Golden visa for Portugal

Obtain a golden visa for Portugal through real estate investment and travel to 187 countries without a prior visa around the world, including the Schengen areas.

  • Capital: Lisbon
  • Currency: Euro
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Government: Unitary parliamentary republic
  • Major Airport : Lisbon Airport
  Portugal  Minimum Investment
Minimum Investment
250,000 EUR
 Portugal  Number of countries that allow visa-free travel
Number of countries that allow visa-free travel
188 Countries
 Portugal  Global Passport Rank
Global Passport Rank
 Portugal  Residency
7 days per year
 Portugal  Taxation
Subject to the tax law of the State of Portugal
 Portugal  Processing Time
Processing Time
More than 18 months

Benefits of the Portuguese Golden Visa

  • Visa-free travel in Europe’s Schengen area and the right to live, work and study in Portugal
  • Eligibility to apply for citizenship after five years as a lawful resident while retaining other nationality(s)
  • Low physical attendance requirements (seven days during the first year of stay and 14 days during the following two years, which can be counted
  • within eligibility for citizenship after five years)
  • Excellent international and Portuguese schools and universities
  • High quality of life, local cuisine and wine, rich culture, mild climate, high level of safety
  • World-class healthcare clinics and hospitals

Portugal Golden Visa Requirements

Applicants can choose any one option in any of the following categories:

Capital transfer with one of the following options:

  • €500,000 for the acquisition of investment funds or venture capital fund units intended for the capitalization of companies incorporated under Portuguese law, with a maturity of at least five years and with at least 60% of the investment portfolio of companies with a registered office in the national territory (not applicable to real estate entities)
  • 500,000 euros for research activities of public or private entities that are part of the national scientific and technological system
    • €400,000 in a sparsely populated area*
  • 250,000 euros to support artistic production or in the restoration or preservation of national cultural heritage
    • €200,000 in a sparsely populated area*

Business with one of the following options:

  • Creating at least ten new jobs
    • Eight new jobs in a sparsely populated area*
  • €500,000 to establish a registered business company headquartered in Portugal, creating at least five permanent jobs for three years (or to increase the capital of an already registered company based in Portugal, creating at least five permanent jobs or maintaining at least ten jobs for three years)

A sparsely populated area is defined as less than 100 inhabitants per square kilometer or GDP per capita less than 75% of the national average.

Frequently Asked Question

  • How to get a residence in Portugal?

    General requirements
    1. Be over 18 years of age
    2. Have no criminal record or are under investigation for a criminal offense
    3. Be able to make the full investment amount upon approval
    4. You have not been denied a visa from a country that has a free visa agreement with Portugal
    5. Do not participate in a disreputable competition.

  • What are the advantages of Portugal?

    • Portugal is suitable for those who love a comfortable pace of life, and a calm lifestyle.
    • The 2023 Global Peace Index ranked Portugal seventh among the safest countries in the world, and in 2020 it ranked third in the World Ranking of Pacific Countries