EU Residency and Citizenship by Investment

GK International empowers international high net worth individuals and families to become European citizens by investing in a second residence or citizenship through property investment in countries like Greece and Cyprus. Our specialized team helping you transform your ambitions and dreams into reality through highly personalized and effective services. Investing in an alternative residence and/or citizenship unlocks the potential for high net worth individuals and families to become global citizens. Obtaining a European residence Visa or a second passport could be one of the best investments you’ll ever make. It offers the benefit of having more options for doing business, investing, living, travelling, and potentially even saving a fortune in taxes. There are certain advantages towards using second citizenship to create residence in countries where tax burdens would be lower than where you are at the current time. GKI will help you find the property that best suits your needs, will complete the legal and technical due diligence and negotiate the best price. On the meantime we will prepare all documentation and paperwork for the approval of yours and your family’s residency Visa or citizenship in EU through your RE investment. Our local teams in Greece and Cyprus consists of highly specialized RE professionals, Lawyers, Tax Advisors and Notary Public providing a One Stop Shop bespoke service to international RE investors interested on acquiring an EU Visa or Passport through property investment.

Citizenship-by-investment programs

Citizenship-by-investment programs offer you to acquire a new citizenship and a second passport legally, relatively quickly and simply, without significant disruption to your life. Citizenship is forever, and cannot be taken away unless you received it under fraudulent circumstances, you also get a passport.

Golden Visa Programs

A good option is the so-called “Golden Visa,” which is a residence permit issued to buyers of real estate or other assets above a certain value. This is the easiest and quickest way to obtain a residence permit. The most accessible immigration programs in the EU are those offered by Latvia, Portugal, Spain, Greece, and Malta. Golden Visa programs offers residency (which can lead to citizenship). As laws change, a residency visa can be taken away — but it’s a more affordable way to get the benefits that come along with living in another country.

Key drivers for investors

Mobility: Free travel is not only convenient but also a fundamental freedom that global citizens enjoy.

Quality of life: Perceived individually, it is an important decision-making factor for high net worth investors who aim to ensure premium education, standard of living, environmental quality, social progress, and more.

Security: Individual and community safety as well as freedom in a broader socio-economic context is essential for all global citizens and particularly for those who come from politically distressed regions.

Health care and education: When considering relocation, applicants analyse the opportunities that the hosting country holds for all family members.

Taxation, retirement and succession planning: High and ultra-high net worth individuals diligently explore the effects of relocation and obtaining alternate residence and citizenship on their assets.