Last month, 270 Golden Visas were granted in Portugal; 257 through investment in real estate (73 were for urbans rehabilitation) and 13 through capital transfer, what it means a 409% increase from April. Basically, the Golden Visa applications came from China, followed by Brazil, United States, India and Turkey.

Between January and May, the Portuguese government has issued 529 Golden Visas, of which more than the half last month, and the total investment during this period through the Golden Visa has been of €293,903,059.

 Why it is a good idea to invest in Portugal?

In recent years, Portugal has been placed in the top of countries to invest in the real estate sector. With an excellent quality of life and with very attractive prices, the country is positioned as a great opportunity for international investors. Lisbon, the capital, and Porto are two cosmopolitan cities that compete in rankings with other European cities.

Another area to invest in a second residence or to retire is the Algarve. With wonderful beaches, a mild climate and all services at hand, it is a very interesting option for all international investors interested in the Golden Visa.

Golden Visa Portugal, the best solution for you

If you are thinking of investing in Portugal, we have the best option for you. The Golden Visa Portugal program 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
  • 7th most 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.

Source: The Portugal News 

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.

Portugal has been one of the countries that has best dealt with the coronavirus crisis, thanks to good a health and political management. For this reason, and according to experts, the country is recovering faster than other European countries and, for all this it is a good moment to invest in Portugal.

Another reason to take into account is that, during the months of the pandemic, builders did not interrupt their activity, which has resulted in a lower drop in property sales. In this line, and according to the main experts, the Portuguese real estate sector will return to the pre-covid situation before than other countries affected by the pandemic.

On the other hand, the Portuguese government, aware of the importance of foreign investment for the country’s recovery, has postponed the plans that were foreseen to put some limitations on the tax advantages of the non-habitual resident regime, as well as the Golden Visa program.

Why it is a good idea to invest in Portugal?

In recent years, Portugal with Spain, has been placed in the top of countries to invest in the real estate sector. With an excellent quality of life and with very attractive prices, the country is positioned as a great opportunity for international investors. Lisbon, the capital, and Porto are two cosmopolitan cities that compete in rankings with other European cities.

Another area to invest in a second residence or to retire is the Algarve. With wonderful beaches, a mild climate and all services at hand, it is a very interesting option for investors.

Investment options

If you are thinking to invest in Portugal you have different options. You can invest €350,000 in real estate in urban areas, like in Lisbon and Porto or, if you prefer it, you can invest €280,000 in rural areas. There are other options, but all the investment made under the Portuguese Golden Residence Permit Programme must be maintained for a minimum of 5 years from the date the residence permit is granted.

If you want to invest in Portugal, contact us. Depending on your situation and objectives, we will look for the best option that suits your needs and those of your family. If you are looking for a good quality of life, Portugal is a very good option.

Last week, the Greek Parliament approved the Law 4686/2020 which, with other changes, introduces two important improvements related with the Golden Visa Greece program and which will benefit surely international investors.

Both changes will help and facilitate the property purchase and the golden visa application, now that, due to the coronavirus crisis it is more difficult to cross-borders and travel to others European countries.

Main news about the Golden Visa Greece

  • The international investor can make the full payment €250,000 from abroad, without travelling or moving from their country and there is no requirement to open a bank account in Greece.

As the new law says, real estate procedures can be done though proxy or POA (power of attorney) from home.

  • The permanent residence card can be collected by representative of the applicants. Again, the applicants do not need travel to Greece.

 Finally, the international investor who has applied for the Golden Visa Greece can travel any time within 6 months from the residency applications.

Why you should invest in Greece?

As we have explained in other posts, Greece offers the most economic Golden Visa program in Europe. Moreover, the climate, beaches, islands, food, good work-life balance or the way of living, made the country a very attractive option for international investors.

 Investment options to apply for the Golden Visa Greece

The country offers the most affordable residency program all over Europe offering two easy options in just 60 days:

  • Real estate acquisition of minimum € 250,000. The residence permit can be renewed for another 5 years, if the applicant still has the property.
  • Real estate lease for at least 10 years or timeshare for a hotel accommodation or furnished tourist residencies in a combined tourist facility.

If you want to invest in Greece, contact us. Depending on your situation and your objectives, we will recommend the residency program that best suits you and your family. If you are looking for a high quality of life, Greece is a very good option.

Remember, that you can apply on the Golden Visa Greece without leaving your country. Our team will manage everything so you don’t have to worry about anything.

Slowly, the European countries are returning to normal after the coronavirus crisis. Portugal has been a clear example of good management and, in addition, it is one of the most attractive states to have a plan B, that is, an alternative, a residence permit, in times of crisis. In the next post we talk about the Algarve, an ideal coastal area to apply for the Golden Visa Portugal program.

