Portugal

Residency by Investment

OVERVIEW

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.

 

500,000

Starting Program Cost in €

3

Approx Application Time in Months

26

Visa Free to Schengen (EU)

COUNTRY PROFILE

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.

PORTUGAL RESIDENCY BY INVESTMENT

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.

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portugal

Currency
Euro

Official Language:
Portuguese

Capital and Largest City:
Lisbon

Estimated Population:
1o.3 million

Approximate GDP:
USD $ 217.5 Billion (2017)

Size:
92,212 km²

Prime Minister:
Antonio Costa

INVESTMENT OPTIONS

Atlas Citizenship

€500,000 Investment into Real Estate

No residency requirements.  Family members welcome.

Investors must visit Portugal for 2 weeks during a 2 years period of 7 days each year.

Atlas Citizenship

€350,000 Investment into Real Estate needing Renovation

The Golden visa allows for a significant reduction in the price threshold for investment in buildings over 30 years old and in need of renovation. The price reduces to €350,000. Buyers should beware that renovations can be difficult to manage from abroad.  However, some developers can manage the process for you.  There is limited availability, please get in touch.

Atlas Citizenship

€350,000 Into Capital Investment Bracket

Please enquire for more details

Atlas Citizenship

Move Your Residence to Portugal

…. and receive tax free pension.  We can assist with property selection.

Due Diligence Fees applicable to all options

 

EXPLORE PORTUGAL

EXPLORE SIMILAR PROGRAMS

Spain

Spain

Spain allows investors residency in the EU country with no physical requirements via several investment routes including real estate with monthly income and capital recovery

Greece

Greece

Greece’s Golden Visa Programs offers the most affordable route to permanent residency in Europe. An investment of 250,000 Euro is required in Greek real estate.

Cyprus

Cyprus

The Cypriot Government has a combination of incentives to attract applicants to its Citizenship by Investment program .  Minimum investment starts at 2 million Euros.  This grants full citizenship to applicants as well as access to EU member countries.

Italy

Italy

Italy’s Investor Visa Program has 4 options to choose from, starting at 500,000 Euro.  Full Access to the EU.   The Flat Tax Program of 100,000 Euro per year regardless of income abroad is an option worth considering, a good contender with Monaco.

Malta

Malta

Malta was the first EU Citizenship by Investment Program to be approved.  Citizenship is granted to individuals in good standing who contribute 1.15 million Euro to the island via donation, real estate and Gov’t bond purchases.

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