Residency And Citizenship By Investment

Welcome to Portugal

One of Europe’s oldest countries, positioned on the blissfully elegant shores of the Atlantic ocean, Portugal boasts a rich historical and architectural heritage. Luminosity, radiance and culture beams through whitewashed villages and lush vineyards.

Facts about Portugal





Total Area

92,212 km2



Why Choose Portugal

Portugal boasts a rich and diverse culture, Mediterranean climate, and a safe and stable setting, which is an ideal location for raising families, conducting business or simply for travel. Investors find many opportunities in Portugal’s secure and fast developing market with access to the entire Schengen zone.

Entire family is eligible

Include in the process and extend benefits to family members, such as spouse or partner, dependent children and dependent parents

Make Portugal Your Home

Become a permanent resident or citizen of Portugal after 5 years as a temporary resident

Visa-free travel

Visa-free travel within the Schengen member states


Portugal’s Golden Resident Permit Program is offered in accordance with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Department of Consular Affairs and the Portuguese Trade and Investment Agency (AICEP). 

Aimed at attracting foreign direct investments to the country, the program yields a residency permit in Portugal to non-EU investors who meet the following requirements:

  • Execute the required investment in one of the available investment options. Funds must originate from abroad
  • Hold no criminal record
  • The applicant’s name must not be included on the list of persons whose property is ordered to be frozen within the boundaries of the EU
  • Payment of application and processing fees where applicable
  • Enter Portugal for the first time on a valid Schengen visa
  • Meet or exceed the minimum stay requirements (7 days for the first year, 14 days for subsequent 2-year periods)

Investment Options

In July 2015, the investment options were revised and investors can choose from the following:

  • Acquisition of property for a total value equal to or above €500,000, or
  • Acquisition of property for a total value equal to or above €350,000 for properties more than 30 years old or located in urban regeneration areas designated for refurbishing, or
  • Acquisition of property fitting any of the above requirements with a 20% reduction on the minimum amount of investment, if purchased in a low density population area (€280,000 or €400,000)

Property Investment Options

RRA handpicks prestigious projects to meet our clients’ expectations. Either by investing on a property with residential purposes or by becoming a co-owner of big-dimensioned projects for refurbishment, applicants are qualified for Portugal’s Golden Visa. Our best-seller projects share some key benefits:

  • Guaranteed annual rental return, starting from the first year of operation
  • Easy and flexible exit strategy
  • 100% funds return guarantee after obtaining premanent residency or citizenship
  • 7 days accommodation per year

Additional Options

  • Capital transfer of minimum €350,000 for purchasing shares in investment funds, investment in venture capital, set-up of a commercial society with the creation of 5 jobs, or capitalization of existing national companies with creation or maintenance of 5 jobs
  • Capital transfer of a minimum of €250,000 for investing in the arts, or for reconstruction or refurbishment of national heritage projects
  • Capital transfer with a value equal to or above €500,000 for purchasing shares in investment funds or in venture capital
  • Creation of 10 jobs or more

Our Process

The following table breaks down Portugal’s Golden Visa Permit application process into five basic steps. Each step must be completed before continuing to the next.

Steps 6 and 7 are optional.

Month 1


Step 1

Visit the embassy of Portugal to attest the required list of documents or visit Portugal ahead.

Step 2

Transfer of investment amount and applicable fees.

Months 2-5

Temporary Residence

Step 3

Submission of investment-related documents and payment for Golden Visa application online (done by law firm through Power of Attorney).

Step 4

Travel to Portugal for 2 business days to collect biometric data.

Step 5

Application approval and payment of temporary permit granting fees (done by law firm through Power of Attorney).

Year 5

Permanent Residence

Step 6

Application for permanent residence can be lodged after having met all the requirements and successfully completing 5 years as a temporary resident.

Year 6


Step 7

Application for citizenship of Portugal can be lodged after having met all the requirements.

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