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…

How Portugal’s Golden Visa Program Sparked Economic Revival

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…

Investment Hike Deferred as EB-5 Visa Receives Yet Another Short-Term Extension

Investment Hike Deferred as EB-5 Visa Receives Yet Another Short-Term Extension

Plans to increase investment thresholds for the U.S. EB-5 visa program have again been deferred, with the latest temporary extension expiring on December 7, 2018. Despite widespread agreement that the program requires updating, consensus on exactly how that update will look has again proven elusive. Lawmakers agree that the minimum investment to qualify for the…