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

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

Why should you invest in Spain? 

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

Move around the Schengen Zone  

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

Good quality life for you and your family 

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

Permit to work in Spain with the Golden Visa 

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

Permission for you and your family  

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

 Well renowned health system 

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

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

 Investment options to get the Golden Visa 

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

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

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

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

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

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According to recent data, the demand to open a bank deposit as a route to get the Spanish Golden Visa, has increased during last months. As the statistics show, due to the travel restrictions imposed by the coronavirus crisis (countries are not given visa tourist temporally) many international investors are applying for the residence visa without leaving their country of origin. 

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

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

 Acquisition process 

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

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

 Why should you invest in Spain? 

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

 These are other advantages of the Spanish residence visa:  

Move around the Schengen Zone 

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

 Good quality life for you and your family 

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

 Permit to work in Spain 

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

Permission for you and your family 

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

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

Contact us and invest in Spain

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.

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

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.

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.

 

Order SND / 421/2020, of May 18, by which measures are adopted relating to the extension of authorizations to stay and reside and/or work and to other situations of foreigners in Spain, in application of Royal Decree 463/2020 , of March 14, declaring the state of alarm for the management of the health crisis situation caused by COVID-19.

The Spanish government has finally established and clarified the situation of foreigners in Spain with regard to residence permits, visas and expired stays. With this measure, legal security is granted and those affected are prevented from finding themselves in a supervening irregularity with a complicated solution.

In the next article we talk about this announcement:

Although it is true that RD 463/2020, of March 14, already established the suspension of administrative deadlines, prescription and expiration, to date the situation of many foreigners whose authorization or Visa expired during this extraordinary situation caused by COVID-19.

The order establishes that the residence and/or work authorizations, the stay authorizations for studies, mobility, internships or volunteering, the family cards of a citizen of the union and the long-term residence authorizations that have expired during the validity of the alarm status or have expired in the 90 calendar days prior to their declaration (of the alarm status) will be automatically extended. The extension begins the day after the expiration and lasts up to 6 months from the end of the alarm state.

Section 6 of Article 1 establishes that renewal applications may be requested at any time within 6 months or up to 90 calendar days after the expiration date, without prejudice to the initiation of a sanction file for the delay in filing.

The order also regulates the expiration of short-stay visas (not exceeding 90 days) and establishes that their duration is automatically extended for a period of 3 months.

However, even if they are Schengen visas, the validity only applies to Spanish territory and this extension will be computed to calculate the maximum authorized time for future stays or requests for these visas.

The youth mobility agreements and study stay visas of up to 180 days duration are also extended for a period of 3 months, provided that the holder is in Spain and has not been able to return to their country of origin.

Another very important point to keep in mind is the entry of third-country nationals whose documentation or authorization has expired while abroad. Specifically, the order establishes that the holders of an authorization, a family card of a citizen of the Union, a long-term foreigner card or long-term visas for investors and entrepreneurs may enter Spain even with the card or visa expired. Travel documentation (passport) is required to be current.

Finally, absences from Spanish territory caused by the impossibility of returning to the country will not count when requesting renewals of authorizations or first requests for long-term authorizations.

If you have any doubt, do not hesitate to contact us, we will be very pleased to help you.

 

Zahra Maaroufi, lawyer specialist in residency permit in Orience International

 

According to the latest published figures, Spain broke the record again last year with the granting of the Golden Visa to international citizens. In total, 8,061 visas were granted in 2019, 22.6% more than in 2018, and the most common assumption was investment in real estate for an amount of more than € 500.000, excluding permits for family reunification or business transfer.

More specifically, a total of 681 citizens obtained the Golden Visa Spain through real estate investment in Spain, compared to 599 in 2018, which represents an increase of 13.7%. If we look at the number of permits granted, based on nationality, the Chinese were the first, followed by the Russians, Iranians, Americans and Mexicans.

The assumptions for which last year more visas were granted was intra-company transfer with a total of 1,361 permits and highly qualified professionals with 1,650 permits. In the first case, these are changes of residence due to work reasons and in the second, all the relatives (wife or children) from whom they have obtained permission are grouped.

On the other hand, and according to the College of Registrars, last year international citizens bought 3,858 homes in Spain for more than € 500,000 and of these, 1,393 operations were carried out by non-EU buyers. Mainly, the purchase of these properties was made in Catalonia, Andalusia, Madrid, the Valencian Community and the Balearic Islands, in this order.

 

Nationality permits

If we look at nationalities, China gathers the majority of residence permits, a total of 1,686, followed by Indians and Brazilians. One of the trends in recent years is the increase in the granting of residence to nationalities of South America, such as Colombians or Mexicans.

In the case of obtaining the Golden Visa through an investment of more than € 500,000, we again find Chinese citizens (455 Golden Visa), followed by Russians (42 visas), Iranians (21), Americans (16) , Mexicans (13) from Saudi Arabia (11), Egyptians (10) and Filipinos (10).

Some figures from 2020

If we look at the latest available data for 2020, in January 50 Golden Visa were granted for the purchase of a property of more than € 500,000 and 31 in February. According to all the assumptions, 782 permits were issued in January and 563 in February.

Orience International, by your side

What are your goals, how do you want to manage your assets? From Orience International we advise you with the investment program that best suits your needs. Remember that even in the state of alarm we are still 100% operational to offer you the best service. Also, you do not have to leave your country to carry out any procedure.

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Information: El País

 

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