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Portugal Residence Investor Visa

The Golden Residence Permit for Investment Program

An attractive option for investors who would like to enjoy fantastic weather, quality of life and security that Portugal has to offer is the Portugal Residence Programme or Golden Residence Permit (ARI). This residency program also allows one to become part of the European Union without having to reside permanently in Portugal. Since August 2012, The Golden Residence Permit has been in effect. The main reason why this residency program has been implemented is to generate capital and real estate investment, as well as opening the European door to potential investors.

The country remains a very popular destination for businessmen and corporates who wish to use the country as a springboard to gain access to Europe. At the same time, your family can enjoy a fantastic life with an excellent education system and 1st class living standards.

The (GRPI) GOLDEN RESIDENCE PERMIT FOR INVESTMENT, is open to anyone who has the funds available. This applies to foreign investors who are not citizens of the European Union.

"Invest a Minimum of 500,000 into your residential or commercial property in Portugal and become a Resident within 12 weeks"

Qualifying Criteria

You will need to make an investment in Portugal privately or through a company conducting at least one of the following investment operations.

  • Purchasing a home/real estate from 500,000€ (five hundred thousand Euros) and upwards

The Benefits

  Arrow (1) Invest 500,000 Euro or more in a Commercial or Residential Property
  Arrow (1) Very limited number of documents required
  Arrow (1) Residency applications processed in 12 weeks
  Arrow (1) Only need to stay in home for 7 days of the year! 
  Arrow (1) Entire family qualifies for Residency
  Arrow (1) Freedom to Travel to all Schengen States
  Arrow (1) EU Passport after 5 years
  Arrow (1) Live and Work inj Portugal + Access to Health and Education Services

Portuguese Citizenship

After 5 years of being on the Golden Residence Permit, you will qualify for Portuguese Citizenship and an EU Passport. You will need to renew your residence permit over a period of five years. The Golden Residence Permit is renewed three times:

  • One year (initial permit)
  • Two years (first renewal)
  • Two years (second renewal)

After 5 years, you will be able to apply for Portuguese citizenship and and EU passport.  This means free movement throughout all the EU states including the UK and Ireland.


Testimonial from our First Golden Visa Client

 “We had the most positive experience.Rajan and Rapooli ( Lawyers in Portugal ), were not only informative property agents but warm hosts and knowledgeable on things from the food, history, culture, people and investment opportunities. The idea was to do a fast, clean business deal. Instead or rather, besides the former, we also fell in love with the people, country and the food! We found a wonderful property and are excited to go back as soon as possible.

I would not hesitate to recommend this process (painless) and the contacts (helpful and friendly) you suggested for future Golden Visa applicants"

Mrs SF


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