Portugal Golden Visa

If you are a non-EU professional and wish to apply for a Golden Visa in Portugal, can do so by making a significant investment in the country such as purchasing real estate, investing in the shares of a company, providing employment to the citizen of Portugal, etc.

We will have a look in detail about how you can apply for a Golden Visa to Portugal and the criteria you will have to fulfil for the same.

Investment options for Portugal Golden Visa

You can avail any one of the options mentioned below to get a Golden Visa to Portugal:

  • You can purchase a real estate worth minimum of €500,000. For low density areas, the minimum investment you can make is €400,000.
  • If you wish to purchase real estate in an urban regeneration area, then the minimum amount you can invest is €300,000. If the area is low-density in nature, then the minimum investment amount comes down to €280,000.
  • You can consider making a capital investment of €1 million in a Portuguese bank account. The amount will increase to €1.5 million from January 2022.
  • You can consider making an investment of at least €350,000 in a qualifying Investment Fund which is regulated by the Portuguese CMVM. The amount will increase to €500,000 from January 2022.
  • You can purchase shares of a company worth at least €1 million.
  • You can make an investment worth minimum of €1 million in a company in Portugal.
  • You can create employment opportunities for at least ten Portuguese citizens.
  • You can create a commercial company in which you have invested at least €350,000 and also created five full-time employment opportunities as well. The investment amount will increase to €500,000 from January 2022 onwards.
  • Invest a minimum of €350,000 for research purposes related to science and technology. The amount will increase to €500,000 from January 2022.
  • Invest a minimum of €250,000 for the promotion of art and Portuguese national heritage.

Eligibility criteria

  • You must not have any criminal record.
  • You must invest a significant amount which will be helpful to the economy of Portugal.
  • You must be aged 18 years and above.
  • The money that you will invest should belong to you.
  • You will have to make commitment of making investment in Portugal for a minimum of five years.

Benefits of Golden Visa to Portugal

  • You can include your family members consisting of your spouse, children aged below 18 years, parents, siblings, and children dependent on you on the visa.
  • You and the members of your family can travel to any Schengen zone countries without the requirement of having visa for up to 90 days.
  • You will not be required to stay in Portugal to renew your visa. The number of days that you will have to spend in the country for renewal purposes is seven days annually.
  • You and the member of your family can choose to stay in Portugal permanently as long as your visa is active and avail the benefits offered including healthcare.
  • You can choose to apply for a Portugal passport after five years.

How to apply for a Portugal Golden Visa

  • Click on the link https://ari.sef.pt/account/default.aspx.
  • Register yourself and upload the relevant documents in the PDF format.
  • Pay the registration fee.
  • Once you get a confirmation from SEF, you can schedule an appointment to submit your Golden Visa application.

Documents required

  • Portugal visa application form
  • Passport
  • Two passport size photographs of the applicant
  • Proof that you do not have any criminal record in your name
  • Submit a proof of you having purchased a valid health insurance
  • A statement where you have sworn to make investment for at least five years
  • Payment receipt provided by the ARI
  • Any investment related documents

You will have to stay a minimum of seven days in a calendar year in Portugal to enjoy the benefits of the Portugal Golden Visa. The validity of your visa will be for one year post which you can continue to renew it for a period of two years. After five years, you can apply for permanent citizenship or residency in Portugal.

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