Residency By Investment
Portugal’s Golden Visa program was established in 2007 and has become one of the more popular permanent residency programs in Europe.
Portugal is rich in culture, languages, and offers safe and quality living. The investor visa allows residents to live, work or study anywhere in the EU, making it a very attractive destination for families. Portugal’s growing and fast-moving economy is yet another reason it has become a more attractive country for investors. Through a real estate purchase in the scenic areas of Lisbon, Porto, Cascais, Algarve and other regions in the country, investors and their families can obtain Permanent Residency. Other investment options are also available. Portugal's Golden Visa program allows path from permanent residence to citizenship.
The applicant purchases a government-approved real estate property in Portugal with
a minimum investment of €500,000 and maintains it for 5 years.
The applicant may opt for purchasing a property for the value of €350,000
where the property is either at least 30 years old or located in an urban renewal area.
Applicants can benefit from annual rental return.
Other fees apply:
Stamp Duties (0.8%) as well as Property Transfer taxes (6%)
Application fees: €517
Family Process: €80
Public Deed: €300
Registry Fees: €225
Permanent Residence Fees:
Visa Renewal for years 1 to 3: €2,587/applicant
Visa renewal for years 3 to 5: €2,587/applicant
Government Application fees for permanent residency after 5 years: €350/applicant
Citizenship application: €350/applicant