New legal provisions open up the possibility of foreign investors who enters the country regularly (v.g. holders of valid Schengen Visas, or beneficiaries of Visa exemption) of applying for a residence permit for pursuing investment activities by transferring capital, creating jobs or acquiring real estate.
Residence holders with permits for pursuing investment activities are entitled to:
Who can request a residence permit for investment activities?
Third country nationals who either carry out investment activities personally or through a company that lead to, as a rule, at least one of the following situations in Portuguese territory for a minimum period of five years:
How should a request to acquire real estate be filled in?
For investment via the purchase of real estate with a value greater than or equal to 500 thousand Euros. The value of this investment may be reduced by 20% (400 thousand Euros) when it is made in low density territory.
This type of investment can be made individually or via a sole shareholder company of which the Applicant is a member.
For this type of investment, the Investor must demonstrate that they have ownership of the property (if not possible, through the promissory contract of purchase and sale with a deposit greater than or equal to 500 thousand Euros), and this can be done in the following manner:
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How can I request a residence permit for investment activities?
The holders of Golden Residence Permits for Investment Activity have the right to family regrouping, and may gain access to a permanent residence permit, as well as to Portuguese citizenship in accordance to the current legal provisions.
Minimum permanent residency periods
For the purposes of renewing a residency permit, you may have to show that you have resided in Portuguese territory for a minimum period of 7 days, either consecutively or non-consecutively, during the first year, and 14 days in subsequent two year periods.
|THIS INFORMATION IS NOT INTENDED TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR CONSULTING THE APPLICABLE LEGISLATION|
Ministry of Internal Affairs – Foreign Services and Borders