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.
The Portugal Golden Residence Permit Program is a five-year residence by investment program for non-EU nationals. Portugal is a full member of the EU. The residence permit allows visa-free access to Europe’s Schengen Area and requires an average stay of just seven days a year in Portugal over the five-year period.Enquiry Factsheet
Minimum contribution of EUR 200,000
The right to live, work, and study in Portugal
The Portugal Golden Residence Permit Program (commonly known as the Portugal Golden Visa Program) is a five-year residence by investment program for non-EU nationals. The residence permit gives the right to live, work, and study in Portugal and allows free circulation in Europe’s Schengen Area. Furthermore, the program only requires an average of seven days per year stay in Portugal over this period, which can also count towards citizenship eligibility after five years.
The program's qualifying options are:
*A low population density area is defined as less than 100 inhabitants per km² or with a GDP per capita below 75% of the national average.
After the residence permit has been received, the client will need to provide biometric data and updated original documents at each renewal. The first permit is usually issued for one year; however, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it is now issued for two years. Thereafter, the permit may be renewable for two subsequent periods of two years.
The Portugal Golden Residence Permit Program requires the main applicant to make two trips to Portugal during the application period:
After the residence permit has been received, the client will need to provide biometric data and updated original documents at each renewal.
The process to acquire a Portuguese residence permit through investment takes three to six months.
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