What are the benefits of the Portuguese Golden Visa Programme?GoldenVisasAdmin2020-03-27T12:50:16+00:00
The Portugal residency by investment programme is one of the most popular programmes of its kind in the world. Foreign investors choose the programme for the following benefits: 1) To obtain residency in Portugal 2) A range of investment options to choose from 3) Visa free access to 26 other Schengen countries 4) A clear path to eventual EU citizenship 5) High quality of life in a sun-drenched, Mediterranean setting 5) A proven, fast and reliable application process 6) A safe, stable and centrally situated country with excellent infrastructure for education, public transport and healthcare.
Which nationalities can apply for a Golden Visa in 2020?GoldenVisasAdmin2020-03-27T12:57:49+00:00
Apart from citizens of the EU, the European Economic Area and Switzerland, most countries in the world are eligible to apply for a Golden Visa, provided that they can meet the programme requirements. The bulk of applications, to date, have come from China, Turkey, Brazil, Russia and South Africa.
What are the 2020 investment options to obtain a Golden Visa?GoldenVisasAdmin2020-03-27T13:19:56+00:00
As of March 2020, foreign investors have the following investment options for obtaining a Portuguese Golden Visa:
1) Create 10 full time jobs through a substantial investment 2) Invest €500,000+ in real estate anywhere in Portugal, including in popular cities like Porto & Lisbon, or €400,000+ in less densely populated rural areas 3) Invest €350,000+ in a government approved real estate rehabilitation project, or €280,000 if the property is situated in a low density area 4) Make a capital transfer of €1 million or more to a Portuguese national bank 5) Invest €250,000+ in aid of growing Portuguese arts and culture, or maintaining the country’s national heritage. 6) Invest €500,000 or more into a green, carbon neutrality or renewables project 7) Invest €175,000 in a Research & Development project under the Portugal Highly Qualified Activity visa program 8) Acquire shares worth €350,000+ in a Portuguese investment fund 9) Invest €350,000+ as venture capital 10) A capitalisation of €350,000 in a Portuguese company or companies aged at least 5 years, with 60% of the total investment to be realized in Portuguese enterprises.