The Golden Visa Programme 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. Under the Golden Visa programme, 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 space).
Aimed at attracting foreign investment to Portugal, the Golden Visa is a very straightforward and flexible programme, 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.Enquire Now
1) The residence visa is intended to allow the holder to enter Portuguese territory in order to apply for a residence permit.
2) The residence permit is valid for two entries in Portuguese territory and allows the holder to stay there for a period of four months.
3) Without prejudice to the application of specific conditions, in assessing the application for residence visa will meet, inter alia, for the purpose intended to establish residence.
4) Without prejudice to shorter terms hereof, the deadline for the decision on the application for a residence visa is 60 days.
Third country nationals who either carry out investment activities personally or through a company that lead to, as a rule, at least one of the following situations in Portuguese territory for a minimum period of five years:
Located in southwestern Europe in the Iberian Peninsula, Portugal borders Spain to the north and east and the Atlantic Ocean to the south and west.
The total population is 10,427,301.
The official language is Portuguese.
Portugal has a temperate maritime climate with hot summers and wet winters, affected by the Atlantic, Continental and Mediterranean influences. The climate also varies according to the altitude and proximity to the ocean.
The capital of Portugal and the largest city is Lisbon.
Western European Time Zone UTC 0:00.
The Economy of Portugal is of a mixed nature and functions in support of a high income country. Portugal is among the 20 most visited countries in the world, receiving an average of 13 million foreign tourists each year.