Golden Visa Portugal

What is the Golden Visa Portugal ?

The programme offers fast track to non-European investors who invest a minimum amount on Portuguese real estate, as defined by law in order to receive a residency permit in the country, alongside other attractive tax advantages.

The Golden Visa in Portugal has been around since 2012 and was created as a way of enabling non-EU citizens the right to gain a residency permit in exchange for a 6-year real estate investment. Not only has the Golden Visa programme helped people live and work in the area, but it has also done wonders for the local economy.

Portuguese Golden Visa is one of the most popular citizenship by investment programmes both in Europe and the world, because of relatively affordable property prices (one of the lowest of all EU capitals), Portugal is a safe country to live with affordable quality of life and good health care.

With a great transportation system and internationally recognized Universities, the city of Lisbon is one of the most eco-friendly cities in the world, boasting one of the best climates in continental Europe along with the best blue flag beaches making it a very attractive option for holidaymakers & investors.

Those who gain access to Portugal’s citizenship by investment only need to spend a minimum period of 14 days in the country, either consecutively or intermittent, within each 2 year visa period, still keeping all the benefits that come with being an EU resident, including visa-free unlimited travel and the option to live, work and study in Portugal.

How to obtain EU Residency?

The Portugal Golden Visa programme was launched by the Government to grant resident status to all real estate investors and respective families wishing to invest in Portugal.

Once the golden visa residency permit is granted, you will have the right to:

Reside in Portugal during the whole duration of your visa;

Work, live, and study within Portugal

Travel freely, without a visa, through the 26 Schengen countries of the European Union;

You may also obtain Portuguese citizenship after a period of 5 (five) years, with the same right as anyone in Portugal and the European Union;

Right to family reunion in Portugal and the European Union.

Holders of a Portuguese golden visa card is given a temporary residence permit in Portugal for two years, which is renewable for another two-years. By the end of year 5, holders of the golden visa can apply for a permanent residency or Portuguese citizenship if all other legal requirements are met.

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