Portugal Residency by Investment has several options to choose from in Real Estate. Foreign investors have the opportunity to apply for permanent residency after 5 years or Portuguese citizenship after six years.
Portugal also offers retirees tax free pension if they move their residency to Portugal.
Located on the Iberian Peninsula, Portugal was known as global maritime power, producer of world explorers and colonialists during the 15th and 16th centuries. Portugal lost this status due to a major earthquake in 1755 that destroyed its current day capital city of Lisbon. Other contributing factors were the independence of Brazil in 1822, one it its largest colonies and the Napoleonic Wars.
In the early 1900s and decades following, the country was run by a series of authoritarian governments. Finally, a military coup in the mid 1970s saw Portugal instate democratic policy. The country then granted independence to its African colonies. Portugal entered the E.U. in 1984 and today is known as a founding member of NATO.
In present day time, Portugal has become a frequented destination. For the first time ever, the number of foreign tourists visiting the coastal country exceeded 10 million in 2016.
In 2012, Portugal introduced the Golden Visa or Portugal Residency by Investment program. While there are 7 investment categories for the Golden Visa, 95% of the investors proceed with “the purchase of real estate property with a value equal to or above 500 thousand Euros” according to the Portuguese government. A reduced option for 350,000 Euros exists. Real estate is considered the safest, most “hands-off” and profitable investment applicable for a duration of 15 years.
The golden visa can be renewed every two years providing the applicant spends two weeks in the country every two years.
Capital and Largest City:
USD $ 217.5 Billion (2017)
Due Diligence Fees applicable to all options
Tram 28, Lisbon
Algarve Coast, Portugal
Neighborhood of Alfama in Lisbon
Belem Tower, Lisbon
Dom Luis Bridge, Porto
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|Azerbaijan||Iran||Saint Kitts and Nevis|
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|Belarus||Japan||São Tomé and Príncipe|
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This list is subject to change by the Portuguese Government