The Portugal Golden Visa Programme is offered by an EU country enjoying a sound political system and a fully liberalised market economy. Portugal offers a European standard of living, including high standards of education and healthcare. Being a Mediterranean country, Portugal boasts of a rich and diverse culture as well as, a Mediterranean climate.
Portugal has been a member of the European Union since 1986 and of the Schengen Area since 1995.
Portugal’s fast developing market coupled with the access it provides to the entire Schengen Area, makes it an ideal relocation destination for families, as well as businesses. The Portugal Golden Visa Programme is an attractive option to non-EU citizens wishing to reside, study and do business in the European Schengen Area. The Programme also paves the way to Portuguese Citizenship in 6 years after applicants pass a language test.
Legal amendments in Portuguese law now enable non- EU citizens to apply for a Portuguese Residence Permit in return for transferring capital, creating jobs or acquiring real estate in Portugal. This is possible by virtue of Law 29/2012 and Order number 11820-A/2012.