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WHAT IS GOLDEN VISA?

Since 2012, Portugal has introduced so-called “Golden Visa” which allows non-European nationals wishing to invest and/or reside in Portugal to obtain an authorisation for permanent residence.

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES?

Under this scheme, Portugal wants to encourage foreign investment, thus the beneficiary of Golden Visa can acquire the following rights:

  • Entering Portugal without a residence visa;
  • If desired, reside and work in Portugal;
  • Travelling in the Schengen area, without using visas;
  • Benefit from family reunification;
  • Apply for Permanent Residence Authorization, after 5 years of maintaining the investment made;
  • Apply for Portuguese citizenship after 5 years of maintaining the investment made.

FOR WHOM AND HOW?

For all non-Community citizens who carry out an investment activity, either personally or through an company incorporated in Portugal.

  • Acquire immovable property with a value of 500 thousand euros or more.
  • Acquire old immovable property to be rehabilitated with a value of 350 thousand euros or more.
  • Transfer of capital in an amount equal to or greater than 1 Million euros.
  • Create a minimum of 10 workstations.
  • Invest in small and medium-sized enterprises to the tune of 500 thousand euros.
  • Invest 350 thousand euro in scientific research.
  • Invest in artistic production, preservation or conservation of cultural heritage up to 250 thousand euros.