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8 Bed Villa for sale in Alentejo, Portugal

For Sale

Beatiful property with 6 hectares located in the heart of Alentejo, between two villages (Vila de Frades and Vidigueira). One hour and half away from Lisbon, 30 min from the city of Évora and 15 min from Beja. At the center of the property there are two twinned houses, composed by a ground floor and […]

420 m2
8
4
1 Bed Apartment for sale in Lisbon, Portugal

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For Sale

In the center of Lisbon, located between the zone of São Bento and Chiado, we have this magnificient 1 bedroom apartment. Fully furnished, with modern and functional decoration. It has one parking space; two elevators. The apartment is inserted in a historic building, an old Palace – Palácio Flor da Murta. The building has been […]

66 m2
1
1
4 Bed Apartment for sale in Lisbon, Portugal

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For Sale

This beautiful apartment is located in central Lisbon, more precisely at the heart of Lisbon’s design district. The neighborhood is considered to be the design district of the capital. In the Santos o-Velho area you can find several design shops and also art galleries. This neighborhood is very contemporary and it has modern and sophisticated […]

252 m2
4
5 Bed Villa for sale in Lisbon, Portugal

Featured

For Sale

This amazing villa is located in one of the most valuable areas in Lisbon -The Alvalade neighborhood. Mostly is a residential area and it includes some excellent commercial areas and shopping, green areas and charming restaurants. Soon, this villa is fully refurbished, it features three floors and it has a lovely garden. On the third […]

248 m2
5
4.5
2 Bed Apartment for sale in Lisbon, Portugal

Featured

For Sale

In the Amoreiras area is a lovely neighborhood of Campolide. It’s calm and quiet and the residential area is offering plenty of services and charming shops… This amazing apartment has a breathtaking view over Lisbon and the river. It is composed of a huge living room, an open plan kitchen, two beautiful bedrooms, one of […]

146 m2
2
2
2 Bed Apartment for sale in Lisbon, Portugal

Featured

For Sale

This apartment is located at the typical Portuguese residential building, right off Av. Liberdade. The apartment has 78m2, it’s composed of two bright and big bedrooms, one functional bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen, and a big and spacious living room. The floor is wood, and the ceilings are high Summary RatingAggregate Ratingno rating based on […]

78 m2
2
1
2 Bed Apartment for sale in Lisbon, Portugal

Featured

For Sale

This incredible apartment is located in a new, refurbished area, the Anjos area. This commercial and residential area is a few minutes away from Baixa and will soon include a strong cultural investment in the former abandoned Desterro Hospital. It has attracted many investors, also young families and artists. The apartment is just a few […]

2
1
Principe real apartments designed and managed for investors – €298,000-€1,078,000

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For Sale

Principe real apartments designed and managed for investors Príncipe Real apartment development is being fully renovated into 22 upmarket residential apartments. The apartments are mixed between 40sqm and 125 sqm, with studio apartments, one-bedroom apartments and two-bedroom premium apartments some of which with balconies and terraces. All apartments include air-conditioning, double glass windows, fully equipped […]

1
1
Lisbon apartment with 2 Bedrooms on sale

For Sale

The Anjos area is a central neighborhood of Lisbon that has been going through a deep renovation and has attracted many investors, young families and artists. This commercial and residential area is a few minutes away from Baixa and will soon include a strong cultural investment in the former abandoned Desterro Hospital. This apartment is […]

2
1
Lisbon, Portugal apartment with 2 Bedrooms on sale

For Sale

Premium Location on a 5th floor, this apartment has two bedrooms and a very spacious living room with an opened kitchen. All appliances are Bosch branded and the kitchen has marble flooring. High-end finishings with high ceilings, the modern apartment is within a typical Portuguese style. The building facade is from the XVIII century and […]

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Apartment and Buildings for sale in Lisbon Portugal Golden Visa Portugal

Investment in Golden Visa Compliant Properties

Portugal Citizenship for the Investors

Portugal has established the Golden Visa program with an objective to encourage the investors from outside the EU. Golden Visa provides the investors from outside the EU, who invest the minimum amount required by law, with a fast and efficient path to obtaining Portuguese, and with it, EU citizenship. The Portiguese “Nationality by naturalization” legislation has undergone some significant changes in the recent yeats, in an attempt to make the program more simple, easier, and more attractive fot those investors who seek to obtain Portuguese citizenship. One of the major changes was the announcement by the SEF, the Portuguese immigration department, that the time of legal residence required for obtaining citizenship will be reduced from six years to five.

