EU Citizenship By Investment
The possibilities to obtain EU citizenship are –
- naturalization – long-term legal residence in the country,
- reparation (proving the existence of kinship ties with a person living or previously resident in the territory of the EU states),
- getting citizenship by investment in Europe.
The naturalization process is quite long, it is possible if the applicant already has a residence permit or permanent residence permit in the country. For example, with the resident card of Portugal it is possible to apply for a passport in just five years of permanent living, in Greece, this process takes about 7 years. To obtain a temporary or permanent residence permit, there must be a legal basis: marriage to an EU citizen, invitation to work, study at a university or also investment.
The official programs of citizenship by investment in Europe provide a more rapid procedure for determining the status of a citizen.
Unfortunately, in February 2022, many programs of EU citizenship through investment, as well as residence permits and permanent residence permits in Europe for investments temporarily suspended their validity for applicants from Russia and Belarus.
ASTONS keeps track of all available and possible options for you.
Citizenship in Europe