PORTUGAL RESIDENCY

Golden Visa Program for Non-EU Citizens

Portuguese passport holders have the right to study, work, and live in any country in the European Union.
non-EU Citizens receive a temporary EU Residence Permit for up to 5 years in exchange for investments in Portugal’s Real Estate. The new regulations offer non-EU Citizens, a simple and fast way for property investors to receive a five-year Residence Permit (Golden visa).

Upon purchasing real estate with a value of €500,000 the Portuguese Golden Residence Permit will be issued temporarily for an initial period of one year which can then subsequently be renewed for two consecutive periods of two years making a total of five years. After the five years has elapsed, the holder may apply for a Permanent Residence Permit.

ADVANTAGES

  • Fast track for foreign investors from non-EU countries to obtain a fully valid residency permit in Portugal (“Golden Visa”).
  • Non-EU citizens simply need to carry out one of the investments to qualify to obtain a residency permit in Portugal.
  • This residency permit allows the investor to enter and/or live in Portugal.
  • Allows the investor to travel freely within the vast majority of European countries (Schengen area).
  • Eligible for Permanent Residency after 5 years.
  • Eligible to apply for Citizenship after 6 years.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Be a Non-European Union citizen.
  • Must keep the Investment for a minimum period of 5 years.
  • Funds for investment must come from abroad.
  • Proof that the applicant has no criminal record.
  • Minimum stay in Portugal of 7 days during the first year, and 14 days in each subsequent two-year period.

ADVANTAGES

  • Fast track for foreign investors from non-EU countries to obtain a fully valid residency permit in Portugal (“Golden Visa”).
  • Non-EU citizens simply need to carry out one of the investments to qualify to obtain a residency permit in Portugal.
  • This residency permit allows the investor to enter and/or live in Portugal.
  • Allows the investor to travel freely within the vast majority of European countries (Schengen area).
  • Eligible for Permanent Residency after 5 years.
  • Eligible to apply for Citizenship after 6 years.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Be a Non-European Union citizen.
  • Must keep the Investment for a minimum period of 5 years.
  • Funds for investment must come from abroad.
  • Proof that the applicant has no criminal record.
  • Minimum stay in Portugal of 7 days during the first year, and 14 days in each subsequent two-year period.

INVESTMENT OPTIONS

INVEST 100% OF SPECIFIED INVESTMENT

The applicant must invest 100% of the specified investment.

  • Acquisition of property for a total value equal to or above 500,000 EUROS, or
  • Acquisition of property for a total value equal to or above 350,000 EUROS, for historical properties more than 30 years old or located in urban regeneration areas designated for refurbishing.
  • Acquisition of shares in historical hotels worth 280,000 EUROS.
  • Freedom to use, rent of lease.

PROCESS

  1. Application is submitted at the Services of Foreigners and Borders (SEF).
  2. Processing time between 3-6 months.
  3. Once the application is processed, the SEF will contact the investor’s legal representatives and set up an appointment with the investor (and family members) to collect signature and fingerprints.

GETTING THE PERMANENT RESIDENCE

  1. Applicant must had held the Golden Visa for at least 5 years.
  2. Kept a clean criminal record.
  3. Sufficient subsistence funds and a place of residence in Portugal.
  4. Proof of basic Portuguese proficiency.

GETTING THE PORTUGUESE CITIZENSHIP

  1. Applicant must have been a legal resident of Portugal for at least 6 years.
  2. Kept a clean criminal record.
  3. Sufficient subsistence funds and a place of residence in Portugal.
  4. Proof of sufficient Portuguese proficiency.

