If you are an international investor and you are 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 from many advantages.

What does European residence bring me?

First of all, European residence gives you and your family freedom. You can travel freely between the EU countries and enjoy the culture, food and quality life of different places.  Moreover, having a and alternative plan -having a residence abroad or possessing a residence permit in another country- during crisis situation, such the global crisis due to the coronavirus, is very important.

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 programme, 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.

 Golden Visa programme

These are the details for each programme:

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 want to get the European residence, we can help you. 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.

The pandemic crisis of the coronavirus 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 about why having the Caribbean citizenship it is such a good idea.

High demand of Caribbean citizenship

Caribbean citizenship is one of the most attractive and profitable options that we have for you and your family. You can choose between different programmes and get your second passport and enjoy the investment advantages that these options offer you.

As data shows, second passport demand has increased due to the coronavirus and some Caribbean countries, like Saint Kitts and Nevis are offering good discounts to get new citizens. Those are the main benefits of having de Caribbean citizenship:

  • Visa- free travel to different countries: depending on the programme you choose, you have access to different countries around the world
  • Eligible to your family: Not only you can benefit from the program but also your family (spouse and children)
  • Good tax regime: No personal income tax and corporate tax incentives
  • Minimal presence: Normally, there is no physical residence required

Choose the programme that best suits you

You can choose between different citizenship programmes according to your preferences. We offer:

  • Saint Kits and Nevis citizenship
  • Dominica citizenship
  • Grenada citizenship
  • Saint Lucia citizenship
  • Antigua & Barbuda citizenship
  • Vanuatu citizenship

If you are interested in any of the following programmes, do not hesitate to ask. Our team will manage all the procedures and documentation so you do not have to worry about anything. Moreover, remember that you can apply for the programme without leaving your country. Contact us!

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 for an entire decade.

As Athina Kalyya, head of tax policy at the Greek finance ministry, has told “the logic is very simple: we want the pensioners to relocate here. We hope that pensioners benefiting from this attractive rate will spend more time in Greece and that would mean investing, renting or buying a home”, has added.

The 7% flat rate will apply to whatever income a person might have, be that rents or dividends as well as pensions,

Why should you invest in Greece?

Greece is one of the most attractive European countries for international investors. Cradle of democracy, it is a developed country with a good economy. The country has an enviable quality of life, unique landscapes, an excellent temperate Mediterranean climate and a very hospitable population, as well as a stable and very attractive property market in constant development.

 Golden Visa Greece, the best solution for you

If you are thinking of investing in Greece, we have the best option for you. The Golden Visa Greece programme is one of the most attractive and accessible in Europe. With an investment of minimum of € 250,000 you can get Greek residence for you and your family (spouse, children under 18, parents and parents-in-law).

The main advantages of the Golden Visa Greece are:

  • Get the approval in only 60 days
  • Right to live in Greece
  • Visa-free travel to Schengen zone
  • No requirement to live in Greece
  • Permission for you and your entire family
  • High standard of schooling
  • Good quality life

Discover the latest update of Greek Golden Visa Programme

If you want to get the Golden Visa in Greece, 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, Greece 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.

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Source: The Guardian

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 little bit of confusing information about where and how we can travel and which countries have totally reopened their borders. For this reason, in the following post we are going to explain in which circumstances you can travel around Europe and all the measures that have been taken.

Citizens from a European Union country can move all around Europe with totally freedom. In addition, citizens of any of the following countries (Argelia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Marruecos, New Zealand, Ruanda, Serbia, South Chorea, Thailand, Tunes and Uruguay) can also travel to the European Union.

But what happens with the citizens from other countries, for example China? If they have a Golden Visa or a long-term visa they can travel with any restriction. People whose permit has been expired during this period, may have a period of 7 days to renew it.

Golden Visa or residence by investment

If you want to avoid all these restrictions, we have the best solution for you and your family. Get the Golden Visa in Spain, Greece or Portugal in only 60-90 days.

Those three countries have a great quality of life, good work-life balance, and are a big opportunity for international investors. Thanks to the Golden Visa, a programme that offers the residence in exchange for an investment in the real estate market, investors will be able to enjoy the residence with their family.

These are the details for each programme:

Residence in 60 days

Investment from €500,000

Eligible to entire family (spouse and kids under 18)

Visa-free travel to Schengen zone

Right to live and work in Spain

Good quality life

 

  • Greek Golden Visa:

Approval in 60 days

Investment from €250,000

Eligible to entire family (spouse, children under 21, parents and parent-in-law)

Visa-free travel to Schengen zone

Right to live in Greece

Good quality life

 

  • Portuguese Golden Visa:

Approval in 90 days

Investment from €280,000

Eligible to entire family (spouse and kids under 18)

Visa-free travel to Schengen zone

Right to live and work in Portugal

High standard of schooling

 

Orience International by your side

We offer other investment options if you want to get the residence or citizenship. According on your situation and your objectives, we will advise you on which residence or citizenship programme is best to invest in order to achieve the objectives you have set: a high level of quality of life and social well-being, good weather, good health and education services.

