If you are a non-E.U. or E.E.A. citizen, have no criminal record, are willing to purchase health insurance and have the means to afford one of the investment routes with no encumbrance, then you are eligible!
Property Investment comprises over 90 % of all Golden Visa investments. The full list of options is as follows:
The process is easy and transparent and provides for free movement within the Schengen Area and a clear path to European citizenship within 6 years. The visa is also cheaper than other European residency-by-investment schemes.
Remember The Golden Visa scheme is only available to non-E.U. or E.E.A. citizens who must do the following:
With our specialist legal partners, CCA, we can restrict the time to around 6 to 7 months provided you meet the eligibility criteria of the Portuguese Government. With our legal partner, CCA, we know you are in the safest hands as this is what they specialize in doing and they will make this as painless as possible.
Under the Portugal Golden Visa Scheme you can bring your spouse, any children under the age of 18 or dependent children aged 18-26 if they are unmarried and in full-time education, as well as the parents of either spouse if they are aged over 66, or aged over 55 and dependent on the main applicant. You can also bring siblings under the age of 18 of either spouse, if they are your legal responsibility.
It is always good to be careful, particularly where companies make fast over promises.
A mixture of legal, property and immigration companies are taking advantage of Golden Visa applicants by offering investment options that both look great on paper and meet the investment requirements – however, these options, mainly property, are often priced way above market price to take advantage of foreign investors, and often the developments are not clear of horizontal planning. This means that after 1 year of the initial Golden Visa if the property is not fully legalized then the Golden Visa process is stopped at year 2. We at Golden Visa Portugal Limited with our partner lawyer CCA only work with property partners who sell clear developments to our Golden Visa clients.
It’s not uncommon to see firms offering properties to Golden Visa applicants for the convenient sum of €500,000 when the property is in fact worth much less. At Golden Visa Portugal Limited, we pride ourselves on helping you make investment decisions which are in your interests and based on our own experience in investing in Portugal where we see a solid investment with good rental and capital returns.
Also many companies charge very high fees compared to Golden Visa Portugal Limited, and are often three or four times more and often charge the buyer a sales commission on each property sale. We at Golden Visa Portugal Limited do not expose our clients to properties that charge sales commission.
The Company Founders are permanently based in Hong Kong, staffed by Hong Kong Residents, whose founders have made the successful move to Portugal, and Golden Visa Portugal Limited is accountable under Hong Kong law to our International clients, and to Hong Kong people who use our services. The Hong Kong legal system is one of the best in the World as it is based on common English law.
Yes, same sex couples in Portugal can apply for the Golden Visa, and have all the same rights as heterosexual couples. The children of same sex couples are also eligible for residenency as dependents as long as under 18 years of age. Same Sex Marriage is recognized in Portugal.
You need 3 months of original utility bills as proof of registered address to be able to open a Portuguese bank account, national I.D. cards. You need to provide all original birth and marriage certificates, secure a certificate of non criminal record from your place of permanent residence, have a valid passport of at least 2 years, get a valid health certificate from a recognized Doctor approved by the Portuguese Govt.
A full list of all the documents will be provided to you once you enrol with Golden Visa Portugal Limited, and CCA will quickly take care of all the legalization work for the Portuguese immigration office.
Note: If you lack any of the above then start applying for them asap or the Golden Visa process will be slowed down. For a Certificate of No Criminal record this can take a month to secure.
We have studied all the other options and this simply the best, fastest, least complicated, safest and most rock solid method as it generates returns on your investment and property is a key tangible that Asian investors understand and trust.
No it is undergoing a dynamic structural change, tourism is a mainstay but one key sector which has attracted major multinational investment is the new I.T. knowledge based economy especially in cities such as Lisbon and Porto. The Government invested heavily into education during the financial crisis and it is now paying dividends, for this reason the property rental markets are very healthy and capital growth. Following links show recent big investments: