Business Visa

May 11th, 2015   •   Business   •   no comments   

Real Estate Investment eases Business Visa travel

Businessmen and entrepreneurs who continually find themselves applying for business visas to the Schengen zone, Europe, the UK and other countries may wish to consider investing in real estate to achieve a more stable long term visitor visa.
There are several countries in Europe and the Caribbean that now offer Schengen visas or passports through investment that can solve long term the visa needs for those visiting for business.

Such investment visas will act as a travel or business visa for Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Holland, Denmark, Italy and many other countries within the EU.

Business Visa Problems

We are finding increasing numbers of clients approaching us because they have had Schengen visas refused, often after many previous visits to an EU Schengen country. And now they are looking for a permanent solution to avoid the continual application each time they wish to visit for business.

Unfortunately it is usually too late. Once applicants have been refused a Schengen visa it is almost impossible to apply successfully after that point. Travel visa or business visa applicants from many countries in the Middle East and Africa are now being refused Schengen travel visas. It seems for no other reason other than the country from which they are originating.

We have seen cases where successful businessmen trading with Europe have had travel visas refused and are now unable to travel for the purpose of business. Countries that are having particular problems with business visas currently in our experience include Egypt, Sudan, Pakistan and Libya.

Investor Visa for Business in Europe

An investor visa through a European country such as Greece, Cyprus, Spain, Hungary or Portugal starts from around €300,000 including costs. It provides a Schengen visa to the applicant and their families allowing the freedom to travel on business or for pleasure to any EU Schengen country for the period they retain the investment.

As well as Europe there are several Caribbean countries providing second passports that allow access to the Schengen countries and the UK. Another solution for a business visa could be investment through St. Kitts, Antigua, Dominica or Grenada.

Our Advice to Business Travellers

Our advice to any businessmen considering this route is not to leave it too late. Once a visitor visa is refused there is often no way back and the inability to travel for business can suddenly become very expensive and restrictive.