How to become an EU citizen
Being an EU citizen has several advantages. European citizenship provides you with unrestricted working privileges in any EU member state, as well as enhanced international mobility and opportunity.
• Through descent/ancestry
If you have family members that are from Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Poland, or any other European country, you are lucky. Applying in this way, will ensure you have the smoothest experience obtaining European citizenship. This form of citizenship is popular and obtaining a European passport costs only a few hundred dollars.
People who are legal residents in most European nations are granted EU citizenship. The applicant must first retain their residency in the nation for a specified period of time. Portugal and Spain, for example, grant EU citizenship by naturalization if you are a permanent resident first.
The quickest method to obtain European citizenship is through Citizenship by Investment or EU residence programs. Depending on the country program you choose, you and your family can acquire EU passports in as little as six months in exchange for a qualified investment in the country.
Cyprus, for example, provides passports to investors in as little as six months if they provide a minimum of €2,150,000.
Belgium, a diversified and lively country, is another example of a country with relatively lenient residency rules. Getting a job in a Belgian firm gets you a residence permit at first, but you may also start your own business and operate it for a few months. This enables you to apply for a Professional card, which permits you to stay in the country.