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The Portuguese Golden Visa: What it is and how to get it

This is an extremely attractive residency programme for investors, as it does not require applicants to have a permanent residence in Portugal and it also allows family reunification.

The Portuguese Golden Visa: Wh


Launched by the Portuguese authorities, the Golden Visa programme was specially designed as a fast track for investors to obtain a fully valid residency permit in Portugal, therefore allowing investors to move without restraint throughout all 26 countries with the Schengen States. The Portuguese Golden Visa programme is flexible, easy-to-understand and incredibly straight-forward; its main aim is to attract foreign investment.

Investments that qualify for this scheme

There are three investments that qualify for this scheme.

  • Property – the purchase of property costing a minimum of €500,000. All types of property qualify, including land, properties under construction, finished buildings
  • Capital – the transfer of funds above 1 million Euro
  • Employment – to create no fewer than ten jobs in Portugal

How long is the Golden Visa valid for?

After initial issue, the Portuguese Golden Visa is valid for one year and is then renewed periodically every two years. After five years you can obtain permanent residency, and request Portuguese nationality after six years.

What are the benefits of the visa?

There are numerous benefits to this programme.

  • The freedom to travel to all of the countries within the European Schengen Area
  • The right to reside and seek employment in Portugal
  • This programme is extendable to your family members, including children, your spouse and other dependent members of your family
  • You will receive access to all public services in Portugal, including the education system and health care
  • A very limited number of documents is needed to process applications; therefore they are dealt with quickly

What are the requirements for investment?

If you are looking to apply for the Golden Visa Programme in Portugal with Peer & Co, you will need the following:

  • A current/valid Schengen Visa
  • Your funds for investment should come from abroad
  • It is required that you reside in the country for at least seven days per annum
  • You must have maintained your investments for a period of no less than five years
  • It is imperative that your criminal record is clean

At Peer & Co, the team of immigration agents can provide you with legal advice and information should you need it.