Golden Visa Programme

The Golden Visa Programme offers non-European citizens a simple and fast way to obtain a five-year residence permit and the possibility of applying for Portuguese nationality and, consequently, a European passport in the 6th year. The Golden Visa allows free movement in the Schengen area and is a great opportunity for third-country nationals to buy holiday homes, make financial investments, establish their businesses in the EU or just move to a country known for the excellent quality of life, beautiful beaches, great weather, and its magnificent history and culture.

Obtaining a Residence Permit in Portugal for Investment Activity (ARI):

The current legal provisions open the possibility for foreign investors to apply for a residence permit for investment activity, to whom they have regular entry into the national territory (holders of valid Schengen visas or visa-free beneficiaries), by means of capital transfers, job creation or real estate purchase.

Who can apply?
The legislation is revoked and the investor can choose one of the following investment activities to obtain a residence permit:

In addition to the above-mentioned changes, it is also envisaged to include investment in capital risk, cultural production activitiesscientific research and positive discrimination, by reducing investment in low density and productivity territories by 20%.

Necessary documents:

For more information about the Golden Visa Programme in Portugal, please contact us.

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