WHAT IS THE PORTUGUESE GOLDEN VISA?

Golden Visa is a type of residence permit that allows entry and staying in Portuguese territory without the need for a residence visa.

Foreign citizens, who intend to invest in Portugal or carry out an investment activity (personally or through a company incorporated in Portugal), can apply for Golden Visa.

As for investment, can be made in any of the following possibilities:
  • Capital transfer in the amount of 1 million euros or more;
  • The creation of at least 10 jobs (no minimum investment amount is required), in any business area;
  • The acquisition of real estate with a value equal to or greater than 500,000 euros;
  • Acquisition of real estate, whose construction has been completed at least 30 years ago or located in an urban rehabilitation area and carrying out a renovation in the total amount equal to or greater than 350,000 euros;
  • Capital transfer in the amount equal to or greater than 350,000 euros, which is applied in research activities carried out by public or private scientific research institutions, integrated with the national scientific and technological system;
  • Capital transfer in the amount equal to or greater than 250,000 euros, which is applied in investment or support to artistic production, recovery or maintenance of cultural heritage, through services of central and peripheral direct administration, public institutes, entities that integrate the public sector business, public foundations, private foundations with public utility status, inter-municipal entities, entities that integrate the local business sector, municipal associative entities and public cultural associations, which pursue tasks in the area of ​​artistic production, recovery or maintenance of the national cultural heritage;
  • Capital transfer in the amount equal to or greater than 350,000 euros, intended for the acquisition of investment units in investment funds or venture capital funds dedicated to the capitalization of companies that are formed under Portuguese legislation, whose maturity, at the moment investment, is at least five years and at least 60% of the value of the investments is made in commercial companies based in the national territory;
  • Capital transfer in the amount equal to or greater than 350,000 euros, destined to set up a commercial company, combined with the creation of five permanent jobs, or to reinforce the social capital of a commercial company with headquarters in national territory, already inactivity, with the creation or maintenance of jobs, with a minimum of five permanent jobs, and for a minimum period of three years.
Upon approval of the Golden Visa, a residence permit is granted for an initial period of 1 year, but with the possibility of renewal for periods of 2 years.

The main advantages of the Golden Visa in Portugal are:
  • Enter Portugal with no residence visa required;
  • Reside and work in Portugal, and must at least stay in Portugal for a period of not less than 7 days in the first year and not less than 14 days in the following years;
  • Circulate through the Schengen Area, no visa required;
  • Benefit from family reunification;
  • Request, after five years, the granting of Permanent Residence Authorization or the acquisition of Portuguese nationality, by naturalization, complying with the other requirements required by the Nationality Law, namely sufficient knowledge of the Portuguese language.
Golden Visa meets the opportunity to invest in Europe with the possibility of residing in Portugal, one of its most emblematic countries and with the most stable borders throughout history.

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