Portugal- The Golden Gateway to Europe

Golden Visa Program & Fast track to Residency Permits

The Golden Visa scheme introduced by the Portuguese Government has taken off over the past year bringing with it a series of investors ready to splurge in return for a fully valid residency permit in Portugal and a Visa to the majority of the European Union.

The simplicity of the system and the benefits of the program has been a huge attraction to the Chinese community now buying up most of the Luxury property on the Lisbon Coast but other nationalities are not far behind. For a flat investment of 500,000 Euros an investor can buy access to Europe and the best part is that they merely have to spend 7 days a year in Portugal… Just enough time to sign on the dotted line for a new house!

The attractive scheme is being snapped up by non- EU residents, for more information on ways to invest click here


The legal requirements are as follows….

Property Investments

Minimum investment of € 500,000

One or multiple properties

All property types qualify

Possibility of co-ownership

Freedom to use, rent or lease



Capital Investments

Minimum investment of € 1 million

Transfer of new funds to Portugal

Funds transferred to a bank in Portugal

Freedom to invest the funds

Investment in company share possible


Job Creation

Creation of a minimum of 10 jobs

No minimum investment value

No limitation on areas/activities

Compliance with Social Security obligations

General Requirements for all Investments

General Requirements

Investment maintained for a minimum period of 5 years

Funds for investment should come from abroad

Residency application only approved after investment

Entry in Portugal with a valid Schengen visa

Absence of flags in Portuguese Immigration and Schengen services

Absence of conviction of relevant crime

Possibility of grants/incentives/benefits


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