What are the requirements for a Portuguese Golden Visa?

What are the requirements for a Portuguese Golden Visa?
18 Jul 2019

What is the Portuguese Golden Visa?

A Golden Visa is a type of residence visa with added benefits, offered by several European countries including Portugal. It is an investment scheme that ensures visa-free travel in the Schengen zone to non-European investors and their families.

Why get a Golden Visa?

The Golden Visa Programme boasts an extensive list of benefits ranging from financial gains to the freedom of visa-free travel that a real estate investment in Portugal offers non-European investors. In order to inspire you further, below we have collected some key points, brought up during our experience with International investors.

How to get a Golden Visa?

Contact us, we are here to help investors obtain a Golden Visa through a real estate or general investment that will grant them a permanent European residence permit.

Investments eligible for the Portuguese Golden Visa

Property Acquisition

Purchase a property worth at least 500,000€ (€400,000 in (low density area))
Purchase a property worth at least 350,00€ (refurbishment or specific rehabilitation areas)

Capital Contributions

Invest at least 350,000€ in an investment fund
Transfer 1,000,000€ to a Portuguese bank account
Invest at least 350,000€ in scientific research

Business Creation

Create at least 10 new jobs.
Invest at least 350,000k€ as share capital of a company registered in Portugal
(we offer an end-to-end service)

Benefits of the Portuguese Golden Visa Travel freely in the EU

  • Live, work and study in Portugal
  • Portuguese passport within 5 years
  • Low physical presence requirement (only 7 days/year)
  • Attractive taxation system
  • Highly competitive return on investment
  • Extended residence to family members
  • Option to become a “non-habitual resident” of Portugal for tax purposes, thereby paying little or no tax for at least 10 years.

Why Portugal?

  • Member of EU and Schengen area
  • One of the fastest growing economies in Europe
  • One of the safest countries in the world
  • Tourism revenue growth of 8.7% per year
  • 300 educational institutions and universities
  • Premium and free health care network
(This article is provided for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. For more information on the topic, please contact the author/s or the relevant provider.)
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