The Greek Golden Visa Programme is the lowest cost residency programme within the European Union, offering fast access to the European Schengen Area.
As a member of the European Union and Schengen Area, Portugal provides an ideal platform for European travel and business via its Golden Visa Programme.
The Malta Residency and Visa Programme provides access to the European Schengen Area and a high standard of living on this attractive Mediterranean island.
Compare European Residency Programmes
|Programme||Application duration||Investment||Visa-free countries|
|Greece||60 days||From €250,000||26 (Schengen Area)|
|Portugal||180 days||From €250,000||26 (Schengen Area)|
|Malta||120 days||From €250,000||26 (Schengen Area)|
Why choose European residency?
It’s the perfect solution for a family getaway in Rome, a long weekend to sample French cuisine in Paris, a week-long ski getaway in Switzerland or to make that important business meeting in Frankfurt.
European residency is your ticket to accessing the rich history, culture, beauty and diversity that Europe has to offer, while also giving you and your family the right to residence in your selected country.
The Schengen Area
The Schengen Area includes 26 member states that have all agreed to abolish internal border controls and to establish a common visa policy. For international travellers, the Schengen Area operates very much like a single state, with external border controls for non-EU nationals entering and exiting the area but without internal border controls between individual nations. All 26 members states also share a common visa travel policy.
Each nation’s investor residence programme provides the right of residency and settlement within the selected country, while also providing travel privileges within Schengen. Ultimately, some programs also provide a pathway to citizenship.
In addition to the benefits of increased travel and business opportunities, an alternative residency within the European Schengen Area gives you the security of a safe haven in times of need as it enables you and your family to relocate at short notice.
A passage into Europe opens the door to high-quality education in private international schools and world-leading universities for your children. It can also help increase tax efficiency.
The various residency programmes have different investment criteria, application timelines and associated government processing and due diligence fees. In each case, professional fees will also need to be added.
The programmes featured below require proof of a property purchased. This will need to be held for a minimum five year period.
Applicants also have to provide the government with clean penal records, proof of identity documents, medical certificates and evidence of European Health Insurance.