PORTUGAL
RESIDENCY BY INVESTMENT PROGRAM

TIME TO RESIDENCE PERMIT

4-5 Months

SCHENGEN AREA COUNTRY

Yes

FAMILY

Applicant, Spouse, Children and Parents

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS

7 Days Per Year

ABOUT PORTUGAL

Portugal is a southern European country on the Iberian Peninsula, bordering Spain. Its location on the Atlantic Ocean has influenced many aspects of its culture: salt cod and grilled sardines are national dishes, the Algarve’s beaches are a major destination and much of the nation’s architecture dates to the 1500s–1800s, when Portugal had a powerful maritime empire. A member of the United Nations and the European Union, Portugal was also one of the founding members of NATO, the eurozone, the OECD, and the Community of Portuguese Language Countries.

THE PORTUGUESE RESIDENCY BY INVESTMENT PROGRAM

The Golden Visa program in Portugal was first created in 2012 to attract foreign investment to the country. Since the introduction of the program, more than 20,000 investor & family members have benefited from the program.

With your Golden Visa permit, you will be registered with the Schengen Area central system which will enable you to enter all European countries without the need for an additional visa.

After five years, you can apply for permanent residency and citizenship. The Portuguese passport is among the top 10 most powerful travel document allowing visa-free travel to 182 countries.

To be eligible for the Portuguese Golden Visa program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Purchase a property of at least €350,000 if older than 30 years and needs refurbishing else a minimum of €500,000. A 20% reduction on the minimum required amounts applies if the property is purchased on a low-density area.
  • Pay application, processing and legal fees.
  • Submit proof that investment funds originate from abroad.
  • Have a clean police record.
  • Visit and stay in Portugal at least 7 days for the first year then at least 14 days every two years.
  • Spouse, children up to the age of 24 and parents above 55 can be included in the application.

CONTINENT

Europe

CAPITAL

Lisbon

POPULATION

10.2 M

TOTAL AREA

92.2 KM2

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHY IS THE PORTUGUESE GOLDEN VISA PROGRAM ATTRACTING SO MANY FOREIGN INVESTORS?

WHAT TYPE OF REAL ESTATE CAN THE APPLICANT INVEST IN?

CAN GLOBAL PASS HELP THE APPLICANT IN SEARCHING FOR A PROPERTY IN PORTUGAL?

CAN THE APPLICANT INCLUDE HIS FAMILY TO THE APPLICANT?

DOES THE APPLICANT NEED TO TRAVEL TO PORTUGAL FOR A MINIMUM NUMBER OF DAYS ONCE THE RESIDENCE PERMIT IS GRANTED?

IF THE APPLICANT DECIDES TO APPLY FOR CITIZENSHIP, DOES HE NEED TO MOVE OR LIVE IN PORTUGAL FOR A MINIMUM NUMBER OF DAYS?

HOW LONG DOES THE APPLICATION PROCESS TAKE?

DOES THE GOLDEN RESIDENCE PERMIT AUTHORIZE THE APPLICANT TO WORK?

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