About Andre Bothma

Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Andre is a seasoned digital entrepreneur with extensive experience working in the demand-side of the Residency and Citizenship By Investment industry.

He has been writing about Golden Visas, Citizenship By Investment and investment migration programs for over six years, and has frequently written and been interviewed by industry-leading RCBI publication, IMIDaily.com.

Andre is a D7 Visa holder and Portuguese resident himself. Having identified a gap in the market for affordable European immigration solutions outside of Golden Visas, he launched D7 Visa to help more foreign individuals and families settle in Europe without the need for property investment.

He is also one of the earliest global promoters of the HQA Visa Program and the Cultural Golden Visa program.

Andre spends half his time in Porto, Portugal.

Cyprus has a new “Golden Talent Visa” with fast-track citizenship in the works. Here’s what we know…

Here’s something new (and potentially very interesting) from the world of investment migration - or non-investment migration, as it were: Various media outlets are reporting that Cyprus is planning what's being referred to as a “Golden Knowledge Program” to attract highly specialized research and innovation professionals to the island as new residents. The Cypriot House [...]

By |2023-12-03T20:09:23+00:00December 3rd, 2023|Cyprus|0 Comments

Hungary’s newly launched Residency By Investment program set to become a best-seller in 2023

The number of Residency By Investment programs (a.k.a. Golden Visas) for foreign investors in Europe have declined dramatically in recent years. Several programs granting Golden Visas have been discontinued, including the programs of Ireland and the UK. Portugal's program is also expected to be terminated in the coming months.  (In a similar development, the Citizenship [...]

By |2023-05-19T08:54:52+00:00May 18th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Madeiran Regional Government wants 9 more years of Golden Visas

According to a front page story published by the print edition of Diário de Notícias da Madeira earlier today (on Monday 17 April), the President of the Regional Government, Miguel Albuquerque has written to the President of the Republic to request an extension of the period during which the Golden Visa program can be offered [...]

By |2023-04-17T16:35:00+00:00April 17th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Germany to launch new “Opportunity Card” visa path for skilled foreign migrants

Germany in 2023 suffers from the same skilled labor shortages as most other nations in Western Europe. In fact, during 2022, the German Institute for Employment Research (IAB) found that there were a staggering 1.74 million vacant positions throughout Germany. With a view to address this challenge, the country has announced the imminent launch of [...]

By |2023-04-04T13:14:00+00:00April 4th, 2023|news|0 Comments

Italian town of Presicce, Puglia, now offering new residents €30k to move there in 2023

In a scheme reminiscent of the Italian €1 House Scheme launched in Sicily, another Italian town - Presicce in Puglia - is going one step further - by offering new residents €30,000 to move there in 2023. If laid-back living in a beautiful Italian town sounds like your bag, then this article is just for [...]

By |2022-11-26T11:03:23+00:00November 23rd, 2022|news|0 Comments

Greek Golden Visa Price Set to Increase to €500K from 1 May 2023

Saturday, September 10, Thessaloniki With election season just around the corner and the energy crisis impacting households around the country, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced an economic aid package worth €5.5 billion at the 86th Thessaloniki International Exhibition, an annual trade fair event hosted in Greece's second largest city. During the much anticipated and [...]

By |2023-01-12T08:17:18+00:00September 11th, 2022|golden visas, greece|0 Comments

Thailand Announces New 10-Year Visa and Low Tax Rate For Investors and Nomads in 2022

Starting on 1 September 2022, Thailand is launching a new “Work-From-Thailand” visa category with a maximum validity of 10 years. The visa is issued for an initial period of 5 years, after which it can be renewed for an additional 5 years. And yes, one of its streams will double as a Thailand Digital Nomad [...]

By |2022-08-06T06:44:48+00:00August 5th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sweden Launches New Residency Visa for Job Seekers and Entrepreneurs

4 August 2022, Porto, Portugal Looking to move to Sweden but don’t have a job offer yet? Thanks to the new Swedish job seeker visa, suitably qualified professionals can enter Sweden for up to 9 months to look for employment or start their own business. Let’s have a look at this residency program below… Sweden’s [...]

By |2022-08-10T14:49:56+00:00August 4th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Portugal announces new visa category for job seekers and digital nomads in 2022

16 June 2022, Alges, Lisbon Portugal’s government has just announced that the country will be launching a new visa category for job seekers and digital nomads. Aimed at streamlining and simplifying immigration procedures for those seeking to settle and work in Portugal, the new visa regime will coincide with the scrapping of the quota based [...]

By |2022-08-04T14:46:27+00:00June 17th, 2022|portugal|0 Comments
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