UPDATE: We’ve received additional information that the five years is the earliest point at which you can submit an application for citizenship by naturalisation. After that, approval is at the discretion of the minister of immigration. As you can imagine, this leads to unpredictable timelines. We recommend proceeding with caution when considering Malta as a
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It’s time to explore two important concepts: EU permanent residency vs citizenship. I often get people asking me questions about the different rights granted under EU permanent residency vs citizenship. People tend to confuse the two, so I’m here to shed some light on the matter. In this article, we’ll look at the meaning of
In this article we’re going to talk about how to get Portuguese citizenship. If you’ve been reading Digital Émigré for a while, you’ll know that we’re enthusiastic about Portugal. The Digital Émigré team has researched various pathways to citizenship across the EU. We’re convinced that Portugal offers the most flexible and most accommodating pathway to
Living in Madeira for the long-term is high on my list of 2021 goals. Funchal, the Madeiran capital, was the perfect place to wait out the worst effects of the 2020 pandemic and the resulting lockdowns. I believe that Madeira has excellent long-term potential as a digital émigré destination. Before I arrived in Madeira, I
In this article, we’ll explore the different routes to get Spanish citizenship, including Spain’s visa and residency options for those who make their income through online businesses. Spain is one of the most popular expat destinations in the EU. Its warm climate, colourful history and excellent food combine to make a compelling choice for those
How to learn a new language is an essential factor to consider when you’ve got plans to get a second citizenship in the EU. But the prospect of learning another language can feel intimidating for many. I’m here to give you some tips for overcoming this mindset, based on my own experiences in multiple countries.
The Portugal Golden Visa program offers extraordinary flexibility for non-EU citizens who want to gain residency in Portugal. It’s an excellent solution for those who have sufficient capital available and don’t wish to make Portugal their main base.
How to get EU citizenship after Brexit is an important question for many Brits in 2021. Americans too, as the toxic legacy of Trumpism casts a shadow over the United States. The EU and the UK finally signed a Brexit deal in the closing days of 2020. That deal holds nothing positive for any Brit
Portugal is one of the European Union’s most attractive destinations for digital émigrés and remote workers. This is largely because of Portugal’s NHR (non-habitual residency) tax scheme. In this guide, we’ll discuss the advantages of Portugal’s NHR scheme, explain who is eligible, and walk you through step-by-step on how to get it. Please note, the
The D7 Portugal ‘passive income’ visa is an excellent option for online business owners and remote workers interested in relocating to Portugal. In this guide, we’ll explore exactly who is eligible for this flexible visa, what the benefits are, and how to go about getting it. What is the D7 Portugal visa? Many people from