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    Country overview

    Portugal is one of the oldest European countries and has left a profound cultural, linguistic, and architectural influence across the globe. It is a developed country with a robust economy. The country has the 14th-largest gold reserve and the 8th-largest proven lithium reserve. It offers high living standards, peace, freedom, stability, and prosperity. Portugal is a proud member of the United Nations, the European Union, the Schengen Area, and the Council of Europe. It was also one of the founding members of NATO, the OECD, the eurozone, and the Community of Portuguese Language Countries.

    Portugal has much more to offer its citizens, including the best education opportunities for higher studies, modern medical facilities, sumptuous cuisines, and world-famous adventurous sites. It invites foreign investments regularly. Citizenship by Investment Portugal is among a set of programs that offers residency to foreigners and eventually leads to citizenship. Investing for Citizenship in a country that provides you with the best opportunities to grow your business and, simultaneously, beautiful landscapes and beaches to enjoy your leisure time with family and loved ones are worth it.

    About Portugal Golden Visa

    Golden Visa Portugal, also known as Portugal Golden Residence Permit Program, offers a five-year residence by investment program for non-European Union nationals. The Portugal Golden Visa Program (PGV) is the fastest and most straightforward program. It provides foreign investors with the right to reside in Portugal pathway of receiving Portuguese Citizenship for themselves and their families.

    Portugal Residency Investment opens the gateways to Europe with a minimum investment of EUR 280,000 only within five years after processing the application. By having a Golden Visa Portugal, you will be able to enjoy life in the best of the countries of Europe. You can get a temporary Residency in 120 Days, apply for EU Citizenship or PR after 5 Years and stay in Portugal is required only 7 Days a Year. You can travel visa-free to Schengen Countries.

    Program Highlights


    • Minimum Investment

      The minimum real estate investment of EUR 280,000/- is required to make yourself eligible for Portugal Golden Visa Program. In contrast, the minimum capital transfer in a donation is only EUR 250,000. It is optional to shift to Portugal and keep the permit for residence; a seven-day stay in the country per year will suffice.


    • Free Mobility

      Golden Visa Portugal Program in Portugal allows the resident a visa-free or on-arrival visa entry to all 26 countries in Europe’s Schengen Area. The applicant can work, study, and live in Portugal. After a period of five years, you become eligible to apply for permanent residency or citizenship, leading to a passport.


    • Dependents

      You can also include dependents in the application for Portugal Residency Investment to move along with you. Dependents can be spouses, children under 18, children under 26 if they are unmarried students, and parents of the applicant if over the age of 65 years old.


    • Processing time

      After investment in Portugal, you will start the application process, which will take almost 6 to 8 months to be completed. It is recommended to submit the same in consultation with an expert. DM Consultants can help you in securing Portugal Investor Visa.


    • Key benefit

      Golden Visa Program in Portugal is a secured form of investment that is recognised all around the globe. You can apply for Citizenship in Portugal in five years, one of the fastest in Europe. You get free access to 188 countries after getting Portugal Investment Passport.


    • Tax

      Portugal Golden Visa program only levies tax if an applicant spends 183+ days of the year in the country. If you pay taxes, you can be a tax resident in Portugal. The country has a favourable tax regime for foreigners considering relocating to Portugal.

    Benefits of the Portugal Residency by Investment Program

    Portugal permits investors to acquire citizenship without having to live in Portugal. It is one of the many benefits of the Portugal Residency Investment Program. Below, you may find the main advantages:

    • You can select from a variety of reasonably priced investment options.
    • The visa application takes only 6 to 9 months to be processed, which is less than other countries offering citizenship programs.
    • The country requires just seven days of stay per year, and you become eligible for citizenship after five years.
    • You can extend your Portuguese Golden Visa to your family members. Easy and basic rules for dependents are being followed.
    • Once you have completed five years in Portugal, you can initiate permanent citizenship in Portugal.
    • After you become a Portuguese citizen, you get access to 188 countries without a visa.
    • Portugal levies minor taxes on citizens on worldwide income.
    • The best education and health facilities are provided to its citizens by the government of Portugal.
    • Portugal also accepts dual citizenship.
    • You will be able to avail the best quality of life, cuisine, adventure, climate, and all of that in a top secure and safe place with all the above benefits.

    Requirements for Portugal Golden Visa

    • Eligibility Requirements

      An applicant willing to apply for Portugal Golden Visa must possess the following attributes:

      • The applicant must be a minimum of 18 years old and have an outstanding character, which the concerned department of the country will verify.
      • Clean criminal record certificate from the Police
      • Medical certificate proving good state of health.
    • Portugal Residency by Investment Options

      After you have decided to invest in Portugal, the following are the options offered to the candidates.

    • Real Estate

      Minimum Investment: EUR 280,000

      A candidate interested in investing in property in Portugal can choose the following property investment options for Portugal Residency to get a Permanent Residence card later.

