Golden Visa Portugal


RESIDENCE PERMIT FOR INVESTMENT ACTIVITY

What is it?


Golden Visa is a program designed to attract foreign capital by providing the right of residence and citizenship in return.
With a minimum investment of 280.000€ in real estate, you can aquire Portuguese citizenship after 5 years.

Who May Apply


All third country citizens who conduct an investment activity, as an individual businessperson or through a company set up in Portugal or in another EU Member State and who, in addition, are stably settled in Portugal, provided these citizens fulfil the quantitative requirements and the time requirements set out by the relevant legislation.
Portuguese, EU and EEE nationals are not eligible for the ARI / Golden Visa scheme.

Benefits


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Visa-free travel to 183 nations and access to 26 EU nations.

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Your family may qualify for the same benefits.

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Option to become a non-habitual resident and pay none or a small amount of taxes for 10 years.

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Short stay requirement: 7 days in the first year and 14 days each subsequent 2-year period.

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5-years until investors qualify for a European passport.

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Affordable investment options starting from €280,000.

Investment Routes


Until the end of 2021, the current Portugal Golden Visa investment options will remain unchanged.
If you're looking for property investment in Portugal's urban cities (Lisbon or Oporto) contact us as soon as possible: info@ma-universe.com

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REAL ESTATE

UNTIL JANUARY 2022

You can purchase real estate property with a value equal to or above 500,000€ anywhere;

You can purchase real estate property, with construction dating back more than 30 years or located in urban regeneration areas, for refurbishing, for a total value equal to or above 350,000€ (Reduced to 280,000€ when located in a low-density area).

FROM JANUARY 2022

The acquisition of real estate for housing is only allowed when the houses are located in the Autonomous Regions of the Azores and Madeira or in the interior territories.

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CAPITAL TRANSFER

UNTIL JANUARY 2022

A value equal to or above 1 million Euros;

The minimum amount of 350,000€ for the acquisition of units of investment funds or venture capital fund of funds.

With a minimum value of 350,000€ for investing in research activities conducted by scientific research institutions;

FROM JANUARY 2022

With a value equal to or above 1.5 million Euros;

Capital transfer in the amount of 500,000€ or more, for the acquisition of investment units in investment funds;

Capital transfer in an amount equal to or greater than 500,000€, to research activities carried out by public or private scientific research institutions, integrated into the national scientific and technological system;

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CREATION OF JOBS

UNTIL JANUARY 2022

The creation of, at least, 10 job positions;

Capital transfer of the amount of 350,000€, or higher, for constitution/reinforcement of the share capital of a commercial society with head office in the national territory, combined with the creation of five permanent working jobs.

FROM JANUARY 2022

The creation of, at least, 10 job positions;

Transfer of capital in an amount equal to or greater than 500,000€, for the constitution of a commercial company with headquarters in Portugal, combined with the creation of five permanent jobs, or for strengthening the capital stock of a commercial company with headquarters in national territory, already constituted, with the creation or maintenance of a minimum of five permanent jobs, and for a minimum period of three years;

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Documents Needed


  • Passport;
  • Proof of legal entry and stay in Portugal;
  • Certificate of clean criminal record of the country of origin, or of the country where the applicant has been resident for more than one year, when he/her does not reside in the first;
  • Declaration under Commitment of Honour, by which the applicant declares that he will fulfil the minimum quantitative and temporal requirements (5 years) of the investment activity in National Territory;
  • Proof of the regularized tax situation, submitting a negative declaration of debt issued by the Tax and Customs Authority.

Timeline


After five years with the Portugal Golden Visa, investors can then apply for a Portuguese passport.
You can complete the Portuguese language citizenship test at any time before the application, in order to apply for citizenship.
The program requires a 7 days minimum stay requirement in the first year and fourteen days each subsequent two-year period.

Year 0

Submit application and secure investment.
Golden Visa Issued (valid for 2 years)

Year 2

Residency permit needs to be renewed and it's valid for 2 years

Year 4

Residency permit needs to be renewed and it's valid for 2 years

Year 5

Residency and citizenship may be requested or GV will need to be renewed in Year 6

Why Portugal?


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  • Lesser restrictions on foreign investments when compared to other countries;
  • Knowledgeable workforce;
  • Common currency (€) and free movement and trade within all member states of the European Union;
  • Investing in Real Estate makes it possible to obtain a residence permit;
  • Both local and foreign entrepreneurs have equal rights on the business market;
  • Portugal defends a free market with the abolition of sources allowing a free movement of people and goods.

Lifestyle

  • More than 290 days of sunshine;
  • Portugal is in the top 3 of the 2020 Global Peace Index, after New Zealand and Iceland;
  • 60% of the population speaks a foreign language, English being mandatory in all schools since the 1st grade;
  • Portugal has won 14 tourism awards from World Travel Awards in 2020, including ‘Best European Destination’ and ‘World’s Leading Beach Destination’ for The Algarve;
  • The cost of living is one of the lowest in Europe.
  • Healthcare and transportation are widely accessible.

Statistics


5.638.983.295,75€

TOTAL INVESTMENT (SEF 2012-2020)

16.050

RESIDENCE PERMITS FOR FAMILY MEMBERS(SEF 2012-2020)

9.389

RESIDENCE PERMITS FOR INVESTMENT ACTIVITY(SEF 2012-2020)

RESIDENCE PERMITS FOR INVESTMENT ACTIVITY BY NATIONALITY (SEF Jan 2012- Jan 2020)

TOP 4 INVESTMENT ROUTES GOLDEN VISA APPLICANTS PICKED IN 2020 (SEF,2020)

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