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The European Union Wants to Tax Golden Visas

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But the Investment Migration Board does not agree with such decisions.

The European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) has published a report on migration investment programs in the EU. The aim is to study the legal grounds on which the European Union can influence these projects.

Note that the study does not have any legal or legislative significance. The report is aimed at helping MPs in their work and showing solutions to existing problems.

EPRS offers five options for the development of a political strategy in relation to investment programs:

  1. Gradual rejection of "golden visas" in the EU.
  2. Introduction of a special tax for participants of investment programs.
  3. Regulation of conditions, guarantees and schemes of "golden visas" in the EU member states. The actions will be aimed at increasing the transparency of transactions and facilitating audit.
  4. Additional requirements for programs and limitation of the duration of permanent stay of applicants.
  5. Regulation of access to the EU for third-country nationals through investment programs.

The Investment Migration Board (IMC) noted that only the third of all the proposed options supports it. Experts emphasize that the "golden visa" programs bring considerable profit to the EU. Therefore, participants in these programs should be encouraged more than restricted. In particular, the fourth point will make "golden visas" less attractive. But, meanwhile, it is necessary to work hard on poor governance, lack of transparency and agreed standards.

At the same time, IMC stressed that it is working tirelessly on the third point and cooperates with the EU to regulate programs and strengthen safety standards.

You still have time to participate in one of the programs:
Portugal
Portugal Residence Permit for Passive Income Earners
Terms of obtaining: 6 mo.
Expenses from 8 000 €
Latvia
Residence by Property Investment Program
Terms of obtaining: 2 mo.
Expenses from 262 500 €
Estonia
The Estonian Startup Visa
Terms of obtaining: 3 mo.
Expenses from 2 000 €
UAE
Long-term residence visas in the UAE
Terms of obtaining: 1 mo.
Expenses from 1 350 000 $
Czech Republic
Czech residence permit through employment
Terms of obtaining: 6 mo.
Expenses from 1 000 €
Greece
Residence Permit in Greece by Real Estate Investment (Golden visa)
Terms of obtaining: 2 mo.
Expenses from 250 000 €
UAE
Visa by Investment in Residential Property
Terms of obtaining: 4 mo.
Expenses from 204 000 $
Slovakia
Slovakia residence permit for business
Terms of obtaining: 3 mo.
Expenses from 5 000 €
USA
Treaty Investor Visa E-2
Terms of obtaining: 4 mo.
Expenses from 100 000 $
Spain
Residency Visa For Acquisition Of Real Estate (Golden visa)
Terms of obtaining: 2 mo.
Expenses from 500 000 €
Bulgaria
Residence for Pensioners in Bulgaria
Terms of obtaining: 4 mo.
Expenses from 1 500 €
Greece
Greece Residence Permit for Financially Independent Persons (FIP)
Terms of obtaining: 4 mo.
Expenses from 24 000 €
France
Passeport talent
Terms of obtaining: 3 mo.
Expenses from 30 000 €
Italy
Residence Permit in Italy for Financially Independent Individuals
Terms of obtaining: 2 mo.
Expenses from 31 000 €
Spain
Residence Permit in Spain by Investment (Golden visa)
Terms of obtaining: 2 mo.
Expenses from 1 000 000 €
Switzerland
Swiss Residence Permit for Managers
Terms of obtaining: 5 mo.
Expenses from 9 300 000 €
Italy
Investor Visa for Italy
Terms of obtaining: 3 mo.
Expenses from 250 000 €
USA
Immigrant Investor Program - EB-5
Terms of obtaining: 31 mo.
Expenses from 900 000 $
Spain
Autorización de residencia para emprendedores (REM)
Terms of obtaining: 15 mo.
Expenses from 25 560 €
United Kingdom
UK Investor visa Tier 1
Terms of obtaining: 2 mo.
Expenses from 2 220 000 €
France
Carte de sejour temporaire – Visiteur
Terms of obtaining: 5 mo.
Expenses from 15 000 €
Montenegro
Montenegro Residence Permit by Property Purchase
Terms of obtaining: 2 mo.
Expenses from 30 000 €
Slovenia
Slovenia temporary residence permit for business
Terms of obtaining: 4 mo.
Expenses from 50 000 €
Austria
Red-White-Red Card for Self-employed Key Workers
Terms of obtaining: 4 mo.
Expenses from 3 000 000 €
Canada
Atlantic Immigration Pilot
Terms of obtaining: 6 mo.
Expenses from 2 000 €
Georgia
Residence permit in Georgia for real estate buyers
Expenses from 100 000 $
Andorra
Residence permit in Andorra for investment
Terms of obtaining: 2 mo.
Expenses from 400 000 €
Turkey
Residence Permit In Turkey - Real Estate
Terms of obtaining: 2 mo.
Expenses from 30 000 $
USA
L-1 Visa Intracompany Transferee Executive, Manager or Specialized Knowledge
Terms of obtaining: 2 mo.
Expenses from 5 000 $
Italy
Residence Permit in Italy for Entrepreneurs
Terms of obtaining: 2 mo.
Expenses from 8 900 €
Spain
Spain Residence Permit - Residencia no lucrativa
Terms of obtaining: 6 mo.
Expenses from 26 000 €
Germany
German Residence Permit for Self-employment
Terms of obtaining: 12 mo.
Expenses from 100 000 €
USA
O-1 Visa for Individuals with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement
Terms of obtaining: 3 mo.
Expenses from 5 000 $
Germany
German residence permit for wealthy individuals
Terms of obtaining: 6 mo.
Expenses from 60 000 €

Source: IMI 

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