The Golden Residence Permit – Just Too Good to Pass Up!
I have been practicing immigration in Hong Kong for at least the last 20 years.
Throughout this time, I have helped literally thousands of clients go on to secure temporary and then, after 7 years, permanent residency here and steered hundreds of others into quality of life immigration programmes in Canada, the USA, Australia and New Zealand.
Many of these clients went on to become citizens of those countries subsequently.
Whilst they are all excellent jurisdictions in their own right, these quality of life migration programmes have always been ‘clunky’ and highly demanding of the participants.
Nowhere near as good as Portugal’s Golden Residence Permit!
Moreover, all throughout that time, access to European immigration programmes for the well-heeled were invariably expensive, complicated and highly demanding too.
Again, mostly, just too hard.
Then, the Global Financial Crisis hit.
Suddenly, the game changed and Portugal decided that part of the solution to take them back to solvency involved attracting high net worth individuals to their economy via the Golden Residence Permit, making it quick, easy and cost effective to allow access to citizenship, most notably through the simple purchase of real estate.
So, since October 2012 the door has opened on the prospect of a European Passport for just:
– The purchase of real estate in Portugal valued at only 500,000 Euros.
– A minimum of just 5 weeks in five years ‘in country’.
– A really simple ‘get around town’ Portuguese language test taken immediately prior to permanent residency.
– Then 12 months later, full Portuguese nationality, a Portuguese passport and complete EU citizenship rights allowing you to live, work, invest and study – anywhere in Europe, unconditionally – for generations to come.
The Golden Residence Permit really is just to good to pass up – both for me as an immigration professional but also for you, as an aspiring European Passport holder.
One day the door will close, but now it’s open. I urge you take advantage of it while you can.
The Golden Residence Permit really is a once-in-a lifetime immigration opportunity the likes of which will never be seen again!
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