Portugal: Golden Visa Requirements

The process in Portugal for a Golden Visa takes 4 months. To be able to apply for this kind of visa, you will need to do one of the following.

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If you are considering applying in Portugal for a Golden Visa, please be aware that the process takes around 4 months. To be able to apply for this kind of visa, you will need to do one of the following:

  • Acquire real property worth € 500,000 or more (five hundred thousand euros);
  • Acquire real property, the construction of which has been completed for at least 30 years or located in an urban rehabilitation area and rehabilitation of real estate acquired, totaling € 350,000.00 or more (three hundred and fifty thousand euros);
  • Transfer capital in an amount equal to or greater than 1 million euros;
  • Create at least 10 jobs.

Also, you will need to be able to present the following:

  • Valid passport;
  • Schengen visa holder, if applicable, and regularize the situation with the SEF within 90 days from the date of first entry into Portugal;
  • Criminal record of the country of origin or the country where you have lived for more than one year;
  • Declaration authorizing consultation of the Portuguese criminal record;
  • Negative debt updated declaration issued by the Tax and Customs Authority and by the social security;
  • Declaration, under an honour commitment, by which the applicant certifies that he will fulfill the requirements of the investment activity in national territory;
  • Health insurance.

Given the bureaucratic nature of this process, and how easy it is for it to go wrong, we recommend that if you want to apply in Portugal for a Golden Visa, that you get in touch with our experienced English-speaking immigration lawyers in Portugal to discuss the best approach in your case.

3 Lawyers Offering Golden Visa Services in Portugal

Testimonials for our Golden Visa service
  • Majid Djavadizadeh
    Majid Djavadizadeh, Faro

    Very helpful ,efficient, profesional and friendly lady.


    Jan 08, 2021
  • Artem Ivanenko
    Artem Ivanenko, Portugal, Porto

    Tiago has been very helpful throughout the process. He assisted promptly with all my requests, his communication was timely. He has been a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend his services to anyone who needs assistance of a true professional. Thanks a lot, Tiago!


    Jan 07, 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
  • Sarah Bridge
    Sarah Bridge, Porto

    I am delighted to have found Tiago to help me and my husband through the complex and arduous process of obtaining a Visa in Portugal.


    He speaks and writes in English at a high level. He is careful, deliberate, thorough, and prompt in his work. He has a high level of integrity. I have learned to trust him completely.


    Best of all, he is a kind person. It’s easy to talk with him and I find I feel energized and positive after our conversations. I’m very satisfied with the service, the price and the results.


    Dec 17, 2020
  • Ethan Flower
    Ethan Flower, Porto

    We are so happy with Tiago and his wonderful help. He made everything simple and made sure we accomplished all that we needed. He was very careful and went above and beyond. Everyone has to use Tiago!


    Nov 29, 2020
  • 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