Golden Visa

Golden Visa

The legal provisions open the possibility for foreign investors to apply for a residence permit for investment activity, to whom they have regular entry into national territory, through the transfer of capital, creation of employment or purchase of real estate.

Holders of Residence Permit for Investment Activity have the right to family reunification, access to permanent residence permit, and Portuguese nationality, in accordance with the provisions of the legislation in force.




 Transfer of capital in an amount equal to or greater than EUR 1,000,000.00

The applicant must have a statement from a credit institution authorized or registered in the national territory with the Bank of Portugal, attesting the ownership, free of charges and charges, of deposit accounts with a balance equal to or greater than EUR 1,000,000.00, resulting of an international transfer, or of a share in the same amount in the case of collective accounts.


 Creation of at least 10 jobs

Demonstrate effective hiring and subsequent enrollment of workers in social security - presenting an updated certificate issued by that entity.

  Acquisition of immovable property of EUR 500,000.00 or more

The applicant shall acquire, or promise to acquire, immovable property of EUR 500,000 or more,

Acquisition under co-ownership scheme, provided that each of the co-owners invests at least EUR 500,000.00.

In the case of a promise of purchase of property, the signal paid by the applicant of Golden Visa as an advance of the price must be at least EUR 500,000.00. The amount for payment of the price or signal must come from an international transfer to the bank account in Portugal of which the applicant is the holder.

In order to prove compliance with the minimum requirements associated with this investment activity, the Golden Visa applicant must submit, at the time of the request

-The document that represents the acquisition or the promise of purchase of the real estate,

-A declaration issued by a financial institution attesting to the actual transfer of capital, as well as the updated land registration certificate (which includes the registration of the acquisition or, wherever possible, the promise of purchase and sale in favor of the applicant of Golden Visa ).



• Passport or other valid travel document;

• Proof of legal entry and stay in national territory;

• Proof of health insurance;

• Request for consultation of the Portuguese Criminal Registry by SEF;

• Certificate of criminal record of the country of origin or of the country where you have lived for more than one year;

• Proof of the regularized tax situation by submitting a negative updated debt declaration issued by the Tax and Customs Authority and by the Social Security.