Portuguese Republic is the most south western country in Europe. It borders with Spain and in the south it shares maritime border with Morocco.
Famous for its golf clubs, cuisine and lovely beaches, it is loved by Europeans looking for a quiet holiday. Portugal has a population of 10.3 million and Lisbon its capital is also the largest city with over 500,000 population.
Portuguese are credited with inventing ocean sailing ships, marmalade and some of the famous wines including Port.
Portuguese Residency By Investment program remains one of the most popular European RBI programs and unlike some of the other European RBI programs that have had negative press, Portuguese program remains the most respected RBI options available to investors.
Portugal Golden Visa Benefits
The Portuguese golden visa allows you to live and work in Portugal and travel across Schengen countries without the need for a visa. After five years, if you decide to get Portuguese citizenship, you can get a Portuguese passport that allows you to travel to 186 countries without the need for a visa.
Our in-house Portuguese lawyers ensure that the paperwork is completed and processed in a timely manner. When you arrive in Portugal, our legal experts guide you through the whole process step by step.
After 5 years, provided you have spent at least 14 days spread over one year or 7 consecutive days each year you can be eligible to apply for Portuguese citizenship by naturalisation.
No tax responsibility unless you spend more than 183 days of the year in Portugal. Portugal has a favourable tax regime for foreigners who consider relocating to Portugal and become tax residents. The country offers certain exemption from income tax for the first ten years of residence.
Portugal recognises dual citizenaship and therefore there is no requirement to renounce your current citizenship in order to get Portuguese passport.
Portugal Golden Visa Investment Options
The minimum investment required for Portugal golden visa is 250,000 euros and you have a choice of investments to make based on your business profile and risk appetite. Some of the key available options are:
- Transferring capital equal to or exceeding €500,000 for allocation towards research activities conducted by public or private scientific research institutions integrated into the national scientific and technological system.
- Transferring capital equal to or exceeding €250,000 for investment or support in artistic production, preservation, or maintenance of the national cultural heritage. This can be achieved through various channels such as central and peripheral direct administration services, public institutes, entities within the public business sector, public foundations, private foundations with public utility status, inter-municipal entities, entities within the local business sector, municipal associative entities, and public cultural associations that are engaged in artistic production, preservation, or maintenance of the national cultural heritage.
- Investing capital equal to or exceeding €500,000 in acquiring shares in specific collective investment entities operating under Portuguese law. These entities must have a maturity period of at least five years, and at least 60% of their investments must be in commercial companies based in the national territory.
- Infusing capital in an amount equal to or exceeding €500,000 for either establishing a commercial company with its registered office in the national territory and creating five permanent jobs or increasing the share capital of an already established commercial company with its registered office in the national territory. In the latter case, the investment should lead to the creation of at least five permanent jobs or the maintenance of at least ten jobs, with a minimum of five being permanent, and this commitment should be sustained for a minimum period of three years.
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