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  • Residency Portugal  Albania
  • Residency Portugal  Andorra
  • Residency Portugal  Austria
  • Residency Portugal  Belarus
  •   Belgium
  • Residency Portugal  Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Residency Portugal  Bulgaria
  • Residency Portugal  Croatia
  • Residency Portugal  Cyprus
  • Residency Portugal  Czech Republic
  • Residency Portugal  Denmark
  • Residency Portugal  Estonia
  • Residency Portugal  Faroe Islands
  • Residency Portugal  Finland
  • Residency Portugal  France
  • Residency Portugal  Germany
  • Residency Portugal  Gibraltar
  • Residency Portugal  Greece
  • Residency Portugal  Greenland
  • Residency Portugal  Hungary
  • Residency Portugal  Iceland
  • Residency Portugal  Ireland
  • Residency Portugal  Italy
  • Residency Portugal  Kosovo
  • Residency Portugal  Latvia
  • Residency Portugal  Liechtenstein
  • Residency Portugal  Lithuania
  • Residency Portugal  Luxembourg
  • Residency Portugal  Macedonia (FYROM)
  • Residency Portugal  Malta
  • Residency Portugal  Moldova
  • Residency Portugal  Monaco
  • Residency Portugal  Montenegro
  • Residency Portugal  Netherlands
  • Residency Portugal  Norway
  • Residency Portugal  Poland
  • Residency Portugal  Romania
  • Residency Portugal  San Marino
  • Residency Portugal  Serbia
  • Residency Portugal  Slovakia
  • Residency Portugal  Slovenia
  • Residency Portugal  Spain
  • Residency Portugal  Sweden
  • Residency Portugal  Switzerland
  • Residency Portugal  Ukraine
  • Residency Portugal  United Kingdom
  • Residency Portugal  Vatican City
  • Residency Portugal  Bangladesh
  • Residency Portugal  Brunei
  • Residency Portugal  Cambodia *
  • Residency Portugal  Hong Kong (SAR China)
  • Residency Portugal  Indonesia
  • Residency Portugal  Japan
  • Residency Portugal  Kazakhstan
  • Residency Portugal  Kyrgyzstan *
  • Residency Portugal  Laos *
  • Residency Portugal  Macao (SAR China)
  • Residency Portugal  Malaysia
  • Residency Portugal  Maldives *
  • Residency Portugal  Nepal *
  • Residency Portugal  Philippines
  • Residency Portugal  Singapore
  • Residency Portugal  South Korea
  • Residency Portugal  Sri Lanka *
  • Residency Portugal  Taiwan
  • Residency Portugal  Tajikistan *
  • Residency Portugal  Thailand *
  • Residency Portugal  Timor-Leste *
  • Residency Portugal  Benin *
  • Residency Portugal  Botswana
  • Residency Portugal  Burkina Faso *
  • Residency Portugal  Cape Verde Islands *
  • Residency Portugal  Comores Islands *
  • Residency Portugal  Djibouti *
  • Residency Portugal  Egypt *
  • Residency Portugal  Ethiopia *
  • Residency Portugal  Gabon *
  • Residency Portugal  Gambia *
  • Residency Portugal  Guinea-Bissau *
  • Residency Portugal  Kenya *
  • Residency Portugal  Lesotho
  • Residency Portugal  Madagascar *
  • Residency Portugal  Malawi *
  • Residency Portugal  Mauritania *
  • Residency Portugal  Mauritius
  • Residency Portugal  Mayotte
  • Residency Portugal  Morocco
  • Residency Portugal  Mozambique *
  • Residency Portugal  Namibia
  • Residency Portugal  Reunion
  • Residency Portugal  Rwanda *
  • Residency Portugal  Sao Tome and Principe
  • Residency Portugal  Senegal
  • Residency Portugal  Seychelles *
  • Residency Portugal  Somalia *
  • Residency Portugal  South Africa
  • Residency Portugal  St. Helena *
  • Residency Portugal  Swaziland
  • Residency Portugal  Tanzania *
  • Residency Portugal  Togo *
  • Residency Portugal  Tunisia
  • Residency Portugal  Uganda *
  • Residency Portugal  Zambia *
