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Golden Visa

Correct as of March 2024, reading time: 5 minutes

A Golden Visa represents an exceptional opportunity for foreign investors to obtain both Residency and Citizenship in Portugal through a qualifying investment. Portugal’s Golden Visa program offers a compelling pathway to European residency and potential citizenship for investors and their families. This program involves making an eligible investment, which grants individuals a temporary residence permit. Over time, this Residency Permit can evolve into permanent residency or even citizenship, offering investors access to a wealth of opportunities and the benefits of residing in a dynamic European community.

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Why Chose Portugal as your destination?

By choosing the Portuguese Golden Visa you gain access to many rights in Portugal, for example, the ability to live and work in Portugal, the ability to travel within Portugal without the hassle of needing a visa and after only five years post obtaining your Golden Visa you have the opportunity to gain permanent residency, alongside gaining Portuguese citizenship, allowing you the opportunity to travel and reside within any of the 26 Schengen areas. 

Portugal is a superb relocation choice, offering a high quality of life, safety, excellent healthcare, and a rich culture amidst stunning landscapes. Its location in terms of Europe and investment prospects make it a captivating destination.

Golden Visa Investment breakdown

The Portugal a Golden Visa is the perfect choice, you can do this by investing in various ways, such as a Venture Capital fund , the investment level can vary depending on whether the investment is made in a High or Low density investment area, between as low €280,00 or as high as €500,000, these Venture Capital funds are professionally managed and are regulated by the Portuguese Government via its Portuguese Capital Markets Board -CMVM   60% of the investments held within each clients funds assets have to be invested in local business interests that boost local businesses.

Other major attractions of the Golden Visa program is the ability to reunite with your cherished family members, as Golden Visa holders are entitled to family reunification with the following family members:

  • Spouse or unmarried partner
  • Minor or disabled children, and adopted minor children
  • Children older than 18, who are single, studying and financially dependent
  • First degree ascendants in the direct line, provided they are financially dependent
  • Minor siblings, provided they are under the resident’s supervision


This ensures that everyone can relish the Portuguese lifestyle together.

Renewal of the Golden Visa 

The Golden Visa is valid for a period of two years from the date of issuance and may be renewed for successive periods of two years, with easy renewals the Portuguese Golden Visa only requires you to be within Portugal for 14 days of the year. After only five years, provided that requirements are met, you have the opportunity to explore the path to a Permanent Residence Permit as well as an opportunity to apply for Portuguese Citizenship.

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