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Investing in Schengen

Many Schengen countries grant investment visas or golden visas to Schengen eligible applicants in order to attract foreign investment to boost economic growth and business. Depending on their type of investment, these people can obtain the right of residence or Schengen citizenship. The Schengen member states are:

Belgium, Austria, Denmark, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Liechten Stein and Slovenia.

The first Schengen Gold Visa Investment Program was launched on October 8, 2012 in Portugal with the aim of providing the required funding for the country's real estate market. In this article, we want to look at how to invest in Schengen.

Investing in Schengen

How to invest in Schengen

    Investing in Schengen through the purchase of real estate (People who invest through the purchase of real estate no longer need to obtain a Schengen visa and can easily travel to more than 145 countries without a visa ).
    Investing in Schengen by buying shares of reputable companies (must buy 50% of the shares of any company that intends to invest in it. Meanwhile, the person applying to invest in Schengen can use another capital, but must be fixed That the capital belonged to him).
    Investing in Schengen by investing in industry, exports and imports (by investing in any of these sectors, you can apply for permanent residence after 5 years).

Schengen investment conditions

    The minimum capital required to obtain a Schengen investment visa is 150,000 euros.
    The age of the person applying to invest in Schengen should not be less than 55 years (there is no age requirement in some countries, such as South and Western Australia).
    Proof of financial ability and turnover of the last 4 years is required.
    An applicant for a Schengen investment must prove that he or she has the ability to start and run a new business (having a background in management and education related to the field of investment is a privilege for obtaining a Schengen investment visa).
    No previous history of Schengen investment visa rejection
    An applicant for a Schengen investment must be healthy and free of mental illness.
    The turnover of the person applying for an investment in Schengen must be higher than the amount provided by the embassy of the country in question.
    You do not need to have a language and education degree to invest in Schengen.
    It is possible to use someone else's capital.

Documents required to invest in Schengen

    Submit a completed Schengen investment application form
    Provide a formal invitation from the company or organization in which you plan to invest in Schengen.
    Valid passport
    Provide a certificate of no criminal record
    Medical Certificate
    Submission of a real estate document (Submission of the original and translation of the document will greatly facilitate the work of obtaining a visa)
    Proof of financial strength and account turnover of the last 4 years
    If you have a Schengen visa in the past, provide a copy of the pages.
    You do not need a language certificate to invest in Schengen.

      * All documents must be translated into English by a reputable translation agency

What causes a Schengen investment visa to be rejected?

As we mentioned, in order to obtain an investment visa in Schengen, it is necessary to have a series of conditions and documents, so if for any reason the consulate does not receive the information it needs about you, your visa application will be rejected.

The following are the most important reasons for rejecting an investment visa in Schengen:

    Invalidity of a passport or passport: a passport that has been issued for more than 10 years, a passport that has a validity date of less than 3 months or a number of blank pages less than 3; Invalid.
    Lack of valid travel insurance: The travel insurance you have purchased must be approved and enforceable in all parts of the country in which you intend to invest, and support the entire time you are in that country.
    Lack of itinerary: You need to specify why you came to the country and what your purpose of investing in Schengen was.
    Lack of stamp, signature and exact address in the letters you sent to the embassy to invest in Schengen.
    Inadmissible birth certificate or document: If your birth certificate or marriage certificate has not been approved by the Ministry of Interior or the documents provided by reputable translators have not been translated, these documents are inadmissible.
    Failure to provide valid residence documents: If the person is present in the country in question for more than the time specified in the Schengen investment visa.
    Past or present criminal acts: All your past and present acts are investigated by consular officers to invest in Schengen.

The solution to eliminate the rejection of the investment visa in Schengen

If your Schengen investment application is rejected, you will be notified in a letter. If you have made a mistake and have not completed the application form correctly, you will have to wait 6 months and after reviewing your application and Fixed the issue of re-applying for an investment visa in Shing