Portugal


GOLDEN VISA PROGRAM FOR NON-EU CITIZENS

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BENEFITS

 

  • Fast track for foreign investors from non-EU countries to obtain a residency permit in Portugal (“Golden Visa”)
  • The investor can enter, live, work, and study in Portugal.
  • Allows the investor to travel freely in the Schengen area)
  • Can include spouse, dependent children and parents
  • Eligible for Permanent Residency after 5 years
  • Eligible to apply for Citizenship after 5 years

 

 

 

 

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PROCESS

  • Obtain Schengen visa to visit Portugal
  • Select property (if applicable) and open bank account
  • Meet all application documentation requirements
  • Complete qualifying investment
  • Submit Application to SEF Border & Immigration office
  • Processing time between 3-6 months
  • Following submission applicant must visit Portugal to submit biometric information
  • After 5 years investor can apply for Permanent residency or Citizenship

 

 

 

   
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INVESTMENT OPTIONS

 

1) A minimum of €500,000 (plus taxes) in Real-Estate

  • Purchase of one or multiple properties
  • All types of property qualify
  • May be used or rented out OR

2) A minimum of €350,000 in a Portuguese Investment fund

  • Minimum investment period of 5 years
  • Min. 60% of investment used for Portuguese companies

 

 

   
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INVESTMENT OPTIONS

 

1. The Government Fund option (non-refundable) Minimum to be invested:
• USD 100,000 for a single applicant
• USD 175,000 for applicant accompanied by a spouse
• USD 175,000 for applicant accompanied by up to two
children under 18 years old
• USD 200,000 for applicant accompanied by a spouse and
two children under 18 years old
• Add USD 50,000 for each additional dependent of the main
applicant other than a spouse
2. The Real Estate option (saleable after 3 years)
Purchase authorised real estate with a minimum value of USD
200,000, which must be held for at least three years. In addition
to the cost of the real-estate the following additional government fees apply:
• Main applicant: USD 50,000
• Spouse: USD 25,000
• Dependent under 18: USD 20,000
• Dependant aged 18-25: USD 50,000 

 

   
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GETTING THE PERMANENT RESIDENCE

  • Have met the minimum residency requirements for 5 years
  • Kept a clean criminal record
  • Have sufficient funds and a place of residence in Portugal
  • Proof of Portuguese language proficiency (CEFR A2)
   
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GETTING THE PORTUGUESE CITIZENSHIP

  • Have met the minimum residency requirements for 5 years
  • Kept a clean criminal record
  • Have sufficient funds and a place of residence in Portugal
  • Proof of Portuguese language proficiency (CEFR A2)
  • Must show a close connection to Portugal
   
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BENEFITS OF CITIZENSHIP

  • Unrestricted right to live, work, study in Europe
  • Access to free education within EU
  • Possibility of visa-free travel to US & Canada
   
   
   
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