Golden Visa Portugal

The Portuguese government has created a new law with the aim to attract foreign investment. Golden Residence Permit Programme opened the possibility of achieving residency through: the acquisition of real estate; creating a certain number of jobs or by transferring capital.

Now the holders of a “Golden Residence Permits” may request family regrouping, and gain access to a Portuguese citizenship or a Permanent Residence Permit.

Residence Permit for Investment Activities; who may request?

Third country passport holders who carry out at least one of the following activities (personally or through a company) for a minimum period of five years:

Applying for the “Golden Visa” Resident Permit through real estate purchase. What are the necessary documents?

The Property can be purchased as a:

How can I request a “Golden Visa” Residence Permit?

You may do it online at or in a Portuguese diplomatic post or consulate overseas. If you prefer you can also request it at the central or regional SEF offices (foreigners and borders service).

Family Reunification

The holders of a “Golden Visa” Residence Permit are entitled to family regrouping, and if all requests are fulfilled may have access to the Permanent Residence Permit and Portuguese citizenship.

Minimum permanent residence period

In order to renew the residence permit, you may be asked show a proof that in the first year you have spent a minimum of seven days in Portuguese territory. This stay can be consecutively or spaced in time as long it´s done during the first year. In the following two periods of 2 years you should stay a minimum of 14 days in Portugal territory.

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