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Portugal Golden Visa Program

Portugal offers a European standard of living, including high standards of education and healthcare, with rich and diverse culture as well as a Mediterranean climate. A member of the European Union and the Schengen Area, coupled with a fast developing market, makes it an ideal relocation destination for families, as well as businesses.

Benefits

RIGHT TO LIVE, STUDY & WORK IN PORTUGAL

As early as the application is approved

LOW MINIMUM STAY REQUIRED

 Only 7 days the first year and 14 days every year after to maintain status

FREE TRAVEL THROUGH SCHENGEN 

For 90 consecutive days at a time

FAMILY MEMBERS INCLUDED

Children over 18 or parents under 65 permitted if they are financially dependent

LEADS TO CITIZENSHIP AFTER 5 YEARS

May opt for permanent residence as an alternative

Investment Options

  • 1.

    Real State: Investment of €500,000 plus taxes in new property or €350,000 in property older than 30 years and situated in urban regeneration areas.

  • 2.

    Capital Transfer: Invest €1,000,000 in a Portuguese Financial Institution or €350,000 in investment funds or in venture capital.

  • 3.

    Company Acquisition: For €1,000,000 or capital reinforcement of €350,000 + 5 job positions.

  • 4.

    Job Creation: Creation of at least 10 permanent jobs in Portugal.

  • 5.

    Scientific Research Activities: Investment of €350,000 in research activities in the scientific or technologic areas.

  • 6.

    Arts and Culture: Investment of €250,000 in activities of artistic output, reconstruction or maintenance of the national heritage.

Approval Time

May arrive earlier under a Schengen visa renewable every 90 days until application is approved

Approval process can take

around 9 months

depending on delays

Eligibility Requirements

✓  Non-EU citizens in Good Standing

✓  Meet the Minimum Stay Requirement of 7 days/year

✓  Investment in Portugal through Job Creation or a Capital Transfer

✓  Enter Portugal for the First Time with a Valid Schengen Visa

COVID RESTRICTIONS:

Residence application qualifies as an essential reason to travel, allowing U.S. citizens and others to bypass current COVID-related travel restrictions.

For more information about the Portugal Golden Visa or citizenship by investment programs, please contact us today.

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