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Golden Visa Programme

In October 2012 Portugal launched its Golden Visa Residence Programme aiming to offer Non-EU foreign investors with the opportunity to get a residence permit in Portugal through investment.

New rules were recently updated by the Portuguese Parliament in order to make the process simpler and faster, to face the great interest from the said investors.

Commonly known as Golden Visa, the Residence Permit for Investment Activity requires an investment in Portugal:


Golden Visa Programme - Investment

Investors can choose ONE of the following options:

1. Investment in real estate with a minimum investment of Eur. 500,000; OR

2. A cash deposit or Financial Investment through bonds, stocks or equity with a minimum value of Eur. 1,000,000; OR

3. Through the creation of a new company with at least 10 employment positions based in Portugal.

You can find more information on the various options in the Investment section.



Quick and low bureaucratic process;

Simple and flexible investment requirements;

Extremely low minimum stay requirements - 7 days in the first year and 14 days in the following periods of 2 years;

Fully extensible to family members, (with no further investment requirements;

Freedom to travel to all European countries members of the Schengen area;

Possibility of Permanent Residency after 5 years and nationality after 6 years;

No limitations on ownership of the selected investment;

No limitations on subsequent investments or employment opportunities;

Access to all Portuguese Public Services, including health and education.

Process Timeline



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