Portugal Golden Visa: Live and Work in an EU Country

The Portugal Golden Visa program grants you access to the European Union, benefits of favorable tax regimes, and enables you to travel visa-free across the Schengen Area

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Portugal, officially known as the Portuguese Republic, is a southwestern European Country that shares a lot of geographic and cultural commonalities with both Europe and the Mediterranean. Portugal is a member of the EU and Europe’s Schengen Area. It is well-known for its Portugal golden visa, high level of security, breathtaking views, exceptional cuisine, and Mediterranean climate making it a popular tourist destination, as well as to many investors a home away from home. Portuguese is the official language, but English is also widely spoken.

In 2012, Portugal established the Portuguese Golden Visa Program through real estate investment, which became one of the most sought-after Residency by Investment Programs worldwide. Portugal Residence Program permits non-European citizens to live, work and study in Portugal. The program has a quick processing time of six months, and a low minimum residency requirement of only seven days a year or fourteen days every two years.

Investors and high-net-worth families can travel freely without a visa to all European Countries in the Schengen zone once they obtain residency permit. Investors will also be able to register and operate businesses in Portugal and Europe giving them access to a wider market and a more expansive professional network.

As for dependent applicants, investor will be able to add spouse and family under the same Golden Visa application without having to make an additional investment. At that point, all family members will obtain the benefits of being European residents including living in a safe and stable country, access to high quality of life, and taking advantage of excellent education and healthcare services.

Portugal Residency by Investment program is a pathway to the Portuguese dual Citizenship as investors and their families have the choice to apply for citizenship six years after initial investment is made.


Investment Scheme

The applicant purchases a commercial approved real estate in Portugal with a minimum investment amount of EUR 280,000 or
EUR 350,000 in all areas of Portugal.

Bluemina offers a package investment for six years which includes the below:

• Renewal fees at second and fourth year.
• Residency application fees at second and fourth year.
• Bank account maintenance fees yearly for a period of six years.
• Tax fees.
• Golden Visa cards issuance for a period of six years.
• VAT and municipal Tax.
• Legal fees.
• Notary costs.

Benefits of Portugal Golden Visa

  • Quick processing time, obtain residency permit in six months.
  • Investor can live and work in Portugal.
  • Investor can travel visa-free to all Schengen countries.
  • Investor can register and operate in all Schengen countries.
  • Investor can extend the application to family members who are dependents such as children, spouses, and parents with no further investments required.
  • Low minimum stay of only seven days a year or fourteen days every two years.
  • Keep a residency in another country.
  • Own Property with a guaranteed buyback.
  • Permanent Residency after five years of initial investment.
  • Option to obtain Portuguese citizenship and passport after six years of initial investment.


  • Investor must be a non-EU citizen.
  • Investor must maintain his/her investment for a period of five years.
  • There is a minimum stay of seven days per year or fourteen days every two years.
  • Investor must make the appropriate real estate investment of €280,000,  €350,000 or €400,000 in approved real-estate.
  • Main Applicant has to be at least eighteen years old.
  • Dependent children under twenty-five years of age can be added.
  • Dependent parents can be added.

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Timeline and Procedure

Portugal's Golden Visa Residency can be obtained in six months

Day 1
Step 1
Signing of contract with Bluemina and making an initial retainer payment.
Step 2
Collect the basic identification documents in order to set up bank account for the investor.
Day 1-7
Step 3
Select a chosen hotel option with desired investment amount and sign all required agreements.
Week 2-4
Step 4
Purchase of hotel shares and issuance of title deed.
Month 1-5
Step 5
Apply through immigration process, obtain invitation letter to Portugal.
Month 5-6
Step 6
Visit Portugal for biometric stamping.
Month 6-8
Step 7
Obtain Golden Visa cards.