Several Member States of the European Union launched their residency by investment programs, which are also available for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender and queer applicants. It is worthwile to compare the best options. The benefits are almost the same in the united Europe. Holders of the several jurisdictions’ residence permit can stay in the other Member States and can use their IDs to travel within the Schengen area. While gays can enjoy life in the whole EU without any problem, mainly the southern, Mediterranean countries offer the best and most affordable residency by investment or similar immigration schemes. Some countries ask for significant investments; meanwhile, other EU Member States even accept that the resident is self-sufficient and can rent a qualifying home. Malta, Cyprus and even Portugal have low tax structures for the wealthy third country nationals, who choose to become their residents or future citizens. All European residency by investment programmes lead to citizenship. Perhaps the fastest way is the Malta Residence and Visa Programme, where the candidates apply immediately for permanent resident status.
Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of love was born in Cyprus, according to the mythology. It is not a coincidence, because the Mediterranean island nation is so beautiful, that its visitors never forget it. Moreover, Cyprus is not only charming, but it offers several options for those foreigners who want to reside or become even citizens! The EU Member State offers several residency by investment options, high skilled and self-employed applicants are also welcome. Members of the LGBTQ community may settle on the island and enjoy all rights, except that they cannot marry (yet). Under the most affordable solution, the applicant must have a minimum annual income of almost 10,000 euros and more nearly 5,000 or every dependent person.
Greece offers a permanent residence permit for investors. The purchase of residential real estates qualify for the program, the necessary amount of investment is 250,000 euros. The process is simple and straightforward, and the immigration authority issues the PR permit maximum in two months after the submission of the full application.
Malta Residency Programmes
The pearl of the Mediterranean Sea offers five different residency solutions. As one of the freest countries in Europe for same-sex couples and other LGBT applicants, there is the right process for each interested candidate. Gays can invest their money for the residence permit or can show that they are self-sufficient. It is important to know, that Malta is one of the last low-tax jurisdictions of the EU. Its primary advantage is that Maltese, non-domiciled residents do not pay income tax on their foreign sourced income. The most affordable solution is the Malta Global Residence Program, where residents must pay only a 15,000 euros annual flat-tax and rent a qualifying residential real estate.
Spanish Golden Visa
The Spanish Golden Visa offers a simple residence solution in the most gay-friendly environment in Europe. The necessary investment is 500,000 euros in a property. This amount guarantees a decent quality of life in the EU Member State. After the global financial crisis, residential and industrial property (agriculture, maritime, manufacturing) prices decreased hugely, so investor’s profit is guaranteed. The whole process of the investment and the immigration takes only six months. Gays live freely in Spain and have right to marry, adopt children and are accepted by the society for decades now.
Portugal Golden Visa
Applicants can qualify for the Portuguese residence permit if they invest at least 350,000 euros in residential properties. The real estats must be older than 30 years and, and only properties in “urban renewal areas” qualify for the program. These target areas are mainly in Lisbon and Porto which are the home of the vibrant LGBT community culture of Portugal.Clich here fore more info about our residence programs!