      • A candidate will use a minimum investment of EUR 500,000 in purchasing approved real estate projects.
      • Investment of EUR 400,000 in places accommodating a limited number of people is also considerable.
      • There is a minimum of EUR 350,000 investment in restoring government-approved buildings (minimum 30 years old).
      • Invest in old buildings with a value of at least EUR 280,000 EUR (20% reduced property investment option) in a low-density area. It is the minimum investment for a Portugal residence permit and has the exact requirements of EUR 350,000.
    • Capital Transfer

      Minimum Investment: EUR 350,000

      Candidates who choose capital transfer for Portugal permanent residency can acquire the following options:

      • Invest EUR 350,000 (minimum capital) in an existing business in Portugal where at least five new permanent jobs are maintained for a minimum of 3 years;
      • Invest EUR 350,000 (minimum capital) in a certified private equity fund or Portugal Golden Visa venture capital fund to provide financial assets to businesses that meet specific requirements.
      • Transfer of capital of at least EUR 1.5 million to a Portuguese bank account.
    • Donation

      Minimum Investment: EUR 250,000

      Applicants who select a donation fund for a Portugal residence visa can acquire the following options:

      • A financial contribution of at least EUR 250,000 in conserving national heritage in Portugal or support for artistic production;
      • A financial contribution of at least EUR 350,000 to a research and development institution part of Portugal’s national scientific or technological system.
    • Job Creation

      A candidate can become eligible for The Portugal resident program by Investment Portugal if he can generate

      • Minimum 10 full-time jobs in Portugal;
      • At least eight permanent jobs in Portugal if the business or single-member company is situated in a low-density area;

    The principal applicant must perform the Golden Visa Portugal investment as an individual. The only exception is the transfer of the capital of at least EUR 1,000,000. With that capital, the principal applicant can set up a company in Portugal, and the company can make investments on behalf of the investor with that capital.

    How to get Portugal Citizenship?

    Candidates applying for Golden Visa Program can hire the professional services of DM Citizenship through Investment consultants in Dubai. DM is the best residence planning advisor in UAE and will prepare the documentation, including opening a bank account, biometrics, and other required processes. We will also gather the information necessary for Citizenship Investment in Portugal application submission. Our services include the following steps:

    • Process Overview

      Our expert consultants conduct a FREE session to make the candidate aware of the application process, eligibility norms, and investment options in Portugal. After getting knowledge from DM consultants, applicants tell their requirements, and then the documentation work for the application process is initiated.

    • Review documents:

      We constantly review all the documents and information provided in the application form to avoid any mistakes due to mismanagement or human error. Being sure about the correct information will save you time and money because a candidate can suffer significantly due to a minor mistake that makes your application suspicious. It takes work to gain the confidence of the authority.

    • Application submission

      After reviewing the documents and application, the DM consultant gives the go-ahead if everything is in place. You can apply to get a residence permit. This Portugal permanent residence card is issued with a time limit of one year only per the policy of the Government of Portugal. Your Golden Visa residence card will initially be valid for two years, and you must spend 14 days in Portugal during these two years.

    • Residence Permit Extension

      It would be best to renew your Portugal residence permit 30-90 days before the expiration date. You can extend the Portugal residence permit up to two successive periods of two years each. The authorities will verify biometric data, updated original documents (i.e., criminal records), and necessary processing fees to extend your visa.

    • Due Diligence Check

      For Citizenship Investment in Portugal, the authorities have set up a dedicated board to check and verify every detail provided in the application. At DM, the application of every individual is given attention and checked thoroughly. We look at your citizenship process vigilantly to ensure you will fill out every detail in your application and attach all the required documents.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Golden Visa Portugal

    The government of Portugal adopts stringent verification rules so that every application can take 6 to 9 months for approval. However, considering the precious time and commitments the candidates had to follow daily, the Government of Portugal has kept the same restrictions on staying in the Country all this time.
    The applicant is not residing in Portugal and has to visit the Country twice, but for a few days only until his application has been approved for a residence permit. Your Golden Visa Portugal residence card will initially be valid for two years, and you must spend 14 days in Portugal during these two years.
    You must make and maintain an investment of at least EUR 250,000 in Portugal. The most common type of foreign investment in Portugal is in real estate. Affordable properties remain for sale in beautiful coastal and city areas of Portugal. These comfortable homes can be used for leisure by the property owner or as a rental property to accrue revenue. Minimum Investment: for real estate is EUR 280,000.
    You must show six months' bank statement, and it should meet the required parameters. Your funds should be enough according to your investment and required fees. A bank account and NIF number are required per Portugal residency investment requirements to process your investment and submit your application. You can set up a bank account once you have your NIF number. A bank account is required, as you must transfer money to your Portuguese bank account to fund your investment. It would help if you considered hiring a registered lawyer for this step, and we at DM work him authorised lawyers who can guide you in this process.
    Yes, you can take a loan to fund your investment. However, it cannot be issued from a Portuguese financial institution. To be eligible for the Golden Visa program in Portugal, the invested funds must come from a non-Portuguese bank.
    Yes, anything that's not in Portuguese needs to be certified translated (in addition to being legalised). Not even documents issued in English are accepted. That's why you need experts who can make the process easier for you.
    Yes, with the residence permit issued by the government of Portugal through the residency investment program, you can visit or live in other Schengen countries for up to three months in 180 days without a visa.

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