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There are a number of countries in Europe now offering golden investor visas that result in residency and potential citizenship of the EU.
There are substantial differences between each country and there are often changes to each individual programme. We can only cover the basics of each programme here and it is essential for investors and applicants to seek professional one to one advice for their particular circumstances before embarking on a course of action. Please contact us directly for this.
A selection of the most popular golden visa investor programs in Europe.
Real Estate investment
EU Schengen Zone Travel
Apply Citizenship 5 years
Certain countries within the Schengen visa area in Europe offer investor residency visas. This allows travel throughout the Schengen visa zone. The Schengen area countries in Europe are: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
Some golden visa programmes lead to citizenship of the EU country. That means the freedom to live and work anywhere within the European Union. EU countries include: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the UK.