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Residence and Citizenship by Investment

Portugal boasts an excellent reputation and is considered one of the world’s most globalized and peaceful nations, with a high quality of life and a very high Human Development Index ranking. It is among the oldest nations in Europe with a rich history, lively culture, exceptional cuisine, stunning beaches, and idyllic countryside.


Citizenship in Portugal

Portuguese citizenship grants the right to settle, work, and study in all EU countries and allows visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to over 180 destinations worldwide. Portuguese citizenship can mainly be acquired by those who are descended from Portuguese parents or grandparents, by marriage or civil union, or by birth in a Portuguese territory.

In relation to those who are resident in Portugal, including those who follow the residence by investment program, it is possible to apply for citizenship after five years of legal residence in Portugal, if:

  • The applicant is at least 18 years of age
  • The applicant has been a resident in Portugal for at least five years
  • The applicant has basic (A2 international level) knowledge of the Portuguese language
  • The applicant has not been convicted for a crime that corresponds to a penalty equal to or more than three years according to Portuguese law

In order to create more favorable conditions for citizenship approval, the applicant may demonstrate tangible connections with the Portuguese community. Portugal allows dual citizenship.

Henley and Partners assists private clients in applying for citizenship on the basis of the requirements listed above. 


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