The requirements for meeting the legal definition of residence in Portugal, are:
– The applicant must spent a minimum of 7 days in the country per year
– The applicant must be registered with the Poruguese Tax authoritees
– The applicant must be able to demonstrated sufficient knowledge of Portuguese language and culture
– The applicant mus have and provide evicence for a clean criminal record.
If the applicant meets all these requirements, once the five years of residency have passed, they are eligible for applying for a Portuguese passport. The Golden Visa program is one of the most favourable EU residency programs, as the others usually require a significantly longer period of residence.
The changes made to the program since 2017 have positively resulted is significant improvements in the processing times for the Golden Visa applications. The processing times for the first time applicants now take approximately 90 days, while taking only 60 days for renewals, according to the most recent reports.

According to GoldenVisa.com, those who hold a Portuguese Golden Visa are entitled to:
– Live and work in Portugal, provided they reside in Portugal for a minimum of seven days in the first year and 14 days each subsequent year.
– Visa-free entry to Schengen area countries
– Family reunion, meaning that certain family members can also obtain Portuguese residency
– Access to Portuguese healthcare and education
– Freely invest in Portuguese property.
These are some of the major factors that contribute to the popularity of the program, consequently making Property Lisbon a favourite among the investors.

350.000 Golden Visa Properties

Lisbon Golden Visa Apartments

8 Bed Villa for sale in Alentejo, Portugal

For Sale

Beatiful property with 6 hectares located in the heart of Alentejo, between two villages (Vila de Frades and Vidigueira). One hour and half away from Lisbon, 30 min from the city of Évora and 15 min from Beja. At the center of the property there are two twinned houses, composed by a ground floor and […]

420 m2
8
4
1 Bed Apartment for sale in Lisbon, Portugal

Featured

For Sale

In the center of Lisbon, located between the zone of São Bento and Chiado, we have this magnificient 1 bedroom apartment. Fully furnished, with modern and functional decoration. It has one parking space; two elevators. The apartment is inserted in a historic building, an old Palace – Palácio Flor da Murta. The building has been […]

66 m2
1
1
4 Bed Apartment for sale in Lisbon, Portugal

Featured

For Sale

This beautiful apartment is located in central Lisbon, more precisely at the heart of Lisbon’s design district. The neighborhood is considered to be the design district of the capital. In the Santos o-Velho area you can find several design shops and also art galleries. This neighborhood is very contemporary and it has modern and sophisticated […]

252 m2
4
5 Bed Villa for sale in Lisbon, Portugal

Featured

For Sale

This amazing villa is located in one of the most valuable areas in Lisbon -The Alvalade neighborhood. Mostly is a residential area and it includes some excellent commercial areas and shopping, green areas and charming restaurants. Soon, this villa is fully refurbished, it features three floors and it has a lovely garden. On the third […]

248 m2
5
4.5
2 Bed Apartment for sale in Lisbon, Portugal

Featured

For Sale

In the Amoreiras area is a lovely neighborhood of Campolide. It’s calm and quiet and the residential area is offering plenty of services and charming shops… This amazing apartment has a breathtaking view over Lisbon and the river. It is composed of a huge living room, an open plan kitchen, two beautiful bedrooms, one of […]

146 m2
2
2
2 Bed Apartment for sale in Lisbon, Portugal

Featured

For Sale

This apartment is located at the typical Portuguese residential building, right off Av. Liberdade. The apartment has 78m2, it’s composed of two bright and big bedrooms, one functional bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen, and a big and spacious living room. The floor is wood, and the ceilings are high Summary RatingAggregate Ratingno rating based on […]

78 m2
2
1
2 Bed Apartment for sale in Lisbon, Portugal

Featured

For Sale

This incredible apartment is located in a new, refurbished area, the Anjos area. This commercial and residential area is a few minutes away from Baixa and will soon include a strong cultural investment in the former abandoned Desterro Hospital. It has attracted many investors, also young families and artists. The apartment is just a few […]

