The Golden Visa is no longer obtainable through property investment, yet despite this conclusion reached in October 2023, the Golden Visa remains fully operational and robust.
2024 presents a favourable opportunity for prospective investors aiming to acquire an EU passport without mandatory residency for a minimum duration of six months.
The Portuguese government has recently announced a significant amendment regarding the application period for the Golden Visa programme, now spanning between 6 to 18 months.
This period will count towards the mandatory five-year qualifying duration for citizenship, expediting the acquisition process for both citizenship and associated EU rights.
Portuguese venture capital and private equity funds are the primary sources of new applications for the Golden Visa program, offering diverse investment avenues.
This investment pathway requires no active management involvement from the investor and does not necessitate any governmental donation, distinguishing it as the only option with such features.