GOLDEN VISA

GOLDEN VISA
 
The golden visa scheme is particularly attractive to non-EU citizens, providing opportunities for investors to fast track to a fully valid residency permit in Portugal and consequently obtain free access to the vast majority of European countries (Schengen area). 
 
Aimed at attracting foreign investment to Portugal, the Golden Visa is a very straightforward and flexible programme, with simple and clear legal requirements.  With extremely reduced minimum stay requirements, the Golden Visa is clearly one of the most attractive residency programs for investors in the world.
 
The Golden Visa scheme has been an unqualified success and proof of that success is demonstrated by the increasing number of investors seeking to take advantage of this scheme by coming to Portugal. 

ADVANTAGES AND BENEFITS OF THE PORTUGUESE GOLDEN VISA

Straightforward and flexible investment requirements.

Extremely low minimum stay requirements - 7 days first year and 14 days following periods of 2 years.

Fully extensible to family members (with no further investment requirements).

Freedom to travel to all European countries members of the Schengen area.

Possibility of Permanent Residency after 5 years and nationality after 6 years.

No limitations on ownership of the selected investment.

No limitation on subsequent investments or employment opportunities.

Very limited number of documents required.

Residency applications quickly processed.

Access to all Portuguese Public Services, including health and education.


GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL INVESTMENTS

Investment maintained for a minimum period of 5 years

Funds for investment should come from abroad

Residency application only approved after investment

Entry in Portugal with a valid Schengen visa

Absence of flags in Portuguese Immigration and Schengen services

Absence of conviction of relevant crime

LEGAL REQUIREMENTS
PROPERTY INVESTMENTS

Minimum investment of € 500,000

One or multiple properties

All property types qualify

Possibility of co-ownership

Freedom to use, rent or lease

CAPITAL INVESTMENTS

Minimum investment of € 1 million

Transfer of new funds to Portugal

Funds transfered to a bank in Portugal

Freedom to invest the funds

Investment in company share possible

JOB CREATION

Creation of a minimum of 10 jobs

No minimum investment value

No limitation on areas/activities

Compliance with Social Security obligations

Possibility of grants/incentives/benefits

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