TIME TO RESIDENCE PERMIT
Applicant, Spouse, Children and Parents
7 Days Per Year
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 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:
International business executives and investors who are active worldwide consider an alternative citizenship and passport a powerful tool for international tax planning and a safety net should the living conditions at home become unbearable. The residence permit grants the holder the right to work, the right to an education, access to the public health system, and access to the courts. Furthermore, applicants may file for Portuguese/European citizenship after five years of residency if desired.
The applicant is free to select whichever property he or she wishes to purchase; residential, commercial, or land. The investment can be in one property or a portfolio of multiple properties as long as the minimum investment is met.
Sure, our team is associated with several licensed real estate agencies in Portugal and would be happy to help you find your ideal property that fulfills the program's real estate investment requirement.
Yes, spouse, children and parents can be added at the same time as the initial application, or anytime thereafter.
Yes, the program requires a minimum stay of 7 days during the first year. The minimum stay during the second residency period (years 2 and 3) is a total of 14 days. The minimum stay during the third residency period (years 4 and 5) is also a total of 14 days.
No. Once citizenship is granted, there are no residency requirements.
The application takes approximately 4 to 5 months to process after all documentation has been filed and the required investment is made.
Yes. The Golden Residence Permit authorizes the applicant to live and work in Portugal.