2
1
Principe real apartments designed and managed for investors – €298,000-€1,078,000

Featured

For Sale

Principe real apartments designed and managed for investors Príncipe Real apartment development is being fully renovated into 22 upmarket residential apartments. The apartments are mixed between 40sqm and 125 sqm, with studio apartments, one-bedroom apartments and two-bedroom premium apartments some of which with balconies and terraces. All apartments include air-conditioning, double glass windows, fully equipped […]

1
1
Lisbon apartment with 2 Bedrooms on sale

For Sale

The Anjos area is a central neighborhood of Lisbon that has been going through a deep renovation and has attracted many investors, young families and artists. This commercial and residential area is a few minutes away from Baixa and will soon include a strong cultural investment in the former abandoned Desterro Hospital. This apartment is […]

2
1
Lisbon, Portugal apartment with 2 Bedrooms on sale

For Sale

Premium Location on a 5th floor, this apartment has two bedrooms and a very spacious living room with an opened kitchen. All appliances are Bosch branded and the kitchen has marble flooring. High-end finishings with high ceilings, the modern apartment is within a typical Portuguese style. The building facade is from the XVIII century and […]

106 m2
2
2
Apartment with 3 Bedrooms for sale in Lisbon

For Sale

The area around Marquês de Pombal is not only residential but also considered a business and financial center. Most of the buildings in this area are modern and elegant or refurbished historical ones. It has a very cosmopolitan vibe. Only a few minutes away from the Marquês de Pombal you can find this lovely apartment, recently refurbished. […]

100 m2
3
3.5
Apartment with 3 Bedrooms for sale in Oeiras, Portugal

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For Sale

A larger than average penthouse with rare outside space where you can enjoy the ocean views. The area of Oeiras is located between Lisbon and Cascais along the ocean coast. It offers a wonderful lifestyle many local businesses, residential, shopping, restaurants and charming landscapes with beaches and a touristic marina. This particular penthouse has stunning […]

218 m2
3
2.5
Apartment with 2 Bedrooms for sale in Lisbon

For Sale

Newly refurbished two bedroom apartment with amazing views over the city and one of the most emblematic Elevators of the city, the Castelo Elevator. This apartment has two bedrooms, one of them with a private bathroom, a private closet and overlooks the Castelo Elevator and the river views on the right-hand side. The other bedroom […]

930,000 m2
2
2
Apartment with 2 Bedrooms on sale in Lisbon, Portugal

For Sale

Just nearby the Castle, the district of Graça is known for its astonishing views and vibrant life. Two of the most popular viewpoints in Lisbon are in this neighborhood. This neighborhood houses native residents and investors looking for a historical and characteristic feeling. This particular apartment features two bedrooms, one of which ensuite, 3 bathrooms, […]

65 m2
2
2.5
3 Bed Apartment for sale in Lisbon

For Sale

A fantastic and unique opportunity to purchase this large fully furnished 3 bedroom 3 bathroom apartment , This apartment is fully refurbished to very high standard with new electrics throughout, fully furnished and key ready it needs viewing to fully appreciate what has been achieved from the inside and outside space . There’s a large […]

130 m2
3
3
Apartment with 4 beds for sale in Lisbon, Portugal

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For Sale

Find this fully refurbished 200sqm apartment, with an amazing river view, on a residential area. Comprising a 58 sqm living room with a terrace, 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen. Good quality fixtures and fittings. Restelo is a quiet residential neighbourhood, known for its villas and large avenues going down the hill to Belém, […]

200 m2
4
3
Apartment with 4 bed on sale in Lisbon, Portugal

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For Sale

In the heart of Lisbon, east of Rossio Square you can find Figueira Square, a vibrant place of Lisbon. Located in the most cosmopolitan area of Baixa Pombalina, this magnificent top quality Bed&Breakfast residential is composed of 4 independent rooms ensuite, a common living room and a kitchen. This apartment was refurbished, 4 years ago, […]

4
Apartment with three beds for sale in Lisbon, Portugal

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For Sale

Three bedroom Duplex apartment located on the hillside of Castelo de São Jorge, with stunning views over Lisbon and the Tage. This charming building with a panoramic view over Lisbon and the river is at walking distance to the downtown Lisbon, Baixa. The apartment consists of two floors with independent access. The first floor is […]

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Portugal Golden Visa

Golden Visa – No More Uncertainty

There was a lot of speculation about whether participants in the Portuguese Golden Visa program would be eligible for full citizenship after they have held a Golden Visa for the specified time frame. As the first group of Golden Visa holders in Portugal have begun to finish their terms, reports confirm that the investors are obtaining not only permanent residence permits, but full citizenship as well, after having resided in the country for as few as 35 days.

