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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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.

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 it is the first choice for investment applicants. For the fourth consecutive year, Dominica has ranked on the first position in the index.

Dominica offers one of the most prestigious programmes all over the world. With an easy, efficient and quick process, international investors can get the second passport in only three months. Moreover, this permit allows visa-free travel to 139 countries.

Another great strength of the Dominica’s citizenship by investment programme is that it is eligible for the entire family. This means that not only the main applicant, but also spouse, children and parents can benefit from all the advantages.

Additionally, it offers a good tax regime and there is no physical residence required.

What you need to know about Dominica?

Dominica, officially the Commonweatlh of Dominica, is a beautiful island, kwon as ‘the nature island of the Caribbean’ for its green forests which stretch from shore to shore. Introduced in 1993, this citizenship by investment programme offers many advantages and it is a very attractive option for those who are looking for a second passport.

Investment options to get the Dominica citizenship by investment permit

To get the Dominican citizenship the are two different options. The first one, is a donation to the Economic Diversification Fund, which funds are used for public and private projects, where a need is identified, such as the building of schools, hospitals or other infrastructures.  The amount of money it varies depending on the number of dependents included. A single applicant has to pay US$ 100.000. An applicant and spouse, US$ 175.000, and an applicant, spouse and two children US$ 200.000. The second option is a US$ 200.000 investment in real estate in a government approved project.

It is important to highlight that, as same as in other citizenship by investment programmes, the main applicants and their dependents must have a clean criminal background.

Once you have decided which investment option you prefer, our team will help you in all the acquisition process. We prepare all the necessary documentation and help you to fulfill it. Then, we review all the information and present it to the competent authority. Once the government has reviewed, checked and approved all the information you receive a pre-approval.

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

Our specialists agree that having a second passport it is a very good idea, not only during crisis situations. Having a plan B gives you, and your family, the assurance that you are on a more stable stage and gives you political, economic and social independence from your country of origin. Moreover, it gives you, and the rest of applicants, more freedom to travel between different countries in the world.

If you are interested on the Dominican citizenship by investment programme or any other Caribbean programme, do not hesitate to contact us. Our team will guide you to choose the permit that best suits on your needs. Moreover, remember that you can apply for any programme without leaving your country.

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

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) but the steps to get the permit are very similar. In the next post, we are going to explain how you can get the Golden Visa and the main steps you have to follow:

How do I get the Golden visa?

First of all, you have to decide the property in which you want to invest. If you travel to the country, we select different properties according to your needs and preferences. However, it is not necessary to leave your country; we can send you detailed information of each project to make the process easier for you. If you preferred it, we can also offer you virtual tours to visit the different properties you have select.

Once you have decided the property, you have to give Orience International powers to act on your behalf, this means that our lawyers will carry on all the process, so they can sign the order of purchase under your name and then, request your Tax Identification Number.

The next step is to prepare all the documentation and the bank account opening if it is necessary in the country where you are going to invest. Once again, our team will be by your side to help you every moment and they will make the payment fees or register the deed. Next, they are going to submitted the residence application.

Once the documents have been submitted, you will receive a proof of submission which is valid for one year, before receiving the definitely residence card that will be collected by our lawyers.

Those are the main steps to get de Golden Visa. However, depending on the country some procedures and documentation may vary. For this reason, we have local partners in each country, who know the specific steps and the framework of every country.

We have accompanied our clients for more than 10 years to obtain the residence or the citizenship. If you are interested on the Golden Visa Spain, Greece or Portugal, contact us. We will design a tailored plan for you and your family.

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.

Contact us

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.

Source: Harpersbazaar.com and cntraveler.com