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Investing in Funds for Portugal’s Golden Visa

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Portugal’s has one of the most popular golden visa programs in the world, and one of the ways that you can obtain this visa and obtain residency in Portugal is by investing in a qualifying fund (or funds), such as a private equity or venture capital fund. There are a number of qualifying funds, in … Read more

4 Alternatives to Portugal’s Golden Visa

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While the golden visa is unique in many ways – especially as it only required you to spend an average of 7 days per year in Portugal to meet the residency requirements – it isn’t Portugal’s only route to residency. Portugal offers a number of different residence permits, and the following are those that are … Read more

Portugal Golden Visa: Which Family Members Can You Include?

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If you’re thinking of applying for Portugal’s golden visa, you may be wondering which family members you can bring with you or just include on the golden visa application. There is a fee for each family member, but the benefits of Portuguese residency (and later Portuguese citizenship) are definitely worth it. These include ease of … Read more

Does Portugal Offer Citizenship By Investment?

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It is not possible to get Portuguese citizenship by investment. However, it is possible to get residency in Portugal through investment, for example through the golden visa. And after five years of residency in Portugal, it’s then possible to apply for Portuguese citizenship by naturalisation. So while citizenship and residency are two are separate things, … Read more

What is the Cheapest Portuguese Golden Visa Option?

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The cheapest way to obtain the Portuguese golden visa is by making a €250,000 donation to a qualifying arts or charitable institution. That’s for a donation rather than investing and, naturally, most people are more interested in investing. Currently, the cheapest way to obtain the Portuguese golden visa by investment is by investing in a … Read more

What Are The Requirements for Portugal’s Golden Visa?

There are a number of different European golden visas, but Portugal’s golden visa is particularly popular for a number of reasons. Firstly, the cost of entry is quite low: investments start from as little as €250,000, although the most attractive investment option for most people (investing in funds) starts at €500,000. Secondly, the requirements are … Read more

Portugal’s Golden Visa: Costs to Consider

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Portugal’s golden visa comes with a number of benefits, including the fact that you’re only required to spend an average of 7 days per year in Portugal and the possibility of applying for Portuguese after 5 years of living here. But all of those benefits come at a cost. The question is: how much? The … Read more

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Portugal’s Golden Visa

Portugal’s golden visa is one of the most popular European golden visas and for good reason too. It offers residency in return for an investment for as little as €250,000 and only requires you to spend an average of 7 days per year in Portugal. Moreover, golden visa applicants are able to apply for both … Read more

Comparing Portugal’s D7 Visa and The Golden Visa

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You might have heard of the golden visa and the D7. But what’s the difference between them? Are they the same as the retirement visa, the entrepreneur visa, and the passive income visa? And most importantly, which one is right for you? These visas are aimed at those from outside the EU/EEA/Switzerland, for example the … Read more