GOLDEN VISA PROGRAM

PORTUGAL




TIME OF PROCESSING 6 MONTHS
VISA-FREE TRAVELS TO 29 COUNTRIES
RETURN ON INVESTMENT 5 YEARS
Investors can buy residential properties in the interior regions of Portugal, the Azores and Madeira. You can also purchase commercial properties in any region of Portugal.
After 5 years, the investor and his relatives can apply for citizenship.
Investors can invest in 7 options, the most popular being the purchase of real estate under the restoration program EUR 280 000 or new real estate in the amount of EUR 500 000. Buying shares in investment and venture funds for the amount of EUR 500 000 is gaining popularity. Investments can be returned in 5 years — by selling real estate.
The program for obtaining a residence permit in Portugal by investment, which is known as the "Golden Visa", was first introduced by the Government of Portugal in 2012.
Portugal, located in South-Western Europe, on the Iberian Peninsula, is one of the oldest European states, at the same time, today’s Portugal is a highly developed country, ranked 19th in the world in terms of living standards and is one of the most globalized and peace-loving nations.
Portugal
Portugal is a member of the EU, Eurozone and the Schengen Agreement. Portugal is also a member of the United Nations, OECD, and NATO.
ABOUT THE COUNTRY
Portugal combines beautiful landscape with modern urban architecture. After obtaining a residence permit in Portugal, you will be able to enjoy the widest variety of attractions in Portugal: culture, gastronomy, wine, beaches, golf, history, a variety of landscapes and, above all, the hospitality of the Portuguese.
LISBON
GET ALL THE ADVANTAGES THAT THE PROGRAM OFFERS
BENEFITS
EASE OF OBTAINING

CITIZEN OF THE WORLD

TAX

European residence permit in 6 months. The minimum residency requirement in Portugal is 7 days a year
Spouse and children under 18 years of age are included in the application without requirements
Children over 18 years of age and parents can be included in the application if they prove their financial dependence on their parents
No interviews, no Portuguese language test (for citizenship only), no education or work experience requirements
European residence permit in 6 months. The minimum residency requirement in Portugal is 7 days a year

Spouse and children under 18 years of age are included in the application without requirements

Children over 18 years of age and parents can be included in the application if they prove their financial dependence on their parents

No interviews, no Portuguese language test (for citizenship only), no education or work experience requirements
A Portuguese residence permit allows you to travel freely to 29 European countries
The right to apply for Portuguese citizenship after 5 years
Dual citizenship is allowed, there is no requirement to renounce the first citizenship, as in other European countries
Portuguese citizenship allows you to choose any country of the European Union for life and travel without visas to 188 countries of the world
A Portuguese residence permit allows you to travel freely to 29 European countries

The right to apply for Portuguese citizenship after 5 years

Dual citizenship is allowed, there is no requirement to renounce the first citizenship, as in other European countries

Portuguese citizenship allows you to choose any country of the European Union for life and travel without visas to 188 countries of the world
Investors can obtain a special Non-habitual Resident status in Portugal for 10 years



NHR status allows tax-free income in other countries and reduces income tax in Portugal by up to 20%

Without preferential status, the income tax rate in Portugal reaches 48%
Investors can obtain a special Non-habitual Resident status in Portugal for 10 years

NHR status allows tax-free income in other countries and reduces income tax in Portugal by up to 20%

Without preferential status, the income tax rate in Portugal reaches 48%
To be eligible for the Portugal Golden Visa under the residence permit program, the applicant must make an investment in real estate, invest in bonds or choose other options.
INVESTMENT OPTIONS
COST
Option 1
Investments in real estate
Option 1
Investments in real estate
An investment in one of the Portuguese government-approved real estate projects that can be property, hotel stocks, equity ownership or land.

The amount of investment in real estate and state fees is paid after the approval of the residence permit.
An investment in one of the Portuguese government-approved real estate projects that can be property, hotel stocks, equity ownership or land.

