Golden Visa ARI
Residence permit for investment Activity in Portugal, Europe
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"The following investments qualify under the Portugese Golden Visa program:
One of the ways to obtain Portuguese nationality is to invest in art
Capital transfer with a value equal to or above €250,000 Euros for investing in supporting the arts, for reconstruction or refurbishment of the national heritage.
- Research Art & Culture- Investment Funds
a) Real Investiment- €280,000 to €500,000 depends of locations or more
b) Capital transfer with a value equal to or above 1 million Euros
c) Create 10 jobs Capital transfer with a value equal to or above €350,000 Euros for investing in research activities
d)Capital transfer with a value equal to or above €250,000 Euros for investing in supporting the arts, for reconstruction or refurbishment of the national heritage
e)Capital transfer with a value equal to or above €500,000 euros, for purchasing shares in investment funds or in venture capital
Golden Visa Portugal minimum €280,000 or €500,000 depends on location or more property investment.
The most Popular Scheme in Europe
The Portugal Golden Visa program has proven o be thte most popular scheme in Europe with investors attracted to its flexibility and benefits. Launched in 2012 the investor visa program has been actively promoted internationally by the Portuguese government. An investment of €400,00 in real estate in Portugal will gain a residency permit for a family including dependent children. The golden visa can be renewed every two years providing the applicant spends two weeks in the country every two years.
Permanent Residency and Citizenship
One of the most attractive options is the ability to apply for permanent residency after 5 years and citizenship after 6 years without the need to reside in Portugal. In fact, the applicant and their family need only visit for two weeks every two years in order to renew the Portuguese Golden Visa. In Portugal citizenship can be granted without the applicant having resided in the country. However the investor having acquired residency through the golden visa programme will need to demonstrate ties to the country and pass a basic language test. Citizenship of Portugal and a second passport conveys the right to live, work and study anywhere in the European Union. The Portuguese residency card granted through the golden visa programme allows the holder to travel throughout the EU Schengen zone.
Investment of Minimum € 280,000 or €500,000 depends on location
Full family residency
Flexible. No requirement to reside
Permanent Residency from 5 years
Citizenship from 6 years
EU Schengen visa travel
The property market in Portugal like many southern European countries suffered with the credit crisis and prices in 2015 are typically 20% - 30% below their peak. However there is a clear turn in the market and property above the € 400,00 investment visa limit is seeing huge demand particularly in the capital, Lisbon. €400.000 ,Investors buying into the real estate market in Portugal for the Golden Visa now have excellent prospects for capital gain in the coming years. Advice is recommended for serious buyers as there are clear distinctions between typical vacation homes on the coast in Portugal and city properties such as Lisbon.
In particular with regard to market demand for property types and on-going rental or lifestyle options for the investor. Enquire here. Investors may wish to check further details on the Portugal golden visa program or see our outline procedure for applications.
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