Important factors to consider in residence planning
Portuguese citizenship grants the right to settle, work, and study in all EU countries and allows visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 186 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:
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 having been satisfied.