The amount of investment in real estate and state fees is paid after the approval of the residence permit.
State duties
and taxes
In addition to buying real estate, you need to pay state duties/taxes.
State duties
and taxes
In addition to buying real estate, you need to pay state duties/taxes.
Option 2
Purchase of shares of investment funds
Option 2
Purchase of shares of investment funds
Buying shares of investment funds is the best way to obtain a residence permit in Portugal if the investor does not want to purchase real estate, pay taxes on real estate and choose a simpler and more understandable investment option.

An investment fund is a financial company whose task is to attract and increase investors' capital. The fund collects investors' money and invests it in selected assets: residential or commercial real estate, Portuguese companies, industrial facilities or the European stock market.
Buying shares of investment funds is the best way to obtain a residence permit in Portugal if the investor does not want to purchase real estate, pay taxes on real estate and choose a simpler and more understandable investment option.

An investment fund is a financial company whose task is to attract and increase investors' capital. The fund collects investors' money and invests it in selected assets: residential or commercial real estate, Portuguese companies, industrial facilities or the European stock market.
State duties
and taxes
In addition to buying shares, you must pay state duties/taxes.
State duties
and taxes
In addition to buying shares, you must pay state duties/taxes.
Option 3
Support for culture and art
Option 3
Support for culture and art
Option 4
Investment in research projects
Option 4
Investment in research projects
Option 5
Capital transfer
Option 5
Capital transfer
Option 6
Business investment
Option 6
Business investment
Option 7
Opening a company
Option 7
Opening a company
BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAIN APPLICANT
1
The minimum age is 18 years
2
No criminal record
No open visa denials
3
RELATED COSTS
The only associated costs are agency professional services fees, official application forms, citizenship and passport forms, banking fees, document certification, courier services, and other expenses.

For each case, a detailed description is provided with no hidden costs.
RELATED COSTS
The only associated costs are agency professional services fees, official application forms, citizenship and passport forms, banking fees, document certification, courier services, and other expenses.

For each case, a detailed description is provided with no hidden costs.
Our task is to simplify the collection of documents as much as possible, and if necessary, we receive documents for the client without his participation.

After evaluating the specific case, MIRBEZVIZ prepares a personalized document checklist for you.
procedure for obtaining a residence permit
PROCEDURE
Extension
of the residence
permit
SUBMISSION OF BIOMETRIC DATA
Collection of documents
Approval and receipt of residence permit cards
Trip to Portugal
Registration of a transaction
selection of real estate
Preliminary check
1 day
Preliminary check
A lawyer conducts almost the same due diligence as the program department. Our verification allows us to identify all risks in advance and reduce the risk of refusal of a residence permit by up to 1%.

The estimated time for obtaining a residence permit depends on the duration of the due diligence procedure and the specific case.

The preliminary check is confidential. You don’t need a lot of documents — just a passport.
5 days to 3 weeks
Remote selection of real estate
Real estate specialists select several properties for the investor. If necessary, an employee of the company in Portugal goes to the site to take photos and videos. When an investor selects several priority options, we negotiate with the sellers about the terms of sale of the properties.
2 to 5 days
Trip to Portugal
A trip to Portugal is needed to view the selected property and choose the appropriate option personally.

In two or three days, you can do several things at once:
— open a bank account,
— register an individual foreigner’s number with the tax office
— draw up a power of attorney for a lawyer in Portugal so that he can act on behalf of the investor.
1 - 2 months
Registration of a transaction for the sale and purchase of a real estate
Lawyers accompany the purchase process and are responsible for the legal purity of the transaction.

A lawyer in Portugal signs a preliminary sales contract and closes the deal. The investor transfers money. A lawyer in Portugal by power of attorney receives a certificate of real estate ownership, which will be needed when applying for a residence permit.
1.5 to 2 months
Collection of documents and submission for consideration
Lawyers provide the investor with an individual list of documents that must be provided in order to obtain a residence permit. They also fill out state forms, translate and certify documents, collect documents on ownership of the real estate. This takes up to two weeks.

Electronic copies of documents are sent for consideration to SEF — Portuguese Immigration Service.
1 DAY
Submission of biometric data
To submit biometric data for residence permit cards and submit original documents, the investor and his family need to come to Portugal.

