Portuguese Citizenship by Investment.
Real Estate Investment
Take advantage of the
Hold the investment
for 5 years
Drawn by the low cost of living and attractive tax benefits, many Americans are now living in Portugal and find it the ideal place to live. The Golden Visa program is not about relocating, it creates future opportunities for families looking for either improved quality of life, access to better education or a safe haven from political instability. Portugal doesn’t charge tax on worldwide income.
Realwealth Co-Founder and Gateway Portugal Partner Kathy Fettke explains why
Citizenship is for sale
Portugal Program Benefits
August will mark the third consecutive month that the dollar has risen, while the euro has dropped 6.6% respectively over the same period.
Thanks to EU regulations, Portugal has significantly stricter sanitary and animal welfare standards than the US. Locally grown produce is plentiful and low cost. Take advantage of wonderful climate and affordable European public transport and high-speed rail.
English is widely spoken in Portugal. Bestow an EU legacy for future generations.
The World Health Report for 2019 by the World Health Organisation awarded the Portuguese healthcare system number 12th in its ranking (USA ranks 37th).
Attractive Tax Regime
Low crime rate
What is a golden visa?
There are a variety of investment options available that are pre-qualified for the Portugal Golden Visa program.
Commercial Real Estate program
Restidental Real Estate program
The most cost-effective investment opportunities where the Developer is offering rental return. Some offer buy back options after 5 years.
These are refurbished apartments or suites in historic buildings. The Developer is offering a rental return. Some are offering buy back options and some are freehold.
€500K Real Estate
Investing at this level allows you to avail of the Golden Visa while owning property in the most popular areas of Portugal. Some developers are offering a Guaranteed return
Frequently Asked questions
Yes. After five years of maintaining your investment in Portugal, you can apply for a permanent residency permit or citizenship.
- Fees payable to Immigration Authorities
- Resident Permit Application €539
- Golden Visa Cards €5391 per adult
- Renewal Legal Fees €1500 per adult for a total of €3000 (2 renewals)
- Renewal Application Fee €539 per adult
- Golden Visa Card Renewals €2696 per adult for a total of €5392 (2 renewals)
- Citizenship Fee €2000 for two adults, €500 for additional family members
Yes, with the Golden Visa you can secure dual citizenship.
The application itself is submitted online, but you need to travel to Portugal for biometrics after your application is accepted.
The Portugal Golden Visa processing times usually takes between three and six months.
Yes. You can bring your spouse, as well as your kids (if they are younger than 18 at the time of application or enrolled in studies and being supported by you).
On the 3rd November, 2022, the Prime Minister of Portugal, announced that several visa schemes within the country are being re-evaluated. At the same time he highlighted the continued success of the schemes in attracting investors to Portugal.
If changes are made to the scheme, the change of legislation required, typically takes some time to come into effect. The last change took 18 months and people already in the scheme were not affected, as the application is protected under law. The Golden Visa scheme continues to operate as usual.