Room for Interpretation

The applicants are required to be legally resident in Portugal for at least five years, before they are able to apply for and acquire a permanent residence permit. Until recently, at least one year of permanent residence was required to apply for citizenship. Under these regulations, investors would have to wait for six years before they could apply for citizenship.

According to the amendment, passed in July, all legal residents in the country with at least five years as such, are eligible for naturalization.
Up until the middle of 2018, there was ambiguity about Portuguese Government’s definition of a legal resident. Specifically, the main question was whether or not the individual had to be physically present in Portugal or whether holding a valid residence permit for five consecutive years was sufficient.

The Best Possible Outcome

Now, fortunately, there are concrete examples of Golden Visa participants receiving residence permits and qualifying for citizenship, after having spent the minimum 35 days in the country rather than the majority of the required five years.
João Cunha Vaz, a Senior Partner at EDGE confirmed this favourable development when speaking to Investment Migration Insider.
“The reality is that at this stage we already have several clients who have transitioned their temporary residencies into permanent residencies, having complied with the minimum stay requirements applicable to the Golden Visa,” He explained.
“This is absolutely real and, with the recent change in the law enabling an applicant to request citizenship after five years of residency, we are now starting to have the first Golden Visa residents applying for citizenship,” he added, confirming that those now applying for citizenship are doing so on the basis of only having spent 35 days in Portugal.

The applicants will also have the option to forego physical residence requirements altogether, once the initial five years of holding a Golden Visa have elapsed.
“There is also a new category of permanent residency recently created that allows for an applicant to obtain permanent residency without then having to abide by any minimum stay requirements in Portugal. This is given to the applicant for five years (renewable every five years) and does not impose any minimum stay requirements,” noted Cunha Vaz.
This is the best outcome that the investment migration industry could have hoped for. With uncertainty surrounding potential different interpretations of the law settled, investors can now be certain, and hopefully encouraged to give this program a second look.

Portugal Golden Visa Property Investment

Property Lisbon Golden Visa Apartments

8 Bed Villa for sale in Alentejo, Portugal

For Sale

Beatiful property with 6 hectares located in the heart of Alentejo, between two villages (Vila de Frades and Vidigueira). One hour and half away from Lisbon, 30 min from the city of Évora and 15 min from Beja. At the center of the property there are two twinned houses, composed by a ground floor and […]

420 m2
8
4
1 Bed Apartment for sale in Lisbon, Portugal

Featured

For Sale

In the center of Lisbon, located between the zone of São Bento and Chiado, we have this magnificient 1 bedroom apartment. Fully furnished, with modern and functional decoration. It has one parking space; two elevators. The apartment is inserted in a historic building, an old Palace – Palácio Flor da Murta. The building has been […]

66 m2
1
1
4 Bed Apartment for sale in Lisbon, Portugal

Featured

For Sale

This beautiful apartment is located in central Lisbon, more precisely at the heart of Lisbon’s design district. The neighborhood is considered to be the design district of the capital. In the Santos o-Velho area you can find several design shops and also art galleries. This neighborhood is very contemporary and it has modern and sophisticated […]

252 m2
4
5 Bed Villa for sale in Lisbon, Portugal

Featured

For Sale

This amazing villa is located in one of the most valuable areas in Lisbon -The Alvalade neighborhood. Mostly is a residential area and it includes some excellent commercial areas and shopping, green areas and charming restaurants. Soon, this villa is fully refurbished, it features three floors and it has a lovely garden. On the third […]

248 m2
5
4.5
2 Bed Apartment for sale in Lisbon, Portugal

Featured

For Sale

In the Amoreiras area is a lovely neighborhood of Campolide. It’s calm and quiet and the residential area is offering plenty of services and charming shops… This amazing apartment has a breathtaking view over Lisbon and the river. It is composed of a huge living room, an open plan kitchen, two beautiful bedrooms, one of […]

