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What it is

Initiated in 2012, the Golden Visa is a Residence Permit through Investment Activity, known as ARI (Golden Visa).

This program is targeted for all non-European Union (EU) or non-European Economic States citizens (EEA) who wish to invest, on their own or through a company, in any activity in the Portuguese territory. 

Eligible Investments

Investment units or Venture Capital and Private Equity Funds in Portugal and held for a minimum of 5 years, qualify for the residence permit, as long as the fund invests a minimum of 60% in shares of Portuguese companies – Minimum investment requirement of 500 thousand euros in units of participation of a fund.

Applicant profile

Any individual over 18 years of age, resident in a foreign country, with a valid passport, who is interested in obtaining a Schengen area residence permit through an investment pathway in Portugal

Major advantages

  • Visa waiver to enter Portugal;
  • Live and work in Portugal;
  • Visa waiver to travel within the Schengen area;
  • Family reunification;
  • Application for permanent residence;
  • The application for Portuguese nationality, by naturalization.

Sun, sea, peace and Golden Visa (resident visa) are the four cardinal points that make Portugal one of the most attractive European countries to live or to invest at the moment.

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