Portugal Residency

capital transfer

Starting at €250,000

REAL ESTATE

Starting at €350,000

TIME TO RESIDENCY

6-8 Months

VISA-FREE TRAVEL

175+ Countries

Portugal GOLDEN VISA Citizenship

The Portugal golden visa program is one of the most sought-after Portugal residency by investment programs in Europe and across the world. It offers potential investors relatively affordable investment options as well as a safe and secure environment.

Based in the southwest corner of Europe, Portugal boasts an excellent reputation and is considered on of the world’s most globalized and peaceful nations. It has its own language, the 6th most spoken in the world, and has its own culture and cuisine. Applicant’s applying for the Portugal residency program will benefit from a high quality life and experience rich history, lively culture, stunning beaches and an idyllic countryside. Portugal’s shape is rectangular, the longest north-south distance is 349 miles/561 km and widest east-west distance is 135 miles/218 km.

One of Europe’s oldest countries, Portugal is divided into regions, each offering a unique feature, scenery, and architectural heritage. Luminosity, radiance and culture beam through the whitewashed villages and lush vineyards positioned on the blissfully elegant shores of the Atlantic Ocean. The regions are from south to north: Algarve, Alentejo, Lisbon and Lisbon Coast, Estremadura and Ribatejo, the Beiras, Douro, and Tras-os-Montes, and the Minho. Portugal also includes 2 island groups: the Azores (800 miles southwest of Lisbon) and Madeira (600 miles south of Lisbon). To learn more about the Portugal golden visa citizenship program, feel free to reach out to our team today!

Why Portugal?

GOVERNMENT

  • RThe sovereign bodies are the President of the Republic, the Assembly of the Republic, the Government, and the Courts.
  • RIn the Portuguese constitutional system, the President of the Republic is elected by direct and universal suffrage in a secret ballot, and his mandate is five years.

CULTURE & SPORTS

  • RPortuguese art was enriched by various foreign influences during the centuries.
  • RThe climate is characterized by mild winters and balmy summers. The rainiest months are November and December, while the period with the least precipitation occurs between April and September
  • RPopular music and dance and the traditional fado continue to be fundamental forms of musical expression of the country.

About Portugal Residency By Investment Program

The Portuguese Golden Visa Citizenship program was launched in October 2012 in accordance with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Department of Consular Affairs and the Portuguese Trade and Investment Agency (AICEP).

The Portugal golden visa program is a five-year residency by investment program designed for non-EU nationals. The residency permit grants applicant’s the right to live, work and study in Portugal, as well as unrestricted movement within the Schengen area of Europe. Furthermore, this dual passport investment program only requires an average of seven days of stay in Portugal per year throughout this time period, which can be used to qualify for citizenship after five years.

To be able to apply for this program, you should be at least 18 years of age, in good health and have no criminal background. As this is a Portugal residency program, applicants are required to stay in Portugal for 7 days per year during the first 5 years. In addition, you will need to either make a purchase in the real estate, transfer capital or create a job opening in Portugal.

Benefits of  Portugal GOLDEN VISA

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Full Residence Status including the right to live and work in Portugal

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With a Portugal second passport, citizens Enjoy Visa-Free Travel to over 175 countries and territories including the United States of America, the European Union, Singapore, and Hong Kong

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Democratic Government offering stability

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Right to Live and Work in many other EU countries

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Excellent Airlift to and from all major countries worldwide

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Minimal Residency Requirements and you are required to visit Portugal for 7 days per year

Application Process

The application process takes 3-6 months from the time the application is submitted to the government for residency. CCS has created a Streamlined and Interactive Process (SIP) that is incredibly successful and simple to follow for clients. It enables CCS to provide clients with guidance, assistance, and counsel throughout the process.

The Principal Applicant must be at least 18 years of age to be eligible to apply for the Portugal golden visa passport program and should hold no criminal record. They must meet the application requirements and make the required investment under the chosen Option. He or she may include any one or all of the following dependents in his or her application:

  • Main applicant’s spouse
  • Children under the age of 18 years
  • Other children between the ages of 18 – 30 years who are financially dependent on the Principal Applicant
  • Parents and grandparents of the Principal Applicant or his or her spouse who are over 66 years of age and who are financially dependent on the Principal Applicant
  • Unmarried sibling of the main applicant or their spouse, under 18 years of age

Applicants are required to submit completed Government application forms together with supporting documents which are based on the particulars of both the Principal Applicant and his or her dependents. Contact Us today for a personalized list of required documents for you and your family.

