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Stay 7Days per year

low investment

whole
family

5 years for citizenship

visa free travel

why PORTUGAL GOLDEN VISA

Short stay

Spend only 14 days in Portugal for each 2 years (7 days per year)

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Family reunification

Include spouse, dependent children and senior parents under your investment 

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Multiple investment options and low thresholds

Several investment options, namely in private equity funds or properties

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Visa free travel in EU Schengen countries

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Visa free travel to more than 180 countries worldwide 

Portuguese passport ranks Top 5 on the global mobility spectrum

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Access to public service, such as health and education

Access to public service, such as health care and education

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5 years to citizenship or permanent residence

 After 5 years of Golden Visa, you can apply for permanent residence permit or citizenship

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Live and work in any of the EU countries with Portugal Citizenship

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Favorable tax regime

NHR tax regime allows a 20% tax rate or total tax exclusion on income for the first 10 years,  if you choose to live in Portugal 183+ days per year

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WHAT IS PORTUGAL GOLDEN VISA PROGRAM?

Portugal Golden Visa, or Residence Permit for Investment, is a program that fast tracks Portuguese residency in exchange for an eligible investment. The initial golden visa grants its holders a temporary residence permit for 2 years, renewable for 5 years, after which investors can apply for permanent residence permit or citizenship.  

who can apply for a Portuguese golden visa?

  • Non-EU nationals with a clean criminal record can apply for a Portuguese Golden Visa.

  • The following family members are eligible for application under the same single investment:

    • Spouse or legal partner​

    • Children under 18

    • Dependent children under 26 as long as they are single and full-time students or can demonstrate they continue to be financially dependent on their parents

    • Parents or in-laws over 65

    • Siblings under 18 from either spouse or partner if they are legal guardians 

Businessmen

Over 10 thousand investors and more than 17 thousand family members have benefitted from the Portugal Golden Visa since 2012

Portugal Golden Visa Facts & Stats

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INVEstment options

Investment of €500,000 in participation units of private equity funds eligible for golden visa

companies and job creation

Incorporation of a company with 5 jobs, investment of  €500,000 and minimum 3Y investment period or creation of 10

capital transfer

Investment of €1,500,000 in bank deposit, public debt, securities, or other equity investment  

                                   

                          

research activities

Transfer of capital for research activities developed by institutions integrated in the national scientific and technological system with a minimum investment of €500,000.

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why portugal: FAMILY

  • Portuguese golden visa framework allows for the application of direct family members under one single investment

  • Portugal ranks as the 3rd safest country in the world.

  • High quality of life, with affordable cost of living.

  • Great work and life balance.

  • Healthy living and eating.

  • Pronounced international schools.

  • Average of more than 300 sunny days a year.

  • Visa-free travel in the Schengen area. 

why portugal: Business

  • Portugal has an attractive business environment for entrepreneurs in all business fields.

  • Capital efficiency mindset.

  • Openness towards foreign investors and employees.

  • Knowledgeable workforce, young, brilliant and energetic.

  • Lower costs compared to other European countries, which serves as an advantage for start-ups and other new businesses.

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why portugal: Geographic and Demographic

  • Happy and healthy population.

  • Population of 10.28 million.

  • Portugal is one of the EU Schengen Area countries.

  • English is widely spoken.

  • Portuguese Atlantic coastline filled with sandy beaches.

  • Azores and Madeira Islands.

  • Proximity to some of the most important markets in the EU.

  • Great trade relations with Africa, Brazil and USA.

why portugal: Taxpayer

  • Tax benefits encouraging foreign investment.

  • The Portuguese system has focused on the creation of tax benefits, strengthening of legal mechanisms to eliminate international double taxation and the establishment of certain periods for the reporting of tax losses.

  • NHR Tax regime: a tax system that allows a 20% tax rate or total exclusion on the taxation of income for the first 10 years for expats who choose to live in Portugal 183+ days per year.

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