Portugal

GOLDEN VISA PROGRAM

  • MINIMUM INVESTMENT
    € 350,000
  • TIME TO CITIZENSHIP
    5 years
  • TIME TO RESIDENCY
    3-6 months
    EXACT TIMEFRAMES MAY VARY
  • MINIMUM RESIDENCE REQUIREMENT
    7 days
    PER YEAR

PROGRAM BENEFITS

Family Reunification

Include your spouse and children under the age of 18, or over the age of 18 as long as they are full time students

Dual Citizenship

Portugal allows for dual citizenship

Minimal Residence Requirement

7 days per year

Member of the EU

Enjoy freedom to live, work, study or travel anywhere in the EU in case of citizenship

Visa-free Travel

To 186 countries

Obtain Second Passport

First applicants of the program already became Portuguese citizens

Access to Public Services

Benefit from Portuguese health care and education systems

Double Taxation Treaty

Income received from the countries outside Portugal are not subject to taxation

INVESTMENT TYPES

REAL ESTATE OPTIONS

  • The purchase of a real estate property of a minimum value of € 500,000
  • At least € 350,000 of total investment amount for the purchase of property that is older than 30 years old, with the obligation to renovate

OTHER OPTIONS

  • Establishment of an enterprise that creates at least 10 employment positions
  • Grants of € 250,000 to institutions related to natural cultural heritage or artistic institutions
  • R&D investment of at least € 350,000
  • Capital transfer of at least € 1,000,000
  • Capital transfer of at least €350,000 for the acquisition of units of investment funds or venture capital funds

OUR OFFICES

Experience our global reach and local expertise through our various offices around the world.

CALL US

+351 96 856 3232

EMAIL US

LONDON

1 Fore Street Avenue, EC2Y 9DT
London / United Kingdom

 

LISBON

Avenida da Liberdade, 110, 1269-046
Lisbon / Portugal

 

ATHENS

Leoforos Kifisias 210, Chalandri 152 31
Athens / Greece

 

ISTANBUL

Büyükdere Caddesi 207/41, Levent
Istanbul / Turkey

 

CONTACT US

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    GOLDEN VISA STATISTICS
       8 October 2012 – 31 December 2020

  • TOTAL INVESTMENT
    5.638.983.295,75 €
  • TOTAL NUMBER OF FAMILIES
    16050
  • Investment by real estate acquisition
    8829
  • Investment by capital transfer
    543
  • Investment by creating at least 10 employment
    17

STEPS & TIMELINE

Portugal Golden Visa Process through Real Estate Acquisition

SELECTION OF THE PROPERTY
  • Determining the investment criteria and selecting the property through the help of our local team
  • Reservation of the property: transfer a reservation fee and sign the reservation agreement
ACQUISITION OF THE PROPERTY
  • Promissory Sale and Purchase Agreement
  • Execution of Public Deed
VISIT TO PORTUGAL
  • Scheduling of the biometrics appointment for the members of the family at a SEF office in Portugal and payment of Government Analysis processing fees
RENEWAL
  • Application for the renewal of the Golden Visa residence card/s (at the end of the 1st year, the 3rd year and the 5th year)
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02
03
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05
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07
LEGAL STEPS
  • Obtaining a Portuguese Non-Resident tax number (NIF)
  • Opening of a Portuguese bank account
  • (Optional) Execution of the Power of Attorney
PRE-SUBMISSION
  • Preparation of all required documents regarding the Golden Visa application
  • Online submission of the Golden Visa documentation
GOLDEN VISA APPROVAL
  • Approval of the Golden Visa applications
  • Issuance of the Golden Visa Residence Card/s
01
SELECTION OF THE PROPERTY
  • Determining the investment criteria and selecting the property through the help of our local team
  • Reservation of the property: transfer a reservation fee and sign the reservation agreement
LEGAL STEPS
  • Obtaining a Portuguese Non-Resident tax number (NIF)
  • Opening of a Portuguese bank account
  • (Optional) Execution of the Power of Attorney
02
03
ACQUISITION OF THE PROPERTY
  • Promissory Sale and Purchase Agreement
  • Execution of Public Deed
PRE-SUBMISSION
  • Preparation of all required documents regarding the Golden Visa application
  • Online submission of the Golden Visa documentation
04
05
VISIT TO PORTUGAL
  • Scheduling of the biometrics appointment for the members of the family at a SEF office in Portugal and payment of Government Analysis processing fees
GOLDEN VISA APPROVAL
  • Approval of the Golden Visa applications
  • Issuance of the Golden Visa Residence Card/s
06
07
RENEWAL
  • Application for the renewal of the Golden Visa residence card/s (at the end of the 1st year, the 3rd year and the 5th year)
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    VISA FREE COUNTRIES FOR PORTUGAL

    Portuguese citizens get visa-free access to 164 countries.

    WHY PORTUGAL

    Lisbon
    # 1 CITY TO INVEST
    Emerging Trends in Real Estate Europe – PwC

     

    Lisbon
    # 3 CITY in 163 countries
    Global Peace Index 2017

     

    Portugal
    57.69 / 100
    Cost of Living Index 2018

     

    COUNTRY DEMOGRAPHICS

    POPULATION
    10,833,816

     

    GDP
    297.1 billion USD

     

    TOTAL AREA
    92,090 sq. km

     

    CAPITAL
    Lisbon

     

    TIME ZONE
    GMT-1