Australia & the Pacific Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Long term Visa in Europe

Jump to last reply

I hold and Australian passport and am about to retire (coming up to 60) and would like to spend years touring through Europe, starting and finishing with a 6 month stay in the UK. I can cover living expenses (including health cover) and have no other problems that would prevent acceptance (no criminal record and no desire to obtain work). The plan is to return to Australia and therefore I am not looking for permanent residency.

I would have thought self funded retirees that will put money into Europe and take nothing but memories away would be welcomed but alas, it appears not the case.

I have contacted 2 "visa specialists" and been disappointed with the result - forum checks on them were negative as well.

Research so far tells me Shengen visas are out (too short and extended stays, even going in and out of non convention countries is unlikely to be sufficient), there are 1 year options as a temporary resident in France, Austria and Germany but renewal may be a problem if I don't reside in the country for most of the year. There are options to buy property in Portugal and others (500,000 Euro) where it appears I can have temporary residency status. The amount of investment is very high relative to my needs and these appear to be for those moving permanently

Then I came across a Bulgarian investment option that requires 300,000 euro investment in property and allow significant freedom, i.e. no need to stay in the country - free to roam

http://www.key2europe.com/en/Real-Estate-Investment

Has anyone found a solution to long term touring in Europe?
Is this Bulgarian scheme legitimate?
Can anyone recommend reliable visa specialist's that can truly help?

7 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Writers Needed for Mexico
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 24, 14 at 12:19 PM
View all Australia & the Pacific activity »
  1. 1 Paging Cathies
  2. 2 Transit time between international connections at Brisbane Airport?
  3. 3 Trip Report Tahiti? First time Impressions? Good French Polynesia Deals?
  4. 4 Trip Report So much good wine, so little time; South Australia's Limestone Coast
  5. 5 Urgent help on 12 Nights South Island Itinerary
  6. 6 Cape Trib-self-drive or tour
  7. 7 5 guys travelling the GOR in March
  8. 8 Traveling between Australia and New Zealand in June
  9. 9 Weather ?
  10. 10 Sydney 23 Dec - 1st Jan then onto Perth advice please.
  11. 11 Please help with our first attempt at New Zealand itinerary
  12. 12 Wicked Camper: DON'T ever hire from them!!!!!!!!!!
  13. 13 Need Help with a 16 night itinerary in Australia with Kids
  14. 14 Itinerary Planning
  15. 15 Sydney - City to Surf. 10 August 2014
  16. 16 planning honeymoon trip in Australia in February
  17. 17 South IslandItinerary Help
  18. 18 Trip Report Australia Trip Report with Pictures May 2013
  19. 19 Lazy, don't want to research on line..
  20. 20 Sydney for 3 days
  21. 21 Careful before booking any short-term accommodation on NSW Coast
  22. 22 Help -- tight flight connection in Auckland
  23. 23 Conquering Great Walks
  24. 24 Accommodation Brisbane
  25. 25 Great Barrier Reef in January/February??
View next 25 » Back to the top