Do you want to citizenship in Europe? There are a number of places you can consider, but your choice will depend on how much you are ready to spend to achieve your goal. You will come across citizenship by investment programs offered by numerous countries, which make it immensely easy to get a passport. One of the biggest perks of these programs is that they don’t have any restrictions on the time to be spend in a country to qualify for them. Listed below are the top countries that offer great citizenship by investment programs in Europe:
If you want to apply for citizenship in Greece, you will have to invest a minimum of 250,000 euros. This is significantly less than other European countries. After a decade, the country is now on the road to recovery from their national debt crisis due to which real estate prices are quite low. There is no requirement of the time you have to spend in the country and you don’t even need to step foot in Greece to get citizenship.
You have to invest at least 150,000 euros in government bonds, donate 650,000 to the National Development and Social Fund and invest 350,000 euros in real estate under the Malta Citizenship by Investment Programme. You are required to be in Malta for six months before applying and can apply for naturalization within 12 months. An additional 25,000 euros have to be donated if you have a spouse.
300,000 euros are to be invested in property for citizenship in Cyprus. As obvious from above, real estate investments are required by most countries and should be in the name of the applicant. You have to travel to the country once every two years and should be in Cyprus for at least 12 months before you apply for citizenship.