Europe Migration by Investment

Europe Immigration by Investment

An Overview

Europe has emerged as a viable alternative to investors and business people looking for permanent residency or citizenship options. Multiple opportunities are available depending on the budget. Some of the countries like Cyprus offers direct Citizenship option too. Free mobility within the Eurozone, Schengen zone makes the European residency options even more lucrative.

Cyprus EU Citizenship Program

Cyprus is currently offering citizenship basis the Investment of Euro 2 Million. Cyprus is an EU Member state and a citizen in Cyprus can freely move in the EU zone countries.

Salient Features of the Cyprus Program

  • Minimum Age for investment is 18 years
  • Clean Police record
  • Invest Euro 2 Million in real estate in residential property
  • Or, Invest Euro 2.5 Million in commercial property including residential property worth Euro 0.5 Million
  • No Stay requirement in Cyprus
  • Can move freely in EU member countries
  • Citizenship can be applied for entire family including Self, spouse, and kids.
  • Process Time 8-9 Months

Cyprus Investment Residency Program

Cyprus, divided into North Cyprus and South Cyprus is a quaint place to reside in the Mediterranean. Cyprus has been attracting investors with its real estate offerings by granting residency 

against investment of Euro 300,000.

Salient Features of the Cyprus Program

  • Minimum Age for investment is 18 years
  • No Criminal background
  • Only Non-EU citizens eligible
  • Investment in real estate should be of Euro 300,000
  • Three generations are allowed to migrate, hence, self, spouse, kids and dependent parents of self and spouse
  • Investors get free access to EU zone member countries
  • No minimum stay required

Greece Permanent Residence Program

Greece, the oldest civilization and the land of Roman warriors now offers pristine beaches and economy is tourism centric. In recent times Greece has come up as an immigration

location on the back of an excellent investment program which requires investment of Euro 250,000 in a residential property in Greece. Greece is a Schengen member country

Salient Features of the Greece Program

  • Investment in residential property worth Euro 250,000 for a minimum of 5 years
  • Applicant must be over 18 years of age.
  • No minimum stay requirement in Greece
  • Three generation migration allowed, self, spouse, kids and dependent parents of self and spouse are allowed to migrate.
  • Free access to Schengen Zone, can reside anywhere in Schengen after Greek Passport is issued.
  • Education and Medical benefits available for Migrants
  • Can apply for Citizenship by naturalization after 7 years.
  • 2-3 Months process time


Malta Resident and Visa Program (MRVP)

Malta is a hidden gem in the Mediterranean. It is one of the few European country where English is used as a mainstream language. It has membership of Schengen Zone, 

EU, Eurozone and the British Commonwealth. Malta is ranked 5th in the WHO ranking.

Salient Features of the Malta Program

  • Must be over 18 years of age
  • Invest in Government bonds for value of Euro 250,000 for a period of 5 years
  • The Net worth of the applicant in his/her home country should be Euro 500,000
  • You also need to lease or buy a residential property.
  • If Leasing, it can be Euro 10000 per annum in island of Gozo or South of Malta or Euro 12000 per annum anywhere else in Malta.
  • If investing, you can invest Euro 270000 in island of Gozo or South of Malta or Euro 320000 anywhere else in Malta.
  • There is no Stay requirement in Malta
  • Malta offers four generation immigration program where self, spouse, kids, parents and grandparents can all migrate.
  • All migrating should have a valid insurance issued.
  • Malta citizenship allows for Schengen zone access as Malta is a Schengen member country.
  • 6-8 Months process time

Portugal Golden Visa Residency Program

Portugal is a modern country with tourism at the heart of its economy. There are some pristine beaches and people from world over choose Portugal for short stay and 

long stay or to migrate permanently. In recent times Golden Visa Program and gathered its share of attention and many Investors have invested in residential sector especially in capital of Lisbon to gain residency. Portugal is Member of European Union(EU), Schengen and Founding member of Eurozone.

Salient Features of the Portugal Program

  • Invest Euro 500,000 in a new residential property or Euro 350,000 in a 30-year-old property (you can renovate from inside maintaining the common look from outside)
  • Must be a Non-EU citizen
  • Applicant Must be over 18 years of age
  • Portugal allows for three generation migration including self, spouse, kids and dependent parents of self and spouse
  • Must have a valid Health Insurance
  • Stay requirement of 7 Days in first year, then 14 days in year 2 & 3 and 14 days in year 4 & 5, will make eligible to apply for the Portugal citizenship.
  • Portugal Golden Visa and Citizenship allows for free access to Schengen member countries. However, you could stay long term Anywhere in Schengen Zone only after you are issued a Portugal Passport.
  • No Criminal Record

Spain Investment Immigration Program

One of the Most modern economies of the World and a prominent member of the Schengen Zone, Spain is the harbinger of growth from the downturn which Europe has seen in the last decade.

 Spain’s economy has been boosted by some very positive economic policies and measures taken by its policy makers. The Investment Immigration program has been a cash cow for Spain and Investors world over have shown faith and trust in investing.

Salient Features of the Spain Program

  • Applicant must be over 18 years of age to apply
  • Investment required of Euro 500,000 in residential, agriculture or commercial property in Spain
  • Only Non-EU Citizens eligible
  • Require a valid health insurance
  • No Criminal record
  • No Minimum Stay required
  • Investors eligible visa free access to Schengen zone


The HeadWest Migration Advantage

Europe Settlement Specialist

Our team is specialized in Europe residency visa and will help to scout your profile across all countries in Europe. We understand the requirements of the Schengen Visa and will guide our clients appropriately to apply their case.

Europe Schengen Visa

Facts and Requirements

Schengen Countries comprises of 28 prominent countries in Europe. Currently UK   is going through the “Brexit” which would have a major impact on the Europe ecosystem.

There are two countries which are in process of applying and joining the Schengen zone viz, Romania and Croatia. Over the past few years it has become tedious to apply for the Schengen Visa. Recently some major changes have come about to the Schengen Visa application in February 2020;

  • The Visa fee has been revised from Euro 60 to Euro 80 for adults and children fee has gone up from Euro 35 to Euro 40.
  • Now the Visa can be planned and applied 6 months in advance
  • Travelers with positive travel history can be given longer Multiple entry visa up to 5 years if they satisfy few conditions; They have lawfully abided previous visas, their country of origin has stable economic factors and they can prove that they have a genuine intent to return to their home countries before the expiry of their visa.
    1. Job Contract Assistance- We would help get the Job contract through our network of employers
    2. Temporary Residency Visa assistance – We would help with the documentation in the entire process till the Temporary visa is filed.

“Migration is an expression of the human aspiration for dignity, safety and a better future. It is part of the social fabric,part of our very make-up as a human family”.

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