Which country is the easiest to get a permanent residency permit in Europe?

Published at: 15/06/2023 08:39 am

Which country is the easiest to get a permanent residency permit in Europe?

Greece, Cyprus, Malta, Portugal and even Montenegro are the easiest countries to get a permanent residency permit in Europe. 

The ease of obtaining a permanent residency permit can vary depending on several factors, including the country's immigration policies, requirements, and the applicant's circumstances. However, investing is the easiest and, without a doubt, the fastest way to become a European permanent resident.

Some European countries have more flexible immigration policies for obtaining permanent residency than others. Here are a few examples:

  • Greece: There are several ways to become a permanent resident in Greece in exchange for an investment, but most applicants choose the real estate investment option. Only for a short time frame can you still apply for permanent resident status in Greece if you purchase a property for at least 250,000 euros. Check the details here and make your decision as fast as you can! 

  • Cyprus: Cyprus offers various routes for obtaining permanent residency, including the Cyprus Investment Program and the Fast Track Permanent Residency Program. These programs provide options for individuals who make significant investments in the country, such as real estate or business ventures.

  • Portugal: Portugal has a popular residency program known as the Golden Visa. It allowed individuals to obtain residency by investing in the country through real estate or capital transfer. After five years of residency, individuals may be eligible to apply for permanent residency or citizenship. Since 2023, the authorities have accepted only investment in cultural projects; please check the details with our experts at Discus Holdings Ltd. 

  • Malta: Malta offers the Malta Permanent Residence Programme (MPRP), which allows individuals to obtain permanent residency by making a financial contribution to the country, purchasing or renting property, and fulfilling other requirements. After a specific time, individuals can apply for citizenship. Discus Holdings Ltd's headquarters is in Malta (AKM-DISC), we are experts in Maltese regulations, feel free to ask us here

  • Latvia: Latvia has a residency program called the Latvian Investor Visa, which grants residency to individuals who invest in Latvian businesses or real estate. After five years of continuous residence, individuals can apply for permanent residency or citizenship.


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