Discover a world of possibilities with a second citizenship in Portugal

The program was launched in 2012 and has since become one of the most popular residency-by-investment programs in Europe. It offers a range of investment options, including real estate, capital transfer, job creation, and research and development.

To qualify for the Golden Visa program, applicants must meet certain eligibility requirements, including having a clean criminal record, investing in a qualifying investment option, and maintaining the investment for a minimum period of time. The investment thresholds vary depending on the investment option, but generally range from €250,000 to €1 million.

In return for their investment, successful applicants are granted residency in Portugal, along with the right to travel freely within the Schengen Area. After five years of residency, applicants can apply for permanent residency and after six years, they can apply for Portuguese citizenship.

The Golden Visa program has been praised for its simplicity, transparency, and flexibility, as well as its attractive tax regime, which offers favorable tax rates for non-habitual residents. It has also been credited with helping to revitalize Portugal’s economy and real estate market, attracting billions of euros in foreign investment.