The Golden Visa program was officially introduced by the Portuguese government on October 8, 2012. This is an investment program to apply for a permanent residence card in Portugal to conduct personal business activities or through a company established in Portugal or in an EU member country with many benefits for investors.
Transfer of capital of at least €1,000,000
Creation of at least 10 jobs.
Acquisition of real estate with a value of at least €500,000.
Acquisition of real estate with construction completed at least 30 years ago or located in an urban rehabilitation area, with the execution of rehabilitation works. The minimum investment is reduced to €350,000.
Transfer of capital of at least €350,000, invested in research carried out by public or private scientific research institutions that are part of the national scientific and technological system.
Transfer capital of at least €250,000, as investment or support for artistic production, or recovery or maintenance of national cultural heritage, through local and central government, public organizations, public business areas, public facilities, public benefit private facilities, local governments, local business organizations, local associations, and public cultural associations
Transfer capital of at least EUR 500,000, destined to acquire units in investment or venture capital funds aimed at providing capital to small and medium-sized companies that meet certain requirements, especially to present capitalization plan