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Long Term Visa/Residency Options

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I initially posted this in the wrong forum.

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?

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