Golden Visa Portugal
Through Property Investment

Golden visa in Portugal is europe’s most successful residency-by-investment program. The official name for the program is “autorização de residência para actividade de investimento” or “ARI" for short.

Portugal’s Golden Visa program is one of the most popular residence by investment programs in Europe and in the world.  The program started in October 2012 and since then almost ten thousand families have received their Golden Visas.

Why Choose the Golden Visa Programme?

  • You have permanent free entry and movement through 26 European countries
  • After five years, you can apply for Portuguese citizenship
  • Your dependent children and dependent parents will also qualify for the same benefits as you
  • You only need to spend seven days in the first year and 14 days in the subsequent years in Portugal (consecutively or non-consecutively)
  • The program is not blacklisted by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), unlike many other Golden Visa programs
  • You have the option to become a non-habitual resident of Portugal and pay little or no tax for 10 years
  • You can choose from a range of relatively affordable investment options
  • You have the security of a second residence in a safe and stable country
  • You have freedom of opportunities for you and your family
Since the introduction of the program in 2012, it has brought over €5 billion in direct investment into Portugal and over 7,500 investors have benefited from the program along with more than 10,000 family members.

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Portugal Golden Visa changes for 2022

The Portuguese government has just implemented new regulations concerning the Portugal Golden Visa. The changes concern real estate and capital transfers investment requirements, and will take effect on January 1, 2022

Real estate changes

Investors won’t be able to invest in property in high-density areas such as Lisbon, Porto, and the Algarve, as well as coastal towns like Setubal and the Silver Coast.

Only real estate investments in housing properties worth €280K and up (acquisition) than or equal to €350K (rehabilitation) that are located in the Autonomous Regions of the Azores and Madeira or in the interior territories will be eligible to acquire the Portugal Golden Visa.

Capital transfers changes

Capital transfer amount requirement will increase from €1 million to €1,5 million.

Investment Fund minimum subscription requirement will increase from €350,000 to €500,000

Investment in Research will increase from €350,000 to €500,000

Investment into an existing Portugal-registered business will increase from €350,000 to €500,000

Note, that applicants have until the end of 2021 to take advantage of the current Portugal Golden Visa scheme.

Get in touch with one of our advisors and we will provide you with the best investment strategy to acquire your Golden Visa.