Cyprus Citizenship-by-Investment Program: Safe, Robust and Credible

Cyprus Citizenship-by-Investment Program: Safe, Robust and Credible

Investment immigration programs have long been criticized by multinational bodies like the European Parliament.  The loudest and harshest criticism has been reserved for EU golden visa programs, especially the citizenship-by-investment programs offered by Cyprus and Malta.  EU Citizenship: Worth the Price Fast-track Cypriot citizenship does not come cheap. The applicant must invest at least €2…

Portugal Golden Visa: New Rules For Old Property and Capital Transfer Investment

Portugal Golden Visa: New Rules For Old Property and Capital Transfer Investment

New rules concerning the Portugal Golden Visa’s old property investment and capital transfer options came into force on October 1, 2018. The changes aim to clarify the application procedure for those opting for the two investment categories that were introduced in August 2015. Investing In An Old Property The minimum investment requirement to qualify for…

Citizens of Hong Kong and South Africa Drive Surge In Interest In Greece, Portugal Golden Visas

How Portugal’s Golden Visa Program Sparked Economic Revival

Buffeted by a global recession and witnessing a plunge in foreign investment, Portugal introduced its golden visa program in 2012 to attract foreign capital through investment immigration.  The program allowed non-EU nationals to become permanent residents of Portugal by purchasing a property worth at least €500,000.  Today, applicants have numerous other investment options. including €1…