The biometrics are recorded in advance in the SEF electronic register.

When the investor and his family have applied and submitted the biometrics, SEF will issue a confirmation document to them. You can use it to live in Portugal until the residence permit cards are issued, but you cannot enter and leave the country.
4 to 6 months
Approval and receipt of residence permit cards
SEF checks the documents of the investor and his family.

It takes up to six months to consider an application from the date the original documents and biometric data are submitted.

When approval is received, the investor pays the fee for the residence permit cards. They are made within two weeks and issued personally to an investor or a lawyer by proxy. The lawyer sends the documents to the investor.
Every 2 years
Extension of the residence permit
In order to maintain a residence permit, the investor and his family members spend at least seven days a year in Portugal every year. The status is renewed every two years.

The procedure is similar to the initial application: you need to collect the same documents, submit in electronic form, submit biometrics and originals, and obtain residence permit cards.
1 day
Preliminary check
A lawyer conducts almost the same due diligence as the program department. Our verification allows us to identify all risks in advance and reduce the risk of refusal of a residence permit by up to 1%.

The estimated time for obtaining a residence permit depends on the duration of the due diligence procedure and the specific case.

The preliminary check is confidential. You don’t need a lot of documents — just a passport.
5 days to 3 weeks
Remote selection of real estate
Real estate specialists select several properties for the investor. If necessary, an employee of the company in Portugal goes to the site to take photos and videos. When an investor selects several priority options, we negotiate with the sellers about the terms of sale of the properties.
2 to 5 days
Trip to Portugal
A trip to Portugal is needed to view the selected property and choose the appropriate option personally.

In two or three days, you can do several things at once:
— open a bank account,
— register an individual foreigner’s number with the tax office
— draw up a power of attorney for a lawyer in Portugal so that he can act on behalf of the investor.
1 - 2 months
Registration of a transaction for the sale and purchase of a real estate
Lawyers accompany the purchase process and are responsible for the legal purity of the transaction.

A lawyer in Portugal signs a preliminary sales contract and closes the deal. The investor transfers money. A lawyer in Portugal by power of attorney receives a certificate of real estate ownership, which will be needed when applying for a residence permit.
1.5 to 2 months
Collection of documents and submission for consideration
Lawyers provide the investor with an individual list of documents that must be provided in order to obtain a residence permit. They also fill out state forms, translate and certify documents, collect documents on ownership of the real estate. This takes up to two weeks.

Electronic copies of documents are sent for consideration to SEF — Portuguese Immigration Service.
1 DAY
Submission of biometric data
To submit biometric data for residence permit cards and submit original documents, the investor and his family need to come to Portugal.

The biometrics are recorded in advance in the SEF electronic register.

When the investor and his family have applied and submitted the biometrics, SEF will issue a confirmation document to them. You can use it to live in Portugal until the residence permit cards are issued, but you cannot enter and leave the country.
4 to 6 months
Approval and receipt of residence permit cards
SEF checks the documents of the investor and his family.

It takes up to six months to consider an application from the date the original documents and biometric data are submitted.

When approval is received, the investor pays the fee for the residence permit cards. They are made within two weeks and issued personally to an investor or a lawyer by proxy. The lawyer sends the documents to the investor.
Every 2 years
Extension of the residence permit
In order to maintain a residence permit, the investor and his family members spend at least seven days a year in Portugal every year. The status is renewed every two years.

The procedure is similar to the initial application: you need to collect the same documents, submit in electronic form, submit biometrics and originals, and obtain residence permit cards.
Our specialists will contact you to discuss the problem, conduct an analysis, offer options that suit your request and select the best service provider.
INDIVIDUAL SELECTION OF THE PROGRAM AND SUPPORTING THE CLIENT
CONSULTATION
Holders of a residence permit in Portugal can use a visa-free regime or the regime of obtaining a visa upon arrival in 29 countries of the Schengen area.
ACCESSIBLE WORLD
COUNTRY

* Visa on arrival / eTA
29
COUNTRIES
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