Greece

This country started the Golden visa program in July 2013. The visa, a five-year residency, is obtainable in return for real estate investment in Greece. This visa has no minimum stay period obligation. On top of that, the visa includes children below 21 years old in the family application.

The visa holder can renew it after five years provided the retention of the property investment. Despite no mandatory residing requirement for retention or renewal of the investor visa, citizenship can only be granted after residing in Greece for seven years.

Note that there are extra taxes on the asset at 3%-24% as a real estate investor in Greece. However, at €250,00, this program offers the lowermost cost of citizenship in Europe. The program is also fast, with 40 days waiting for the residency card.