Golden Visa



Freedom to travel Visa free throughout the Schengen Area.

“instant” Family Reunion.

Attractive tax regime for those wanting to live permanently in Portugal (“NHR”).

Low minimum stay requirements = 7 DAYS + 14 DAYS + 14 DAYS.

The program is not blacklisted by the OECD unlike many other Golden Visa programs.

Health Care (“SNS”) and Education in Portugal.

Possibility of applying for Permanent Residency and/or Nationality after 5 years.

Possibility to live and work in Portugal.

Simple Qualifying Criteria.

About Portugal residency By Investment – Portugal Golden Visa

The Portugal Golden Visa Program, also known as the Residence Permit Program is a five-year residency -by- investment scheme for non-EU nationals. Since its inception in 2012, over 20,000 Golden Visas have been awarded to families from across the world, and over €4 billion in funds have been raised, making it one of the most popular investor programs in the world.

Opportunities to become a permanent resident or citizen is possible, provided that the qualifying investment is kept for at least five years.
The investment threshold starts from €280,000, with a wide range of investment options available. At present, most investors choose to go through the Golden Visa scheme by investing in real estate or funds.

Benefits Of Portugal Golden Visa Program

Portugal offers a wide range of benefits and privileges to investors, who are interested in purchasing a property in Portugal, including:

Portugal Golden Visa Program Qualifications & Requirements For Investors

There are a number of requirements that should be met in order to qualify for the Golden Visa in Portugal:


Eligible family members that can be included to the application:

a)  spouse of the investor;

b) All dependent children of the investor regardless of age under the following conditions:
  • Any child under 18 years of age;
  • Unmarried children above the age of 18 years who are enrolled in full time education (university).
c) Parents of the investor and/or spouse under the following conditions:
  • Dependent parent above 65 years of age;
  • Parents that are less than 65 years of age are proven financially dependent on the investor.
d)  Minor siblings can be added if they live with the investor, and they are dependent (single and economic dependency), and the Investor has the legal guardianship.

What are the available investment options?

Your investment needs to meet at least one of the following requirements:

1. Transfer of capital of at least €1,500,000.

2. Creation of at least 10 jobs. The entrepreneurial option.
3. Acquisition of real estate with a value of at least €500,000, excluding residential properties in some metropolitan and coastal areas including Lisbon, Porto, and most of the Algarve. The traditional option.
4. Acquisition of real estate with construction completed at least 30 years ago or located in an urban rehabilitation area, with the execution of rehabilitation works. The minimum investment is reduced to €350,000 (again, only in certain areas).

5. Transfer of capital of at least €500,000, invested in research carried out by public or private scientific research institutions that are part of the national scientific and technological system.

6. Transfer capital of at least €250,000, as investment or support for artistic production, or recovery or maintenance of national cultural heritage.
7. Transfer capital of at least €500,000, destined to acquire units in investment or venture capital funds aimed at providing capital to companies that meet certain requirements.
8. Transfer capital of at least €500,000, to incorporate or increase the share capital of a company with a registered office in Portugal, together with the creation of five permanent jobs, for a period of three years.

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