A student visa for Italy may be of two types: a short-term and a long-term visa.
Italy grants residence permits to financially independent individuals that earn high passive income. Wealthy foreigners may obtain a special elective residence permit or Residenza Elettiva.
In May 2020, Italy cut in half the requirements for a residence by investment permit. In order to obtain a residence permit for Italy, it is now enough to invest €250,000 (instead of €500,000 before) in an Italian start-up or €500,000 (instead of €1,000,000 previously) in a local company.
Foreigners that go to Italy on business must apply for a business visa. This type of visa permits the holder to take part in business meetings and negotiations with foreign business partners, make supply or cooperation agreements, or participate in training sessions at production sites.
An increasing number of Russian HNWIs (high-net-worth-individuals) are notifying Russia’s tax authorities about their foreign bank accounts and controlled foreign corporations (CFCs). This follows Russia’s adoption of the Common Reporting Standards (CRS) in 2016, which facilitates the automatic exchange of information regarding bank accounts between partner countries’ tax authorities in a bid to combat tax evasion.
Tranio conducted its eighth annual survey, analysing the investment and property purchasing patterns of Russian and CIS nationals abroad. The survey was primarily focussed on income property, looking at the top locations for investment, yield expectations, budgets, and preferred asset classes, as well as the general presence of Russian-speaking investors in local markets.
International real estate platform and property broker Tranio is launching a special partnership programme and offering free advertising to Bulgarian real estate agencies and companies. Interested parties can apply through the company’s partnership programme.
The world’s travel and tourism market is developing quickly, which in turn is fuelling demand for hotel services. Europe is the most visited continent and property investments in the region are on the rise, with Spain and Germany the most attractive countries.
Since 2018, the Cypriot authorities approve no more than 700 applications for investment-based citizenship per year. Moreover, in 2017, 1,013 individuals became the country's nationals. The demand for Cypriot citizenship is high. Learn why it is so and how it can be obtained, reading this article.
There’s more potential to make money in the country’s real estate than most people think. The majority of Europe’s real estate markets are overheated but Greece is one of the few countries where property is still relatively cheap.
On 3 October, 2019, the government of Montenegro announced that it was receiving applications for its citizenship-for-investment programme that will last until 2022.
Greece’s Golden visa is one of the most popular programmes granting residency in Greece. The qualification requirements are some of the most attractive for foreign investors: a mere €250,000 investment in one or more properties in the Aegean paradise is enough to get the ball rolling.
Since May 2019, considerably fewer people have been applying for Cypriot citizenship after changes in the country’s citizenship-by-investment programme; nationality obtainment measures have been toughened. Tranio looks into the situation and how it might change going into 2020.
Real estate investments are made to last – the average investment term is about five years. For this reason, before buying property in Greece, foreign investors weigh up factors including national economic growth, political stability, and the likelihood of market overheating.
Now in its fifth year MR&H will return to Greece for the second year in succession this October. The event, hosted by Questex Hospitality Group, is dedicated to the investment, development and operation of resorts and hotels within the Mediterranean region.