A person who falls into any one of the following categories will be deemed ineligible for residency of Portugal:

  • Is not medically admissible or a risk to public health
  • Has provided false information when submitting their application; misrepresentation
  • Is an EU Citizen
  • Has, at any time, been convicted of an offence other than select minor offences
  • Has previously been banned from entry into Portugal or a Portuguese territory following a removal order

Investment Options And Fees

The Portuguese Golden Visa Programme was created in accordance with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Department of Consular Affairs and the Portuguese Trade and Investment Agency (AICEP).

To be able to apply for this program, you should be at least 18 years of age, in good health, and without a criminal record. As this is a residency program, you are required to visit Portugal for 7 days per year in the first 5 years. In addition, you are required to make a purchase of the real estate, make a capital transfer, or create job openings in Portugal.

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Option 1: Real Estate Investment in a Government Approved Project

Acquisition of a government approved real estate investment property qualifies the investor for residency, and must be held for a minimum of 5 years, after which it may be resold. Properties must meet a minimum price threshold that varies based on the age and location of the property- properties in areas of low population density and over 30 years old requiring renovation are subject to reductions of the investment minimum.

  • The standard investment of €500,000 is adjusted by 20% to €400,000 if the property falls into an area with low population density.
  • Property over 30 years old and subject to refurbishment, requires an investment of €350,000 . If this property falls into an area with low population density, the investment value is adjusted to € 280,000 .
Option 2: Capital Transfer & Investment
  • Minimum of €1,000,000 placed into a Portuguese bank account of specifically approved investment options
  • €350,000 towards scientific and technological research activities via public or private entities
  • €250,000 towards support of restoration and preservation of national heritage and towards artistic endeavors
  • €350,000 investment in qualifying national investment funds regulated by the Portuguese Securities Market Commission with a pre-set maturation period
Option 3: Business Investment
  • Invest 350,000 for the purposes of increasing the share capital of a company registered in Portugal. 5 permanent jobs should be created and maintained for a minimum period of three years
  • Creation of 10 new jobs

Our Citizenship Specialists would be pleased to provide a complimentary fully-customized quotation for you and your family which will detail the costs including professional fees associated with your application for residency in Portugal.

Visa-Free and Visa-On-Arrival Countries

EUROPE

Albania

Andorra

Austria

Belarus

Belgium

Bolivia

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bulgaria

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia

Faroe Islands

Finland

France

Georgia

Germany

Gibraltar

Greece

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland

Italy

Kosovo

Latvia

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Malta

Moldova

Monaco

Montenegro

Netherlands

North Macedonia

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Russian Federation

San Marino

Serbia

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Ukraine

United Kingdom

Vatican City

EUROPE

Albania

Andorra

Austria

Belarus

Belgium

Bolivia

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bulgaria

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia

Faroe Islands

Finland

France

Georgia

Germany

Gibraltar

Greece

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland

Italy

Kosovo

Latvia

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Malta

Moldova

Monaco

Montenegro

Netherlands

North Macedonia

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Russian Federation

San Marino

Serbia

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Ukraine

United Kingdom

Vatican City

EUROPE

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Asia

Armenia

Bangladesh

Cambodia

Georgia

Hong Kong

Indonesia

Iran

Jordan

Laos

Lebanon

Macao

Malaysia

Maldives

Nepal

Philippines

Qatar

Singapore

South Korea

Sri Lanka

Timor-Leste

EUROPE

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Africa

Botswana

Cape Verde Islands

Comoros

Egypt

Eswatini (Swaziland)

Gambia

Guinea-Bissau

Kenya

Lesotho

Madagascar

Malawi

Mauritania

Mayotte

Mauritius

Mozambique

Reunion

Rwanda

Senegal

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Somalia

South Africa

St. Helena

Tanzania

Togo

Tunisia

Uganda

Zambia

Zimbabwe

EUROPE

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North America

Anguilla

Antigua and Barbuda

Bahamas

Barbados

Belize

Bermuda

British Virgin Islands

Cayman Islands

Costa Rica

Cuba

Dominica

Dominican Republic

El Salvador

French West Indies

Greenland

Grenada

Guatemala

Haiti

Honduras

Jamaica

Montserrat

Nicaragua

Panama

Saba

St. Eustatius

St. Kitts and Nevis

St. Lucia

St. Maarten

St. Vincent

Turks and Caicos Islands

EUROPE

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South America

Aruba

Bonaire

Brazil

Chile

Colombia

Curacao

Ecuador

French Guiana

Guyana

Peru

Suriname

Trinidad and Tobago

Venezuela

EUROPE

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Oceania

Cook Islands

Fiji

French Polynesia

Kiribati

Micronesia

New Caledonia

Niue

Palau

Samoa

Solomon Islands

Tuvalu

Vanuatu