In October 2012 the Portuguese Government, by the initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs approved the legislation that changed the legal regime on the entry and stay of foreigners in National territory, enabling foreign citizens (third countries) which aren’t members of the European Union, to obtain a special residence permit, called “GOLDEN VISA” allowing foreign investors to travel, work and invest in countries of the “Schengen” area.
Holders will be entitled to family reunification, access to permanent residence permit, as well as, after the time and assumptions are elapsed, the Portuguese nationality.
In order to obtain the Golden Visa one must:
Requirements relating to the applicant:
To obtain this residence permit entails an investment of a minimum of 5 years.
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