The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union of 28 member states located primarily in Europe. This union was founded on the basic principle of free movement of people, goods and capital throughout the borders of all member states. Within the Schengen Area, passport controls have been abolished.
The Schengen Area consists of 26 European states, of which 22 are EU members with the 4 others being Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.
A Schengen visa is a necessary document to visit the Schengen area. This visa allows you to move freely within all countries of the Schengen zone, be it to visit the numerous landmarks Europe has to offer or to enjoy the culture and comfort of the European lifestyle.
Investors who acquire a qualified Schengen visa will be free to move about freely within these 26 countries.
Invest € 512,000 in treasury bonds for a period of 5 years
Purchase a property of € 300,000 value in Cyprus and invest € 30,000 in bonds
Net assets of € 1 million to € 2 million
Invest a minimum of € 500,000 into a start-up or existing company
Invest € 250,000 in treasury bonds for a period of 5 years and purchase or rent a residential property
Purchase one or more real estate properties for a value of at least € 500,000 or 350,000 if the property is more than 30 years old
Requires a real estate investment of at least € 500,000
Invest at least £2 million in UK in bonds or in the capital of a UK company
Citizenship option: invest an additional € 1,024,000 in treasury bonds
Citizenship option: invest a total of € 2,000,000 in real estate properties, or € 2,000,000 in a business investment and € 500,000 in a real estate property
Citizenship option: Donate € 650,000 to the Maltese government, invest € 150,000 in bonds and purchase or rent a residential property