Portugal Golden Visa
Residence permit in Portugal by investment

Feod Group provides a full range of services for obtaining the Portugal Golden Visa for the entire family

The company engages Portuguese advocates


✔ no obligation to reside in Portugal
✔ there is unlimited entry into the Schengen countries
✔ for residents – exemption from personal taxes for 10 years
✔ access to medicine, education and other social benefits
✔ Portuguese citizenship after 5 years

Feod Group lawyer in Portugal Vasco Miguel Barros Leal Cardoso


Portugal Golden Visa


Portugal Golden visa is an immigration government program for obtaining a residence permit in Portugal by investment for citizens of countries outside the EU.

The Golden Visa program is popular as one of the fastest ways to immigrate to Portugal and obtain EU citizenship (subject to conditions).

The Golden Visa program has many investment options and is aimed at attracting funds from foreign investors to the Portuguese economy.

Investment options for obtaining the Portugal Golden Visa

Please note that in February 2021, changes were made to the Portugal Golden Visa Program, which will enter into force in 2022.

1. Property *

* From January 1, 2022, it will be possible to participate in the program of obtaining a residence permit in Portugal for investment by purchasing real estate located in the autonomous regions of the Azores and Madeira or in the interior.
And it will no longer be possible to combine real estate investments in Lisbon, Porto or the Algarve with an application for a Golden Visa.

2. Investment in business

3. Investment fund

4. Capital transfer

5. Financial contribution



    Residence permit type and extension

    As of April 2020 а residence permit in Portugal with a Golden Visa is issued for 2 years, then it is renewed every 3 years.

    The Portugal Golden Visa program requires a minimum stay in the country.

    During the first 2-year period, you need to physically stay in Portugal for 14 days.

    And 21 days over the next three years.

    After 5 years, the investor and his family are eligible to apply for a permanent residence permit in Portugal, provided that the respective investment is maintained.

    After obtaining permanent residence in Portugal, you no longer need to maintain your Golden Visa investment.

    Family members of the investor

    Portugal Golden Visa entitles the investor to obtain a residence permit and move to Portugal with family members.
    The investor’s family members receive an extension card that expires at the same time as the main applicant’s residence permit.

    The following family members may be included in the application:

    ✓ How to get a Golden Visa in Portugal in 2021?

    To obtain a Golden Visa in Portugal, you must make an appropriate investment and hold it for five years. Also, the investor needs to pass a due diligence check: to confirm the legality of the source of funds, the absence of deportations, no entry bans, no criminal convictions.

    ✓ What is the minimum investment required to obtain the Portugal Golden Visa?

    Minimum investment from 250.000 € in public or private companies in Portugal in order to preserve the national heritage, art and culture.

    ✓ What investments are qualified for Golden Visa?

    To obtain a Golden Visa, investments in real estate, in companies, investment funds, as well as through the transfer of capital, or the creation of jobs that are available.

    ✓ What is the investment retention period?

    After obtaining permanent residence in Portugal (after 5 years), the investment can be returned while maintaining status.

    ✓ Do I need to know Portuguese language to obtain a Golden Visa?

    Under the terms of the Golden Visa program, there are no requirements for knowledge of the Portuguese language.

    ✓ Do I need to live in Portugal after obtaining a residence permit and to renew it in the future?

    No, it is enough to stay in Portugal for 14 days during the first two years, and 21 days every 3 years.

    ✓ Can the Portugal Golden Visa give me citizenship?

    Yes, after 6 years, subject to residence in the country and passing the language exam prior to apply for citizenship, the investor can obtain Portuguese citizenship.

    ✓ Does Portugal allow dual citizenship?

    Yes, Portugal allows dual citizenship.

    Why clients choose Feod Group

    Since 1992, Feod Group has been providing a wide range of legal, business and immigration services in Europe, the USA and other countries of the world.

    The company has accredited western lawyers, experts in various fields of law and jurisdictions of the world.

    Having offices in Europe and the USA, Feod Group provides rapid paperwork and maximum customer comfort.

    We provide our clients with related services, such as relocation and adaptation abroad, organizing family relocation abroad, enrollment of children in schools and many other services.

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