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Golden Visa

Golden Residence Permit Program for living by the ocean and travelling across Europe visa-free

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2-6 months
5 years
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Portugal started issuing residence permits by investment in 2012. The program is popular among investors: 27,000 applicants got Golden Visas in the last 10 years.

Investors choose between seven options. Applicants often buy a property for restoration for €350,000 or a new real estate for €500,000. The purchase of investment fund units for €500,000 is also gaining popularity.

If investors choose to buy real estate or investment fund units, they can return the money in 5 years by selling the asset.

If they remain Portuguese residents for 5 years, the investor and their family members can apply for permanent residence or citizenship. At the same time, they don’t have to live in Portugal. Golden Visas holders maintain their residence status by spending seven days a year in the country.

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