If you’re looking for a European permanent residency, Portugal is undoubtedly an enticing option for many reasons. As you may know already, obtaining citizenship in any one of its countries ensures unrestricted travel, work opportunities, the ability to live and study within the entire Schengen region. In fact, receiving citizenship in any European country by citizenship through investment or the golden visa programme for example, is considered highly beneficial, particularly because of these privileges.
Portugal, Europe’s eastern gem, offers its golden visa through a property investment ranging between EUR 300,000 to EUR 500,000 and permanent residency can be obtained in 6 months. Portugal prides itself for its safe and affordable living. So if you are looking for a new life in a colourful, vibrant, and cultural country, Portugal investor golden visa program may be just right for you.
Safety: low crime rates, a great place for families
Wouldn’t it be nice to live in one of the safest countries in the world? In fact, Portugal has been listed as the world’s 17th safest country. According to statistics, violent crime is practically non-existent, whilst petty crime only tends to rear its head during the tourist season, and that too is limited. Safety is a crucial aspect when deciding on which country to call your second home, especially if you’re travelling with family. Given the many economic and political turbulences in the world today, Portugal is a safe place to instill your roots.
Affordable cost of living: low income taxes, low education tuitions
Portugal offers an attractive cost of living, which makes an attractive place to invest and live. It is an ideal place for investors looking to grow their own businesses or venture into different work opportunities. The income taxes are quite low compared to other nearby European countries. Families can also find a great world-class education at affordable tuition fees. For these reasons, Portugal is a great place for families seeking comfortable and stable living.
Languages: Proficient in English and being exposed to Portuguese a new language.
One of the major barriers many people face and worry about when it comes to moving to a different country, is language. Fortunately, Portugal is highly proficient in English, owing to its past ties with England. You’ll also find that in Algarve particularly, you can get by entirely on English, which is a considerable plus point. A huge advantage of living in Portugal is learning their beautiful language. For children as well as adults, learning a new language is a huge advantage of living in the cultural cities of Portugal.
Our immigration experts at Bluemina are available to help with any queries you may have in relation to not only our citizenship through investment programmes, but also a range of other permanent residence possibilities. Get in touch with us, and let us know how we may step in.