Golden Residence Permit

One of Europe’s oldest countries positioned on the blissfully elegant shores of the Atlantic ocean, Portugal boasts rich historical and architectural heritage. Luminosity, radiance and culture beams through whitewashed villages and lush vineyards.


Portugal boasts a rich and diverse culture, Mediterranean climate, a safe and stable setting, which is an ideal location for raising families, conducting business or simply for travel. Investors find many opportunities in Portugal’s secure and fast developing market, with access to the entire Schengen zone.


Program benefits:

  • Live and work in Portugal;
  • Obtain a Golden Visa (temporary residency) for Portugal conditional upon visitation to the country seven days per year. Renewable the first year and every two years thereafter.
  • Enjoy visa-free visitation to the countries of the Schengen Zone for a period of 90 days every 180 days.
  • Citizenship: After maintaining the residency for a minimum of 5 years, and passing Portuguese language (A2 Level) test – an investor may apply for the Portuguese citizenship.


Portugal’s Golden Residence Permit program is offered in accordance with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Department of Consular Affairs and the Portuguese Trade and Investment Agency (AICEP).

Aimed at attracting foreign direct investments to the country, the program yields a residency permit in Portugal to non-EU investors who meet the following requirements:

  • Execute the required investment in one of the available investment options. Funds must originate from abroad;
  • Provide proof of no criminal record;
  • The applicant’s name must not be included on the list of persons whose property is ordered to be frozen within the boundaries of the EU;
  • Payment of application and processing fees where applicable;
  • Enter Portugal for the first time on a valid Schengen visa;
  • Meet or exceed the minimum stay requirements (7 days for the first year, 14 days for subsequent 2-year periods).


  • Purchase of new property for a total value equal to or above € 500,000 EUR


  • Or – Financing a renovation project of a property located outside the city limits – with prices starting from € 280,000 Investment must be held for a period of 5 years.
    • Special Note: The € 280,000 option will conclude on December 31st, 2021. 

Additional fees may apply – including legal, administrative and governmental Final pricing based upon family size and age of family members.

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