Citizenship-by-investment is on the rise worldwide. Obtaining a second citizenship-through-investment has become a quick process, allowing you to obtain your second citizenship within 2-3 months without any requirement to reside in the country.
Officially known as the Portuguese Republic, the country is located on the breathtaking Iberian Peninsula. Its position as the westernmost nation of mainland Europe affords it an enviable Mediterranean climate.
The Portuguese Golden Visa Programme was created in accordance with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Department of Consular Affairs and the Portuguese Trade and Investment Agency (AICEP).
If you’re looking for visa-free travel throughout Europe, EU residency and an attractive tax regime, then look no further than Portuguese permanent residence.
Portugal is one of the world's most developed countries and the 4th most peaceful. As one of Europe’s oldest civilisations, Portugal boasts stunning architecture, rich culture and a long and varied history. Portugal’s official language is Portuguese.
Portugal is also well known as a politically and economically stable country and ranks highly for quality of life and cost of living. It is a member of the EU, the Eurozone, and the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU).
Fast access to a European Residency
You can obtain your European residency in just 4-5 months. After five years, you are then eligible to apply for Portuguese citizenship.
Freedom to Travel
Portuguese residency immediately grants visa-free travel throughout the entire Schengen area. It is also possible to live in any of these countries for three months in every six-month's period.
Portugal is ranked 30th worldwide for "Ease of Doing Business". The country is also a vital business hub for global trade and travel.
Safety And Security For Your Family
Portugal is ranked 19th worldwide on quality of life and it is also one of the world’s safest countries. Your parents, spouse and children (up to age 24) can also obtain the Portuguese Golden Visa and are thereby entitled to live/study/work in Portugal.
To qualify for the Portuguese Golden Visa programme, an applicant must meet the following criteria:
Should be a non-EU citizen.
Fulfil the investment required by the programme.
Have proof that investment funds originate from abroad.
Enter Portugal for the first time on a valid Schengen visa.
Have a clean personal background and hold no criminal record.
Dependant children must be up to the age of 24 and parents above 55.