If you qualify to apply to EU citizenship, you can travel freely across 28 European countries including all Schengen states. Although most United States, Australian, Canadian and NewZealand citizens can enter the EU without a visa, they don’t have the rights to live, work or study in the EU for more than 90 days out of every 6 months.
If you’re coming from outside read more on acquiring full Portuguese citizenship.
Access to universal health care throughout the European Union is one of the greatest benefits to those who obtain the European Union passport, giving great security to those wishing to come here. While each European country has its own system, basic health care is guaranteed to all citizens.
European passports grant you access to free education or reduced fees costs at schools and universities throughout the European Union, being some of them the world’s most renowned institutes. Additionally, any certificate of higher education obtained within an EU member state will be recognized in all other European countries.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has recently been introduced into the EU, covering data collection, storage, and use and allowing individuals to move their personal data from one service provider to another. EU regulations provide a tax-related level of confidentiality that is not present in many parts of the world.
To investors, financial benefits are crucial. The EU offers appealing capital investment tax incentive programs. Europe has no double taxation (or low tax) agreements with more than 60 other countries. EU regulations also offer a layer of taxation privacy that is not available in many parts of the world.
If you would like to know more about the tax regime or obtain the NHR, see here.
Lastly, different countries around the EU offer different tax rates - countries such as Cyprus, Greece, Portugal, Malta, and Montenegro, among others, all offer either favourable tax rates or foreign income schemes that can create an attractive tax environment for the first years in the country.
The global covid pandemic we faced in 2020 highlighted the importance of having dual citizenship: an EU passport is an alternative to economic, social, political and even public health instabilities in investors’ country of origin. Not to mention that there’s the possibility of bringing the whole family within the scheme, as Portugal has one of the best cost-benefit Golden Visa programmes in the world. Learn more about the Golden Visa in 2021 here.
Although applying for second citizenship can seem like a long process, there are many benefits that come with having a second passport. Get in touch with us to discover the best way forward to becoming an EU citizen. Learn more about the Golden Visa programme here which is undergoing changes in 2022 - you may acquire citizenship through real estate in premium areas like Lisbon and Porto till the end of the year.
Our After Sales Department will also guide you in every step of the application, if required, and make sure your investment is well taken care of while you are away.
US citizens can get dual citizenship through naturalization, marriage, descent, birth, or citizenship by investment. More and more US citizens are applying for residency or citizenship by investment programs in the EU. They are also known as the Golden Visa Programs. The number of wealthy US citizens heading for Golden Visa programs has increased particularly after the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Portugal Homes has very experienced and knowledgeable professionals working with some of the most established and reputable developers Portugal has to offer. Our vast experience allows us to guide you through the best investment choices.
Whether you want a holiday home or an investment property, we select the best units for your profile and take care of all the process from start to finish. Even after the sale! Our After Sales services assume the responsibility of furnishing your property at your taste, taking care of the property in your absence, managing the rentals if you wish to rent your property when you’re not in Portugal and so much more!
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Thanks to Andrea Leite for the comprehensive and timely updates on the construction progress of the new development we purchased!Investor from the USA
Ryan was an excellent real estate agent, he really steered me in the right direction based on what I said was important to me. Living in another country, I wasn't as familiar with the city as he is. Where I thought I wanted to live and what I truly wanted were not the same. He took the time to listen and figure out the best spot for me, and we are very happy with it - far more than we would have been elsewhere.Investor from the USA
The overall experience was great from follow up to After Sales. I would like to give special thanks to Mr. Simon, Ms. Francisca and Ms. Mariana.Investor from UAE
George Hobson is a pleasant young man, came across as knowledgeable, experienced, hardworking, honest & disciplined; I felt very comfortable in easily making my investment.Investor from UAE
Luísa is a very understandable person, she knew exactly what we were looking for and even showed us and gave us more choices to pick from. Very professional advice, hospitality and service.Roshana (Zulfiqar) Mian | Hong Kong
My property advisor, Mathew McGurn, was truly excellent! His knowledge, professionalism and attention to details was much appreciated. He worked hard to not only find a property that fit all my requirements, he negotiated successfully with agents making sure my offer won over other buyers bidding for the same property. In addition, his communication skills, prompt response time and general help with my getting settled in Portugal went above and beyond the normal.Investor from the USA