  • Residency Portugal  Zimbabwe *
  • Residency Portugal  American Samoa
  • Residency Portugal  Australia **
  • Residency Portugal  Cook Islands
  • Residency Portugal  Fiji
  • Residency Portugal  French Polynesia
  • Residency Portugal  Guam **
  • Residency Portugal  Kiribati
  • Residency Portugal  Marshall Island
  • Residency Portugal  Micronesia
  • Residency Portugal  New Caledonia
  • Residency Portugal  New Zealand
  • Residency Portugal  Niue
  • Residency Portugal  Northern Mariana Islands **
  • Residency Portugal  Palau Islands
  • Residency Portugal  Papua New Guinea*
  • Residency Portugal  Samoa
  • Residency Portugal  Solomon Islands
  • Residency Portugal  Tonga
  • Residency Portugal  Tuvalu
  • Residency Portugal  Vanuatu
  • Residency Portugal  Anguilla
  • Residency Portugal  Antigua and Barbuda
  • Residency Portugal  Aruba
  • Residency Portugal  Bahamas
  • Residency Portugal  Barbados
  • Residency Portugal  Bonaire; St. Eustatius and Saba
  • Residency Portugal  British Virgin Islands
  • Residency Portugal  Cayman Islands
  • Residency Portugal  Curacao
  • Residency Portugal  Dominica
  • Residency Portugal  Dominican Republic
  • Residency Portugal  French West Indies
  • Residency Portugal  Grenada
  • Residency Portugal  Haiti
  • Residency Portugal  Jamaica
  • Residency Portugal  Montserrat
  • Residency Portugal  Puerto Rico **
  • Residency Portugal  St. Kitts & Nevis
  • Residency Portugal  St. Lucia
  • Residency Portugal  St. Maarten
  • Residency Portugal  St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Residency Portugal  Trinidad & Tobago
  • Residency Portugal  Turks & Caicos Isl.
  • Residency Portugal  US Virgin Islands **
  • Residency Portugal  Argentina
  • Residency Portugal  Belize
  • Residency Portugal  Bermuda
  • Residency Portugal  Bolivia
  • Residency Portugal  Brazil
  • Residency Portugal  Canada **
  • Residency Portugal  Chile
  • Residency Portugal  Colombia
  • Residency Portugal  Costa Rica
  • Residency Portugal  Ecuador
  • Residency Portugal  El Salvador
  • Residency Portugal  Falkland Islands
  • Residency Portugal  French Guiana
  • Residency Portugal  Guatemala
  • Residency Portugal  Guyana
  • Residency Portugal  Honduras
  • Residency Portugal  Mexico
  • Residency Portugal  Nicaragua
  • Residency Portugal  Panama
  • Residency Portugal  Paraguay
  • Residency Portugal  Peru
  • Residency Portugal  Suriname *
  • Residency Portugal  United States **
  • Residency Portugal  Uruguay
  • Residency Portugal  Venezuela
  • Residency Portugal  Armenia
  • Residency Portugal  Bahrain *
  • Residency Portugal  Georgia
  • Residency Portugal  Iran *
  • Residency Portugal  Israel
  • Residency Portugal  Jordan *
  • Residency Portugal  Kuwait *
  • Residency Portugal  Lebanon *
  • Residency Portugal  Oman *
  • Residency Portugal  Palestinian Territory
  • Residency Portugal  Qatar
  • Residency Portugal  Turkey *
  • Residency Portugal  United Arab Emirates

GENERAL INFO

* As Portugal is part of the EU Schengen Agreement, holding residency grants you the ability to travel to all EU Schengen countries visa free. Once residency requirements (a week per year) for 6 consecutive years have been fulfilled, you will be allowed to apply for citizenship.

If the Portuguese Passport & Citizenship is granted to you, you will hold one of the strongest EU Passports, with visa free access to 177 countries, and the ability to live, work and open up businesses in any EU country.

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