Portugal Golden Visa Program

Golden visa program in Portugal through buying a property; Then after 5 years holding a golden visa, you can apply for Portuguese citizenship.

Portugal Golden Visa Program

The most common route in the Portugal Golden Visa Program is through buying a property.

The advantage of this option is that the property can be rented out or operated for commercial, agricultural or tourism purposes.

It is important to note that due to a recent change in the Portuguese immigration law in 2020, the initial residence permit that was valid for one year is now valid for two.
Likewise, the renewal permit became valid for three years instead of two.

 

Acquiring the golden visa is a straightforward process once you have all the required documents to hand, however there are some particular aspects of the application process of which investors need to be mindful.

For instance, the transfer of funds to buy the property needs to come from an authorised Portuguese credit institution.
If you transfer from your overseas bank account directly to the seller’s account, you could put the whole application in jeopardy.

 

Life within Portugal Golden Visa Program

After you have been granted the golden visa, the obligations are minimal: maintain the property for at least five years from the date of issuance of the residency title and stay in the country for an average of 7 days a year.

After 5 years of holding a golden visa, you can apply for Portuguese citizenship.

3 Lawyers Offering Services in Portugal

Testimonials for Visas & Immigration Law
  • Chris Greve
    Chris Greve, Lisbon

    Fast and helpful service.


    Jan 14, 2021
  • Majid Djavadizadeh
    Majid Djavadizadeh, Faro

    Very helpful ,efficient, profesional and friendly lady.


    Jan 08, 2021
  • Peter Thomas
    Peter Thomas, Faro

    Teresa (and Tatiana) were excellent from the get go. She responded very quickly to the myriad of questions and helpfully explained the processes she helped with, she went to some lengths to make sure she answered all my questions.


    She was an extremely valuable helper in an otherwise confusing sea! Not to mention, great value for money for the fast and effective services she provided. Thank you again, Teresa.


    Jan 07, 2021
  • Rachel Stevenson
    Rachel Stevenson, Lisbon

    Teresa is very helpful with her advice and is good and responsive on emails. Will definitely get her to help with any legal matters in the future.


    Jan 05, 2021
  • Krzysztof Wiszniowski
    Krzysztof Wiszniowski, Porto

    Very responsive and helpful.


    Oct 30, 2020
  • Fernando Alvarado Jacobs
    Fernando Alvarado Jacobs, Aveiro

    Teresa responded to my request immediately and understood directly and fully my case. Besides the description I gave about of my case, she "read between the lines", and got both the whole picture and every single detail.


    She then very quickly went to the practical phase, and solved everything correctly and very fast. During the whole process Teresa was very friendly, easy to deal with, professional and at the same time personal. I will definitely continue to consult her.


    Oct 23, 2020
  • Christian Figueroa
    Christian Figueroa, Aveiro

    Excellent service and professional attention, the level of advice shows that the lawyer truly cares about his client.


    Oct 14, 2020
  • Ralph Higgs
    Ralph Higgs, São Pedro de Tomar

    Teresa was incredibly quick, and never lost an opportunity to speed something up. We'd never have thought it possible to purchase a house in so short a time, let alone in a strange country!


    Sep 29, 2020
  • Adrien Zalberg
    Adrien Zalberg, Aveiro

    Super happy with my new lawyer

    Teresa is very helpful


    Aug 28, 2020
  • Antonio Romani
    Antonio Romani, Aveiro

    From the first contact, she has been very professional, informative and provided an excellent service at a reasonable cost—fast and accurate work.


    I would have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone requiring legal services.


    Aug 07, 2020
  • Alex Anderson
    Alex Anderson, Coimbra

    Teresa is an actual profesional. She detected problems and possible dangers, saving me a lot of money and stress. I have a lawyer now that i know represents my interests. This means i have peace of mind and someone to go to for help.


    I really could not do this without Teresa. first place, first class lawyer. I will remain a client and in the future when I start a company I will rest easily knowing Teresa is protecting and advising me. Thank you again.


    Jul 22, 2020