Unlike other such possibilities in Europe, Portugal is offering investors the ability to not only receive temporary residency, but by fulfilling the conditions of maintaining the investment and staying a minimum period of time in the country, investors can also claim permanent residency and EU citizenship.
After receiving Portuguese citizenship you will be a full EU citizen and can freely live, work, study, and do business in any country of the European Union, you will receive the ability to move freely around the countries of the Schengen area, and you will have access to the social and government guarantees of those countries.
* Citizenship of Portugal can be claimed by applicants who, over the last 6 years, have lived in Portugal for over 183 days per year and are able to pass a language test.
All candidates must lack a criminal record, they cannot have violated Schengen visa or customs rules, they must not be barred from entry into the EU, and they must not be subject to an inquiry in the SEF integrated information system.
Residency through the Portugal Golden Visa program is valid for a period of 5 years. However, it must be extended after the first year for another two years, and then for another two years. You must observe certain minimum conditions for being present in the country: no fewer than 7 days in the first year, and no fewer than 14 days in each of the following 2-year cycles.
For family members’ applications
A signed declaration of good intentions by the applicant that he/she will keep the investment for at least 5 years.
Consultation on all possibilities and finer details of participating in the Portugal Golden Visa program
Drawing up a power of attorney
Opening a bank account in Portugal
Obtaining a Taxpayer Identification Number in Portugal
Providing contact with financial representation services
Providing our escrow account and related services (if necessary)
Analysis and check of all documents relating to real estate ownership
Preparation up of a reservation agreement
Preparation of a promissory contract
Registration of real estate ownership rights at the Land Registry Office and financial authorities
Representation of owner’s interests to public utilities (electricity, gas, water)
Acting as a trustee in all legal documents relating to the real estate
Preparation and submission of documents for temporary residency under the Golden Visa program
Accompanying your case for 5 years
Extension of resident status under the Golden Visa program
Support in obtaining Portuguese citizenship