The global pandemic has brought the whole world to a standstill. It has changed many of our human activities particularly the ability to travel from one place to another for work or pleasure, an activity that has become commonplace for many people. This mobility has been accelerated by the appearance and influence of the internet and social media where the desire and ability to move is prevalent. Migration, has therefore, become a life choice whether temporarily or permanently, and seeking residence abroad increased the last years. In many ways, the global economy depends on people making decisions to migrate. Global migration has proven to be an integral and necessary part of our globalized economy whether it be as students, laborers, entrepreneurs or businesspersons.
How covid has changed our freedom of movement
The spread of the covid-19 virus worldwide and the management or mis-management of this crisis has countries imposing lockdowns, requiring quarantines, closing borders and requiring certifications of health and tests, vaccination cards and more, human movement has been greatly curbed or altogether halted. The freedom of movement in the global pandemic that does not seem to have an end, has changed the way we move about possibly for the long term and maybe forever. Covid-19 is likely to have lasting migration implications long after people, health systems, and the economy bounce back.
Those abroad with temporary worker’s visas may not be able to go home because of complicated immigration and visa regimes and may experience prolonged separation from their families. They may at some point, loose their jobs due to the economic downturns. Students with temporary visas are also at risk of loosing their visas along with their internships, part-time jobs and opportunities to work in the country of their choice.
The global pandemic has also brought about political turmoil, economic crisis, climate change and other problems in many countries. People from these countries are opting to quit their jobs and continue further studies abroad to be able to avail of a permanent residency visa and seeking residence abroad. The demand for this type of visa has never been higher.
How the Golden Visa can help you to seeking residence abroad
The Golden Visa is an excellent solution to this global problem. Golden Visa holders have the option to live, study and work permanently in a country that has efficiently and properly managed the Covid-19 crisis, has an excellent healthcare system, a stable government and a high standard of living. It also allows for freedom of movement for the holder and his family.
It is a worthy investment in an uncertain future for the holder and his family.
Benefits of the Golden Visa Spain
- A minimum investment €500,000 in Spain in prime real estate property
- Freedom of movement throughout the European Schengen area
- Excellent healthcare
- World-class school and universities including the two if the best business schools in the world
- A healthy lifestyle that is based on the Mediterranean diet
- A relaxed, unhurried pace of life.
Benefits of the Golden Visa Portugal
- A minimum investment of €500,000 in real estate property or capital investments
- Travel visa-free within the European Union, European Economic Area, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and 186 other countries
- Includes family members
- Renewable every two years with no residency requirements
- Citizenship is possible in 5 years
- Allows holder to live, work, and study in Portugal
- Excellent educational system
- Excellent healthcare system
Benefits of the Golden Visa Greece
- A minimum investment of €250,000 in real estate property
- Five-year residency after which one can apply for the citizenship program
- The right to live, work and study in Greece
- The entire family is eligible
- Visa-free travel to Schengen zone
- Good quality of life
- High standards of education
- Free and equal access to the Greek Healthcare System