Brief description of the Golden Visa program

Golden Visa

The Golden Visa Portugal is a residency program for investment in Portugal, this means that if you (fulfilling some requirements) make an investment in the country, you can stay with a residence to live there.

Officially called "ARI" ("residence permit for investment activity"), Golden Visa Portugal is the most successful investment residency program in Europe.

The participant of the programme, provided that he is not a citizen of the European UNION (EU), the European Economic AREA (EEA) or Switzerland, may invest in Portugal and thus receive a Portuguese residence permit for himself and also for members of his Family.

In summary, the granting of a golden visa for real estate investment is ensured:
If the value is € 500,000 or more, or € 350,000 for properties in Low Density Territories;
If the value is equal to or greater than € 350,000 if the property is over 30 years old or in an Urban Rehabilitation Zone and € 280,000 if the property is in a Low Density Territory.
These rules cease to apply in the Metropolitan Areas of Lisbon and Porto in 2021.