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

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 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

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 specifically, the Catalan capital is the second city in Europe with the best strategy to attract foreign investment in technology. The report also explains that Barcelona occupies the 8th position in all Europe and the 1st in southern Europe as the ‘technological city of the future’.

Other Spanish cities, like de capital, Madrid, occupies the 11th position in the ranking.

Why should you invest in Barcelona?

Barcelona is one of the most impressive cities in the world and, therefore, one of the most recommended for investment. The real estate sector of the city  is constantly expanding. Moreover, the city and all Spain, offers a great quality of life, work-life balance and a temperate weather.

It is also interesting to remind that the Spanish passport is the fourth valuable passport in the Passport Index, a world raking that analyzes the most powerful passports in the world.What you need to know about the Golden Visa Spain

If you want to invest in Spain, we have the best option for you. The Golden Visa Spain programme is one of the most attractive and accessible in Europe. With a minimum investment of €500,000, you can get the Spanish residence for you and your whole family (spouse, kids under 18 economically dependent).

Those are the main advantages of the Golden Visa Spain:

  • Freedom to live, study and travel anywhere in the European Union
  • You can work in Spain
  • Insurance policy covers all the family
  • Low cost of living and high-quality services
  • No mandatory stay

If you want to invest in Spain, contact us. Depending on your situation and the objectives you have, we will recommend the residence programme that best suits you and your family.

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.

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.

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 5 visas. They complete the list, Americans, Egyptians, Colombians, Mexicans, Kazakhs, Saudis and Qataris.

Why should you invest in Spain?

Spain is one of the best countries to invest right now and is synonymous with success and good quality life. With an enviable quality of life and well-being, cosmopolitan cities like Madrid and Barcelona, beautiful beaches in the Balearic Islands and a temperate Mediterranean climate, Spain is among the best countries in the European Union to start a new life with your family.

It is also interesting to remind that, the Spanish passport is the fourth valuable passport in the Passport Index, a world raking that analyzes the most powerful passports in the world.  The fourth position that ranking gives to Spain shows the value of having Spanish nationality. Firstly, with the passport we can travel to 188 countries without the need for a visa, this means that we can enter many countries without asking any prior authorization or doing bureaucratic procedures.

Everything you need to know about the Golden Visa Spain

If you want to invest in Spain, we have the best option for you. The Golden Visa Spain programme is one of the most attractive and accessible in Europe. With a minimum investment of €500,000, you can get the Spanish residence for you and you family (spouse, kids under 18 economically dependent).

Those are the main advantages of the Golden Visa Spain:

  • Freedom to live, study and travel anywhere in the European Union
  • You can work in Spain
  • Insurance policy covers all the family
  • Easy process
  • Low cost of living and high-quality services
  • No mandatory stay

If you want to invest in Spain, contact us. Depending on your situation and the objectives you have, we will recommend the residence programme that best suits you and your family. If you are looking for a high quality of life, as well as good services, Spain is a very good option.

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.