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The Portugal Golden Visa program was established in 2012 and allows non-European Union citizens to obtain Portuguese residency in exchange for investing in the country. The program is designed to attract foreign investment and has proven to be a popular choice for individuals looking to live, work, or study in Portugal or anywhere within the European Union.

To be eligible for the program, individuals must make a required minimum investment in the arts, cultural heritage, or scientific research sectors. Additionally, they must hold a valid passport, have a clean record, and hold health insurance in Portugal. Perks of the program include the ability to live, work, and study in Portugal, visa-free travel throughout the Schengen Area, and a potential path to Portuguese citizenship.

Process Timeline for Portugal Residency by Investment

Step 1:

Client Assessment

Step 2:

Client On-Boarding

Step 3:

Documents Collection and Real Estate Investment

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Step 6:

Issuance of Golden Visa

Cost of Portuguese Golden Visa

The PR program provides for the grant of a five-year residence permit to non-EU investors who fulfil one of the following conditions:


  • Invest in a Commercial Property of at least €350,000 in Lisbon, Porto, or Algarve.


  • Invest in a Residential Property of at least €280,000 (or) €500,000 in selected areas.
*Additional government processing and due diligence fees apply.

Visa Free List

Visa free access to any country in the Schengen region if you move to Portugal and establish yourself there permanently.

Portugal citizenship holders can travel to over 186 countries visa-free and with a visa on arrival after receiving the passport, which has been ranked third among the most powerful passports in the Passport Index 2021.


Travel to the following nations is permitted for anyone possessing a Portugal Permanent Residency Visa: –

In addition to the list of countries, access is subject to variations depending on the policy of each government.

Schengen Region free visa


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