Apply for your Portugal Golden Visa and get on the track to Permanent residency and Portuguese Citizenship.
The Golden Visa is a residence permit that allows you to reside and work in Portugal and free travel within Europe.
Secure it by making an investment in Portugal for 5 years with the support of a dedicated portugal golden visa lawyer.
The long-awaited Portugal Golden Visa changes came into effect on the 1st of January 2022.
There has been an increase in the minimum investment amount in the golden visa funds and capital transfer option and mainly a geographic limit on residential purchase real estate
Investment Fund option is now €500,000;
Capital Transfer option is now €1.5 million;
Portugal Golden Visa through Real Estate has restrictions:
For residential real estate properties to qualify for Golden Visa, they have to be located in Azores and Madeira (portuguese islands) or in the interior territories - get in touch to better understand the locations.
For commercial real estate aplicants can buy anywhere in the country, since there is no limitation to it.
To qualify for the Portugal Golden Visa, the following real estate investment routes are available:
Buy residential real estate in designated interior areas of Portugal worth at least €500,000 or €350,000 if investing in a rehabilitation project.
If the residential property is located in a designated ‘low-density’ area, then a 20% discount applies (amounting to €400K and €280K respectively).
Buy commercial real estate anywhere in the country worth at least €500,000 or €350,000 if investing in a rehabilitation project.
If the commercial property is located in a designated ‘low-density’ area, then a 20% discount applies.
Buy residential and commercial real estate anywhere in Portugal’s autonomous islands of Madeira and Azores, worth at least €500,000 or €350,000 if investing in a rehabilitation project. Note, all of Madeira and the Azores are classified as high-density, so there is no 20% discount option here.
These areas are called ‘interior’ and ‘low-density’. But make no mistake, they’re different terms. Below, we unpack what areas of Portugal qualify for property investment, explaining the nuanced differences between ‘interior areas’ and ‘low-density’.
The Portuguese government is looking to promote investment in the following areas:
To qualify for the €280K low-density investment option and take advantage of the 20% discount, the applicant must either:
Invest in a commercial rehabilitation project located in a low-density area of the country.
Invest in a residential rehabilitation project located in a low-density area of the country, that’s also classified as interior.
If the investor wants to invest in a rehabilitation project located in a high-density area, costs start from €350,000.
The property in question must either be more than thirty years old and undergoing renovation, or in a designated rehabilitation area. If it’s a residential property, it must also be in an interior area.
The Portugal Golden Visa Program has experienced substantial modifications this year, which has resulted in the revocation or partial modification of several property investment possibilities. Consult our guide on the changes to the Portugal Golden Visa here* for a detailed summary.
There are many reasons why the Portuguese visa scheme is so attractive to investors. With the recently lowered investment amounts, the options for investing have increased. There is also the appeal of the low minimum stay requirements, which allow applicants to live wherever they choose while still staying on track towards permanent residency and Portuguese citizenship.
The investment resulting from the Residence Permit for the Investment Activity (ARI), as gold visas are also known, fell 29% in January, compared to the same month of 2017, to 99.2 million euros. According to data from the Foreigners and
The purpose of this article is to provide a quick overview of some of the recent improvements to Portugal's Golden Visa program. These modifications were accepted on December 22, 2020, and were published on February 12, 2021, by Decree Law 14/2021.
Since the Portuguese authorities have changed the real estate investment routes to Portuguese residency, creating a classification system of what areas of Portugal qualify for property investment many aplicants are chasing the golden visa fund investment option.
The minimum amount is 500.000 euros and there are plenty of options to choose.
This is also a possible way to expose your investments to properties located in the capital districts since many funds are invested in real estate and it's a possible indrect way to take advantage of the real estate market in Portugal, while allowing a dedicated manager to get yield on your funds during the 5 years period.
By investing in a investment fund for the portuguese golden visa you avoid the real estate transaction tax cost and anual managment fees to run a property. Most of this funds offer considerable higher interest on your investment.
We provide legal services by a dedicated portuguese law team, that has proven track record working with the portuguese immigration department.
We overview all the investment phase and after we make sure we fill a sucessful aplication on the portuguese immigration department for you to be able to get the investment resident card.
The Portugal Golden Visa program provides a fast track for non EU residents and investors to obtain a residency permit and citizenship rights. Since its launch in 2012, the Golden Visa Portugal program has granted many investors with an expedited residency permit allowing free travel access within a majority of European countries (Schengen area).
There are many advantages and benefits to obtaining a Portuguese Golden Visa. In addition to the ability to live and work in Portugal, qualifying applicants can travel freely though Portugal and all 26 European countries included in the Schengen area. Visa benefits are extended to family members with no additional investment required. Applicants can apply for permanent residency and citizenship after five years without the need of living in Portugal. Plus, there are extremely minimum stay periods required for the renewal of a residency permit.
In addition to helping you obtain a Golden Visa to Portugal we also provide a variety of professional services through the support of our law office. We provide tax advisory services, document legalization, apostille services and translations. We are a one-stop-shop in legal services related with immigration namely the Golden Visa to Portugal.