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Portugal Golden Residence Permit Programme

About Portugal

Portugal is an EU Member country, and the perfect destination to live, work and study in Europe, with its mild climate, and 850 kms of splendid beaches on the Atlantic Ocean. Situated in the south-west of Europe, just a few hours from any of the other European capitals, Portugal attracts visitors from all over the world for its cultural heritage, leisure activities, delicious cuisine, fine wines and hospitable people.

The Portugal Golden Residence Permit (Portugal Residence by Investment Program) is designed to encourage investment from non-EU/EFTA nationals, who are High Net Worth Individuals. In 2020, the Portuguese Golden Residence Visa Programme offers a fast-track to obtaining a residency permit in Portugal for non-EU investors who invest a minimum amount as defined by law, in Portugal Property (Real Estate) or Business.

Since the Portugal Residence by Investment Golden visa program started in 2012, more than 4,200 Portuguese golden visas have been approved, representing more than 2.5 billion Euros investment in Portugal. The Portugal Golden Residence Permit financial investment requirements have been established to boost economies in less developed areas, as well as established and urban areas of Portugal.

Why Invest in Portugal Business or Property?

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Portugal Golden Residence Permit - Investment Requirements

Portugal Residence Card

To be eligible for the Portugal Golden Visa (Portuguese Residency by Investment Programme), the applicant must meet at least one of the categories listed below:

Benefits of the Portugal Golden Visa

Portugal Residence Golden Residence Permit

Outlined below are the benefits of obtaining the Portugal Residence Permit (Portugal Golden Visa):

Supporting Documents for a Portugal Golden Visa

Lisbon Sea, Portugal - Golden Residence Permit

Outlined below are the supporting documents that must be provided to the Portuguese Immigration and Borders Service (SEF) for the Golden residence Permit:

1. Passports - of all applicants

2. Portugal Visitor or Business Visa - evidence of legal entry into Portugal, such as a Schengen visa

3. Health Insurance

4. Criminal Record Certificate - All applicants over 16 years of age. Issued from your Country of Residence, within the last 3 months, before applying

5. Evidence of Dependent Children - evidence may include a University letter and confirmation of payment of tuition fees

6. Receipt of payment of the Portuguese golden visa fees

7. Evidence of having made the Investment in Portugal - Bank statement for financial investment, employment contracts for job creation or deeds of purchase for real estate investment

Portugal Property and Citizenship

For information about the Portugal Property (Real Estate) and Portuguese Citizenship eligibility criteria, and how our Immigration Consultants and Portugal Lawyers can assist you, click on the following VisaConnect website pages:


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