In 2019, the government of Montenegro launched a citizenship by investment programme in order to increase the economic activity of foreign investors. The programme was intended to last 3 years and already closes this year. Foreigners have time to apply until December 31 but we advise you to do it as soon as you can.
For travelers, food can make or break a city; the more culinary options there are in a city, the more enticing a destination it will be among tourists and expats. Toward this end, a team of analysts at international real estate brokerage Tranio have conducted a survey on food outlet penetration across major European cities, taking into account the housing prices and quality-of-life rankings.
A work visa for Portugal unlocks the route to obtaining a residence permit. A prerequisite for it is a valid contract with a Portuguese company.
Despite the turbulence experienced by global markets in 2020, we have continued to flourish. In fact, faced with such pandemic-era obstacles as border closures, we quickly adapted and mastered the art of closing deals remotely, all while expanding our partner networks in Greece, Spain, Germany, the United States and other countries.
Portugal is one of the most affordable countries to move to in Europe. Portugal imposes minimum requirements for obtaining a residence permit, and the local authorities are favourably disposed to attracting expatriates.
The Schengen visa for Portugal follows the Schengen countries’ general requirements: the documentation package is the same for all parties to the agreement. It is a short-term С-type visa valid for up to 90 days within six months.
Retiring abroad is a growing trend. People relocating abroad can enjoy their senior living at its best: in a warm climate, by the sea, and with quality healthcare. Here is an overview of European locations for retirement with living costs and a roadmap for choosing your place in the sun.
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.
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.
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.
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.
State-run immigrant investor programmes, also known as “Golden Visa” programmes, are designed to attract foreign capital and businesspeople by providing residency or citizenship in return.