WHAT IS THE PORTUGAL GOLDEN VISA?

The Portugal Golden Visa is a residence by investment program. It enables non-EU investors who make a qualifying investment to live in Portugal.

Requirements – Portugal Golden Visa

  • Be over 18 years of age and a Non-EU/EEA Citizen
  • Make a qualifying investment in Portugal using funds from abroad
  • Hold the investment for a minimum of 5 years
  • Have no debt to Portuguese authorities
  • Have a clean criminal record
  • Have private health insurance
  • Not have entered or stayed illegally in Portugal
  • Obtain a tax identification number and open a bank account in Portugal
  • Must meet residency requirements in Portugal of:
    • 7 days during the first year, and
    • 14 days in each subsequent two-year period

Investment Options

  • Invest a minimum of EUR 350,000 into a Portuguese Investment Fund or Venture Capital Fund
    • Maturity of at least 5 years
    • Minimum 60% of the investments realized in commercial companies headquartered in Portugal
  • Purchase a property with a minimum value of EUR 350,000 or EUR 280,000*
    • The property must be at least 30 years old or located in urban regeneration areas
    • With a commitment to be refurbished or renovated
      * Located in a low density territory
  • Purchase a property with a minimum value of EUR 500,000

Process

  • Obtain a tax identification number in Portugal
  • Open bank account in Portugal
  • Complete the qualifying investment
  • Meet all application documentation requirements
    Submit application to the Portuguese Border & Immigration Service (SEF)
  • Upon approval, the applicant must visit Portugal for biometric submission before the residence permit issuance
  • The residence permit is provided for a length of 1 year; this must be renewed for 2-year permits thereafter

Benefits: Portugal Golden Visa

  • Dependents included:
    • Spouse or common-law partner
    • Dependent children; and
    • Parents
  • Member of the Schengen Area and the EU
  • Right to live, work and study in Portugal
  • Pathways to obtaining Permanent Residency and Citizenship in Portugal after 5 years
  • High standard of education and healthcare system
  • Visa-free travel within the Schengen Area
  • Short physical residency requirement
  • No language, education or management requirements