Permanent Residence Permit Abroad

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Relocation to Algarve in Portugal: A Complete Guide

Relocation to Algarve in Portugal: A Complete Guide


The article gives a brief description of the region of Algarve in Portugal. The region is located on the Atlantic coast and it attracts many foreigners who relocate there and enjoy the warm climate. Information about the real estate prices (purchase and rent), the cost of living, and the activities to engage in when in Algarve is given in the text.

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Acquire Legal Residence in Portugal by Investment: a Complete Guide

Acquire Legal Residence in Portugal by Investment: a Complete Guide


Citizens of non-EU countries can become legal residents in Portugal by making an investment in the country’s economy. They can invest in real property in Portugal, in a business venture, in R&D, in eco-projects (such as renewable energy sources, for example), or in a government-approved fund. The foreign investor can also make a fixed-term bank deposit in Portugal. This opportunity is often referred to as the Portuguese golden visa program. It is important to note that the program requirements are going to change beginning January 1, 2022.

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Golden visas to EU: geography, flow of demand, prices, and prospects

Golden visas to EU: geography, flow of demand, prices, and prospects


The article describes the main characteristics of all golden visa (legal residence) programs currently administered in Europe. The prices of the golden visas are compared. The most popular national golden visa programs are specified. The origins of the foreign nationals applying for European golden visas are described.

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How to purchase property in Portugal and acquire a residence permit: a complete guide

How to purchase property in Portugal and acquire a residence permit: a complete guide


Purchasing real property in Portugal will make you qualified for a golden visa to the country. A golden visa is effectively a legal residence permit. The required investment amount varies between 280,000 euros and 500,000 euros depending on the property location and its class. The article describes the most attractive regions to buy property in Portugal and provides guidelines on purchasing a house or an apartment in the country.

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Acquiring a ‘golden visa’ to Italy: a complete guide

Acquiring a ‘golden visa’ to Italy: a complete guide


Residents of non-EU countries are welcome to apply for legal residence in Italy by investment. This is an opportunity to legalize your stay in Europe for an indefinite period. When the Italian ‘golden visa’ is acquired, it can be extended infinitely. The article describes the benefits of having an Italian residence permit, the process of applying for it, the required documents, and the available investment options.

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Legal residence in Greece by investment

Legal residence in Greece by investment


In an attempt to increase the inflow of foreign direct investments to the country, the Greek authorities have launched a ‘residence-by-investment’ program. It allows foreign nationals to obtain legal residence permits in the country in exchange for investments and it is often referred to as the ‘golden visa’ program. The article discusses the required investment amounts (there are several investment options), the procedure of applying for legal residence in Greece, and the required documents. The Greek ‘golden visa’ program is also compared to similar programs administered by other European states.

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Residence of Malta via the Nomad Residence Permit scheme

Residence of Malta via the Nomad Residence Permit scheme


The article describes the Nomad Residence Permit program recently launched by the Maltese authorities. The program is aimed at the people who work from home using telecommunication technologies to make a living. The residence permit is valid for one year and it can be extended afterwards. The applications are processed within a month and the requirements to the candidates are not overly strict.

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Legal residence in Greece for financially independent individuals

Legal residence in Greece for financially independent individuals


Greece welcomes financially independent foreigners to apply for legal residence in the country. It is an attractive opportunity to legalize your stay in the EU in case you come from a country outside the Union. The article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of becoming a legal resident in Greece, the application procedure, the restrictions for the applicants, the residence permit extension possibilities, and other relevant issues.

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Purchase real estate or form a company in Montenegro to acquire legal residence there

Purchase real estate or form a company in Montenegro to acquire legal residence there


Montenegro in the Balkans offers an opportunity to acquire a legal residence permit in the country in exchange for an investment into real property or a business venture. Both investment options can also be used to obtain full citizenship of Montenegro. The article discusses the requirements to the foreign investors wishing to purchase property or start a company in the country, the procedure of acquiring legal residence in Montenegro by investment, the required application documents, and other relevant issues.

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Panama: The Door is Closing on a Great Plan B!

Panama: The Door is Closing on a Great Plan B!


In this article, you will learn about the changes in the Panama residence permit program. What will replace the "Friendly Nations Visa" in its current form and what will be the new requirements for obtaining a residence permit in Panama? What are the new opportunities to get Panama's residence permit? Find out the answers in our article!

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