Portugal

Golden Visa Program

The combination of limited physical presence requirements and a path to EU citizenship after five years of residency, as well as the wide selection of investment types, make Portugal Golden Visa one of Europe’s most popular residence by investment policies.

Since the start in late 2012, more than 10,000 applicants have successfully invested more than EUR 6 billion through the program, mostly in real estate but increasingly also in investment funds focusing on a variety of sectors.

Portugal_on_the_globe_(Europe_centered).svg

Program at a glance

Program TypeGolden Visa Program
Time to citizenship5-6 years
Time to permanent residency5 years
Minimum investmentEUR 250,000
Physical presence requirement35 days over five years (see details below)
Application processing time4-15 months
Citizenship grants visa-free travel to187 destinations, including Schengen countries
Contribution types availableProperty Investment, Bank Deposit, Business Investment,
Public Shares Investment, Fund Investment, Job Creation

Want IMI to put you in touch with a trusted specialist for this program?

Portugal Golden Visa Real Estate

Talk to a Trusted Program Specialist

As the hub for investment migration professionals, IMI is regularly in touch with program specialists in every corner of the globe.

Tell us a little about your situation and what you need so that we may put you in touch with the right advisors.

Recent stories about this destination

Portugal Golden Visa: Here’s What Happens Next

Charles Taylor Harris predicts the effects of the new golden visa rules: Interior areas and commercial property can expect a boost, the fund option will show resilience, and rich-world interest in the program will continue to rise.

You can't buy investment migration expertise.

But in IMI Club, you can build it faster than anywhere else.


IMI Club members-only benefits:

  • ✓ Unlimited articles
  • ✓ Full access to the IMI Data Center
  • ✓ Full access to our databases
  • ✓ Full access to partner reports
  • ✓ Preferential access to IMI Research Unit reports

  • ✓ Free access to the Market Eligibility Index
  • ✓ Listing of your profile as an IMI Expert
  • ✓ Exclusive interviews
  • ✓ Read IMI on the iPhone and Android apps
  • ✓ Free access to our resume bank

“Thanks to IMI Club, I am never that one guy in the meeting that hasn’t heard about the latest RCBI program price cut or rule change. Getting those regular alerts is simply necessary for me to stay on top of this rapidly-changing market.”

Eric G. Major
CEO, Latitude Residency & Citizenship


Explore Programs

Direct Citizenship Programs

Programs that offer citizenship within months in exchange for investments or donations, with minor/no physical presence requirements.

Semi-Direct Citizenship Programs

Programs that offer citizenship in exchange for investments following a 1-2 year period, with minor/no physical presence requirements.

Active Investor Visas

Programs that offer residence permits within months to those who physically relocate to start and/or run a business. Startup and entrepreneur visas fall under this category.