Europe Citizenship by Investment


Several EU countries have citizenship by investment programs. Some lead directly to citizenship others require either a period of residency and/or ties to the country. Citizens of European countries are automatically citizens of Europe. One of the founding principles of the EU is the freedom of movement of its people. Hence a citizen of any EU country can live anywhere in Europe with the equal rights to work, study and travel.

Citizenship by Investment Programs Europe

Citizenship Programs

Cyprus: Investment of €2 million in real estate. Passport within 3 months.

Malta : Contribution and investment, typically €1.25 million. Passport in 12 -14 months.

Residency Programs

Spain : Golden visa residency through €500,000 real estate investment. Citizenship after 10 years residence.

Portugal: Golden visa residency through €500,000 real estate investment. Citizenship after 6 years, no residence requirement.

Greece: Golden visa permanent residency through €250,000 real estate investment.

Hungary : NOW CLOSED

Malta: Permanent Residency through government bond investment from €250,000 + property. Total investment of €370,000 required.

Italy : Golden Visa Residency through a property investment plus proof of a minimum annual income of €100,000 or more.

UK: Temporary Residency through investment of €2,000,000 upwards. Strict investment rules apply.

Entrepreneur Visas

Belgium: Residency via a business investment from €500,000

Next Steps

Research the programs

We have extensive information available on our website and we encourage clients to read up and assess all aspects of the programs.

Request our guides

Unfortunately we don’t publish everything here. For greater depth use the contact forms available and we can forward more detailed information particular to your circumstances.

Consult with our experts

Every client is different in their situation and needs and it is important to get the right advice one to one and tailored for you before proceeding. Book an appointment by phone, skype video call or arrange an appointment at one of our offices.

Apply and visit

When ready you can move to the next stage of application or visit the country in question with our consultants and partners particularly where real estate investment or local attendance is required for the process.

More Information

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