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A Portuguese Golden Visa is a special type of visa that enables non-EU individuals, along with their dependent family members, to obtain the right to reside in Portugal and the right to benefit from visa-free travel within the Schengen Zone.

Applicants may apply for a Portuguese Golden Visa through;

i) Capital Transfer,
ii) Creation of Employment, or
iii) Real Estate Investment.

For the capital transfer option, the minimum cash investment amount is EUR 1,000,000.

If applicants prefer to create employment, minimum 10 jobs must be made available for residents and/or citizens of Portugal.

As regards a real estate investment, the purchase price of the property must be at least EUR 500,000 if the real estate purchased was constructed in the past 30 years. For the properties older than 30 years, the purchase price and renewal costs in total must be minimum EURO 350,000.

In order to obtain permanent resident status in Portugal, investors must keep their investment for at least 5 years. When the permanent resident status is granted in the 5th year of purchase, the investment may be liquidated, sold or transferred.

Although processing times vary depending on the region where the application is submitted, Golden Visas, in most cases, are issued within 3-10 months.

The Portuguese Golden Visa Program allows applicants to enjoy visa-free travel in the Schengen Area for a touristic purpose only. Once the Portuguese citizenship is obtained, applicants may settle permanently in any member states of the European Union.

Applicants who maintain their investments for 5 years may apply for Portuguese citizenship at the end of 5th year.

Investors may lease out their properties or prefer to purchase from one of the rental guaranteed projects. Please contact us for our selected projects eligible for both EUR 500,000 and EUR 350,000 option.

Minimum stay in Portugal is 7 days during the first year and 14 days during each subsequent period of two years.

Mortgage options are not available under the Golden Visa Program.

Only income generated in Portugal is subject to taxation. Applicants are not subjected to pay tax in Portugal over their worldwide income.