The residence permit programme in Portugal is now one of the most popular in the world. Since its approval in 2012, the Portuguese programme has become one of the most popular in Europe, due to its si...Show more
The residence permit programme in Portugal is now one of the most popular in the world. Since its approval in 2012, the Portuguese programme has become one of the most popular in Europe, due to its simplicity, accessibility and lack of restrictions, compared to some competing programmes. The Portuguese Golden Visa allows the applicant and his family to obtain a residence permit. The advantages of the program include the ability to study and work in Portugal and have access to medicine and education of the Schengen countries, the ability to travel throughout the Schengen countries with unlimited stay, the minimum requirement is to be in Portugal only 7 days a year, an easy procedure to obtain Portuguese citizenship and EU passport - after only 5 years of continuous holding a residence permit you can apply for citizenship, no refusal compared with other European countries and 100% guaranteed gender
Golden Visa program takes a leading position in world rankings for residence permit and citizenship programs, also because Portugal is a safe friendly country that can provide residents with a lot of opportunities. There is a well-developed European infrastructure, many international schools and universities, good medicine, an excellent climate and great potential for business development. The Portuguese passport opens up even more opportunities, and international rankings such as the Nomad Passport Index give it top positions. The Portuguese Passport is one of the strongest Passports of the World.
From 1 January 2022 changes to Portugal's residence permit programme for investments in real estate will come into effect. The areas available will be significantly limited and the coastal areas, Lisbon, Porto and their suburbs will be excluded. Real estate will be available for purchase in mainland Portugal as well as in Madeira and the Azores.