The Portuguese Golden Visa program is one of the most popular both in Europe and the world.
Unfortunately, the information you find when searching about the Portuguese Golden Visa is often unreliable, biased or out-of-date.
Established in 2012, Portugal’s Golden Residence Permit Program (ARI) enables non-EU/EEA citizens to obtain a special residence permit in exchange for a 5-year investment in Portugal. What’s unique about the permit is that the investor only has to spend about seven days per year in Portugal to maintain the residency, while still reaping all the benefits of being an EU resident—including visa-free travel in the entire Schengen area. The program has benefited more than 6,500 foreign investors so far and the program has broad support from nearly all political parties in Portugal.
Your investment needs to meet at least one of the following requirements:
Acquisition of real estate with a value of at least €500,000.
Acquisition of real estate with construction completed at least 30 years ago or located in an urban rehabilitation area, with the execution of rehabilitation works. The minimum investment is reduced to €350,000.
Transfer of capital of different amounts, depending on what kind of research or support of institution you invest in.