Benefits and Ways to Gain EU Citizenship

Benefits and ways to gain EU citizenship

Obtaining an EU citizenship and the Benefits   

The GV is an excellent way of gaining EU citizenship for yourself and your family. You’ll need to have a valid visa for five years before applying. 

Once granted citizenship, you can apply for a Portuguese passport with extensive visa-free travel. Portugal offers dual citizenship, so you wouldn’t have to relinquish your existing passport. 

Access to the Schengen Zone, EU, and EEA    

Residency gives you visa-free access to travel to the SCHENGEN region. A Portuguese passport lets you work and live anywhere European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA).  

Access to Education Benefits in Portugal and the rest of the 26 countries  

Portugal has a low cost of living compared to other countries such as the USA. A contributor to that saving is that residents and citizens can use the Portuguese national healthcare system (Serviço Nacional de Saúde). This excellent, low-cost system is world-class. 

Portugal’s excellent education system is also available to your family to study or do research.  

Being an EU citizens, your children can choose to study in Portugal and the rest of the 26 countries within the SCHENGEN region. For example, if your child wishes to pursue Medicine at Trinity College Dublin, a non-EU student would cost Euro 55,140 per annum, whereas the fee as an EU student is reduced to Euro 16,780 per annum.   

Work Opportunities and the rest of the 26 countries  

The visa gives you the right to work in Portugal. And it also allows you to start a business or work remotely for a foreign company.  

You get to live in one of the most beautiful EU countries.   

Portugal consistently ranks as one of the top Expat countries in Europe and the world. And, even though you don’t have to be resident in Portugal, it is not a hardship!  

Once you have gained EU citizenship, you and your family may choose to live and work within the SCHENGEN region. These countries are Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Ireland.  

Contributed by, 
Desmond Ang

Founder and Managing Director of Global Migration, Desmond has established a migration agency based on his enthusiasm for helping people migrate to their dream destination. He specialises in Business migration and Investment migration for Australia, New Zealand and Portugal for the past 16 years.
Desmond is also a member of ACCA, CA, CIA, and IMC and was trained as a Chartered Accountant with PWC and International listed companies as a Regional Internal Auditor before venturing into the migration industry.
His success has gained him one of the Top 25 Migration Agency CEO globally by Uglobal magazine.

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