The Portuguese Golden Visa is a residency by investment program that allows non-EU nationals to make an investment in Portugal and get a residence permit. The permit allows applicants to live, work, and study in Portugal, travel freely across Europe, and eventually become a Portuguese citizen at the end of five years.
In this article, you will find all the data and statistics surrounding the Golden Visa program in Portugal.
SEF Portugal Golden Visa Statistics for August 2021
In August 2021;
- 64 main applicants were granted Golden Visa status by SEF
- 79 family members accompanied the main applicants as dependents
In terms of nationalities, the breakdown for the month of August is:
- 19 Chinese
- 9 United Arab Emirates
- 5 Russia
- 3 Canada
- 3 Brazil
In terms of investment type, the breakdown for the month of August is:
- 56 applicants purchased real estate
- 40 for €500,000+ properties
- 16 for €350,000 renovated properties
- 8 applicants pursued capital transfer
- 3 for Portuguese investment funds
- 5 for capital transfer + jobs creation
All Time Portugal Golden Visa Statistics: 2012-2021
The largest number of applicants have consistently been from China every year since the launch of the Golden Visa program in Portugal. A close second in terms of nationalities is Brazil, and then comes Turkey.
Below, you can see a breakdown of nationalities that received their Portuguese Golden Visa between 2012 and 2021.
According to the above table below, you can clearly see the top five Portugal Golden Visa nationalities and their volume.
Golden Visa Investment Types
The below chart displays the breakdown of investment types that applicants pursued for their applications.
Real estate acquisition in Portugal represents the clear majority.
Family Reunification: Number of Dependents
Under the family reunification rule of Portugal Golden Visa, the dependents of main applicants can also benefit from the program.
In the below chart, you will see the number of main applicants (investors) and the number of family members that they tagged on to their applications.
Get Golden Visa: Who We Are and How We Can Help You
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We have local offices in Lisbon and Porto, Portugal. We have legal professionals, as well as licensed real estate professionals within our team.
We work with clients from all around the world, interested in obtaining Portugal Golden Visas or in making real estate investments in Portugal.
Contact us and talk to one of our experienced team members to help you with any and all your questions.
If you’re interested in learning more about the program, make sure to check out our Ultimate Guide on Portugal Golden Visa.