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Funding Your Golden Visa in Portugal with Mercan Group and IAS

A Trusted Partnership for Your European Gateway

In today’s dynamic global landscape of investment and immigration, Mercan Group and IAS are forging a pioneering path for investors pursuing residency in Portugal through the Golden Visa (GV) program. This strategic alliance merges Mercan Group’ extensive experience in hospitality investments with IAS’s legal proficiency, presenting an innovative alternative funding avenue that makes European residency more attainable than ever before.

Mercan Group: A Legacy of Excellence and Innovation

Established in Canada in 1989, Mercan Group has emerged as a leader in consultancy, education, and immigration through investment. With over three decades of expertise, Mercan Group has chosen Portugal as its European headquarters since 2015, drawn by the nation’s security, stability, and vibrant prospects in urban revitalization for tourism.

Mercan’s dedication to Portugal is palpable through its €1.2 billion investment across 31 hospitality projects nationwide. These initiatives not only stimulate economic growth and job creation but also significantly bolster the tourism sector, perfectly aligning with the objectives of the Golden Visa program.

Golden Visa Program: Your Gateway to European Residency

The Portuguese Golden Visa program remains a premier choice for international investors seeking residency within the European Union. Despite recent legislative adjustments that have refined the program, it continues to offer compelling opportunities, particularly through investment funds.

To qualify for the Golden Visa, investors must meet three essential criteria:

– Spend a minimum of seven days annually in Portugal.

– Maintain a clean criminal record.

– Fulfill the required investment, starting from €250,000 for donations and €500,000 for investment funds.

The Portuguese passport extends numerous advantages, including visa-free access to over 185 countries, facilitating global mobility. It grants rights to reside, work, and study in any of the 27 European Union nations, offering diverse avenues for personal and professional advancement. Moreover, it provides access to Portugal’s renowned healthcare and education systems, celebrated for their excellence and affordability. Additionally, Portuguese citizenship can be passed down to family members, ensuring future generations enjoy these privileges. Expatriates benefit from favorable tax conditions, notably the Non-Habitual Resident (NHR) regime, offering substantial tax incentives for the initial decade of residency. Portugal’s political and economic stability, safety, and high living standards further enhance its appeal.

Furthermore, the transition to the new Immigration and Borders Service (AIMA) promises streamlined application processing. AIMA’s expansion of its workforce and collaboration with legal experts underscore its commitment to efficiency and accessibility.

Introducing the Mercan Fund: A Pathway to Investment

The Mercan Fund represents a tailored private equity investment vehicle crafted to align seamlessly with the Portuguese Golden Visa program. Focused on low-risk opportunities within Portugal’s hospitality sector, this fund offers investors a diversified portfolio comprising hotel projects. With a minimum investment of €500,000, the Mercan Fund not only ensures stable returns but also features a buyback option for added security, making it an astute choice for discerning investors.

Innovative Funding Solutions: Leveraging Retirement Funds for Your Golden Visa

In partnership with IAS, Mercan Group proudly introduces an innovative solution for US investors: leveraging retirement funds, such as IRAs and 401(k)s, to finance their Golden Visa investment. This pioneering approach diversifies investors’ portfolios and provides a tax-efficient pathway to residency within the European Union.

By utilizing retirement funds, investors secure Portuguese residency without disrupting their savings strategy, ensuring both financial growth and personal security. This method opens new avenues for US investors to capitalize on Portugal’s favorable conditions and the manifold benefits of the Golden Visa program.

The collaboration between Mercan Group and IAS represents a significant advancement in the Golden Visa landscape. By offering innovative funding solutions and leveraging their combined expertise, they provide a streamlined, secure, and efficient pathway to European residency.

Don’t miss this opportunity to diversify your investment portfolio and secure a foothold in Europe. Take the next step in your Portuguese residency journey today with Mercan and IAS and unlock the myriad benefits of the Golden Visa program.

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