Portugal is a Southern European country known for its long beaches, spectacular vineyards, cultural heritage sites and great climate year-round. The country offers a high-quality life at affordable prices with good a good health care and education system. If you are looking to become a resident of the European Union then you can apply for the golden visa program which was established in 2012 for non-EU citizens and is currently the most affordable residency program in Europe.
There are 3 investment options: an investment of minimum €250,000 into an arts or cultural project, or a minimum investment of €350,000 into real estate. You can also invest €350,000 into a business where you have to create employment opportunities for Portuguese citizens. The third option is to make a capital investment of €1M. Once you have chosen the best option for you, we will help you to organize the necessary paperwork to ensure a successful application to the visa scheme. The completed application, along with all the supporting documentation such as evidence of the real estate or other investment, will be submitted to the SEF which is the governing body in Portugal that processes all visa applications.
Once the application has been reviewed and approved, which usually takes 6 months you will be granted a 1 year residency permit which can be extended for 2 years each time, providing that you stay in Portugal for 7 days per year as part of the right to settle in Portugal. After 5 years, you can apply for permanent residency followed by citizenship. This will allow you to enjoy the option of being able to study, work or live in any of the 28 European Union countries and enjoy visa free travel to over 172 countries.