Ready to get EU residency with maximum flexibility?
Europe has a number of residency-by-investment (Golden Visa) programs, offering residency (and in several cases, fast-track citizenship) in exchange for making a significant investment in a country. Countries currently offering residency-by-investment programs include:
These programs offer a lot more freedom and flexibility than the passive income residency routes. Residency-by-investment. program rules don’t normally require the investor to live in the country or become a tax resident (unless they wish to). For citizenship, the investment accrues the years on behalf of the investor. It’s as if the investment lives in the country on your behalf.
Residency by investment in the EU goes beyond just real estate. Depending on the country, a range of different investment categories are available, from venture capital funds to entrepreneurship programs that create local jobs, to investing in arts or heritage projects.
My original plan was to get a UK passport. But I wanted full access to the EU, so I chose Portugal instead. I chose Digital Émigré because of Samantha’s extensive knowledge of Portugal immigration. Samantha helped me understand the various Portugal immigration options. I chose the Golden Visa route. The team guided me through the initial bureaucracy, and I’m now choosing a property in Madeira. I’m excited about my new life in Madeira, and becoming an EU citizen.
Hong Kong, Portugal Golden Visa
John Mather from Digital Émigré was invaluable in helping us navigate the process of buying a property in Madeira and in understanding the Golden Visa application process too. John both guided us from start to finish and also recommended a number of key services and contacts (everyone from banks through to agents and solicitors) who have proved to be both helpful and reliable. My family and I are now enjoying our new house on the Island. We recommend John and Digital Émigré very highly indeed.
UK, Portugal Golden Visa (Madeira)