Online searches for the Greek Golden Visa program have increased by a total of 75% in the last month alone, according to a recent study conducted by immigration investment firm Astons.
The analysis, focusing on global Google search trends on the topic of citizenship and residency by investment programs, highlighted that searches for the Hellenic Republic’s investment programs have significantly increase, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.
According to Aston’s analysis, searches for Greece’s citizenship by investment program increased by 16.8 percent between March and April, while searches for the Golden Visa program increased by 7.7 percent.
This recent rise in popularity follows previous research from Astons which found that the number of Greek Golden Visa applications from wealthy US nationals increased by a total of 740% in 2021.
Among the main reasons why Greece Residency by Investment Program What is becoming famous is the country’s decision to increase the minimum investment amount in certain regions of the country from €250,000 to €500,000, starting May 1.
At the same time, the analysis revealed that research interest in The Golden Visa of Spain also saw a sharp rise, while search popularity increased by a total of 37 percent in just one month (March).
On the other hand, the interest in Portugal’s Golden Visa program decreased significantly by 18.7 percent after the country’s decision to end this program.
“Greece offers all the geographic and lifestyle features that strongly appeal to those looking to obtain an alternative residence via investment, not to mention that it also offers one of the most affordable investment thresholds in all European countries”, Astons USA immigration expert Alena Lesina pointed this out, according to the News Patrolling report.
She pointed out that the popularity of the Greek Golden Visa program has increased recently after the program also attracted wealthy investors from the United States.
Recently, data provided by the Greek Ministry of Immigration and Asylum revealed that applications for residency by investment increased by 252 percent, totaling 1,446 applications registered in the first two months of this year, compared to 411 requests recorded during the same period. Last year.