Portugal golden visa

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Portugal Overview

Portugal’s Golden residence permit is better known as the Portugal Golden Visa. It is a five-year investment-based residence route for non-Eu nationals. Aimed to attract international business and direct investors, the Golden Visa allows applicants and dependents to work, live, study, and travel in Portugal and Europe. Visa holders may apply for citizenship after five years.

Portugal Golden residence permit
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It was introduced in 2012 by the Portuguese Ministry of Internal Affairs through the Portuguese Immigration and Border Service. It has been exceptionally successful and popular with applicants from all over the world.

Golden Residence Permit allows travel to over 171 countries visa-free

Investment Type & Costs

  • Purchase a property worth at least €500,000 or more, €400,000 for low-density area properties
    Invest €350,000 in real estate more than 30 years old or located in a Portuguese urban regeneration area. €280,000 for the same investment in a low-density area
  • Invest at least €350,000 in a qualifying investment fund
  • Capital transfer of at least €1,000,000 into a bank account
  • Create at least ten jobs
  • Invest at least €350,000 on the incorporation of a company or reinforce the share capital of an existing company through which you create or maintain at least five full-time jobs
  • Invest at least €350,000 in research activities focused on science or technology
  • Invest at least €250,000 to support arts or reconstructions of national heritage

Family Dependents

  • Spouse
  • Children under the age of 18
  • Dependent adult children who are full-time students (under 26 years of age)
  • Dependent parents
  • Siblings under 18 years of age

Passport Validity

  • The Golden Visa is initially valid for one year, renewable after that for two-year periods. (maintain investment for five years)
  • You can apply for permanent residence or a Portuguese passport after five years of temporary residence.

Country Information

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Portugal Is one of the oldest countries in Europe, located in the southwest of the Iberian Peninsula.
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Portugal is a relatively small country of approximately 11 million people. It is safe and stable with a low crime rate, an ideal country for raising families, conducting business, studying, or travelling.
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Portugal offers many investment opportunities in the private and public sectors with its secure and fast-growing market with access to the entire Schengen zon
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Portuguese Mediterranean climate is characterized by its mild winters and pleasant summers.
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Portuguese is the primary official language, but English is widely spoken.
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The World’s and Europe’s leading destination by World Gold Awards.
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Preferred and most welcoming nation for expats.

CAPITAL

Lisbon

CURRENCY

EUR

EXCHANGE RATE

1 USD = 0.89 EUR

POPULATION

10,355,493

GOVERNMENT TYPE

Federal Parliamentary Democracy

LANGUAGE

Portuguese

Portugal Golden Visa BENEFITS

Process

  • Portuguese Residence in 4-6 months
  • Portugal allows dual citizenship. No need to renounce your current citizenship.
  • No long-term residency requirement (First year, seven days and 14 days for two-year periods after that)
  • No Interview, language skills, education or management experience is required.
  • Include spouse and dependent children and parents in one application

Global Mobility

  • Portugal Golden visa allows you to travel visa-free within the entire Schengen Area.
  • Apply for Citizenship after 5 years.
  • Travel visa-free or visa on arrival to over 170 countries worldwide.

Wealth Protection

  • If you reside less than 6 months out of the year in Portugal, you are considered a non-tax resident; as a result, you will only pay taxes on income gained in Portugal.
  • Double tax treaties with 80 countries (ensuring that you only pay taxes in Portugal or the other countries but not in both).
  • No inheritance tax in Portugal.
  • Benefit from a favourable tax regime for the first 10 years.

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