Portugal Golden Visa Program

Time to residency

6 months

Minimum Investment

€350,000 

Type of investment

Real Estate

Visa free Countries

Schengen countries

Portugal Golden Visa Program

Portugal’s Golden Residence Permit Program (ARI) was established in 2012. It offers non-EU/EEA applicants and their families a special residence permit in exchange for a 5-year investment in Portugal. Applicants have two options – they can either invest €500,000 into real estate or €350,000 into real estate requiring renovation. This is one of the most attractive programs available because investors do not need to reside in Portugal. Applicants and their families only need to stay in the country for at least two weeks every two years. The visa also requires renewal every two years. To apply for citizenship, however, applicants will need to demonstrate tangible ties to Portugal and succeed in passing a basic language test.

Which Family Members Can Be Added in the Same Portugal Golden Visa Application?

  • Spouse

  • Children under the age of 18

  • Children 18 and older that are dependent and studying full or part-time

  • Parents aged 66 and over

Portugal Overview

Portugal is one of Europe’s oldest countries, known for its sun-soaked beaches, rich culture, ancient vineyards, historic villages, and impressive architecture.

Language

Portuguese

Currency

Euro

Total Area

92,212 km2

Capital

Lisbon

Government

Semi-presidential Republic

Population

10,196,828

Portugal Golden Visa Benefits

  • Applicants can live, work and study in Portugal

  • The right to apply for Portugal citizenship after 10 years

  • Lucrative real estate investments that generates rental returns

  • Visa free access to all Schengen Countries

  • Allows legal family dependents to obtain residency permit

  • Flexibility to maintain the residency without the need to reside in the country

Portugal Real Estate Investment

With this investment option, Non-EU investors can buy a commercial or residential property in any real estate projects at a minimum cost of €500,000. Applicants can invest in multiple properties to a total value of €500,000, and joint buyers can invest in a single property. Properties can be mortgaged for an investment exceeding the minimum requirement. A reduced investment of €350,000 is also possible for government-approved properties that require renovation.

Portugal Golden Visa Cost

Real Estate Investment

€500,000 or €350,000 for properties requiring renovation

Government Fee Per Golden Visa

€5324.60

Renewal Fees

€2666.30

Processing Fees

€532.70 for the main applicant
€83.10 per family member

How to Qualify for the Portugal Golden Visa

  • Investors must be a third-country national – in other words not a Portuguese or EU/EFTA citizen

  • Applicants must have no criminal record

  • The investment needs to be maintained for a minimum period of five years

  • At least seven days must be spent in Portugal during the first year, followed by at least 14 days every two years after that

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Portugal Citizenship and Passport

Citizens of Portugal enjoy a high quality of life, ranking as the 12th most globalised country in the world, according to the KOF Globalisation Index. It offers a very attractive investment environment with excellent infrastructure. Its real estate market is booming and the country’s political environment is stable with generous tax advantages. To qualify for Portuguese citizenship and a passport, applicants to demonstrate ties to the country and pass a basic language test.

    Portugal Visa-free Countries

    Over the past number of years, the Portugal government has been successfully working on expanding its list of Visa-free countries.

    FAQs About Portugal Golden Visa

    Portugal’s Golden Visa program offers applicants and their families a special residence permit in exchange for a 5-year real estate investment in Portugal.
    To get a Golden Visa for Portugal, applicants need to either invest €500,000 into real estate or €350,000 into real estate requiring renovation.
    Yes, Golden Visa holders can apply for citizenship in Portugal. However, applicants will need to demonstrate tangible ties to Portugal and succeed in passing a basic language test.
    To obtain a Golden Visa in Portugal, which can help qualify an applicant for citizenship, a minimum investment of €500,000 into real estate or €350,000 into real estate requiring renovation needs to be made.
    Permanent residency in Portugal can be obtained by qualifying for a Golden Visa.
    To immigrate to Portugal by applying for a Golden Visa, applicants need to make a minimum investment of €500,000 into real estate or €350,000 into real estate requiring renovation.
    To qualify for Portuguese citizenship, Golden Visa holders must demonstrate tangible ties to Portugal and succeed in passing a basic language test.

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