Since the Portuguese Golden Visa Program has been introduced in 2012, Property Lisbon has already assisted investors from over sixty countries throughout the process of investment in Portuguese property and the legal process of obtaining the Golden Visa through investment.
Our experience in these processes has enabled us to compile the list of some of the most major aspects of this program that have consistently come as top reasons to make such an investment.
Some of these reasons may be more obvious than others, but we are confident that once the investors understand all the benefits of the Golden Visa program and of obtaining citizenship through investment, they will certainly reassess their priorities.
In this article we will discuss investment returns and insurance as two of the major reasons to invest in Portuguese Golden Visa program.
While this reason may not usually be the major driving force behind the investor’s decision, it is still a rather important reason to consider.
Most of the Golden Visa programs are based on property investment as a route to obtaining legal residency and citizenship in that country. Short, medium, and long term property investments usually lead to significant capital gains. It should come as no surprise that prime locations for this that are most popular among the investors are those locations that offer hassle free ownership. In this category, central Lisbon is very high on the list, right alongside hotel resorts in the Caribbean for example.
PropertyLisbon has years of experience and a wide selection of properties in all areas of Lisbon, and we will happily assist our clients in the process of investing into Portuguese property and help them understand the potential returns on their investment.
Inscurance Against Unknowns
Portuguese Golden Visa provides the investors with a secondary legal residency, in case they ever need one. The investors and their families have the opportunity to, if necessary, simply take a flight to Portugal and never have to return.
Residency visa can be renewed, provided that the investment is maintained for a period of time that is legally required, and eventually it can be upgraded to permanent residency, and then into a full citizienship.
Most Golden Visa applications come from clients from countries such as Pakistan, South Africa, Iraq, Kenya, etc. This clearly shows a trend where most of the Golden Visa applications come from clients from countries that are currently undergoing major internal issues and where there is a lot of uncertainty for the future of an individual.
This clearly shows why secondary citizenship as insurance for the future is one of the key reasons for our clients to invest in our Golden Visa program.