According to a classification done by Forbes magazine, the Algarve is in the top 3 of the best areas in the world where to diversify heritage, invest and enjoy a very good quality of life for you and yours. The area of ​​Mazatlan in Mexico and Cayo in Belize accompany him on the podium.

As we have explained on previous occasions, Portugal is a very attractive country in the eyes of international investors and many see the country as an ideal alternative to start a new life. Having a plan B is a guarantee of freedom, tranquility and calm when things get complicated.

Why the Algarve?

If you do not know this area of ​​Portugal, you will fall in love quickly. Located in the south of the country, the region is known for its beautiful and spectacular beaches and golf courses. It is also located in an area with a temperate climate and is in one of the safest countries in the world. In addition, the area is very well connected with North Africa and the rest of European cities.

On the other hand, it has a good health system, a very interesting feature for those interested in obtaining a residence permit. In summary, we can say that all these characteristics make the Algarve a destination with a high quality of life and, also, very affordable, ideal for those looking for a place to retire or a second residence in a quiet area, but with all the services at hand.

How to get the Golden Visa Portugal?

The Golden Visa Portugal is a program that offers a residence permit in exchange for a minimum investment of € 280,000 in the real estate sector. There are other options to benefit from this program, but the quickest and easiest is the one mentioned above.

What can Orience International offer you?

If you are interested in the Golden Visa Portugal, at Orience International we have a unique and special project for you. It is an investment of € 280,000 in the Sierra de Monchique, an exclusive area of ​​the Algarve with a lot of charm. Remember that with the residence permit you can freely move around the Schengen area and get citizenship after five years.

At Orience International we advise you according to your characteristics and objectives, to find the best program for you and your family.

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Greece offers the most economic Golden Visa program in Europe and also is the heart of Europe where the western civilization began. Moreover, the climate, beaches, islands or the way of living, made the country a very attractive option for international investors. One of the most famous programs is the Golden Visa Greece, which gives the residence in exchange for an investment in the real estate market. In the next article, Elaine Wang, Orience International specialist in compliance, explains the main changes in the Greek Golden Visa program:

Latest update of Golden Visa Greece program:

Here are the main changes of Law 4251/2014 that are now in force (after the publication of the Law 48/68/2020) :

1) We no longer need the passport in order to receive the Golden Visa, only a certified copy of the passport and the blue statement. The Law doesn’t specify who must certify the copy of the passport, but most likely passports will be certified by greek lawyers.

2) The Investor doesn’t have to pay the whole purchase price before the time of the contract, just before the filing of the application. In this case, two contracts will be signed a) the main purchase contract and b) a receipt – contract for the final payment of the purchase price. Moreover, an additional statement drafted and signed by the Notary which will include all the details of the payment will be required.

3) The Ministers of Economy, Development and Immigration are authorized by Law to issue a joint decision in order to adjust the minimum purchase price for the investment and to draft a catalogue of different areas of Greece with different minimum purchase prices for the investment with a duration of at least five years.

4) For the children of the Investor, the Golden Visa can be renewed for another 3 years, until the child becomes 24 years old.

At Orience International we have an office and a team in Athens that can help you through the entire investment process and will accompany you so that you and your family have the visa.

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In recent years, Portugal has been ranked among the best countries to invest in real estate. Along with Greece and Spain, the Portugal offers endless opportunities for international investors. In the next post, we explain why it is a good time to invest in Portugal and all the information you need to know.

Portugal, and more specifically Porto, is an attractive alternative for investors, especially in luxury housing. The city is at the top of the rankings, competing with European capitals such as London or Vienna. According to the latest data, Porto is one of the cities that will best withstand the crisis caused by the coronavirus. For this reason, now is a good time to invest in Portugal.

Invest in Portugal, all advantages

As we have previously advanced, investing in Portugal is synonymous with success. With an excellent quality of life and, at the same time, affordable, Lisbon and Porto are the two great cosmopolitan cities that attract the largest number of investments. Likewise, the country presents very attractive prices, compared to large European cities, which make it the destination of many international investors and great fortunes.

Another element to take into account is that Porto, and Portugal as a whole, has done a very good management of the coronavirus crisis. Consequently, the real estate market has remained solid during this period.

Golden Visa Portugal, the best solution for you

If you are thinking of investing in Portugal, we have the best option for you. The Golden Visa Portugal program is one of the most attractive and accessible in Europe. With an investment of minimun € 280,000, the lowest amount in all of Europe, you can get Portuguese residence for you and your family (wife and children under 18). However, there are other investment options.

Another advantage of investing in Portugal is that you can move around all the countries of the Schengen area with complete freedom. In addition, there is only a minimum stay of 7 days the first year and 14 the second and third. After five years, you will be able to obtain Portuguese citizenship.

