Portugal Residency (EU) - Golden Visa Programme

The Golden Visa Program launched by the Portuguese Authorities in October 2012 is a fast track for foreign investors from non-EU countries to obtain a fully valid residency permit in Portugal ("Golden Visa").

Under the Golden Visa program, non-EU citizens simply need to carry out one of the investments set out in the law to qualify to obtain a residency permit in Portugal. This residency permit will allow the investor to enter and/or live in Portugal and to travel freely within the vast majority of European countries (Schengen area).

Aimed at attracting foreign investment to Portugal, the Golden Visa is a very straightforward and flexible program, with simple and clear legal requirements. With extremely reduced minimum stay requirements, the Golden Visa is clearly one of the most attractive residency programs for investors in the world.

Country Facts:

Location: South-Western Europe;
Capital: Lisbon;
Time Difference: GMT +1;
Total Area: 92,212 Km2;
Population: 2014 Estimate – 10,427,301;
Language: Portuguese, Mirandes;
Age Structure: 0-14 years: 16.1%, 16-64 years: 65.7%, 65 years and over: 18.1%;
Life expectancy at birth: 78.7 years;
Religion: Catholicism: 81%, Other Christianity: 3.3%, Others: 0.6%, No Religion: 6.8%, Undeclared: 8.3%
Government type: Unitary Semi – Presidential constitutional republic;
Currency: Euro;


For the main applicant:

Investment Requirement:

Residency Requirement :

Benefits of Golden Visa Program:

Citizenship Requirement:

Upon maintaining Portuguese residency for 6 years citizenship can be applied. There are only 4 requirements for an adult to acquire citizenship by naturalization:

Government Fees:

*The government fees mentioned above is correct as of November 2014 and is subject to change as per the government regulation. Please contact us for updated government application fees.

Application Fees:

Other fees associated with the program include legal fees, service fees related to the background verification and validation of source of funds. These up-front fees are non-refundable and they vary depending on the number of dependents, country of origin, residence and other retained services. Contact us for more details.

Please contact us for more information, to book an appointment, or to start the process.