Portugal Golden Visa Investment Tumbles 32% on Year in May

May 2019 figures from Portugal’s Borders and Immigration Service (SEF) reveal a sharp decline in interest in the country’s golden visa program compared to May last year. Overall, both investment and visa approvals are down some 32%. Compared to April, interest declined only slightly in May; the SEF approved 82 applications (92 in April) and

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Portuguese Revival: Golden Visa Investment in Dec Up 300% on Year.

Statistics from Portugal’s Borders and Immigration Service (SEF) shows the country’s golden visa program raised FDI worth €94 million from 149 investors in December, which translates to an improvement of some 20% on the month before and a whopping 300% increase compared to December last year. After fluctuating considerably in its early years, application volume

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Downward Trend May be Turning for Portugal’s Golden Visa, Aug. Data Show

Once Europe’s undisputed leader, Portugal’s golden visa program has seen its style cramped by high-performing competitors in Greece, Malta, and Ireland over the last year, with application numbers steadily slumping in 2018. But a fresh set of figures from the country’s immigration authorities gives cause for optimism. August saw golden visa approvals rise by 74%

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Portugal Virtually Wipes Out Golden Visa Application Backlog in Just Six Months

Portugal’s Borders and Immigration Service (the SEF) reports that its application backlog – which stood at more than 6,000 by the end of 2017 – has been reduced by nearly 80% over the last six months following procedural changes. Waiting times for SEF appointments in Lisbon have been cut from more than three months to

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June is Slowest Month Year-to-Date for Portugal Golden Visa: 90 Approvals, €53M Invested

Official figures from Portugal’s Immigration and Borders Service show that the country’s Golden Visa program approved 90 main applicants and raised €52.9 million in June. Highlights from this month’s Portugal Golden Visa statistical release: – China remains the top source country for applications, with 36 main applicants obtaining their golden visa in June. Since the start of

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120 Golden Visa Applications Approved in Portugal During May

Official figures from Portugal’s Immigration and Borders Service show that the country’s Golden Visa program raised €73.6 million in May. Highlights from this month’s Portugal Golden Visa statistical release: – China remains the top source country for applications, with 49 main applicants obtaining their golden visa in May. Since the start of the program, 3,854 Chinese main

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Portugal’s Golden Visa Raises €103M in April, But Chinese Interest is Crashing

Official figures from Portugal’s Immigration and Borders Service show that while the country’s Golden Visa program raised €103M in April, interest in the program is falling rapidly, particularly among the Chinese. Highlights from this month’s Portugal Golden Visa statistical release: – China remains the top source country for applications, with 34 main applicants obtaining their golden

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Portugal’s Golden Visa Passes 6,000 Approvals for the First Time Show March Data

According to figures released yesterday by the Portuguese Immigration and Borders Service (SEF), March saw 174 main applicants receive approvals for their golden visas, along with 320 dependents. Not since 2016 have so many people received approvals in a single month.  Applicants invested some EUR 103 million during the same period (EUR 592,000, on average),

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Despite Dwindling Chinese Interest, Portugal’s Golden Visa Still Europe’s Most Popular

During November last year, 93 main applicants spent €55 million on golden visas in Portugal, show figures from Portugal’s Immigration and Borders Service. This compares favorably with the €48 million invested by 78 applicants during the same period in 2016. The cumulative amount raised through Portugal’s Golden Visa program since inception in 2012 now stands at €3.4 billion,

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4,000 Golden Visa cases pending in Portugal, SEF unable to cope with deluge of applications

At the Lisbon offices of Portugal’s Immigration and Borders Services (SEF), applicants are having to wait upwards of 12 weeks to get the initial meeting with officials they require to lodge applications for their Golden Visas, reports Algarve Daily News. Participants in the program must purchase eligible property (or make other qualifying investments) before they can schedule such

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