As of Wednesday 9, 2023, Russian citizens can apply for an EU Golden Visa by buying property in Hungary Cyprus and Spain only. In addition, the Turkish Citizenship By Investment program, and Andorra's Non-Lucrative Residency / Golden Visa program also accepts Russian and Belarusian applicants. There is also one European Citizenship By Investment option for [...]
Last updated on November 14, 2022... The answer to this question, unequivocally, is yes. As of this writing, the Portuguese Golden Visa program is still going strong. It's not secret that Brussels despises Golden Visa programs. But according to EU legislation, it is up to each country in the bloc to determine whom they naturalize, [...]
To be technically correct, one would have to refer to the validity of the Portuguese Golden Residency Permit - NOT the Portuguese Golden "Visa". As a Golden Visa applicant, you will typically use a regular C-category Schengen Tourist Visa to enter Portugal for your biometrics appointment with SEF. Thereafter, you will receive a temporary residency [...]
Choosing the best Portuguese Golden Visa option will depend on your unique situation, objectives and requirements. However, if you're looking for the cheapest, fastest Golden Visa option, and one which has a guaranteed yield of 4%, along with a capital guarantee in 2023, then the Cultural Golden Visa needs to be on your radar. Priced [...]
According to data released by SEF.pt, 77 ARI (Golden Visa) residency permits were issued to successful primary applicants during August 2022. An additional 125 permits were issued for dependents of primary applicants on the basis of family reunification. As of the end of August, 806 primary applicants have been approved for residency visas under the [...]
As of 15 September 2022, the cheapest Golden Visa investment option is the relatively unknown "artistic support" Golden Visa, a.k.a. the Cultural Golden Visa. Investments in eligible cultural production projects (e.g. feature film production) are priced at €250,000 for films shot in urban areas, and only €200,000 for projects situated in low-density areas, typically in [...]
To learn more about Portugal's Golden Visa program, visit the official program web page (on SEF.pt), by clicking here. To learn more about the online application process for the Golden Visa, visit the following SEF page. To view ALL the latest Golden Visa investment options for 2022/2023, including the new Cultural Golden Visa stream (NON-Donation), [...]
If you're investing in COMMERCIAL property in Lisbon for a Golden Visa in 2022, the answer is yes. If you're looking to invest in residential property, the answer is no. The same applies for Porto, the Algarve and most of the coastal regions.
In light of Russia invading Ukraine, Portugal, Ireland, Spain and Greece are no longer accepting applications from Russians. And as of 24 August, 2022, there is not indication available as to when this ban my be lifted either. (There is, however, at least one European Golden Visa program currently accepting Russian applications: Hungary: The property-based [...]
Yes, you can. Some service providers may allow you to pay for your professional fees in Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies. And since at least one Portuguese bank recently obtained a crypto license, you can now pay for your Golden Visa investment in crypto as well.