Greek “Golden Visa” became the most requested in the EU in 2022

Greek Golden Visa became the most requested EU visa in 2022

According to a report by Tranio, a real estate brokerage company, the number of applications for the Greek Golden Visa program in the first half of the year increased by 127 percent compared to the corresponding period in 2021.

The average number of foreign property buyers who want to obtain a residence permit or citizenship in European countries increased by 20 percent in 2021.


The dynamics of interest in Golden Visa programs, and therefore passports for property buyers in 2021, shows:

Portugal is among the favorite countries, gaining a 100% increase.< /p>

Montenegro is up 50 percent compared to last year.

Spain added 28 percent, interest in Cyprus remains unchanged, but in Latvia this figure fell by 38 percent.

However, the most popular demand growth programs in the first half of 2022 are the Greek Golden Visa followed by Golden Passports Turkey (+24%), Malta (18%) and Montenegro (+12%). According to Italy's Living Through Investment program, it has risen by 11 percent in the first half of 2022.

Outside of Europe, the Golden Visa leads the way. UAE, for which requests are up eight percent compared to the first half of 2021. The UAE is followed by the US Green Card — growth was four percent, and the “Golden Visa” Thailand — plus four percent. 

The Expat Insider 2022 report found that Portugal and Spain were the top two countries for expats living in Europe, ranking fourth and sixth respectively.

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