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

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 Mia Amor Mottley, announced that the government is developing a 12- month Barbados Welcome Stamp, a special visa, for remote workers who want to work in the beautiful and stunning beaches on the island.

As the Prime Minister explained “this visa, which is in the final steps of development, allows people from the United States, Europe, and Latin America to come and do their jobs digitally and, at the same time help the island’s economy by bringing in additional tourism dollars for local business”.

The island reopened for tourism last Sunday and every visitor is encouraged to take a Covid-19 test and bring the results with them to present upon arrival.

Other Caribbean citizenship

If you want to get your second passport and enjoy the investment advantages that these exclusive areas offer you, we can help you. Our team will guide you to choose the best program for you and your family in one of those fantastic countries:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Kitts & Nevis
  • Vanuatu

Caribbean citizenship is one the most attractive and profitable options that we offer you. Remember that you can apply for the programme without leaving your country. Our team will manage all the procedures and documentation so you do not have to worry about anything. Contact us.

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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 donation to the Sustainable Growth Fund (SGF) has been reduced from USD 195,000 to USD 150,000 per family.

Due to the coronavirus situation, the politicians have decided to temporally reduce the family minimum contribution as a way to find creative ways to stabilize the economy and consolidate growth.

What you need to know about Saint Kitts and Nevis Citizenship

Saint Kitts and Nevis are two paradisiacal islands located in the west of Antigua and the south of Anguilla, both from volcanic origin and covered in tropical rainforest. The islands gained its independence in 1983 from the Great Britain but Queen Elisabeth II is still the head of the state. Tourism is the economic mainstay.

Citizenship programme: investment options and benefits

Saint Kitts and Nevis citizenship programme offers different ways to get one of the most affordable and fastest second passport in the Caribbean in only 2 months, allowing visa-free travel to 151 countries.

These are the two options, donation or investment, if you want to get the Saint Kitts and Nevis citizenship:

  • USD 150,000 donation to the Sustainable Growth Fund (SGF) for a single applicant and the same amount for a family up to four members.
  • USD 200,000 investment in real estate in a government approved project.

If you apply for the citizenship programme you can benefit from different advantages:

 Visa-free travel to 151 country: access to 151 countries which include the Schengen area, Hong Kong, Singapore or the UK

  • Family: the entire family is eligible to the programme (spouse, children, parents or grandparents)
  • Good tax regime: no personal income tax and succession or inheritance tax
  • Presence: no physical residence required
  • Fats process: fastest Caribbean programme

Orience International by your side

If you are interested in the Saint Kitts and Nevis citizenship programme, do not hesitate to ask us. Remember that you can apply for the programme without leaving your country. Our team will manage all the procedures and documentation so you do not have to worry about anything. Contact us.

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 one of the most famous Caribbean citizenship by investment in the world.

Now, and thanks to the citizenship by investment funds, the Dominican government is building around 5.000 new hurricanes-proof homes, 14 polyclinics, new hospitals and many other community facilities, to face up the hurricane damages from 2017.

By contributing to the Economic Diversification Fund under Dominica’s citizenship by investment Programme, international investors get the country citizenship and they indirectly collaborate to make a better country. Dominica is well known for using funds from CBI Programme to make visible investments.

How to get the Dominican citizenship by investment?

There are different options to get the Dominican citizenship:

  • Donation (single applicant) to the Economic Diversification Fund. The donation amount may vary according to the number of dependents included.
  • Investment in real estate in a government approved project

Main benefits of the programme

Get the second passport in only 3 months, allowing visa-free travel to 139 countries.

  • Visa-free travel to 139 countries: Access to 139 countries including the UK, Singapore and the European Schengen countries.
  • Entire family is eligible for the programme: Citizenship passport for the main investor, spouse, children and parents.
  • Good tax regime: No personal income tax and corporate tax incentives
  • Presence: No physical residency required

Orience International by your side

If you are interested in the Dominican citizenship programme do not hesitate to ask us. We also offer other Caribbean citizenship programmes that you may be interested on. Contact us.

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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. In this post, we will see which are the recommended neighborhoods to invest in Madrid.

Madrid has the main museums of the country, universities, prestigious international schools and a communication network at the level of any large cosmopolitan city. It is the nerve center of Spain, where the Royalty, the president of the government and the main public figures of Spain reside, counting on multitude of institutional buildings, historical, palaces and gardens.

