Portugal Golden Visa Program Overview
Portugal Golden Visa was launched by Portuguese authorities in October 2012, through which non-EU citizens can through investment activities in Portugal can qualify for a residency permit and eventually passport for Portugal. This permit allows the investor to enter and/or live in Portugal, and to travel freely within the vast majority of European countries (Schengen Area).
The Portugal Golden Visa is a straightforward, flexible program, aimed at attracting foreign investment into Portugal. It is considered one of the most attractive residency programs in the world, since investors do not need to live in Portugal and can include both dependent children and dependent parents.
- Lying along the Atlantic coast of the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe, Portugal is the oldest nation state on the Iberian Peninsula and one of the oldest in Europe. Once continental Europe’s greatest power, Portugal shares commonalities —geographic and cultural—with the countries of both northern Europe and the Mediterranean.
- Portugal has left a profound cultural, architectural and linguistic influence across the globe, with a legacy of around 250 million Portuguese speakers, and many Portuguese-based creoles.
- It is a developed country with an advanced economy and high living standards. Additionally, it is highly placed in rankings of moral freedom, peacefulness, democracy, press freedom , stability, social progress, and prosperity. A member of the United Nations and the European Union, Portugal was also one of the founding members of NATO, the Eurozone, the OECD, and the Community of Portuguese Language Countries.