The Golden Visa Program in Portugal


Launched in 2012, the Portugal Golden Visa Program is an attractive and popular scheme for investors in Europe due to its flexibility and benefits. An investment of E500 000 (or E350 000 on the reduced option where the property requires renovation) in real estate in Portugal qualifies a family including dependent children for a residency permit. The benefit is that the applicant needs to spend only a minimum of two weeks in the country every two years and the golden visa can be renewed every two years.

The Portuguese residency card on the Golden Visa Program allows visa free travel throughout the EU Schengen zone.  One of the most attractive features of this scheme is that the holder may apply for permanent residency and citizenship after 5 years without the need to reside in Portugal.  They will however have to demonstrate ties to the country and pass a basic Portuguese language test.  Citizenship of Portugal gives the right to work, live and study anywhere in the European Union.

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