Travel tours and Portugal real estate options for entry visa to Europe? Why live and invest in Portugal ? Because is one of the major touristic attractions of Europe and the perfect retirement home! How do I get a Golden Visa for Portugal? Who is eligible for Golden Visa? Only Non-European Union Nationals can apply for a Golden Visa. EU nationals are not admitted to the Portugal investor visa program. The investment must be maintained for 5 years. Investors must stay in Portugal for at least 7 days in the first years, and at least 14 days in the subsequent 2 years. That’s a super and unique advantage for investors living in insecure and unstable countries.
The Portuguese parliament recently passed a budget proposal (translation) that seeks to exclude properties in Lisbon, Porto and (potentially) all other coastal municipalities from qualifying for the Golden Visa. The minimum investment amount and number of people you need to employ if you go the business investment route may also be increased. The actual rule changes aren’t yet known. The budget proposal isn’t specific when it comes to the implementation—it only gives the government the mandate to change the rules. Government representatives have said that they don’t wish for this to impact any ongoing investments, and have suggested that the new rules won’t come into effect until the end of the year.
In order to be eligible for the scheme you must conduct an investment activity either as an individual or a company set up in Portugal or another EU Member State, meet the time requirements above and do one of the following: Make a capital transfer of at least 250,000€ (two hundred and fifty thousand euros) for investing in artistic output or supporting the arts, for reconstruction or refurbishment of the national heritage, through the local and central authorities, public institutions, public corporate sector, public foundations, private foundations of public interest, networked local authorities, local corporate sector organizations, local associations and public cultural associations, pursuing activities of artistic output, and reconstruction or maintenance of the national heritage. Discover even more info at Get a 2nd passport with a golden visa in Portugal.
Who is eligible for the Golden Visa? Any third country national—meaning anyone except Portuguese and EU/EFTA citizens—can apply for the Golden Visa after completing a suitable investment into Portugal. The investment can be made as an individual or through a legal entity meeting certain requirements. You will also need to meet the (minimal) physical presence requirements mentioned below. Maintain the investment for a minimum period of five years. Spend a minimum of seven days in Portugal during the first year, then not less than 14 days in each subsequent 2-year period.
Initiated in 2012, the Portuguese Government’s Golden Visa Scheme has reportedly seen nearly 5 billion euros already invested into the country and over 8,000 third country nationals granted temporary residence permits (14,000 people if you take into account their direct dependents). It is easy to see why it has been so successful as Portugal, with its warm climate, gorgeous beaches, fine cuisine and laid-back attitude, remains an extremely attractive proposition for those looking to live, retire or invest abroad. Read additional info at this website.