146 m2
2
2
2 Bed Apartment for sale in Lisbon, Portugal

Featured

For Sale

This apartment is located at the typical Portuguese residential building, right off Av. Liberdade. The apartment has 78m2, it’s composed of two bright and big bedrooms, one functional bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen, and a big and spacious living room. The floor is wood, and the ceilings are high Summary RatingAggregate Ratingno rating based on […]

78 m2
2
1
2 Bed Apartment for sale in Lisbon, Portugal

Featured

For Sale

This incredible apartment is located in a new, refurbished area, the Anjos area. This commercial and residential area is a few minutes away from Baixa and will soon include a strong cultural investment in the former abandoned Desterro Hospital. It has attracted many investors, also young families and artists. The apartment is just a few […]

2
1
Principe real apartments designed and managed for investors – €298,000-€1,078,000

Featured

For Sale

Principe real apartments designed and managed for investors Príncipe Real apartment development is being fully renovated into 22 upmarket residential apartments. The apartments are mixed between 40sqm and 125 sqm, with studio apartments, one-bedroom apartments and two-bedroom premium apartments some of which with balconies and terraces. All apartments include air-conditioning, double glass windows, fully equipped […]

1
1
Lisbon apartment with 2 Bedrooms on sale

For Sale

The Anjos area is a central neighborhood of Lisbon that has been going through a deep renovation and has attracted many investors, young families and artists. This commercial and residential area is a few minutes away from Baixa and will soon include a strong cultural investment in the former abandoned Desterro Hospital. This apartment is […]

2
1
Lisbon, Portugal apartment with 2 Bedrooms on sale

For Sale

Premium Location on a 5th floor, this apartment has two bedrooms and a very spacious living room with an opened kitchen. All appliances are Bosch branded and the kitchen has marble flooring. High-end finishings with high ceilings, the modern apartment is within a typical Portuguese style. The building facade is from the XVIII century and […]

106 m2
2
2
Apartment with 3 Bedrooms for sale in Lisbon

For Sale

The area around Marquês de Pombal is not only residential but also considered a business and financial center. Most of the buildings in this area are modern and elegant or refurbished historical ones. It has a very cosmopolitan vibe. Only a few minutes away from the Marquês de Pombal you can find this lovely apartment, recently refurbished. […]

100 m2
3
3.5
Apartment with 3 Bedrooms for sale in Oeiras, Portugal

Featured

For Sale

A larger than average penthouse with rare outside space where you can enjoy the ocean views. The area of Oeiras is located between Lisbon and Cascais along the ocean coast. It offers a wonderful lifestyle many local businesses, residential, shopping, restaurants and charming landscapes with beaches and a touristic marina. This particular penthouse has stunning […]

218 m2
3
2.5
Apartment with 2 Bedrooms for sale in Lisbon

For Sale

Newly refurbished two bedroom apartment with amazing views over the city and one of the most emblematic Elevators of the city, the Castelo Elevator. This apartment has two bedrooms, one of them with a private bathroom, a private closet and overlooks the Castelo Elevator and the river views on the right-hand side. The other bedroom […]

930,000 m2
2
2
Apartment with 2 Bedrooms on sale in Lisbon, Portugal

For Sale

Just nearby the Castle, the district of Graça is known for its astonishing views and vibrant life. Two of the most popular viewpoints in Lisbon are in this neighborhood. This neighborhood houses native residents and investors looking for a historical and characteristic feeling. This particular apartment features two bedrooms, one of which ensuite, 3 bathrooms, […]

65 m2
2
2.5
3 Bed Apartment for sale in Lisbon

For Sale

A fantastic and unique opportunity to purchase this large fully furnished 3 bedroom 3 bathroom apartment , This apartment is fully refurbished to very high standard with new electrics throughout, fully furnished and key ready it needs viewing to fully appreciate what has been achieved from the inside and outside space . There’s a large […]

130 m2
3
3
Apartment with 4 beds for sale in Lisbon, Portugal

Featured

For Sale

Find this fully refurbished 200sqm apartment, with an amazing river view, on a residential area. Comprising a 58 sqm living room with a terrace, 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen. Good quality fixtures and fittings. Restelo is a quiet residential neighbourhood, known for its villas and large avenues going down the hill to Belém, […]

