The latest Golden Visa requirements for permanent residence in Portugal
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The latest Golden Visa requirements for permanent residence in Portugal

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The “Golden Visa” Program was created by the Portuguese authorities in October 2012 and is a fast track for foreign investors from countries outside the European Union to obtain a permanent residence permit valid in Portugal and also allows to travel freely in the majority European countries (Schengen Area).

Under the “Golden Visa” program, non-EU citizens only need to make one of the investments provided for by law in order to obtain a residence permit in Portugal. In order to attract foreign investment to Portugal, Golden Visa is a very simple and flexible program, with the legal requirements simple and clear. There are many strong reasons why you want to live in Portugal.

  • Immediate visa for a period of 5 years, renewed after the first year and the third.
  • Possibility to travel freely to any of the 26 countries of the Schengen area.
  • Enclose the direct family members without having to make another investment.
  • Minimum stay in Portugal of 7 days, on average, per year.
  • The latest Golden Visa requirements for permanent residence in Portugal

The latest Golden Visa requirements for permanent residence in Portugal

1. Acquisition of property with construction date exceeding 30 years, or located in special areas of urban rehabilitation, to undergo deep rehabilitation works, for a minimum total value of 350,000 euros.

2. Acquisition of property (real estate) for the minimum value of 500,000 euros, free of charge or charges.

3. Investment activities can be reduced by 20% on the total value, cases in areas of low population density (less than 100 inhabitants per km²).

More information and types of investment at SEF.pt. TIP: Use a Chrome browser to translate Portuguese into English.

  • Travel to Portugal – booking by plane and hotel.
  • Investment – properties with a value from €500,000 or €350,000 if it is for total rehabilitation.
  • Legal-administrative procedures – the power of attorney // NIF // bank account opening.
  • Process – submission of documents // Initial Fee Settlement // Visit scheduling.

The latest Golden Visa requirements for permanent residence in Portugal

1. Valid passport.

2. Certificate of the Criminal record of the country of residence, legalized by the Portuguese consular services and translated into Portuguese (valid until 3 months after the date of issue).

3. Marriage certificate, legalized by the Portuguese consular services and translated into Portuguese (valid until 6 months after the date of issue).

4. Birth certificate, for dependents, legalized by the Portuguese consular services and translated into Portuguese (valid until 6 months after the date of issue).

5. Proof of enrollment at a university and tuition fees (children older than 18).

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