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Portugal Residency

Portugal Residency

The Golden Residence Permit or Golden Residence Visa launched in 2012. It has been the most popular residency scheme to date. The aim is to generate foreign investment through capital and real estate investments. Portugal offers a gateway into Europe and is popular with tourists. The Golden Residence program requires foreign investors to either make an investment into real estate or one of the other investment options in order to qualify for Portuguese permanent residence. Citizenship is possible after 6 years.

Why Portugal?

Possibly the most important reason you would want to invest is that Portugal has a proven and secure property market with an average property growth of 15% per annum over the last 15 years paired with the government's non-habitual tax scheme offering the best tax option.

  • Purchase of real estate with a minimum value of EUR 500 000
  • Evidence of ownership of a property purchased for a minimum of EUR 500 000 needs to be provided.
  • Permanent residence without having to relocate to Portugal –after five years and learn basic Portuguese
  • Freedom of visa free travel to Schengen zone countries immediately
  • Dual citizenship allowed
  • Family regrouping (minor dependents, parents etc.) meaning family included in application
  • Minimum residency requirements in order to qualify for permit renewal
  • International personal and business mobility