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Immigration Services Citizenship
Golden Visa
8 Advantages of Golden Visa Golden Visa Investor Immigrant Program

The Portuguese Golden Visa Program was launched in 2012. Because of its relatively low investment threshold and minimal annual stay requirements "immigration prison" together with the advantage of visa-free access to many countries worldwide has made this option extremely popular since its launch. Currently, Hong Kong has nearly a thousand families who have applied for immigration to Portugal.

In 2022, under the new implemented regulations for Golden Visas in Portugal, applicants can no longer purchase residential properties in high density locations such as Lisbon, Porto, the Algarve & along coastal areas in close proximity to these areas. However, applicants can still consider investments in the commercial sector that includes shops, car parking spaces or serviced residences. Regardless of your investment choice when applying for a Golden Visa, these are some of the advantages for choosing Portugal:

Application Approval in (3) Three Months

When applying for a Golden Visa, you must first open a local bank account, apply for a good citizen certificate, and invest in a property. The entire process can be completed and successfully approved in as little as 3 months.


Fluency in Portuguese is not required

There is no requirement to be fluent in Portuguese for Golden Visa immigration to Portugal, only a pass in the Portuguese language A2 test is needed when applying for naturalization.


Minimum Requirement for "Immigration Prison"

The residency requirements in Portugal for the Golden Visa are lower than those of other European countries. Applicants can apply for permanent residency and naturalization after 5 years as long as they reside in Portugal for 7 days a year during this 5 year term.


Education and Higher Academic Studies

Portugal's education system is one of the best in Europe. Children can enjoy 12 years of state subsidized education in Portugal. Once naturalized, they can select to continue their higher education in Portugal or choose from 26 other EU countries.


GV Applicant Applies to Three Generations

Portugal’s Golden Visa can be applied by one person but three generations of family members will be able to obtain Portuguese residency including parents, spouse and children thus benefiting the whole family.


Access to 26 European Union Countries

Upon obtaining the Portuguese residence visa, the applicant and his family will be able to travel freely amongst the 26 Schengen member countries in Europe.


Visa Free Access to 158 Countries Worldwide

With a Portuguese passport, you can enjoy visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 158 countries around the world.


Dual Citizenship

Portugal allows dual nationality. After naturalization in Portugal, you can still retain your previous citizenship.




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