PORTUGAL – GOLDEN VISA PROGRAM
The Portugal Golden Visa gives easy access for investors to Portugal, which is regarded as one of the most stable, beautiful and peaceful countries in the world. The Portuguese passport is ranked as a Top 5 Passport in the world to have, with visa free travel to 186 Countries.
With an investment as low as €280,000, you can qualify for Residency in Portugal, and eventually EU Citizenship, under the special legal resident status called the ‘Golden Residence Permit.’
As a member of the European Union (EU) – becoming a resident of Portugal gives you immediate visa-free travel to the 26 Countries of the Schengen zone. Once Portuguese Citizenship is granted, you will have the right to live, work, study or set up a business in any of the other European Union (EU) Countries. It is possible to apply for Portuguese Citizenship after 5 years.
PORTUGAL GOLDEN VISA SCHEME BENEFITS
- Investment Starting from €280,000 in Property
- Investor, Spouse and Children included in Application
- Minimal Physical Presence Required (14 days per year)
- Fast Application Processing – 4-6 Months
- Access to world-class Education and Healthcare
- Immediate Visa Free Travel to all Schengen Countries
- Portugal Golden Visa Work Permit
- Portugal Golden Visa Citizenship After 5 years
- Ranked 4th best passport in the world for ease of travel
There are currently 3 investment options to qualify for Portugal Residency:
- Property Purchase
Investment options, Portugal Golden Visa requirements start at €280,000 – €500,000 depending on the area, and property type. We will send you full property investment options upon enquiry
- Business Set up
Requiring €350,000 Investment into new business and 10 jobs created or 350,000 investment into existing business and 5 new jobs created.
- Capital Transfer
Requiring a ¢1million transfer to your bank account in Portugal, or a qualifying investment.
MINIMUM REQUIRED INVESTMENT
MONTHS PROCESSING TIME
YEARS TO EU CITIZENSHIP
VISA-FREE TRAVEL COUNTRIES
THE GOLDEN VISA PROCESS
Step 1 – Choose your investment route
Our Portugal specialists will help you identify the right investment route for you, based on our initial consultation. We will send you a selection of qualifying investment options.
Step 2 – Due Diligence Checks
Our team will perform basic due diligence checks on the main investor and spouse. Once approved, our retainer fee will be due and we will send you the documentation checklist.
Step 3 – Document Collection
One of our experienced team members will assist you with collation the documents for the required investment, or property purchase. We will assist in the translation of these documents where necessary.
Step 4 – Sign and Certify Legal Documents
Investor will need to go to Portuguese embassy to sign the certify their legal documents. We will assist in this process.
Step 5 – Make the Investment
The investor can visit Portugal in order to complete the investment. The investment can also be completed using Power of Attorney, without taking a trip if preferred.
Step 6 – Golden Visa Application is Submitted
Once the property purchase or investment is complete, along with the rest of your documentation, your application is submitted to the SEF. At this point the Government application fees are payable. Approval typically takes 6-8 weeks.
Step 7 – Application Approved – Attend SEF appointment in Portugal
Once your Portugal Golden Visa Application is approved we will schedule an appointment at the SEF (Immigration Services) in Portugal, where you will provide all original documents, and have Biometrics taken. Your Portugal Residence Permit will then be issued within 45 days.
Step 8 – Maintain Residency in Portugal
Once you receive your Portugal Residence Permit, you must visit Portugal for 1 week every year to maintain your Residence Permit. It is possible to apply for Portugal Citizenship after 5 years.
VISA FREE TRAVEL TO 26 SHENGEN COUNTRIES
Once you receive the Portugal Golden Residence Permit, you will be able to travel visa free to all 26 Schengen Zone Countries. If you later apply for Portugal Citizenship (after 5 years), the Portugal Passport is rated 4th in the world for ease of travel, with visa-free access to 186 countries.