The Portugal Golden Visa Program
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PROGRAM TYPE: Residence
TOTAL INVESTMENT RAISED: US$ 4.9 billion
TOP APPLICANT NATIONALITY: Chinese
See program essentials such as prices, requirements, timelines, investment options
See a list of frequently asked questions, and their answers, about this program.
See the official website of the government entity responsible for processing applications to the program.
Recent articles about this program
Despite a flurry of program-enhancing policy changes, the Greek golden visa’s performance in 2020 was lackluster compared to Portugal’s. Why?
Laboring under a pandemic, Greek bureaucrats might have been excused were it not for the starkly contrasting performance of Portuguese peers.
“For some, it is dissatisfaction with Trump; for others, it’s apprehensions about Biden,” says Lisbon-based lawyer Patricia Valadas Coriel.
Steven Pepa, who admires Mohammed Asaria, believes matching investor migrants with private equity funds can make the latter more humane.
A transition period that will see the exclusion of metropolitan and coastal areas from the program will begin on July 1st next year.
“With nine hotels in […] development, we are keeping a close eye on the trends for the recovery,” writes Mercan Group’s Jerry Morgan.
Americans have been among the top-five applicant nationalities in each monthly report during the second half of 2020.
Patricia Valadas Coriel is surprised that citizens of the world’s most powerful nation have such a strong interest in relocating to Portugal.
Presuming the COVID flare-up is the primary cause of the slowdown, golden visa investment volumes are unlikely to recover before 2021.
Starting tomorrow, children born to a foreign parent who has lived in Portugal for a year will be eligible for citizenship at birth.