Portugal’s Golden Visa Program, launched by the Portuguese Authorities in 2012, is a fast track opportunity for foreign investors from non-EU countries to obtain a fully valid residency permit in Portugal as well as Portuguese citizenship, both of which can be extended to their immediate family members.
With extremely reduced minimum stay requirements (only 7 days in the first year of residency), the Golden Visa is by far one of the world’s most attractive residency programs for those investors who’d appreciate the superior quality of life, friendly and welcoming people, great weather, stunning sceneries and overall safety that Portugal has to offer, while also benefiting from becoming a member of the European Union.
The free access to the vast majority of the European countries (those pertaining to the Schengen area) granted by the Golden Residence Permit certainly provides a wonderful opportunity for these non-EU citizens to favor their families with a riveting lifestyle and high quality education.
Aimed at attracting foreign investment to Portugal, the Golden Visa is a very straightforward and flexible program, with simple and clear legal requirements.
Fast track for non-EU citizens to receive a 5 year Residence Permit, free VISA travel in SCHENGEN countries, family reunification, being able to work or study in Europe, opportunity for Portuguese nationality or Permanent residency in Portugal.
One of the following: Acquisition of any Property above € 500,000. Transfer of capital above € 1,000,000, any type of business or company or do a bank deposit for income. Creation of a minimum of 10 permanent jobs.
Renewals and conditions
Firstly issued for one year and then renewed for successive periods of two years. Keep of one of investment activities as well as the following minimum stay periods in Portugal: -7 days during the first year. - 14 days in the following two-year periods. In the sixth year you can apply for Portuguese Nationality.