Portugal citizenship by investment
What Makes The Portuguese Golden Visa The Best Golden Visa inThe World – The Low Cost and The Children
The Low Cost and The Children
There are numerous citizenship and residence by investment programs in Europe as a whole, each of them competing to attract as many HNWIs as they can and, by extension, as much foreign investment as they can.
As a matter of fact, the latest count has shown that more than half the countries in Europe have some variant of such a program.
While all of these programs are available to clients who are looking for residency or citizenship in an EU country, those investors who take the time to do their homework and even enlist the assistance of professional advisors almost always opt for Portugal in the end. This is not without reason – The Portuguese Golden Visa Program – the PGV – has it all and there is no Golden Visa program in Europe that can beat it.
The Portuguese Golden Visa Program – The Low Cost and The Children
Not only does the Portuguese Golden Visa program boast a sub-seven figure price range, the Portuguese Golden Visa program is alone among European Golden Visa programs in having a clear and well defined path to EU citizenship without a significant physical residence requirement. In a way, the Portuguese Golden Visa program represents a compromise between the RBI and the CBI programs – It is not as expensive as EU CBI programs – such as those of Malta and Cyprus – and offers a faster and much more guaranteed route to holding an EU passport than any other residency by investment program in Europe. On top of all of that, it offers a minimum investment requirement as low as three hundred and fifty thousand Euros. Children are the primary concern of the investors who generally apply for a CIP or a RIP for their own sake and the sake of their families. When the children of the investor happen to be over eighteen, the investors begin to wonder which Golden Visa program will permit the inclusion of adult dependents in the application.
While the Greek Golden Visa program, for example, only accepts dependent children who are younger than twenty two, the Portuguese Golden Visa program imposes no such age restrictions on its investors. The Portuguese Golden Visa program allows the investors and their families to include dependent children up to any age – provided that they are full-time students. Those children, along with all the other family members of the investor/main applicant, may also apply for full citizenship after five years.