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Golden Visa Apostille

A Golden Visa refers to a citizenship or residency investment program that allows wealthy individuals to obtain a permit residence or even citizenship in another country by simply purchasing property there or making a substantially large investment or monetary donation. Available investment options vary from country to country and can range anywhere from $250,000 to millions.


You must meet the following requirements to be eligible for a Golden Visa:

  • You must personally own the money that you’re looking to invest.

  • You must maintain the investment, for the specified minimum amount of time required by the country you’re maintaining residency in.

  • You must be able to prove that you have acquired the money legally.

  • You must have a clear criminal background.

  • You must have enough financial resources to support yourself and any family members that will be accompanying you – even if you don’t plan to live there.


Once you apply for a Golden Visa and make the required investment, you and your immediate family members (spouse and children) will be considered legal residents of that country and receive residence permits which can be renewed indefinitely as long as you maintain the investment. Once you and your family members become legal residents of that country, you can live there, attend school there, and even take advantage of local healthcare. 


Here are a few countries that currently offer the Golden Visa program:


  • Portugal

  • Spain

  • Germany

  • Turkey

  • Austria

  • Greece

  • Italy


Of the above countries listed, The Golden Visa for Portugal is one of the most sought-after citizenship by investment programs in the world, especially by U.S. citizens. This is due to the lenient requirements for residency, low investment options (based on Golden Visa standards), and the allure of obtaining an EU passport.


If you are a US citizen looking to make an investment in a foreign country in order to obtain the Golden Visa, you will be required to provide an FBI background check that has been Apostilled. A Golden Visa FBI Apostille is a very important document and its preparation should be outsourced to a professional service provider such as American Apostille & Notary Services. Our office will make sure that your Golden Visa FBI Apostille is properly prepared and done so in a timely manner.

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