One of Europe’s most visited countries for its spectacular sceneries, idyllic Mediterranean climate, and endless attractions, Portugal is also among the oldest nations in Europe and in the world, having left a great architectural and cultural influence across the globe.
Located on the Western coast of the Iberian Peninsula, along the Atlantic Ocean, the country’s geographic landscape combines mountains, rolling plains and beaches, offering a variety of sights and activities for all.
According to the travel industry’s prestigious awards program, the World Travel Awards, Portugal is 2019 World Best Destination winner, attracting more than 12 million of international tourists every year.
Member of the European Union, the United Nations, the Latin Union, and the Organization of Ibero-American States, the country continuously appeals to international High Net Worth families who are looking for a strong and reputable second residency program.
The Portugal Golden Visa program is a great opportunity to access Europe, allowing you and your family to freely travel to any of the 26 Schengen Area countries and to apply for the permanent residency and citizenship after 5-6 years.
Freedom - Travel freely in any of the 26 Schengen Area countries
Passport – Citizenship/passport application after 5 years, giving you the opportunity to travel, live, study or retire in any country in Europe, as well as to travel visa-free to more than 180 countries.
Limited presence requirement - 7 days in Portugal during the first year, then not less than 14 days in each subsequent 2-year period.
Fast - Typical processing time is about 6 to 8 months with few documents to submit.
Safe - One of the safest countries in Europe according to the Global Peace Index, with a stable political and social life; Excellent and affordable quality of life.
Family oriented - Spouse, dependent children and parents can be included in your application.
Taxes - Option to become a “non-habitual resident” of Portugal, thereby paying little or no tax for 10 years.
The Portugal Golden Visa Program offers different investment options.
*The threshold will be reduced by 20% should the funds be committed to a low population density area, defined as less than 100 inhabitants per km² or with a GDP per capita below 75% of the national average.
**Capital injected under the Portuguese legislation, whose maturity, at the moment of the investment, is at least of 5 years and, at least 60% of the investments is realized in commercial companies with head office in the national territory.
Note: Additional fees are applicable, such as government and legal fees.