Other Immigration Programs
A number of other immigration programs are currently available for those seeking alternative locations in which to settle. Most European and Caribbean countries have set up immigration programs aimed at attracting high-net-worth individuals. These programs remain popular for their simplicity and their and often rapid processing times.
PORTUGAL GOLDEN VISA
According to Portuguese law, applicants of Golden Visa are required to purchase real estate of 500,000 euros or more. In July 2015, the law was adjusted so that non-European citizens can purchase renovated properties of more than 30 years. These properties have to be within the reconstruction areas in the Portuguese territory, and the minimum required investment amount is 350,000 euros to obtain the Portuguese golden residence card. After obtaining permanent residency, the property can then be sold.
PORTUGAL D7 VISA
The Portugal D7 visa allows foreign citizens who want to live in Portugal for retirement and religious purposes to rely on their personal income as entrance to Portugal. As long as the applicant can prove that there is sufficient income to provide for future life expenses (which can consist of passive incomes such as pensions, real estate rent, intellectual property, financial products, shareholder dividends, etc.), no investment is required. The applicant’s entire family can obtain residence permits to Portugal.
CYPRUS GOLDEN VISA IMMIGRATION PROGRAM
Cyprus is a beautiful island country located in the Mediterranean. With its pleasant climate and excellent living conditions, Cyprus is often recognized as one of the most livable countries in the world. As Cyprus is a European Union member state, its passport holders are entitled to the same benefits and rights enjoyed by citizens from other EU states. For instance, they enjoy visa-free entry to more than 100 countries, including the Eurozone, New Zealand, Canada and many other countries around the globe. and can live, travel, work and study freely. Within the European Union, holding a Cypriot passport additionally allows for work and study privileges.
MONTENEGRO – CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT PROGRAM
Montenegro is attracting vast opportunity for growth and development because of its natural beauty and sophistication. In addition, Montenegro’s recent independence and strategic position have also added to its influence in becoming central to some of the most important industries in the world.
GREECE GOLDEN VISA IMMIGRATION PROGRAM
Being a European member state and strategically located where Europe, Asia and Africa meet, Greece is a country with excellent investment potential. The surprisingly low cost of living in Greece brings a high quality of life in the country; with an average of 300 Euro per month, you can already enjoy a very comfortable life style with a spacious and pleasant living environment. If you are interested in immigrating to Greece and, eventually, obtaining permanent residency in the EU, the Greece Golden Visa is a great choice, as this is the European immigration program with the lowest investment requirement.
GRENADIAN INVESTOR PROGRAM
The Government of Grenada offers candidates the possibility to become full citizens of the country by either investing in real estate or in their National Fund. This is one of the simplest and quickest immigration programs which offers the eventual citizen visa-free access to over 90 countries.
ANTIGUA & BARBUDA CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT
Antigua & Barbuda is a dual-island nation located in the West Indies in the Americas, lying between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Because of its history, Antigua & Barbuda still exercises the Common Law and its citizens are guaranteed to enjoy the freedom of speech, religion, publication and assembly.