Portugal seeks to redevelop real estate market through revised Golden Visa Program

In a bid to attract investment towards redevelopment of Lisbon’s city centre, the Portuguese government has reduced the minimum investment required under its Golden Visa Program to EUR 350,000. However, investors will have to purchase properties situated in specific districts that have been identified for urban renewal and redevelopment. This move is expected to result…

Liberalized Investment Immigration Program to Reduce Unemployment in the Bahamas

Recent data released by the Department of Statistics of the Bahamas government indicates a 36% increase in unemployment in the Financial Services sector in the country. This increase is attributed to multiple reasons like instances of closure of certain banking institutions and service providers, amalgamation of firms, and outsourcing of critical operations to cheaper destinations…

Antigua and Barbuda: Preferred Destination for UHNW Investment Immigrants

The Caribbean island of Antigua and Barbuda is becoming a preferred destination for UHNW billionaires from all over the world who are interested in its investment immigration program. The list of high-profile billionaires include Australian billionaire James Packer, movie star Robert De Niro, members of the royal family from Middle Eastern countries, billionaires from China,…

Italy Start-Up Visa Policy offers Residency Permit for Entrepreneurs

In an attempt to boost its startup sector, Italy introduced a Start-Up Policy in 2012 that offers non EU-nationals a relatively quick and convenient option to obtain residency in the country. While conventional immigration options impose tough residence and other requirements, especially on non EU-nationals, the Italy Start-Up Policy offers tax benefits and other investment…

Five Nations Offering Permanent Residency to Real Estate Investors

Apart from having a second home, investors purchasing property in a foreign country can enjoy another significant advantage: permanent residency or even citizenship without onerous residency requirements. Buying a home or investing in the property market in certain countries can help individuals enjoy easy access to banking, health, and educational facilities at par with any…