A visa is an authorization stamped on the passport of an individual. It is granted by the nation where he or she wants to visit, live, or work. There are student visas, work visas, tourist visas, and transit visas. But have you heard about golden visas? Yes, several countries in the EU (read Portugal and Greece) offer golden visas to foreign nationals in exchange for investment in real estate. For example, a golden visa program of Portugal also referred to as Resident Permit Program is a scheme whereby non-EU nationals are given permanent residency in Portugal for 5 years. Eligible candidates, when they invest a certain amount in real estate. Are offered residency so they can live, work, study, and freely move across the EU.