Investment in the purchase of real estate, as part of the golden visa program, totalled 48.3 million euros in April, of which 15.4 million was for urban rehabilitation, with Americans leading the way.
According to data from the Foreigners and Borders Service (SEF), compared to March (34.6 million euros), the investment raised through the Residence Authorization for Investment (ARI) program rose 72.5%. In April, 121 golden visas were granted (in January there were 94, in February also 94 and in March 73), of which 92 were for the acquisition of real estate (43 for urban rehabilitation) and 29 through the capital transfer criterion.
Last month, 26 golden visas were awarded to the United States, 15 to China, 13 to Turkey, 11 to India and eight to Brazil. In this period, 116 residence permits were granted to reunited family members, with a total of 393 for the year.