mild Mediterranean climate, beautiful and cosmopolitan cities and stunning landscapes. Spain has everything you need to start a new life.

 Permit to work in Spain 

The residence permit allows you to work in Spain. So, if you plan to look for a job in the country, we recommend you research the job market before moving to the country.    

Permission for you and your family 

Your family (spouse and children under 18) also receive the visa residence permit. Spain offers a great educational system, with prestigious collages and well-known and reputed universities for your children.  

 If you are interest on the bank deposit, do not hesitate to contact us. Now it is a great moment to carry on the bank deposit option. Our team will help you and stand by your side during all the process.  

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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 total of 216 family members (spouse or partner and children under 18 years) also get the residence.

If we take a look at the nationalities, the Chinese (36 residence permit) have been the nationality that invests the most in Portugal, followed by Brazilian (12), Russian (10), African (8), American (7) and citizens from other countries (34). The data also shows, that the Portuguese Golden Visa raised €50 millions in August.

Why should you invest in Portugal?

Investing in Portugal it is always a good idea. Portugal is synonymous with success and good quality life and it has been one of the countries to best manage de coronavirus crisis. Moreover,  and 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, Portugal is the safest country in the Schengen area, followed by Austria (4th), Denmark (5th) or the Czcech (8th) Republique.

Move around the Schengen Zone

One of the main benefits of the Portuguese Golden Visa it is that you can travel and move around the Schengen area without the need of a visa. That means visa-free access to 26 states.

Quality life for you and your family

Portugal is the ideal place to live with your family for its cheap living costs in comparison with other countries from the European Union. Moreover, it offers a good and balanced job-life. With a good mild Mediterranean climate, delicious food, beautiful landscapes and cities packed with historic interest and cultural experiences like Lisbon or Porto, Portugal brings all you need to start a new life.

Working in Portugal

With the visa permit you can also work in Portugal. So, if you plan to look for a job in the country, we recommend you to research the job market before moving to the country.  Portugal’s most important industries include tourism, automotive, construction, electronics and transportation.

 Excellent educational system

Portugal offers a high educational system with important schools, colleges and universities. The University of Porto is one of the most prestigious in the country followed by the Lisbon University.  So, we can say that the country is undoubtedly one of the most affordable places for higher education in Europe.

Investment options to get the Golden Visa

If you are thinking of investing in Portugal, we have the best option for you. The Golden Visa Portugal programme is one of the most attractive and accessible in Europe. With a minimum investment of €280.000 you can get Portuguese residence for you and your family (spouse and children under 18).

However, there are other options to get de Portuguese residence:

  • €350.000 investment in real estate more than 30 years old or located in urban regeneration areas.
  • €500.000 investment in real estate.
  • Create 10 full-time jobs.
  • Private equity funds.
  • Research: Investment of € 350,000 in research carried out by accredited institutions that are part of the national scientific and technological system.
  • Existing business

Acquisition process

We offer an end-to-end service and help you in all the steps to get the Golden Visa permit. First of all, we show you the different investment routes that we offer, and we help you to decide which one is the most suitable one according to your needs. Once you have decided, it is time to prepare all the documentation. We will inform you about the particularities of each document.

Then you should submit the residence application and complete the real estate acquisition or the way chosen for applying. After that, you will be required to pay the Government application fee and provide a copy of all the required information. You will finally, receive the residence approval.

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Source: Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras (SEF)

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 familiars) they cannot do it.

Bank deposit, the best option to get the Spanish residence

However, there is a very attractive option available for all those who want to get the Spanish residence and travel and enter to the country. This route offers the resident visa through a bank deposit of €1.000.000 into a Spanish bank. With this visa the applicant, who must maintain the bank deposit, can travel to Spain as a resident with his/her family.

In this sense, during last months there has been an increase of the demand to make bank deposits as a way to get the Spanish residence. They are normally, international investors who want to invest in real estate and due to the crisis, they cannot travel to Spain and carry on the financial operation.

Who can make a bank deposit and acquisition process

Any international investor that has reached the legal age of 18 years, has no criminal record, and has €1.000.000 can apply for this residence permit. It is not necessary to travel to Spain to make the bank deposit. Any international investor can empower Orience International who will open the bank account on applicant’s name.

Moreover, as we have said before, it is also possible to submit the request for their family members (spouse, children under 18 economically dependent).

Once the bank deposit has been done, the bank has to check and verify all the information. When all this process has finished, the international investor can apply for the residence, which it will take two or three weeks. Then, he will be able to travel to Spain and visit all the properties to invest on real estate.

Discover here other ways to get the Spanish residence.

Benefits of the Spanish residence

These are the main advantages of getting the Spanish residence:

  • Visa-free travel to Schengen zone
  • Right to live and work in Spain
  • Entire family is eligible to the programme
  • Good quality life
  • Access to one of the best healthcare systems around the world
  • Access to an excellent educational system

If you are interest on the bank deposit, do not hesitate to contact us. Now It is a great moment to carry on the bank deposit option. Our team will help you and will stand by your side during all the process.

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, once again, Spain is ranked as one of the best countries to live after the coronavirus crisis. Spain stands out for its quality and family life, good prices and a political and economic stability, which make the country one of the best options to live and invest right now.

For this reason, many international investors aware of the potential of Spain and due the prohibition to travel to other countries as a tourist, they have decided to get the Spanish residence through a bank deposit of 1.000.000€ into a Spanish bank account. With this option, the applicant, and his/her family­, gets automatically the Spanish residence and has the option to travel to Spain with the new residence visa.

