GOLDEN VISA - AZORES
The Portuguese Golden Visa enables third-country nationals to obtain a temporary residence permit to live and work in Portugal including The Azores islands.
Portuguese, EU and EEE nationals are not eligible for the Portuguese ARI/Golden Visa scheme.
WHY YOU SHOULD APPLY FOR THE PORTUGUESE GOLDEN VISA RESIDENCE PERMIT?
You are able to renew it if you stay physically in Portugal for a period of at least 7 days a year during the validity of your Golden Visa.
Advantages of applying for the Portuguese Golden Visa:
Very low minimum stays requirements in Portugal — a minimum of 35 days for 5 years.
Residence visa waiver for entering Portugal.
Visa exemption for travelling within the Schengen Area for 90 days out of 180.
Applying for permanent residence after 5 years.
Applying for Portuguese citizenship after 5 years.
Which family members can be added?
Spouse (same sex is also qualified).
Adult children, financially dependent and single.
Parents and parents in Law.
PORTUGUESE GOLDEN VISA INVESTMENT OPTIONS AVAILABLE ?
All third-country citizens who invest in Portugal through one of the below-mentioned investment options are eligible, provided they fulfil the quantitative and the time requirements set out by law.
Capital transfer with a value equal to or above 1,5 million Euros.
The purchase of real estate property with a value equal to or above 500 thousand Euros.
The purchase of real estate property, with construction dating back more than 30 years or located in urban regeneration areas, for rehabilitation works, for a total value equal to or above 350 thousand Euros.
Capital transfer of the amount of 500 thousand Euros, or higher, for the acquisition of units of investment funds or venture capital fund of funds dedicated to the capitalization of companies, capital injected under the Portuguese legislation, whose maturity, now of the investment, is, at least, of five years and, at least, 60% of the investments is realized in commercial companies with head office in national territory.
Some eligible properties for Golden Visa program: