Experience the medieval heritage and enlivening lifestyle of a beautiful country. As an EU member state, Portugal offers a high standard of living in and a stable environment in terms of work, safety, and education. Healthcare is also of the highest quality here. One of Europe’s oldest countries, Portugal boasts a rich historical and architectural heritage. Radiance and culture beam through the whitewashed villages and lush vineyards of this country, which is positioned on the beautiful shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Portugal’s quality of life is a big draw for those looking to reside in or become a citizen of a European country.
Whether for work or travel, gaining Portugal residency and citizenship by investment offers excellent benefits that attract thousands of applicants from all over the world every year. Some of these advantages are:
- Visa-free travel within Europe’s Schengen Area and to 160+ countries.
- Eligibility to apply for citizenship after five years as a legal resident while keeping other citizenships.
- Investors, their spouse and family members are all included in the program.
- International quality health care clinics and hospitals.
- High quality of life and low crime rate.
- Excellent international and Portuguese schools and universities.
The Golden Resident Permit Program enables investors to become residents of Portugal and apply for citizenship of the EU. To qualify for residency and citizenship, prospective investors must :
- Be a third-country national.
- Hold no criminal record.
- Enter Portugal for the first time on a valid Schengen visa.
- Provide proof that investment funds originate from abroad.
- Fulfil the minimum stay requirements (Seven days for the first year, 14 days for subsequent two-year periods.)
- Pay all related fees.
Stage 1 -
Visit the embassy of Portugal to attest the required list of documents or visit Portugal ahead.
Obtain tax number, open bank account and transfer funds for investment.
Stage 2 -
Submit application online (conducted by law firm through power of Attorney).
Submit application at SEF and collect biometric (travel to Portugal for 2 business days after online admission is obtained) .
Obtain final approval and subsequent in issuance of Residence cards.
Renewals of the temporary residence permit are due at the end of year 1 and 3.
Stage 3 -
Permanent Residence/ Citizenship
Application for Permanent Residence or Citizenship can be lodged after successful completion of 5 years as a temporary resident and provided the application meets all the necessary requirements.
- Stage 1 -
a. € 500,000: or above
b. € 350,000: or above
(more than 30 years old and located in urban regeneration area)
c. € 280,000: or above
(if in a low-density population area)
Investment in fund
a. € 350,000: or above
in investment fund or venture capital
National heritage project
a. € 250,000: or above
for reconstruction or refurbishment of national heritage projects.
The fees associated with the program is being conveyed on request. Application fees include government, due diligence and mandatory program fees. Fees charged by My Global Citizenship™ is excluding the government and legal entity fees. For residency and citizenship, separate fees have to be paid to the government at each stage. For Advisory fees charged by My Global Citizenship™ and exact quote based on your family combination, please contact us.
The Portugal Golden Residence Permit is offered by My Global Citizenship™. The above timeline is an estimate provided for information purposes only based on experiences with past clients. Processing time and costs will vary depending on a number of factors. My Global Citizenship™ is not responsible for any changes to the estimations above; we can provide a specific time and cost estimates on an individual basis.