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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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  • Quick processing time

  • Extend residency to family members

  • Low minimum stay and residency flexibility

  • Live, work, and travel in Portugal and Schengen Countries

  • Quick processing time

  • Low minimum stay and residency flexibility

  • Extend residency to family members

  • Live, work, and travel in Portugal and Schengen Countries

Quick processing time

Extend residency to family members

Low minimum stay and residency flexibility

Live, work, and travel in Portugal and Schengen Countries

About Portugal Golden Visa

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.


  • Facts About Portugal
  • Location

    Southwestern Europe

  • Capital


  • Time Zone


  • Total Area

    92,120 Km2

  • Population

    10.3 million

  • Language


  • Government Type

    Democratic Republic

  • Currency

    Euro (€)

Portugal Golden Visa Free Countries

  • Austria

  • Belgium

  • Czech Republic

  • Denmark

  • Estonia

  • Finland

  • France

  • Germany

  • Greece

  • Hungary

  • Iceland

  • Italy

  • Latvia

  • Liechtenstein

  • Lithuania

  • Luxembourg

  • Malta

  • Netherlands

  • Norway

  • Poland

  • Portugal

  • Slovakia

  • Slovenia

  • Spain

  • Sweden

  • Switzerland

Portugal Golden Visa Investment Scheme

Commercial Real Estate Investment

The applicant purchases a commercial approved real estate in Portugal with a minimum investment amount of €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. per year/ for five years.
  • Tax fees.
  • Golden Visa cards issuance for a period of six years.
  • VAT and municipal Tax.
  • Legal fees.
  • Notary costs.

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Requirements of Portugal Golden Visa

To be eligible for the program, individuals must fulfill specific criteria related to their investment, such as acquiring property or making a capital transfer. These requirements ensure that applicants can actively contribute to Portugal’s economy and society while benefiting from the privileges and rights offered by the Golden Visa program
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  • 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.

Portugal Golden Visa Application Timeline

  • step 01

    Signing of contract with Bluemina and making an initial retainer payment.

  • step 02

    Collect the basic identification documents in order to set up bank account for the investor.

  • step 03

    Select a chosen hotel option with desired investment amount and sign all required agreements.

  • step 04

    Purchase of hotel shares and issuance of title deed.

  • step 05

    Apply through immigration process, obtain invitation letter to Portugal.

  • step 06

    Visit Portugal for biometric stamping.

  • step 07

    Obtain Golden Visa cards.

Legal Basis

The golden visa program was initially established in 2012 under the Order Number 1661-A/2013 “GOLDEN RESIDENCE PERMIT”. The law states the golden visa permit is allocated to an investment of €500,000 in a new real estate. In 2015, the program was revised (Act 63/2015), allowing real estate property investment to be €350,000 in an estate that is at least thirty years old.
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