About Portugal Golden Visa Residence Permit
Portugal’s Autorização de Residência para Actividade de Investimento – first introduced in 2012 and commonly known as the ‘Golden Visa’ – is a residence permit that provides qualifying individuals and their family with full rights to live, work and study in Portugal.
The Golden Visa Residence Permit (GVRP) also provides visa-free access throughout the Schengen Area of 26 European countries and, after five years, the right to apply for permanent residency and then citizenship in Portugal.
Portugal Golden Visa Benefits
Portugal is the leading destination for individuals and families seeking residence within the European Union. It offers a stable political and social environment, clear and transparent tax rules, good infrastructure, a favourable investment climate and an excellent quality of life. Most foreigners consider the cost of living to be low.
Benefits of the GVRP include, but are not limited to:
Golden Visa Investment Criteria
As of 1 January 2022, the ‘Golden Visa’ can be obtained via the following investment routes: