We are a consulting company that helps investors get a Portugal residence permit to travel without visas, live, study, do business in the EU and apply for citizenship in five years.

4 reasons to get a residence permit in Portugal

The Portuguese legislation allows wealthy foreigners to obtain residence permits by investment. Generally, each type of residence permit sets its conditions, registration terms, the amount of necessary investments and requirements for applicants. However, while there are different duties, residence permit holders are united by the same rights.

1

Citizenship in 5 years

After five years of residency, it is allowed to apply for a passport. Portugal allows dual citizenship, and the passport provides opportunities for visa-free entries to 187 states.

2

Travel without visas

Portuguese residents freely visit the Schengen countries and can spend up to 90 days out of 180 there.

3

Benefits for business

All types of residence permits allow you to open a business, develop it and optimise taxes.

4

European education and healthcare

Investors and their family members can freely undergo treatment in clinics and study at internationally recognised universities.

What type of residence permit will suit you best

The Golden Visa is chosen by investors who frequently travel for work and do not have the opportunity or need to live for 183 days in Portugal. The D7 visa, for example, is suitable for financially independent persons who want to relocate and live in Portugal without investing in the country’s economy.

Golden Visa HQA Startup Visa D7 Visa and residence permit
Advantage Maximum opportunities
+ citizenship application 5 years later
Fast track to a residence permit —
3+ months
Less expenses —
an income of at least €705 per month
Investments Need Need Without investing
Relocation Not required Not required Relocation is mandatory. A residence permit after the D7 visa prescribes a stay of at least 183 days a year in Portugal
Participants For investors, their spouses, children, and parents For qualified professionals, their spouses, children, and parents For financially independent persons, their spouses, children, and parents

Golden Visa

Maximum opportunities
+ citizenship application 5 years later

Investment path

Relocation is not required

For investors, their spouses, children, and parents

HQA Startup Visa

Fast track to a residence permit —
3+ months

Investment path

Relocation is not required

For qualified professionals, their spouses, children, and parents

D7 Visa and residence permit

Less expenses —
an income of at least €705 per month

Without investing

Relocation is mandatory. A residence permit after the D7 visa prescribes a stay of at least 183 days a year in Portugal

For financially independent persons, their spouses, children, and parents

Official representative in Portugal

Immigrant invest is an official representative of the Portuguese residence permit programs.

We have been operating since 2006 and have been representing the Portugal Golden Visa Program for 10 years. During this time, we have helped 100 investors and their families to get residence permits.

99% success rate

Due Diligence of each applicant is the basis of all our clients’ approved applications. Immigrant Invest’s Compliance Department conducts a preliminary check before submitting documents for consideration, ensuring the rejection rate is less than 1%.

Legal support

We accompany our clients throughout the entire process: from the first consultation and determination of goals, through Due Diligence, submission and receipt of documents, to maintaining the status.

Immigrant Invest lawyers are members of IMC, the worldwide association for immigration and citizenship by investment. We also have certified AML Officers in our team.

Immigrant Invest experts in Portugal

The whole team consists of 40 people. We are united by one goal: to find the best possible solution for the client based on their situation and tasks.

Elena Ruda Lawyer, company owner
Zlata Erlach Austrian office manager
Victor Esik Portuguese office manager
Frederick Ellul Lawyer, partner of the company
Pavel Reshetnikov Consultant, Compliance Anti Money Laundering Officer
Victoria Atanasova Head of Maltese office
Julia Veremyeva Partner Network Development Director
Svetlana Gorchakova Director of Sales
Victor Esik Head of the Portuguese office

After five years of maintaining the residence permit, every fourth investor seeks our help in getting permanent residence or citizenship.

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