Launched in 2012, this program offers successful applicants a 1-year residence permit with two 2-year extensions (1+2+2), after which the holder is eligible for permanent residency and citizenship. The program provides several investment options, including real estate and securities. Please note that this program is subject to extended processing times for issuance and renewal of resident cards, which constitutes a significant weakness of the program.
€350,000 (securities, funds)
€20,000 (state fees, legal support)
Greece offers a 5-year residence permit in return for a real estate investment. Resident status is dependent on continued property ownership. Launched in 2013, one advantage of this program is the rapid processing time.
€250,000 (real estate)
€30,000 (transaction tax, legal support)
In Spain, the initial residence permit is valid for 2 years with a further 5-year extension. Different investment options are available, including real estate and securities. Launched in 2013, one advantage of this program is the rapid processing time.
€500,000 (real estate)
€60,000 (property purchase transaction tax, legal support)
Malta’s permanent residency program is the only current program that allows a direct path to permanent residency, which confers this country a competitive advantage. Once the investor has owned the investment object for 5 years, they receive permanent residency and can exit the investment.
€100,000 (rent, government contribution, legal support)
In Cyprus, purchasing a property is one of the fastest routes to permanent residency with EU resident status. Permanent residency provides holders with the 60-day Cyprus tax resident status. However, please note that this country is not part of the Schengen Area. As a result, permanent residency is limited to Cyprus only.
€ 300 000
€ 35 000