Portugal Golden Visa Statistics: August 2023

Updated: 8 August 2023

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 Portuguese citizens at the end of five years.

In this article, you will find all the data and statistics surrounding the Golden Visa program in Portugal.

What You Will Find in This Article

SEF Portugal Golden Visa Statistics for June 2023

In June 2023:

  • 101 main applicants were granted Golden Visa status by SEF
    • 169 family members accompanied the main applicants as dependents

In terms of nationalities, the breakdown for the month of June 2023 is:

  • 16 USA
  • 13 Philippines
  • 10 UK
  • 9 Brazil
  • 9 South Africa

In terms of investment type, the breakdown for the month of July 2023 is:

  • 61 applicants purchased real estate
    • 39 for €500,000+ or €400,000+ properties
    • 22 for €350,000 or €280,000 renovated properties
  • 65 applicants pursued capital transfer
    • 37 for Portuguese investment funds
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All-Time Portugal Golden Visa Statistics: 2012-2023

Nationalities (2012-2023)

Until today, 12,497 main applicants have been granted Portugal Golden Visa. 20,169 dependent family members have accompanied them.

The largest number of applicants have consistently been from China every year since the launch of the Golden Visa program in Portugal.  A far second in terms of nationalities is Brazil, and then comes the US.

You can clearly see the top five Portugal Golden Visa nationalities and their volume in the table below.


Family Reunification: Number of Dependents

Under the family reunification rule of Portugal Golden Visa, the dependents of the 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.

Golden Visa Investment Types

The below chart displays the breakdown of investment types that applicants pursued their applications.

It is important to point out that, although real estate dominates the chart, Portuguese venture capital/investment fund is a trending investment method.  The reason it has such a low representation in the pie is that it only gained popularity as of 2019 when the minimum required investment amount dropped from €500,000 to €350,000.  The amount increased back to €500,000 on January 1st, 2022.

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