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

Also, remember that you can invest and request the program that suits you best without leaving your country. Our team will manage everything so you don’t have to worry about a thing.

 

Barcelona is one of the most impressive cities in the world and, therefore, one of the most recommended for investment. The Catalan capital does not stop deafness, to grow, to evolve. Invest in Barcelona is the same as constant opportunities: new neighborhoods emerge and those that are already needed continue to transform. The opportunities increase, and the investor not only has more and more assets, but they are also very different which makes the operation even more interesting.

The real estate sector of the city of Barcelona is constantly expanding. The city is affected by one of the accounts with the best international economic promotion in the world. One of the best valued aspects of the Catalan capital is its efficiency in combining the use of technological intelligence and urban planning strategies. Its culture, the architecture it presents, the economic activity that takes place in it, the cultural diversity, etc. are also of great interest.

 Orience International by your side

If you want to invest in Barcelona, contact us. Depending on your situation and your objectives, we will advise you on which residence program 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.

Moreover, you can apply for any program without leaving home. Our team will carry out all the management so you don’t have to worry either leave your country.

 Neighborhoods to invest in Barcelona

The city of Barcelona has countless places that are worth discovering. In this post we will focus on four neighborhoods that have the ideal characteristics to invest in Barcelona.

Right Eixample:

 This neighborhood conquers due to its proximity to the city center and, in addition, it houses some of the most representative monuments of Barcelona: La Pedrera and Casa Batlló, among other architectural jewels. The modernist style that permeates the buildings is characterized by high ceilings, hydraulic mosaic floors and large windows that show the city and let in plenty of light into the homes. In this neighborhood you can find both small apartments of 50m2 up to more homes that exceed 500m2. On the other hand, it also highlights its wide range of services and public transport. Investing in Barcelona and, especially, in the Eixample neighborhood is betting on one of the most vibrant areas of the city.

Poblenou:

The Poblenou neighborhood has become one of the most popular areas of Barcelona. The true Poblenou, a beachside town within a city that retains highly demanded characteristics such as tranquility, but at the same time its proximity to the center of Barcelona. On the other hand, the urban renewal stands out: the icon is the Torre Glòries by Jean Nouvel, who designed it inspired by Gaudí’s funicular calculations, but next to it other notable examples appear such as the case of Media-Tic, a building by Enric Ruiz-Geli or the Melià Barcelona Sky hotel, a slender skyscraper designed by Dominique Perrault. Investing in Barcelona and specifically in Poblenou is synonymous with having a vision of the future.

 Sant Martí:

 The Sant Martí neighborhood is an industrial and business area that has hosted one of the most important startup centers in Europe, the 22 @. The neighborhood combines industrial buildings that have been chosen as the headquarters of newly created companies with large blocks of flats. The area is well connected to the city center with metro, bus and TRAM lines. On the other hand, it has a growing restaurant and leisure sector. The floors that we can find are varied: from medium-sized apartments to design lofts set up in old small factories or disused and restored commercial premises. It is an area of Barcelona perfect for investment given the possibilities of expansion.

Les Corts:

 Les Corts district offers the tranquility and elegance of the upper area, while retaining a popular, rural feel. Located to the west of the city, between the municipalities of Sants and Sarrià, it is a neighborhood full of squares and authentic and unique spaces where you can enjoy the tranquility, such as Comas square, where the monument of the countryman Pau Farinetes gives a clue about the neighborhood’s agricultural past. Investing in Barcelona and especially in Les Corts is based on observing the potential of this city space, which offers tranquility, but also exploits leisure on its streets and the possibility of moving to the center in a matter of just a few minutes.

 

Sofía Francés | Deputy General Director

 

 

After the hardest weeks of confinement, it seems that normal is returning in our day to day. One of the good news comes from the construction and real estate sectors, as the sector has been reactivated and it is estimated that there are some 350 construction works underway in Spain. In the next article we are going to explain why it is a good idea investing in real estate.

As they have explained from the sector, this figure represents 100% of the total residential and thanks to the construction companies and professionals, the slowdown we have experienced is beginning to recover. Thus, we can affirm that, once the situation is over, it is once again a good time to invest in real estate in Spain as well as being a safe investment.

 

The Golden Visa Spain, investing in real estate

Through our investment residency program, we help you plan and manage your assets so that you get the maximum benefits. In the case of the Golden Visa Spain it is a program that grants you residence in exchange for a minimum investment of € 500,000 in the real estate sector.

It is a really beneficial program for you and your whole family, who can also benefit from the main advantages. You can also move freely throughout the Schengen area, as well as work in Spain and access the healthcare system.

Another advantage is that you can carry out all the management without leaving home. Our highly trained team helps you throughout the procedure without leaving your country of origin.

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