Property Investment in Portugal for Golden Visa Residency
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Portugal Investment Visa

Property Residency Visa for PortugalThe Portuguese government has introduced legislation that awards a residency visa for any international investor spending €500,000 or more on a property or a portfolio of properties in Portugal.
The visa legislation was passed in 2012 and by 2014 over 700 visas had been issued to investors spending over the €500,000 qualifying limit. That figure is climbing fast with over 1,000 investor visas expected to be issued in 2014.
This visa is one of the most flexible and affordable on offer in Europe. It grants residency in Portugal, can be renewed until five years when it is possible to convert to permanent residency and liquidate any real estate investments. After six years it is possible to apply for citizenship, a Portuguese passport and EU citizenship. Throughout this period the holder of the visa plus his or her family need spend no more than a total of six weeks in the country in order to renew.

property guide

La Vida Portugal offers a full range of property for investors. We have published a list of property that meets the qualifying criteria on this link: Portugal Investor Visa Property .
Please note this covers many areas in Portugal and unlike local estate agents La Vida Portugal is not confined to one area. In fact we also cover the golden visa in Spain and can advise on the best country for your needs and circumstances.
Please contact us for advice on the most suitable region for investment or immigration for you personally.

portugal region guide

We have published information on key regions in Portugal where we offer property above €500,000 that will qualify buyers for the investor visa and residency. They are listed in our left hand menu or visit our brief overview of Portuguese regions for residency. Each region has its own merits and will suit differing investors based on their personal circumstances. But this is just an overview and for such an important decision we advise a more in depth discussion and analysis with one of our experts. With over nine years experience selling to the international market we have a wealth of knowledge and experience of Portugal and Spain (where we also offer visa services through La Vida Spain) and we have staff that can best advise you. So please feel free to contact us regarding your own personal circumstances and objectives.

key points for investment visa in portugal

  1. Minimimum investment of €500,000
  2. Investment can be in several properties
  3. Portuguese residency visa granted to immediate family members(spouse and children up to 18 years)
  4. No minimum stay requirement to renew visa (ie optional not necessary to live in Portugal)
  5. Renewable for first five years
  6. No minimum stay means no necessity to be tax resident
  7. Permanent residency can be applied for after five years
  8. Property investment can be sold once permanent residency obtained
  9. Visa allows unlimited travel throughout EU Schengen visa zone
  10. Application takes typically 20 days
  11. Investment must be made before application
  12. Positive acceptance (usually only a criminal record will prevent acceptance)
  13. Citizenship in Portugal can be granted after one further years' permanent residency
  14. With Portuguese citizenship comes automatic EU citizenship.
  15. At that point (6 years) family can live, work and study anywhere within Europe.
  16. Add tax and stamp duty in Portugal to any property purchase. Typically an additional 6%.
These are key points and not a full legal guide to the investor visa. Each applicant should seek comprehensive advice on their personal circumstances through ourselves and our affiliated lawyers.
Please contact us for further details.
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