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opportunities in Portugal

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We work with regulated legal firms throughout the European Union, helping you remove the complexities and stress when applying for a Portuguese Investment, Citizenship or Visa opportunities.


Apply for Portugal’s
Golden Visa Program

Our immigration consultants can discuss the Golden Visa Program with you in more detail, helping you understand whether it’s a good fit for you and your family.

Why choose Portugal

Popular Investment Scheme

Portugal’s Golden Visa Program is one of the most popular residency-by-investment schemes in the world, and with good reason. The investment options are affordable, yet the returns can be significant – and not just in terms of financial gain.

Eligible for a passport in as little as 5 years

In as little as five years, you and your family members will be eligible for a Portuguese passport. This would open the door to visa-free travel across the rest of Europe, and the chance to live, travel, work and study in any EU member state.

Don't have to live in Portugal

You can decide if you want to live in Portugal to participate in the scheme. In fact, you only have to spend an average of seven days in the country each year. So long as you hold the investment for a minimum of five years, you’ll be entitled to Portuguese citizenship – and all the benefits that come with a second passport.

Common Investment Decisions

Real estate is the most common route, as property prices are low but are projected to climb steadily. This makes it the perfect time to invest.

Tax Free Incentives

Tax-free incentives for overseas investors, meaning you can grow your wealth abroad and reduce your global tax rate.

Move Freely

Move freely to 26 countries in the European Union that have signed the Schengen agreement. This allows citizens of member countries to travel within the zone freely, without passing through passport and border control.


Portugal's Healthcare System - 12th Best in the World (World Health Organisation).


English is widely spoken.


Portugal has a Mediterranean climate with some variation between regions. In general this means warm to hot, dry summers and mild to cool, wet winters.

Golden Visa Portugal

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Have a clean criminal record 
  • Fulfil the stay requirements – meaning you must spend seven days in Portugal during the first year, and 14 days in Portugal each subsequent two-year period 
  • Maintain your investment for five years 
  • Invest a certain amount of money in real estate or another approved investment option 

Exactly how much money are we talking about?

That all depends on the type of investment you make. The rules are also subject to change. Generally, you’ll need around €500,000 to invest in real estate. This figure is significantly reduced if you purchase a renovation project or you buy in a low-density area. If both factors apply, you may need as little as €280,000.  

Investment options include: 

  • Purchasing property at a minimum cost of between €280,000 and €500,000, depending on the location and condition of the property 
  • Creating at least 10 jobs 
  • Investing €350,000 in research activities 
  • Investing €250,000 in support of the arts or national cultural heritage 
  • Capital transfer of at least €1 million 
  • Investing €350,000 into private equity funds 
  • Investing €350,000 into an existing Portuguese business

Citizenship through birth

Do you have a Portuguese parent?
Do you have a Portuguese Grandparent or great Grandparent?

Other Options

Portuguese citizenship by marriage

You can apply for Portuguese citizenship through marriage.
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Naturalization as a Portuguese citizen

You may be able to apply for Portuguese citizenship after you have been living in Portugal for Six years or more.
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Citizens of former Portuguese territories

If you are a Citizen of one of the following former Portuguese colonies you may be eligible.
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Frequently Asked Questions

The Portugal Golden Visa is a residence visa issued to non-EU nationals who have made a significant investment in Portugal, such as purchasing real estate, making a capital investment, or creating employment opportunities.

It is a fast-track process for obtaining permanent residence and citizenship in an EU country – via the Golden Visa, you can become eligible for Portuguese citizenship in as little as five years.

To qualify for the program, you must fulfill the following Golden Visa requirements for Portugal:

  • Be either non-EU, non-Swiss, or non-EEA.
  • Minimum investment of €250,000. Range of investment routes to pick.
  • Have a clean criminal record
  • Spend a minimum of seven days in Portugal for the first year, then no less than 14 days each subsequent two-year period (this is called the stay requirement)

In short yes, but not from a Portuguese financial Institution. 

You cannot take out a loan from a Portuguese financial institution but you can take the amount as a loan from a non-Portuguese financial institution and then bring it into Portugal. 

Moreover, if your investment exceeds the minimum amount they require and you want a loan for the remaining amount. Then you can take a loan for the remaining amount.

The Minimum amount of investment depends upon the density and location of the property in Portugal.  For most properties the minimum requirement is an investment of euro 500,000.

> low-density area in Portugal, the minimum amount drops 20 percent to €400,000

>Real estate that is older than 30 years old, in an urban rehabilitation area, and renovate it for a minimum of €350,000 in Portugal

>If in a low-density area in Portugal, the minimum amount drops 20 percent to €280,000

The minimum amount contains both the property investment price plus the cost of renovation works.

It requires the creation of a minimum of ten new full-time jobs in a Portuguese business that is owned by the main applicant. 

However, if the business is formed in a low-density area the requirement is a minimum of 8 new full-time jobs.

Yes, as long as the minimum amount is met in total, the transaction may include the purchase of multiple properties.

Some of the reasons you may be able to qualify include;

  • Portuguese mother or father born abroad if the parent is there serving the Portuguese state;
  • of a Portuguese mother or father born abroad if they have their birth registered at the Portuguese civil registry or alternatively if they declare they want to be Portuguese;
  • who was born in Portuguese territory to foreign parents if at least one parent was born in Portugal and resides here at the time of birth;
  • that was born in Portuguese territory to foreign parents if they declare they want to be Portuguese and provided that one parent has resided in Portugal for at least five years at the time of birth;
  • born in Portuguese territory that does not possess another nationality.

There are no special visa requirements for non-European Union retirees in Portugal. The process is the same whether you are 26 years old or 62 years old. You need to start the process in your home country and it might take some time.

Most applicants opt for a Type 1 Resident Visa to retire in Portugal. This is available from a Portuguese consulate abroad. You must get it within three months of moving to the country.

Once in-country, applicants have six months to apply for a Resident Permit. The permit is renewable every two years. And after five years you can convert it to a permanent residency permit.

Citizens of the following former Portuguese colonies are entitled to Portuguese citizenship if they were born during the period of Portuguese rule:

  • Angola
  • Cape Verde
  • Portuguese India
  • Guinea Bissau
  • East Timor
  • Macao
  • Mozambique
  • Sao Tome and Principe

Those from Portuguese India and Macao who are descendants of those born under the period of Portuguese rule are also entitled to apply for Portuguese citizenship.

After three years of marriage to a Portuguese citizen, or three years of cohabitation. There is no requirement for any prior period of residence in Portugal, although the applicant must provide documents proving an effective connection to the Portuguese community.

If you divorce or separate at a later date, your Portuguese citizenship will not be revoked.

You can apply for Portuguese citizenship if you meet the following requirements: 

Have sufficient knowledge of the Portuguese language (proven with a certificate or test);

Have not been convicted of a crime punishable by a jail sentence of three years or more.


Good news!

Citizenship applicant’s children and spouses are automatically eligible to apply. To apply visit a Portuguese consulate.



You may qualify for Portuguse Citizenship but we recommend a consultation with one of our Immigration Consultants as it’s an extremely complicated process. This service is charged at €299.