Portugal is a breath-taking country on the Western Coast of Europe. It’s mild climate and beautiful beaches make it a popular holiday destination all year round. It is a short plane ride to North America and only a few hours from any of the other European capitals, Portugal is the perfect hub for the international businessman.
Portugal offers multiple paths to residency. Applicants can choose from the Golden Residence Permit or D7 Stable Income Visa.
Golden Visa Permit Programme
The Golden Residence Permit Programme was launched by the Portuguese Government as a faster path for investors to obtain a valid Portuguese residency permit for themselves and their families. The programme seeks to attract foreign individuals who will be entitled to obtain permanent residency upon making one of the following investment options.
REAL ESTATE - LISBON AND URBAN AREAS
Minimum Investment – €350,000
Applicants may purchase new non-residential real estate properties in Lisbon & urban areas with a minimum value of €500,000 or purchase a non-residential property with a minimum value of €350,000 with the purpose of refurbishing (including refurbishing cost).
REAL ESTATE - LOW DENSITY AREAS
Minimum Investment – €280,000
Applicants may purchase new real estate properties in low density areas with a minimum value of €400,000 or purchase a property with a minimum value of €280,000 with the purpose of refurbishing it (including refurbishing cost).
Minimum Investment – €500,000
Transfer capital of at least €500,000 in one of the following:
- Venture capital funds which provide capital for companies based in Portugal.
- Incorporated or increase share capital of a company with a registered office in Portugal, along with creation of five jobs.
D7 Residency Visa Permit
For this option, you must have enough money to sustain yourself and your family. The actual amount required depends on the family members included.
D7 - STABLE INCOME VISA
Designed for applicants who intend to relocate to Portugal and can prove a stable income from one of the following sources: pension, income from movable, immovable or intellectual property, income from financial investments, or religious activity. Although the programme is popular amongst retirees, it is open to anyone assuming they can meet the minimum income requirements.
|TOTAL AREA:||92,212 km2|
|TIME DIFFERENCE:||UTC+0 (Summer – UTC +1)|
|LANGUAGE:||Portuguese (official), Mirandese (official, but locally used)|
|GOVERNMENT TYPE:||Unitary Semi-Presidential Constituitonal Republic|
|GDP (PPP)(PER CAPITA):||$30,192 USD|