200 m2
4
3
Apartment with 4 bed on sale in Lisbon, Portugal

Featured

For Sale

In the heart of Lisbon, east of Rossio Square you can find Figueira Square, a vibrant place of Lisbon. Located in the most cosmopolitan area of Baixa Pombalina, this magnificent top quality Bed&Breakfast residential is composed of 4 independent rooms ensuite, a common living room and a kitchen. This apartment was refurbished, 4 years ago, […]

4
Apartment with three beds for sale in Lisbon, Portugal

Featured

For Sale

Three bedroom Duplex apartment located on the hillside of Castelo de São Jorge, with stunning views over Lisbon and the Tage. This charming building with a panoramic view over Lisbon and the river is at walking distance to the downtown Lisbon, Baixa. The apartment consists of two floors with independent access. The first floor is […]

135 m2
3
3
4 Bed Apartment for sale in Carvoeiro, Portugal

Featured

For Sale

Spacious & unique property in the centre of Carvoeiro, literally just a stone’s throw from the beach. One of Carvoeiro’s original historical buildings (more than a century old) which was originally a 4 bed property, it has been completely renovated. It is completely sound proof inside and comprises a large open plan lounge & dining […]

117 m2
4
2
Apartment with 2 bed for sale in Lisbon, Portugal

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For Sale

Bright 2 bedroom apartment in Alcântara Rio Condominium. Amazing city and river views. 117sqm comprising 2 bedrooms (one on suite), fully equipped kitchen, 2 bathrooms with bathtubs. Air conditioner, central heating. 17sqm parking space. Wonderful city and river views from all rooms. The condominium has charming green areas combining historical features and modern architecture. This […]

117 m2
2
2

Investment requirements

Portugal Golden Visa Investment & Associated Requirements

Alternative investment options that meet the Golden Visa requirements

The transfer of at least €1 million to Portugal, which may have one of the following investment sub-types:
– A bank deposit
– The purchase of Portugal sovereign debt instruments
– The purchase of any securities issued by Portugal-based entities

Real Estate
– Of any type and anywhere in Portugal
– In any number of properties
– Individually or in co-ownership
– Purchased either independently or through a property investment company
It is required that the investment is €500,000 at minimum (€400,000 if located in a “low density area”).

Real Estate and its rehabilitation
– Of any type and anywhere in Portugal
– Individually or in co-ownership
– Purchased independently or through a property investment company,
Provided that:
– Properties are at least 30 years old or are located in areas designated for urban rehabilitation
– Price of property purchase combined with ex-VAT value of rehabilitation add up to a minimum of €350,000 (€280,00 in a “low density area”)

Scientific research
– An investment of at least €350,000 in institutions accredited by national scientific and technological system (€280,000 in a “low density area”)
– Note: there are currently no open projects in this category for private investors

Arts
– An investment of at least €250,000 in support of the artistic production, or recovery or maintenance of the national cultural heritage, conducted by accredited institutions (€200,000 in a “low density area”)
– Note: there are currently no open projects in this category for private investors

Capitalisation of Companies
– An investment of at least €350,000 in Portugal-regulated projects of this category
– At least 60% must be invested in Portugal-registered businesses
– The property must have been purchased at least 5 years prior

New Jobs
– Setting up a new company in Portugal that creates and maintains at least five new permanent jobs, or
– Investing into an already-existing Portuguese company that creates and maintains at least five permanent jobs, for a minimum time period of 3 years

Single-member private limited company
– An investment in business that creates and maintains at least ten permanent jobs in Portugal. (8 in “low density area”).
– No minimum investment is required

Low Density Areas
– Regions with less than 100 inhabitants per square kilometre, or a per capita GDP of less than 75% of national average
– In practice, coastal areas south of the River Lima and north of the River Sado, are the only areas excluded from this category

Investment specifications

Location
– Any location within the national territory of Portugal
– Alternatively: An investment through a Portuguese bank in the case of the financial assets route

Duration
– The investment must be kept for at least 5 years

Changes to the Investment
– New investment must be of the same investment type, or sub-type of the original
– The replaced investment may only be disposed of once the new investment has been made

