Get Your Answers For Portugal Golden Visa

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The Golden Visa Programme launched by the Portuguese Authorities is a fast track for foreign investors from non-EU countries to obtain a fully valid residency permit in Portugal (“Golden Visa”).

Under the Golden Visa programme, non-EU citizens simply need to carry out one of the investments set out in the law to qualify to obtain a residency permit in Portugal. This residency permit will allow the investor and his family members to enter and/or live in Portugal and to travel freely within the vast majority of European countries (Schengen space).

Aimed at attracting foreign investment to Portugal, the Golden Visa is a very straightforward and flexible programme, with simple and clear legal requirements.  With extremely reduced minimum stay requirements, the Golden Visa is clearly one of the most attractive residency programs for investors in the world.

What are the specific characteristics for each type of qualifying investment?

Each type of qualifying investment has specific characteristics, as follows:

(a)  Property Acquisitions

1. Acquisition of property above € 500.000;

  • Minimum investment of € 500,000
  •  Purchase of one or multiple properties
  • All property types qualify
  • Possibility of co-ownership;
  • Freedom to use, rent or lease- Investment amount may be reduced by 20% (€ 400,000) in case such investment is made in low density population areas

 

2.Acquisition of property above € 350,000

  • For properties more than 30 years or located in areas of urban regeneration. This value includes not only the property but also the investment in the refurbishment works
  • Possibility of co-ownership
  • Freedom to use, rent for commercial or agricultural purposes
  • Investment amount may be reduced by 20% (€ 280,000) in case such investment is made in low density population areas

(b)  Transfer of Funds

1. Transfer Funds above € 1,000,000

  • Minimum investment of € 1 million
  • Funds transferred from abroad to a bank in Portugal
  • Total freedom to invest the funds
  • Possibility of using the funds to invest in shares of companies

 

2. Transfer of Funds of at least € 350,000 applied to research activities carried out by entities which are part of the national scientific and technological system

  • Minimum investment above € 350.000
  • Funds transferred from abroad to a bank in Portugal
  • To be used in research activities conducted by public or private scientific research institutions involved in the national scientific or technologic system

 

3. Transfer of Funds of at least € 250,000 applied to investment or support to artistic production or recovery or maintenance of the national cultural heritage

  • Minimum investment above € 250,000
  • Funds transferred from abroad to a bank in Portugal
  • Investing in artistic output or supporting the arts, for reconstruction or refurbishment of the national heritage

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