Golden Visa

Golden Visa Portugal is a program to obtain an investment visa
for foreigners outside the European Union.

Officially called ARI (Residence Permit for Investment Activity), Golden Visa is today the residency program through Europe's most successful investment.

Since 2012, in Portugal:

0 +
Billion Euros
0 +
Thousand Investors
0 +
Thousand Family Members

The six main nationalities approved for the Portuguese Golden Visa since 2012:

South Africa

Benefits of Golden Visa Portugal

Enjoy the benefits of being a Portuguese / European resident, even without the need to live permanently in Portugal
Possibility to benefit from the tax regime of non-habitual resident of Portugal
Opportunity to live in a safe country and, at the same time, profit from the investment made
Permanent residence in Portugal and Portuguese citizenship after 5-6 years
Obtaining a visa through more than one investment option
The Portuguese Passport allows access to all European countries, without the need for an additional visa (26 countries are part of the Schengen Agreement)

Family Benefits

Possibility to request Family Reunification for:

Spouse or legal partner
Children under the age of 18 years old
Dependent children under 26 years of age, as long as they are single and enrolled as full-time students
Parents of any of the spouses who are over 66 years of age (or 55 and dependent)
Siblings of either spouse or partner under the age of 18, if legally responsible for them


Any citizen who is not part of the EU (European Union), EEA (European Economic Area) or Switzerland can apply for the right to the Golden Visa and residence in Portugal, if they fulfill the following requirements:

To make and maintain qualified investment for a minimum period of 5 years
Spend an average of at least 7 days a year in Portugal.
Have no criminal records.

Investment Options

The Golden Visa covers several forms of investment, the lowest value being equivalent to € 250,000. Check which one best suits your needs:

Capital transfer in the amount of 1 million euros or more in Portugal.

Creation of 10 new full-time jobs in a Portuguese company, in the form of a single member limited company (this number can be reduced to eight positions when carried out in low density territory).


Real estate investment of at least € 500,000 in any type of property, and anywhere in Portugal (this number can be reduced to € 400,000 when made in low density territory).

Investment in the rehabilitation of a property in eligible properties over 30 years old or located in areas designated as Urban Rehabilitation (ARU). The investment must be at least € 350,000 plus the purchase price of the property plus the cost of renovation, which must be done by a Portuguese construction company (this amount can be reduced to € 280,000 if carried out in low density territory).

Investment or support for artistic production, recovery or maintenance of the National Cultural Heritage (this amount can be reduced to € 200,000 if carried out in low density territory).

Investment of € 350,000 or more in research activities carried out by public or private scientific research institutions (this value can be reduced to € 280,000 if carried out in low density territory).

Investment in an existing company in Portugal, of at least € 350,000, to incorporate or increase share capital and create at least 5 permanent full-time jobs, for a minimum period of three years.

Minimum investment of € 350,000 for the acquisition of investment units or venture capital funds dedicated to the capitalization of companies.

Promoting Wealth. Enriching People.

    País de Residência*