Changes – Mortgages
– The investment must be kept free of charges, but only in respect of the minimum required amount
– There are no other restrictions in this category

Structure
– Investment can be made privately or through a company
– It can be made individually or jointly
– The property investment company must be based in Portugal

The Property
– It can be of any type (residential, agricultural, commercial, etc.)
– It can be bought wholly or be in-part ownership
– It is not required that the property generates income

Shares and Other Securities
– The issuing entity must be located in Portugal
– It can be new or long-established
– It can be of any type
– It may or may not be listed on the stock exchange

Timing and Cost Consideration

The Financial Assets Route is most suitable for investors to whom time, flexibility and cost-efficiency are essential. Before they even begin travel, they may transfer €1 million to Portugal, and spend less than 1 day in Portugal in order to attend the mandatory border agency biometrics session.

The Real Estate Investment Route is a quick way to purchase a property without viewing it first, which is commonplace.

The Job Creation Route is the least demanding in terms of immediately available capital, but it is the slowest and most complicated option.

Personal Requirements
– You must not be an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen
– You must not have been convicted of a crime punishable by more than 1 year of imprisonment under Portuguese law
– You must not be banned from entering the Schengen Zone

Documentary Requirements

(Documents that should be obtained in your country of origin)
– Valid Passport and, if applicable, a valid Schengen Visa for each applicant
– Criminal record certificate (sometimes called Police clearance letter) for each applicant who is over 16 years old, issued by the country in which the applicant has most recently resided for at least 1 year, certified by the Portuguese consulate or by the apostille of the Hague convention.
– Proof of residence (a copy of the driving licence, a copy of a recent utility bill, or a copy of a recent bank statement) for the main applicant
– Proof of professional occupation of the main applicant (a letter from the employer)
– Documentary evidence of the eligibility of the family member (marriage certificate for the spouse, birth certificates for the children, marital status certificate, proof of enrollment as full-time students if over 18 years old, birth certificates for the applicants having dependent parents, certificates of no income of the latter if under 65), also must be legalized by either a Portuguese consulat or the apostille of the Hague Convention
– Certified translations of foreign-language documents into Portuguese by a Portuguese consulate-accredited translator or by a Portuguese lawyer

Documents to be Obtained in Portugal
– Permission for the Portuguese authorities to access the applicant’s Portuguese criminal record
– A Portuguese tax indentification number(Only available through appointing a local tax representative)
– Proof of no debts to the Portuguese national tax and insurance offices
– Signed statement that the applicant will fullfill the investment requirements
– Evidence that the minimum investment has been made
– Receipt of the payment of the application fee

Procedural Requirements

Online Application
– Since January 2018 it is required that all Golden Visa applications are initially filed online, together with copies of all required documents, including those pertaining to the investment
– The Government application fee may also be paid online at the time of online application

Biometrics-Collection Session in Portugal
– Upon approval of the online documentation, a biometrics-collection session must then be booked (also online) and this session must be attended by all applicants, including babies
– Dependants’ applications may be submitted at a later date
– The original documentation must be submitted at the biometrics-collection session, but their validity is calculated on the basis of the online filing date.

Approval of the Residence Permit Application
– If all documentation is in order, your application will be approved, after which you must pay the residence permit issue fee
– The residence permit must be renewed after 1st and 3rd year
– You may apply for permanent residency or citizenship at the end of the 5th year

Stay Requirements
– There are no maximum stay requirements
– You must spend at least 7 days in Portugal, not necessarily consecutive, during the 1st year of your initial investment
– You must spend 14 days, not necessarily consecutive, during each subsequent 2 year period
– Portuguese border agency may require to see evidence that you complied with these minimum stay requirements when you apply for the visa renewal (passport stamps, flight tickets, proof of lodging)
– As long as you comply with the minimum stay requirements, your right to permanent residency or citizenship after 5 years will not be affected by how much time you actually spent in Portugal

Family Reunion
At any time after your initial Golden Visa application, you may apply for Golden Visa to be issued to your family members. The family members that are eligible for Golden Visa are as following:
– Spouse or partner
– Under-18 year old children
– Over-18 dependent children who are under 26, unmarried and enrolled as full-time students
– Dependent parents of either spouse or partner
– Under-18 year old siblings of either spouse or partner if legally under their supervision

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