Visa-free travel in the Schengen Area
Residency granted within 180 days
Minimal residency requirements
Investment options from €250,000
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Introducing Portugal

Portugal is a country in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula, bordered by Spain and the Atlantic Ocean. The Atlantic archipelagos of Azores and Madeira are part of Portugal and occupy strategic locations along western routes to the Strait of Gibraltar.

Portugal has a service-based mixed economy in which the government has privatized many state-controlled firms and liberalized areas of the economy. It enjoys a Mediterranean climate and culture, and is an extremely family-friendly nation: the Golden Visa Program extends to dependants, providing an excellent option for families seeking a European base.

Portugal Residency Benefits

  • EU Residency in 180 days
  • Permanent residency in five years
  • EU citizenship after five years
  • Travel visa-free throughout Schengen Area
  • Retain your current citizenship
  • Only seven days visit per year required
  • No need to permanently relocate
  • Varied investment options
Capital city: Lisbon
Languages: Portuguese
Visa free countries: 26 (Schengen Area)
Currency: Euro €
Total area: 92,090 km²
Population: 10.8 million (2017)
Nearest country: Spain
Time zone: Western European(UTC)

Route to Portugal Residency

Applicants must fulfil ONE of the following three options:


One of the following options:

  • Purchase real estate property with a value equal to or above €500,000.
  • Invest €350,000 in real estate more than 30 years old or located in urban regeneration areas.

One of the following options:

  • Capital transfer with a value equal to or above €250,000 for investment in artistic output or maintenance of national heritage.
  • Capital transfer with a value equal to or above €350,000 for investment in research activities.
  • Capital transfer with a value equal to or above €350,000 for the purchase of shares in investment funds or in venture capital geared to the capitalisation of small and medium companies.
  • Capital transfer with a value equal to or above €1million into a Portuguese bank account or specific approved investment option.
  • Hotel share investment. The total Investment amount will be divided in 32 fractions of €350,000 each. The 32 Investors will be co owners of the entire property, including the condo areas, shop, restaurant, spa, parking and apartments.
Job creation

Create at least 10 employment positions.


All applicants are subject to the following fees:

  • Primary applicant fee: €517.40
  • Family member fee: €80.60
  • Issue fee, per visa: €5,173.60
  • Visa renewal fee per holder after years 1 and 3: €2,586.80
Government website

To view the official government website for this programme, please click here.

Portugal Golden Visa application process

  • Months 1-4

    Submit application and secure investment.

  • Year 1

    Golden Visa Program permit issued for 1 year.

  • Year 2

    Golden Visa Program permit renewed for two years.

  • Year 3

    Golden Visa Program permit renewed for two years.

  • Year 5

    Golden Visa Program permit renewed.
    Applications for Portuguese Citizenship may be made.

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Portugal's Golden Visa Program requires a minimum investment of €250,000. By checking this box, I confirm that I have read and understood this requirement.