Neighborhoods to invest in Madrid

The city of Madrid is divided into different neighborhoods, each with different characteristics that we must consider when making investments. The most prominent neighborhoods to invest in Madrid are the following:

Tetuán

It is one of the neighborhoods with the most movement in real estate. Thanks to its location, many real estate developments are currently being built at very attractive prices. That is why it is a good place to invest in Madrid.


Retiro

El Retiro is one of the most attractive residential areas in the center of the capital. It is located in the Retiro district in an area surrounded by museums and parks. The average price of the square meter in this area exceeds 5,000 euros, so the properties for sale in this area are aimed at an exclusive public with high economic capacity.

Salamanca

Salamanca is an interesting neighborhood where invest in Madrid. It has always been distinguished for being the most exclusive neighborhood in the capital. Its streets are full of prestigious shops and Michelin-starred restaurants. The embassies of the most important countries in the world are also located there.


Hortaleza

Really close to Prado’s mountain, Hortaleza is an interesting neighborhood where invest in Madrid because it is perfect for those people who living in the capital don’t want to lose contact with nature.


Chamberí

One of the widest areas of Madrid, also known for its wide boulevards. This neighborhood has numerous sports facilities and also an expanding area for gastronomic leisure. It is one of the best areas for real estate investment Madrid, since the price of housing is very stable.

La Latina

The evolution of the downtown area has also reached La Latina, an emblematic area of ​​the capital for hosting in its streets the one known as “Madrid of the Austrians”. Its streets are full of cultural areas, markets, bars, restaurants, leisure areas and monuments.


Arganzuela

It is a central and residential neighborhood that is located in the Ambassadors area. Arganzuela stands out for the tranquility of its wide streets, the large number of green areas and, of course, its real estate developments with large common areas. It is an interesting neighborhood to make an investment in Madrid because it is very close to the center, with all the positive that this implies, but at the same time far enough away to offer the resident tranquility.

 

Golden Visa Spain

The Spanish Golden Visa is an attractive programme for international investors who want to get the Spanish residence in exchange for an investment the real estate market. If you are thinking of investing in Spain, we have the best option for you. With a minimum €500,000, you can get the Spanish residence for you and your family (spouses, children under the age of 18 or financially dependent). These are the main benefits of the Spanish Golden Visa:

  • Visa-free travel to Schengen zone
  • No requirement to live in Spain
  • Good quality life
  • Right to work in Spain
  • Access to healthcare and education system
  • Quick and easy process
  • You don’t need to travel or move from your country to request any management.

Our team comes from different countries around the world and understands you and helps you to take the better decision. Moreover, you don’t need to travel to apply for the Golden Visa programme. Our advisors will carry out all the management, so you don’t need to worry about nothing. Contact us!

Orience International by your side

We offer other investment options if you want to get the residence or citizenship. According on your situation and your objectives, we will advise you on which residence or citizenship programme is best to invest in order to achieve the objectives you have set: a high level of quality of life and social well-being, good weather, good health and education services.

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 you

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 papssport in only 90 days, and it is applicable to your entire family up to four generations. 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.

 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.

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 including Spain, Greece, and Portugal will soon open, and we are here to tell you how.

The EU will implement a three-phase border reopening plan in June:

  • The first phase focuses on domestic travel, easing restrictions on travel within each country.
  • Cross-border travel, restricted to Europe, will start in the second phase as consumer confidence recovers after the coronavirus health crisis and restrictions on movement are lifted.
  • We would enter the third phase, which involves international tourism, after domestic and then regional travel open.

Which leads us to underscore that, even though an exact date has not been set, at least we now have a month as a point of reference: July. This is when the Spanish Government calculates that Spanish borders will open to foreign tourists and international investors, without a compulsory 14-day quarantine.

On the other hand, Portugal is preparing for the possible opening of its borders to tourists around 15 June, a week after its beaches open on June 6, implementing all the measures necessary to ensure that social distancing is respected.

Greece is going to open the airports to foreign visitors starting on 15 June, with no quarantine required, although certain safety measures (like random health screening for coronavirus) will be in place. But only citizens coming from Albania, Australia, Austria, North Macedonia, Bulgaria, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, Estonia, Japan, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Montenegro, New Zealand, Norway, South Korea, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Finland, Czech republic will be able to enter, from 15 June.

Travelling around Europe

If everything goes according to the plan, international investors will have no problem to travel to these countries, this means that they could carry on with their inversions visiting Spain, Portugal and Greece, with no restriction from the authorities.

However, and as we have said in other occasions, and if you prefer it, you can apply and carry on your investments without leaving your country.  Our team will manage everything so you don’t have to worry about a thing. Contact us!