Portugal’s Golden Visa Program

Introduced in 2012, The Portugal Golden Visa programme, also known as the residence permit for investment activity (ARI), is one of the most popular residency by investment programmes in the world.

The programme provides a way for non-EU citizens to live, work and study in Portugal, and in most EU countries, alongside Visa-free travels throughout the Schengen zone and up to 117 countries with Portuguese citizenship (4th most powerful globally).

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Portugal’s Golden Visa Program

Introduced in 2012, The Portugal Golden Visa programme, also known as the residence permit for investment activity (ARI), is one of the most popular residency by investment programmes in the world.

The programme provides a way for non-EU citizens to Live, Work and Study in Portugal, and most EU countries, alongside Visa-free travels throughout the Schengen zone and up to 117 countries with Portuguese citizenship (4th most powerful globally).

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE GV BENEFITS

Real Estate Investment starting from 280K

The Golden Visa Timeline

YEAR 0

GOLDEN VISA
APPLICATION

Complete your investment process and submit your application for the Golden Visa Program.

YEAR 2 – 3

RENEWING YOUR
GOLDEN VISA CARD

3 to 4 months before the expiration date of your Card, you may contact SEF (Portuguese Immigration Department) to set up an appointment to renew it.

YEAR 4 – 5

SECOND GOLDEN
VISA RENEWAL

Renew your Golden Visa Card again.

Spend an average of 7 days per year in Portugal.

YEAR 5+

APPLY FOR PORTUGUESE
CITIZENSHIP OR RESIDENCY

Ending the initial 5 years period you can finally apply for:

  • Permanent Residency status
  • Portuguese Citizenship

Not required to maintain the investment you made when applying for the Golden Visa Program.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE GV PROCESS

The Golden Visa Timeline

YEAR 0

GOLDEN VISA
APPLICATION

Complete your investment process
Submit your application for the Golden Visa Program.

YEAR 2-3

RENEWING YOUR
GOLDEN VISA CARD

3 to 4 months before the expiration date of your Card, you may contact SEF (Portuguese Immigration Department) to set up an appointment to renew it.

YEAR 4-5

RENEWING YOUR
GOLDEN VISA CARD

Renew your Golden Visa Card again. Spend an average of 7 days per year in Portugal.

YEAR 5+

APPLY FOR PORTUGUESE
CITIZENSHIP / RESIDENCY

Ending the initial 5 years period you can finally apply for:

  • Permanent Residency status
  • Portuguese Citizenship

Not required to maintain the investment you made when applying for the Golden Visa Program.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE GV PROCESS

Why Portugal?

Portugal’s all-year sunny environment presents premium and hard-to-find conditions to practise water sports, lose yourself in our world-class golf courses or simply admire our astonishing beaches, natural reserves and dizzying historic heritage.

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Why Portugal?

Portugal’s all-year sunny environment presents premium and hard-to-find conditions to practise water sports, lose yourself in our world-class golf courses or simply admire our astonishing beaches, natural reserves and dizzying historic heritage.

LEARN MORE ABOUT PORTUGAL

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