Portuguese Golden Visa

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Why should I apply for a Portugal Golden Visa?

  • Lowest investment threshold in EuropeProperty investments starting at €280.000
  • No relocation requirementOnly 1 week a year in Portugal required to maintain citizenship
  • Visa-Free access to 188 countriesTravel without the need for a visa
  • Secure your family’s futureInclude your dependants on your Golden Visa application

The 2023 Guide to Portugal’s Golden Visa

Portugal’s Golden Visa scheme is one of the most popular programmes in the world. Since its creation in 2012, over 10,000 investors and over 18,000 family members have benefited from the Golden Visa.

In this guide you can find out how and why you should invest in the programme, the process, and how long it takes to obtain residency in Portugal for you and your family.

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Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost?

To obtain a Portuguese Golden Visa you will need a minimum of €280,000 ($325,000) to invest in property.

Legal fees and government application fees will also be applicable which we can discuss with you in more detail.

To get a comprehensive understanding of the costs involved it is best to speak to a specialist.

We also offer other citizenship & residency programs from as little as $175,000. So while you may not be eligible for the Portuguese Golden Visa it is still worth talking to a residency expert today.

No. You do not have to live in Portugal permanently in order to renew your Golden Visa or to receive permanent residence or citizenship.

The minimum stay requirements for the Portugal Golden Visa are that you have to stay in the country for at least 7 days in the first year and then fourteen days in the following two-year periods (a total of 5 weeks in 5 years).

The initial Golden Visa grants temporary residence for two years. The visa can be renewed for successive periods of two years at a time, providing that the requirements are met. The process of obtaining a Golden Visa and citizenship in Portugal takes approximately five years.

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The eligibility requirements for the Portuguese Golden Visa are actually quite simple:

  • You and your immediate family have a clean criminal record
  • You aren’t currently a citizen of an EU country (if you’re from the UK, Brexit means that you’re eligible for the visa)
  • You have the required €280,000 ($325,000) to invest in Portuguese property

If you meet these criteria you can start your application.

Remember, we also offer other citizenship & residency programs from as little as $175,000. So if you don’t meet the criteria for the Portuguese Golden Visa it is still worth talking to a residency expert today.

Holborn Assets are an award-winning wealth management and financial services business established in 1998. With offices globally, Holborn are well-positioned to help you with your citizenship and residency application.

At Holborn we have:

  • 250+ qualified advisors across the globe
  • More than $2billion assets under management
  • Servicing 20,000 clients worldwide

How we can help you get a Golden Visa

  • Expert Guidance We have offices in 13 countries and in multiple time zones, so no matter where you are, we’re here for you
  • Exclusive Investment Properties We work directly with developers in Portugal to offer you the best investment properties on the market
  • End-to-end Service Getting second citizenship can be a long and complicated process, but our experts are with you every step of the way
  • Fully Transparent Service Throughout the process, you’ll have regular meetings with our team to get updates on your citizenship journey
  • Legal Services We have a dedicated team of legal experts on hand to streamline your application
  • Family Reunification Extend your Golden Visa application to your family so they benefit from EU citizenship, too

Portugal Golden Visa Application Process

The initial Golden Visa grants temporary residence for two years. The visa can be renewed for successive periods of two years at a time, providing that the requirements are met. The process of obtaining a Golden Visa and citizenship in Portugal takes approximately five years.

  • 1-3 Months
    Your investment is secured, and your application is submitted
  • Month 6
    Golden Visa application is approved
  • Month 10
    Golden Visa cards are issued for a 2 year period.
  • Year 2
    Your Golden Visa is renewed for two years, providing that all the requirements have been met
  • Year 4
    Your Golden Visa is renewed for another two years, providing that all the requirements have been met
  • Year 5
    Application for citizenship is submitted
  • Year 6
    Citizenship is obtained and EU passports are granted

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