Why should you invest in Spain?

First of all, Spain offers an excellent and enviable quality of life and well-being for you and your family. Located in a privileged place, Spain has many characteristics that make it a country with enormous potential for international investors. An excellent health and educational systems combined with an affordable cost of living and work permit, are some of the great benefits of the country.

“Spain is among the best countries in the European Union to start a new life with your family”

Madrid, the capital, and Barcelona are two cosmopolitan cities where you can find all you need to start a new life with your family. Moreover, both cities offer the best real estate opportunities and great professional, leisure and cultural alternatives. In the next post we recommended you the best neighbourhoods to invest in Madrid and in Barcelona. 

Investment options to get the Golden Visa

All the international investors who want to get the Golden Visa they have different options to choose:

  • €1.000.000 bank deposit: Funds transfer of €1.000.000 to a Spanish bank deposit. You receive automatically the Spanish residence permit and you can travel and enter to the country with your new visa.
  • €500.000 real estate investment. We offer virtual tours so you can see all the properties without leaving your country.
  • Government bonds: €200.000 investment into government bonds
  • Share of business: €1.000.000 investment in shares of Spanish companies

 Whatever you choose, all the options give special benefits for you and your family. Firstly, you can move freely throughout the Schengen area, as well as work in Spain. Moreover, as we have already said, you can benefit from its health and educational system.

If you want to get the Golden Visa in Spain, contact us. Depending on your personal situation we will recommend the best investment option for you and your family. Our highly trained team helps you throughout the procedure without leaving your country of origin.

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, Portugal is the safest country in the Schengen area, followed by Austria (4th), Denmark (5th) or the Czcech (8th) Republique.

The GPI, which ranks 163 independent states and territories according to their level of peacefulness, is done by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) and it presents the most comprehensive datadriven analysis to date on trends in peace, its economic value and how to develop peaceful societies.

The index measures more than just the presence or absence of war. It captures the absence of violence across three domains:

  • Safety and security
  • Ongoing conflict
  • Militarization

In the first domain, Portugal is placed in the 9th position. Safety and security, also includes how the countries have face-up and respond to the pandemic situation, which Portugal has successfully managed. In the second domain, Portugal is in the 13th position, and finally, on militarization it is in the 8th position.

 Why it is a good idea to invest in Portugal?

As we have explained in many occasions, investing in Portugal is synonymous with success. The country has been placed in the top of countries to invest in the real estate sector. Moreover, with an excellent quality life, good education and health systems and with very attractive prices, the country has been positioned as a great opportunity for international investors.

Lisbon and Porto, with their competitive prices, are the two cities with the higher demand. The Algarve area is another point of interest for those who want to invest in the country. Located in the southern part of the country, the Algarve is a region known for its beaches, golf courses and tourism.

Golden Visa Portugal

If you are thinking of investing in Portugal, we have the best option for you. The Portuguese Golden Visa programme is one of the most attractive and accessible in Europe.  With an investment of minimum of € 280,000 you can get Portuguese residence for you and your family (spouse and children under 18).

The main advantages of the Golden Visa Portugal are:

  • Get the approval in only 90 days
  • Right to live and work in Portugal
  • Visa-free travel to Schengen zone
  • No requirement to live in Portugal
  • Permission for you and your entire family
  • Excellent educational system
  • 7thmost valuable passport in the world

If you want to get the Golden Visa in Portugal, contact us. Depending on your personal situation we will recommend the best investment options that best suits you. If you are looking for high quality life, Portugal is one of the best options.

Remember that you can invest an apply, without leaving your country. Our team will manage all the procedures and documentation so you do not have to worry about a thing.

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 in other attractive European countries, like Spain, Greece or Portugal, for example.

As the pandemic has affected the whole world, many people have realized that having a second passport or a European residence is a very good idea. Firstly, because it gives more freedom to travel between different countries in the EU, enjoying the culture, food and quality live. Moreover, having an alternative plan it gives you economic, political and social independence from your country of origin and it also allows you to obtain the program for all your family member (it varies depending on the country).

For all these reasons and to face up the coronavirus, many Americans have found very attractive the idea to get a second passport or a European residence. It is also important to highlight, that having a plan B is synonymous of greater tranquility and calm, what it means that in an adverse situation, like the current one, you have the assurance that you and your family are on a more stable stage.

European residence or Golden Visa

As we have explained before, European residence gives you many advantages. In addition, it allows you to regroup your family, access to the healthcare and educational system, right to work in Spain and Portugal, not in Greece and an excellent quality life.

The Golden Visa programme is one of the most attractive and accessible in Europe. It is an investment programme which grants the residence permit in exchange for a capital investment in a certain country. The most popular are: Spain, Italy and Greece. Those are the main characteristics on of each one:

 

Spanish Golden Visa:

Residence in 60 days

Investment from €500,000

Visa-free travel to Schengen zone

 

Greek Golden Visa:

Approval in 60 days

Investment from €250,000

Visa-free travel to Schengen Zone

 

Portuguese Golden Visa:

Approval in 90 days

Investment from €280,000

Visa-free travel to Schengen zone

 

Orience International by your side

If you are interested in the Golden Visa, we will advise you on which residence programme is best for you and your family according to your needs and circumstances.

Moreover, you can invest and apply for a programme without leaving your country. Our team will manage everything so you do not have to worry. Contact us.

 

Source: The New York Times