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Portugal Golden Visa
Population: 10.28 Million Currency: Euro Languages: Portuguese, English widely used
Economic sectors: Services 67% Industry 27% Agriculture 5%
No.3 in Global Peace Index report
No.1 in Residents’ Confidence of Safety in EU
A member of the European Union, the Schengen Area, and the Eurozone
Economic Stability and Rapid Growth
GDP growth ranked amongst the top in EU
Attractive Tax Regime
Beneficial tax regime for non-habitual residents (NHR)
Friendly Culture - No Discrimination
All nationalities are welcome
Sound Healthcare System
International quality healthcare provider Under the SNS, most essential medical services are available free of charge, while non-essential services are available for a small co-payment.
High Standard of Schooling
Prestigious international schools and courses with versatility in multiple languages
Golden visa – Visa free travel in Europe’s Schengen Area Passport – Visa free travel to 186 countries
Portugal Golden Visa – Citizenship by investment program
Law n.º 102/2017 provides the fifth amendment to Law n.º 23/2017 of 4 July, which approves the legal system for entry, stay, exit and removal of foreign nationals from Portuguese national territory. According to this act, non-EU citizens can acquire the “Golden Visa” by (1) transferring EUR 350,000 for investment fund or venture capital fund units to a Portuguese capital management company, (2) with at least 60% of the investment transferred to a company with its headquarter in Portugal, (3) for at least five years.
EUR 350,000 minimum for the acquisition of shares in a private equity fund
No Physical Examination Requirement
Low Minimum Stay Requirement (average 7 days per year in Portugal)
Benefits of the Golden Visa
Entire Family are Eligible
Besides the main applicant, family members including spouse, parents and children can also obtain European residency
Eligibility for EU permanent residency or citizenship after 5 years; Live and work in entire Schengen Area, visa-free travel to 186 countries, provided alongside the EU citizenship
Low Minimum Stay Requirement
7 days during the 1st year & 14 days during each subsequent 2 years of residence; Minimal concern for interruption of business and work in the home country
No Dual Taxation
No double taxation and flexible tax policies for non-habitual tax residents
Visa Free Entrance in EU
Golden Visa program enables visa holders to free travel in Europe’s Schengen Area, including Switzerland, France, Germany, and Italy. Holders can also freely work, live, study and manage business in Portugal.
Free public schools in Portugal；Golden Visa holders, residents, citizens are equally eligible to use the public healthcare system
How to Apply
Simple: No requirement for language, working experience or academic experience
Fast: get approved within as few as 50 days, not exceeding 90 days as ruled by Portugal immigration Office (SEF).
Straightforward: No onsite inspection, no entrance to Portugal required before approval
Certain: Under no circumstance will investors be required to invest in excess of their original commitment
Safe: The Fund is approved, monitored, and exhibited annually by the Portuguese market regulator (CMVM)
Clear Redeem Policy: Get original investment back after 5 years, capital gains tax-exempt for non-resident investors
Investment for Private Equity Fund
Investment: EUR 350,000 and maintain it for 5 years (redeemable after 5 years)
Why Private Equity Fund?
The main applicant is at least 18 years old
Invest EUR 350,000 for Portuguese Private Equity Fund
No criminal record
Estimated time for approval: 4-6 months
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