Portugal Golden Visa Investment Tumbles 32% on Year in May

May 2019 figures from Portugal’s Borders and Immigration Service (SEF) reveal a sharp decline in interest in the country’s golden visa program compared to May last year. Overall, both investment and visa approvals are down some 32%. Compared to April, interest declined only slightly in May; the SEF approved 82 applications (92 in April) and

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Portugal’s Former Interior Minister Acquitted of Golden Visa Influence-Peddling Charges

A Lisbon court on Friday acquitted Miguel Macedo, erstwhile Minister of the Interior for Portugal, of criminal malfeasance in a high-profile case stemming from an investigation in 2014 – Operation Labyrinth – which saw 21 individuals from both the public and private sectors tried in court on charges of corruption and influence-peddling related to the

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Portuguese Revival: Golden Visa Investment in Dec Up 300% on Year.

Statistics from Portugal’s Borders and Immigration Service (SEF) shows the country’s golden visa program raised FDI worth €94 million from 149 investors in December, which translates to an improvement of some 20% on the month before and a whopping 300% increase compared to December last year. After fluctuating considerably in its early years, application volume

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Portugal Golden Visa: €77M Raised in November, Up 30% Year-on-Year

Statistics from Portugal’s Borders and Immigration Service shows the country’s golden visa program raised FDI worth €77 million from 126 investors in November, a slight improvement on the month before and 30% more than during the same month last year. Read also: Opinion: Why Portugal, Objectively Speaking, Has the Best Golden Visa in the World So

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Opinion: Why Portugal, Objectively Speaking, Has the Best Golden Visa in the World

Kianoush MahmoudiDirector and Head of Business Development at Cankash Company   Europe has no shortage of citizenship and residence by investment programs, each competing to court the most HNWIs and – by extension -foreign investment. At last count, in fact, more than half the countries in Europe had such programs. While all these programs are

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3 Countries Make up 84% of Europe’s €5bn-a-Year Golden Visa Market

Three countries issued 84% of golden visas in Europe last year; one country alone made up more than half the market. We’ve compared Europe’s golden visa programs by application approval volumes and foreign direct investment raised over the last 12-month period.  A note on our figures: For the number of approved main applicants during the last

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Yes, Portugal Golden Visa DOES Lead to Citizenship, First Cases Confirm

As the first batch of golden visa holders completing their five years of residence in Portugal have started to trickle through, reports confirm that the investors are obtaining not only permanent residence (PR) permits but also citizenships after physically residing for just 35 days in the country. A great deal of uncertainty has always surrounded

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