Expats rush for Portugal golden visa deadline as EC prioritises end of Malta revised scheme

Mark Battersby
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Expats are racing to beat the extended deadline for changes to Portugal's ‘golden visa' scheme amid the president of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen's strongly worded comments last week about the "utmost importance" of "closing Malta's citizenship by investment scheme". Jason Porter, business development director at Blevins Franks said: "The EU Commission is not in favour of Portugal's Golden Visa Scheme, much as they dislike those in Spain, Malta and Greece, but Portugal also has the Non-Habitual Residency Scheme - a 10-year preferential tax arrangement for new arrivals - w...