Golden visas and passports significantly contributed to the recovery of Europe's property market after the pandemic.

The findings are based on Tranio's statistics on property purchase inquiries made by transnational investors from January to June 2022, as well as their latest annual survey of property market experts from 40 countries.

Over the last decade, global investors' interest in the golden visas or passports was largely focused on Europe and North America. According to Tranio's survey, the average number of foreign property buyers willing to get residents' rights or citizenship in the offering European countries increased by 20% in 2021.

According to the survey, the top-5 European programmes growing in popularity among foreign investors were Portugal's golden visa (in 2021 investors' demand had increased by 100%), Montenegro's golden passport (50%), the Greek and Spanish golden visas (+30% and +28%, respectively) and the Turkish golden passport (+22%).

In H1 2022, the growing in demand programmes outside of Europe are the UAE golden visa (inquiries have risen by +8% comparing to H1 2021), the United State's green card (+4%) and Thailand's golden visa (+4%).

The statistics is based on Tranio's data on online inquiries for property investment in 93 countries.