If this year is a year in which is a high time to make a crucial change in your life, the list of the easiest countries to immigrate to in Europe in 2017 is the right for you.
There are many reasons why people decide to move to another country. In most of the cases, moving is connected with a great job opportunity that someone doesn’t have in her or his home country. On the other side, people also go abroad to pursue their degrees – when they get the scholarship, or when they simply want to make their studying experience unique. Sometimes people simply move to a neighboring country, while some of them go overseas and make a really huge change. In that manner, it has been estimated that 64% percent of the 4.8 million European immigrants residing in the United States had taken U.S. citizenship. In the same time, there are divided opinions on the easiest European country for an American to move to. Some of the people claim that those are usually Scandinavian countries, while for some of them that is definitely the UK or Ireland.
However, there are also some countries where you can obtain fastest permanent residence in Europe, the only question is, do you have enough money for that? The thing is, there are some investment programs in countries such as Malta, Hungary, and Poland. For example, you can get the Hungarian citizenship if you have 300,000 euros to invest in Hungary’s Residency Bond Program. The Government will pay back the whole amount five years after, and you can get your EU citizenship in less than six months, while the permanent residence permit is obtained in around one week or something. It sounds to me that this is definitely the easiest way to get permanent residence in Europe, especially to those who don’t have a problem with money.
On the other side, some other attractive European countries are also very much convenient, and Austria residency permits are definitely worth mentioning. For those who don’t know, Austria offers 10 different types of the residency permit, and among those types, there are: Betriebsentsandter (employee sent on temporary duty), Niederlassungsbewilligung, that is aimed to foreigners who intend to live in Austria for a longer period of time for specific reasons, such as marriage or job, or student permissions for those students who plan to immigrate to Austria for the purpose of studying. Additionally, there is our list of the easiest countries to immigrate to, not focusing only on Europe, so it can be very useful to read it. However, in order to make the list that is only related to Europe with the most recent 2017 data, I needed to check the countries with easy immigration requirements on this continent. The Nations Online website helped me a lot, as it provided a lot of information regarding all of the countries in Europe. Generally speaking, there are many similarities among 28 European Union countries, but those which are not members are also very convenient for this purpose. Among all 44 countries, I managed to find those with the shortest waiting period for obtaining the residence permit, also paying attention to those that offer dual citizenship, as well as on the naturalization process. I provided the links for each of the countries separately, so you may check the one which is of your biggest interest. Just to make it clear, if a country of your interest is not on the list, it definitely does not mean that it is hard to get the residence permit there. I just wanted to make shorter, yet useful list with all of the relevant data for chosen countries. So, let’s see together what are the easiest countries to immigrate in Europe in 2017.