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Category Archives: Portugal

sintra portugal

Following the announcement last year that Portugal’s highly successful residency by investment programme was removing Lisbon, Porto and the Algarve as property investment options, with the aim of increasing investment in low-density areas, the Portuguese authorities have further announced this will become effective on July 1, 2021.

slovenia citizenship residency by investment

In a bid to combat the economic impact of the pandemic, Slovenia announces it is considering a proposal to launch a citizenship or residence by investment programme for 2021, making it the latest Balkan country to do so.

citizenship surge residency pandemic

From closed borders and travel restrictions to lockdowns and quarantines, the effects of the pandemic throughout 2020 has led to a surge in enquiries for second passports and residency by investment proving that what once was a luxury for HNWIs has now become a necessity.

chinese rif trust offices

Dubai-based RIF Trust, part of global residency and citizenship by investment advisory firm, the Latitude Group, has expanded its operations to China, with two new offices in Shanghai and Hong Kong, providing Chinese HNWIs with on-the-ground support from December 2020.

portugal residency surge chinese

Portugal has seen an increasing number of Chinese and South African citizens rushing to purchase residency and ultimately citizenship in Portugal via the country’s successful residency by investment programme. This comes following a recent announcement that the popular Portuguese areas of Lisbon, Porto and the Algarve are set to be removed as investment regions from the programme at the end of this year.

porto portugal rebello hotel

South African citizens have the opportunity to invest in the five-star Rebello hotel in Portugal’s second city, Porto, as part of its popular residency by investment programme. For an investment of €350,000, investors can expect to receive 3% returns and a residency permit with citizenship and a Portuguese passport after five years.

greece resdiency by investment

Following the overhaul and suspension of the citizenship by investment programmes of Malta and Cyprus, respectively, Greece is reviewing its popular residency by investment programme, which has seen a surge of interest in the last few months, with proposed changes including a fee structure aimed at attracting investment to less touristy parts of the country.

lisbon portugal fdi tourism locations

According to fDi’s Tourism locations of the future ranking for 2019/2020, the top 20 nations considered to be ripe for investment include eight countries that currently offer Citizenship or Residency by Investment programmes. Another reason to invest via citizenship or residency, perhaps?

portugal residency citizenship

Could Portugal’s recent record number of Residency by Investment programme applicants be attributed to the country’s quick handling of the pandemic? Or is it Portugal’s EU membership and powerful passport making it so popular? Or could it be the country’s first-class medical and educational offerings, relaxed pace of life, ideal climate, and affordable and speedy route to citizenship, that has garnered it so much pulling power.