Golden Visa in Portugal

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06 Feb 2024

Service Details

Golden Visa

This service is available across Portugal

Who Can Benefit from this Service?

  • This Golden Visa program in 2024 is designed for investors and entrepreneurs looking to expand their horizons by investing in Portugal, one of Europe's most vibrant and culturally rich countries. 
  • Whether you're interested in supporting the arts and national heritage, contributing to scientific research, or embarking on entrepreneurial ventures by creating jobs or investing in local businesses, this program offers a range of opportunities. 
  • It's particularly suited for those who aim to make a significant impact through their investments, offering a path to residency—and potentially citizenship—in Portugal. 
  • This program is ideal for individuals who are ready to invest in the future, not just financially, but also in terms of cultural and economic contributions to Portuguese society.
Who Can Benefit from this Service?

Requirements

The Portugal Golden Visa program has evolved, with specific investment routes tailored to various types of investors permitted - in a change from the previous programme:

  • Fund Subscription: Investors can contribute a minimum of €500,000 to qualifying Portuguese funds. Notably, investments in funds related to real estate will soon be phased out, reflecting a shift towards more diversified economic contributions.
  • Company Investment: For entrepreneurs, the program offers several avenues:
  • Gifts: Investors looking to contribute to the preservation of Portugal's rich cultural and historical heritage or to advance scientific research can:
  • Real Estate Acquisition: Previously a popular choice, real estate investment options have been revised. While investing in properties worth more than €500,000 was a viable route, changes in the program now exclude new real estate investments for Golden Visa eligibility as of October 2023.
Requirements

Procedure: Our Approach

  1. Onboarding: Initial consultation to discuss the investment options, process overview, and document collection.
  2. Investment and Documentation: Assistance in selecting the right investment path, securing the investment, and gathering necessary documentation, including obtaining a Portuguese tax number (NIF) and opening a bank account.
  3. Application Submission: Guidance through the online application process, ensuring all requirements are met.
  4. Biometrics and Approval: Scheduling and attending the biometric data collection appointment, followed by application monitoring until approval.
  5. Renewal Preparation: Advice on meeting the minimum stay requirements and preparing for visa renewals and eventual citizenship application.
Procedure: Our Approach

Benefits - Why Choose Our Service

  • Expert Guidance: Navigate the complex application process with support from experts familiar with the latest program requirements and legal nuances.
  • Flexibility: Only a minimal physical presence in Portugal required, providing significant flexibility for investors.
  • Family Inclusion: Ability to include family members in the application, extending benefits to spouses, dependent children, and parents.
  • Tax Advantages: Potential tax benefits for those not staying in Portugal for more than 183 days per tax year.
Benefits - Why Choose Our Service

Key Components of this Service

  • Tailored investment advice based on current Portuguese legislation and program requirements.
  • Comprehensive support from application through to citizenship eligibility.
  • Assistance with Portuguese NIF acquisition, bank account opening, and investment execution.
  • Expertise in handling complex cases and ensuring compliance with all legal requirements.

The Portugal Golden Visa program offers an attractive option for investors seeking residency with an eventual path to citizenship, combining investment opportunities with the allure of living in Portugal. With its unique benefits and requirements, this program stands out as a leading choice for those looking to invest and reside in Europe.

Key Components of this Service

Free Support Services Included

When combined with the free and innovative Advocate Abroad support services you can be sure that you are obtaining completely transparent legal services from registered and regulated English-speaking lawyers abroad.These support services include:

  • Verification of the regulatory status of your professional.
  • Fees as recommended by the Local Professional Body
  • Fees specified in advance and legally guaranteed.
  • Service levels agreed in advance and guaranteed.
  • All professionals must hold professional indemnity insurance.
  • Professionals' proficiency in English monitored.
  • Continuous quality controls and reviews.

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