Golden visa refers to a person's resident status in a country where he/she is not a citizen. The person is allowed to reside indefinitely within a country of which he or she is not a citizen. A person with such status is also known as a permanent resident. In general, the golden visa offers the right to live and travel anywhere among 26 countries of Union's member states (signatories to the Schengen agreement that allows unrestricted travel). Such incentives are made to attract foreign investment and this growing popularity of the visa-for- investment exchange around the EU as the permits become accessible to a far larger number of less wealthy foreign investors, who could buy a second home abroad. Find out which country suits your interests the best: Greece, Malta, Monaco, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates.


The nation of Greece is a number one tourist destination every year. Its unique cuisine, language, culture, beaches, and architectural wonders including the Parthenon, the Acropolis, and the numerous temples to the ancient Greek gods, attract millions of visitors to explore one of the oldest countries in the world. Even in the face of the recent global financial crisis, Greece'’s economy is booming and its service, agriculture, merchant, and tourism industries are continuing to grow.


The island lies in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, between Europe and Africa. The country is a member of the major international organizations including the United Nations and the Council of Europe, the International Monetary Fund and is a member of the European Union as well as the Eurozone and the Schengen Area. Citizenship obtained under this program grants the rights of full citizenship for life and can be passed on to future generations by descent.


The Principality of Monaco is a sovereign city-state, located on the French Riviera. It has beautiful beaches, Mediterranean temperate climate and the city of Monte Carlo. Celebrities, famous sport stars and wealthy investors are living in Monaco.


A survey by The Expat Insider has ranked Spain 7th-best in the world for foreigners according to criteria including quality of life, finance, ease of settling in and work-life balance. The Spanish golden visa program offers a real estate investment route to gaining residency in Spain. The program in Spain has been in operation since September, 2013. Government fees are low and the process is fast.


Portugal is a country in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. The Atlantic archipelagos of Azores and Madeira are part of Portugal and occupy strategic locations along western routes to the Strait of Gibraltar. Portugal is bordered by Spain and the Atlantic Ocean. Portugal has a service-based mixed economy in which the government has privatized many state-controlled firms and liberalized areas of the economy.


Switzerland is as famous for its chocolate as it is famous for the banking, business and people. Switzerland is the most immigrant friendly country in the world and has been a dream destination for the very rich and wealthy for very high standards of living, world class infrastructure, safety, political neutrality, retirement and attractive destination investment.


United Arab Emirates are a flourishing and inspiring business hub, where quality of life is unequaled. «No matter how many buildings, foundations, schools and hospitals we build, or how many bridges we raise, all these are material entities. The real spirit behind progress is the human spirit, the able man with his intellect and capabilities» Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, founder father of UAE, First President, Ruler of Abu Dhabi from 1922 to 1926