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Why Invest in Portugal | Benefits of Portugal for Golden Visa Applications

  • Portuguese Real Estate is appreciating by up to 10% + per year in some key locations and between 15-20% in Porto
    Source: Financial Times 18.10.2019
  • Portugal’s economy is growing above the EU average
  • Portugal was most recently rated the 3rd safest country in the world by the Global Peace Index
  • Portugal is a stable democracy and has been a continuous, uninterrupted political entity for almost 1,000 years
  • Portuguese air quality & environment is consistently rated in the top tier of EU measurements
    Source: European Union
  • Reliable Legal Environment
  • Very welcoming environment for new immigrants
  • Largely English Speaking Nation
  • Entry to the Eurozone with full life time rights
  • Portuguese Passport in 2019 was rated the third most powerful passport in the World
    Source: www.passportindex.org

The recent growth in the Portuguese property market is set to continue with even the capital Lisbon still seeing some of the lowest costs per square metre amongst European Capitals. Some comparisons between key cities can be found in the table below:

City

Average Square Meter Price in Euros

London, UK

11,800

Paris, France

9,160

Vienna, Austria

6,550

Copenhagen, Denmark

5,236

Amsterdam, Netherlands

4,610

Dublin, Ireland

4,500

Berlin, Germany

3,750

Valletta, Malta

3,600

Madrid, Spain

3,540

Brussels, Belgium

3,366

Rome, Italy

3,044

Lisbon, Portugal

2,581

Source: checkinprice.com

The Golden Visa Scheme

The Golden Visa scheme is one of the most Global friendly schemes. As of July 2019, there have been almost 8,000 applications for a Portugal Golden Visa, 56% of which came from people of Chinese nationality. The scheme will continue along these lines, since the Socialist Party who started the scheme have just seen their majority increased in Portuguese politics and have broadened the investment avenues for a Golden Visa.  The newly re elected Prime Minister has said that the country welcomes new immigrants.

The scheme is enormously popular with Portuguese society, as this relatively small country has now seen EUR 4.7 billion in foreign direct investment since the programme started in 2012 (Source: Reuters) – a huge boost for the economy and a country that had seen declining population numbers in the years following the financial crisis. Since the scheme started, Portugal has emerged as one of the fastest growing economies in Europe thanks largely in part to inward investment via the Golden Visa programme and other avenues. This is a country that has the aspiration and vision to become the Monte Carlo of the Atlantic Coast and the stability to pull it off.

Portugal is a safe haven for those seeking a backup option as other countries such as Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and Australia are making it much harder for people in Asia to emigrate with more stringent criteria, and investment schemes that require large capital outlays, and higher risk.

As a company, our founders have made successful investments in Portugal and when looking at the other options such as Cyprus, Malta, Greece and Caribbean economies, the prospect of greater returns is obvious in Portugal and allows investors a smooth entry into a Eurozone country that boasts one of the most stable and best lifestyle environments in the World.

The Portuguese Economy has entered a golden growth period and it is a key time to invest with a fantastic lifestyle environment.

Moreover, the Portuguese Golden Visa scheme does not require you to move to the country – one must spend only 7 days a year for 5 years in order to obtain Permanent Residency, after which you can apply for a Portuguese passport and EU citizenship. This means you can continue your life as normal and, thanks to double tax treaties between Portugal and many International countries such as Hong Kong, Macau and China, there is no need to increase your tax burden.

Golden Visa Portugal Limited believe that Portugal is the best Global safety net coupled with world-class schools and education, excellent climate, a booming economy, fresh seafood with high E.U. food safety standards, widely spoken English, award winning medical services, one of the World’s cleanest environments. With all of this combined with a streamlined visa process, an emerging International and Chinese community, it is simply the best residency programme in the World right now!

More info about Portugal Golden Visa https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portugal_Golden_Visa

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