Golden Visa Program - Residency by Investment

Portugal

  • Minimal physical residency required

    7 days

  • Dual citizenship

    Allowed

  • Peaceful Country in the world

    3rd

  • Visa-Free Travel

    185

Portugal

Portugal is a southern European country bordering Spain and is a Member State of the European Union and belongs to the Euro & Schengen Zone. The Portuguese government passed a law in October 2012 to launch the residency by investment program, also known as a Golden Visa program.

The Portugal Golden Residence Permit Program

The Portugal Golden Residence Permit Program is a five-year residence-by-investment program for non-EU nationals. Once you buy a certain type of property in Portugal, you become eligible for a Golden Visa – this is the first step in an immigration route which enables you to apply for permanent residency after five years and citizenship after six years. This unlocks several fantastic personal, financial, and business advantages for you and (if relevant), your spouse and children (provided they apply before they are 18). Investors find many opportunities in Portugal’s secure and fast-developing market with access to the entire Schengen zone. The residence permit gives the right to live, work, and study in Portugal and allows free circulation in Europe’s Schengen Area. Furthermore, the program only requires an average of seven days per year stay in Portugal over this period, which can also count towards citizenship eligibility after five years.

Citizenship by birth

In November 2020, Portuguese government enacted a law wherein children born to foreign parents, at least one of whom has lived – legally or otherwise – in Portugal for a year will be eligible for Portuguese citizenship at birth. Children born in Portugal to foreign national’s resident in the territory already did qualify for birth-right citizenship, at least one of their parents had to have been resident in the country for two or more years. The new law reduces that timeframe to one year. Portugal is also on track to become a United States E1 and E2 treaty country, a change to would score another major competitive advantage for the golden visa program.

Where is Portugal?

Benefits of investing in Portugal

Portugal highlights

Eligibility Requirements


  • NO AGE LIMIT


  • NO MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCES NEEDED


  • NO EDUCATION REQUIREMENT


  • NO FINANCIAL PROOFS NEEDED


  • LOW INVESTMENT AMOUNT


  • 7 DAYS OF STAY PER YEAR


  • 5 YEARS TO APPLY FOR CITIZENSHIP/PASSPORT


  • FEW DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

Application steps and timeline

Stage 1

Process Start

  • Sign Contract
  • Obtain Tax Number
  • Open Bank Account
  • Transfer Funds
  • Submit Civil Documents
  • Initiate GV process

BIOMETRICS

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Stage 2

Residency Card

Issue of EU Residency Card (the waiting time may vary). Valid for 2 years

Stage 3

Extended Residency Card

Extended EU Residency Card is valid for 2 more years.

Stage 4

Extended Residency Card

Extended EU Residency Card is valid for 2 more years.

After 5 Years

Permanent Residency

Golden Visa renewal and application for permanent residency

After 5 Years

Citizenship

Golden Visa renewal and application for Citizenship

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Statistics

ORGANIC LAW 2/2018

The time period for a foreign national to apply For Portuguese nationality/ Passport has DECREASED from 6 years to 5 years.

8.207

Residence Permits to Investors

14.007

Residence Permits to Family Members

Golden Visa - Real Estate Investment Options

€ 500k € 350k € 280k VCIF €350k OTHERS
  • Ready to use
  • New Built
  • Property Rehabilitation Category
  • Buildings over 30 years
  • City Centers(URA)
  • Property Rehabilitation Category
  • Buildings over 30 years
  • Outside urban areas
-Venture Capital Investment Fund

-350K rehabilitation

-28 GV in 5 years

-1M€ Capital Transfer
-10 Jobs-others
94.4% 0.4% 5.2%

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