Portuguese Golden Visa may change next year

According to the Agency for Investment Trade Portugal, the Portuguese government is going to carry on the changes on the Golden Visa programme announced in February and postponed due to the coronavirus.  New changes in law will come into effect from 2021.  

Those changes want to restrict the Golden Visa in the cities of Porto and Lisbon and promote investment in other areas with low population, as well as encourage urban requalification in cultural heritage or activities of high environmental and social value.   

So right now, it is the time to invest in Portugal, especially in both cities Lisbon and Porto. 

Why it is a good idea to invest in Portugal? 

Investing in Portugal is synonymous with success and good quality life. According to 2020 Global Peace Index, the country remains as one of the most peaceful countries around the worldSo, Portugal is one of the best countries in the European Union to start a new life with your family.  

Move freely around the Schengen Zone 

One of the main benefits of the Portuguese Golden Visa it is that you can travel and move around the Schengen area without the need of a visa. That means visa-free access to 26 states. 

Quality life for you and your family 

As we have said before, Portugal is the ideal place to live with your family for its cheap living costs in comparison with other countries from the European Union. Moreover, it offers a good and balanced job-life.  

Working in Portugal 

The residence visa grants you the right to work in the country. Portugal’s most important industries include tourism, automotive, construction, electronics and transportation. 

Excellent educational system 

Portugal offers a high educational system with important schools, colleges and universities. The University of Porto is one of the most prestigious in the country followed by the Lisbon University.   

Which investment options do I have to get the Portuguese Golden Visa? 

If you are thinking of investing in Portugal, we have an affordable option for you. The Golden Visa programme is one of the most attractive and accessible in all Europe. Through a minimum investment of €280.000, you can get the Portuguese residence. The visa permit it is also eligible to your family (spouse and children under 18).  

 However, you can choose between other investment options: 

  • €350.000 investment in real estate more than 30 years old or located in urban regeneration areas.
  • €500.000 investment in real estate. 
  • Create 10 full-time jobs. 
  • Private equity funds. 
  • Research: Investment of € 350,000 in research carried out by accredited institutions that are part of the national scientific and technological system. 
  • Existing business 

By your side 

We offer and end-to-end service, so we help you before, during and after you get the residence permitFirst, we study your circumstances, and we offer you a tailored option. Once you have decided, we prepared all the documentation and we presented to the authorities.  

Then you should submit the residence application and complete the real estate acquisition. After that, you will be required to pay the Government application fee and provide a copy of all the required information. Finally, you will receive the residence visa.   

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