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Golden Visa

The Golden Visa is issued through the Residence Permit for Investment Activity (ARI) program and is valid for five years. With it, it is possible to obtain a valid residence permit in Portugal and free access to 27 countries in the Schengen Area.

 

The dipe imobiliária (dipe real estate) provides all the necessary support to foreign investors and candidates for the Golden Visa. We help our clients find investment opportunities in the real estate sector. Our experienced and specialized team monitors the entire process, from property acquisition, through client representation, property registration and documentation services.

 

Advantages of the Gold Visa

 

• Apply for citizenship in Portugal in accordance with the legal requirements and conditions of this country (within five years after receiving the Golden Visa);

 

• Circulate within the Schengen Area without the need to obtain a travel visa;

 

• Request the granting of Permanent Residence Authorization under the Foreigners Law. Citizens who hold a residence permit for investment activity and their families, who comply with the requirements and request the granting of a permanent residence permit, will be issued a residence permit for permanent investment activity. The Residence Authorization for Permanent Investment Activity may be subject to specific analysis and emission fees;

 

• Enjoy national health insurance;

 

• Possibility request the acquisition of Portuguese nationality, through naturalization, fulfilling the requirements of the Nationality Law.

 

Initially, the Golden Visa is valid for one year, followed by two subsequent two-year periods. It is mandatory that the investment is maintained during this period, with at least one visit of seven days, consecutive or not, in the first year and 14 days, consecutive or not, in the following periods. Investments can be made in different ways, with a value equal to or greater than 500 thousand euros, or 350 thousand euros, if the property needs to be renovated.

 

 

Who can apply?

 

All third-country nationals who carry out an investment activity, personally or through a company incorporated in Portugal or in another EU State and with a permanent establishment in Portugal, who meet one of the quantitative requirements and the time requirement provided for in the applicable legislation, can apply for Residence Permit for Investment Activity by way of investment in one of the following possibilities:

 

• The transfer of capital equal to or greater than 1 million euros;

 

• The creation of at least 10 jobs;

 

• The acquisition of real estate with a value equal to or greater than 500 thousand euros;

 

• Acquisition of real estate, whose construction has been completed at least 30 years ago or located in an urban rehabilitation area and carrying out works for the rehabilitation of real estate acquired, in the total amount equal to or greater than 350 thousand euros;

 

• Transfer of capital in an amount equal to or greater than 350 thousand euros, which is applied to research activities carried out by public or private scientific research institutions, integrated into the national scientific and technological system;

 

• Transfer of capital in an amount equal to or greater than 250 thousand euros, which is invested in investment or support for artistic production, recovery or maintenance of the national cultural heritage, through services of the central and peripheral direct administration, public institutes, entities that integrate the public business sector, public foundations, private foundations with public utility status, intermunicipal entities, entities that integrate the local business sector, municipal associative entities and public cultural associations, which carry out tasks in the area of artistic production, recovery or maintenance of cultural heritage national;

 

• Transfer of capital in an amount equal to or greater than € 350,000, intended for the acquisition of investment units in investment funds or venture capital funds dedicated to the capitalization of companies, which are constituted under Portuguese legislation, whose maturity, at the time of the investment, be at least five years and at least 60% of the value of the investments is made in commercial companies based in the national territory;

 

• Transfer of capital in an amount equal to or greater than € 350,000, intended for the constitution of a commercial company with headquarters in the national territory, combined with the creation of five permanent jobs, or for the reinforcement of the social capital of a commercial company with headquarters in national territory, already constituted, with the creation or maintenance of jobs, with a minimum of five permanent, and for a minimum period of three years.