Permanent Residency Investor Visa (VIPER)

Brazil offers what is termed “permanent residency” to those who invest in businesses or real estate above a certain sum immediately upon application approval. In practice, however, the residence permit is not permanent but, rather, contingent on the investor maintaining the qualifying investment. 

Fortunately, program participants are eligible to apply for Brazilian citizenship citizenship in as little as three years.

Though a business investment of just US$28,000 is technically the minimum investment, this option is only feasible under very particular circumstances. Most applicants should expect to invest a minimum of US$93,000 in a business or US$126,00 in property.

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Program at a glance

Program TypeGolden Visa Program
Time to citizenship3 or 4 years
Time to permanent residencyImmediately upon approval
Minimum investmentBRL 150,000 (US$28,000)
Physical presence requirement30 days per year (under real estate option only, otherwise 183 days)
Application processing time4-6 months
Citizenship grants visa-free travel to169 destinations, including Schengen countries
Contribution types availableProperty Investment, Business Investment, Fund Investment, Securities Investment

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