PORTUGAL

Residency & Citizenship by Investment

WHY CHOOSE PORTUGAL?

Portugal boasts a rich and diverse culture, Mediterranean climate, and a safe and stable setting ideal for raising families, conducting business or travelling. Investors find many opportunities in Portugal’s secure and fast-developing market

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Programs starting from €350,000

  • Residency within three to six months

  • Lowest tax rates and free-trade within the EU

  • Real Estate or capital investment options

One of Europe’s oldest countries, Portugal boasts a rich historical and architectural heritage. Luminosity, radiance and culture beam through the whitewashed villages and lush vineyards of this country positioned on the blissfully elegant shores of the Atlantic ocean.

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Visa free countries

EUR

as the primary currency

CITIZENSHIP

after five years of residency

3-6 Months

for residency

Property Investment

In July 2015, through Act 63/2015 and Regulatory Decree 15-A/2015, the required investment options were revised and new ones added. Investors can now choose from the following:

  • Applicants may acquire property valued at €500,000 or more, or
  • Applicants may acquire property valued at €350,000 or more for properties more than 30 years old or located in urban regeneration areas designated for refurbishing, or
  • Acquisition of property fitting any of the above requirements with 20% reduction on the minimum amount of investment, if purchased on a low density population area (€400,000.00 or €280,000.00)

Capital Investment

Many countries offer citizenship by investment programs in order to attract much-needed foreign direct investment. Capital investment in Portugal allows investors to invest within the below programs to become eligible for residency:

  • Applicants may invest a minimum of €350,000 in research activities
  • Applicants may invest a minimum of €250,000 in the arts or in the reconstruction or refurbishment of national heritage projects
  • Applicants may invest a minimum of €500,000 for shares in investment funds or venture capital

INVESTMENT OPTIONS

Portugal’s Golden Resident Permit Program is offered in accordance with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Department of Consular Affairs and the Portuguese Trade and Investment Agency (AICEP). Aimed at attracting foreign direct investments to the country, the program yields a residency permit in Portugal to non-EU investors who fulfill one of the investment options above.

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