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Portugal Citizenship
by Investment

Portugal Citizenship
by Investment

Investment amount: from € 280,000
Time to obtain: 6 years
Number of visa-free countries: 185
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Under the current Portuguese Nationality Act (Law 37/81), persons who reside in Portugal for at least 6 years can obtain Portuguese citizenship. Acquisition of residence permit is stipulated by Golden Residence Permit Programme through the implementation of a financial investment in economic development of the country. Permission to reside in Portugal is issued for a period of 1 year with the possibility of renewal to 5 years, followed by the right to permanent residence. In a year, the investor becomes eligible for citizenship.

Benefits of acquiring Portugal citizenship

Visa-free entry to 185 countries

Borders of the EU, Schengen area, Caribbean Islands and other regions are open for Portuguese citizens.

Citizenship for the whole family

Close relatives may obtain Portuguese citizenship with you.

Choice of permanent residence

Portuguese citizens have the right to live with their families in any country of the European Union.

Access to European banks

As a Portuguese citizen you can store funds in reliable banks of Europe.

Convenient tax system

Government of the state provides opportunity to optimize taxes through the NHR regime.

High level of education

You and your children can study in prestigious schools in Portugal and other European countries.

Options for obtaining Portugal citizenship
by Investment

In order to be granted Portuguese citizenship through investment first of all you need to acquire residence permit and permanent residence permit. According to the law and terms of the program, resident status is granted when investing in one of the following options.

Сapital of a Portuguese company
Real estate
acquisition
Research
activity
Acquisition of shares investment funds or venture capital funds
Establishment of a commercial enterprise with head office in Portugal
Investment: Investment
Investment: from € 1,000,000
Investment: € 500,000
new real estate property

€ 350,000
an object built more than 30 years ago or located in urban areas that are to be renovated

€ 280,000
when acquiring real estate in areas with low GDP or low population density
Investment: from € 350,000
Investment: from € 350,000
Investment: from € 350,000
Residence Permit: Residence Permit
Residence Permit: issued for 5 years
Residence Permit: issued for 5 years
Residence Permit: issued for 5 years
Residence Permit: issued for 5 years
Residence Permit: issued for 5 years
Permanent Residence Permit: Permanent Residence Permit
Permanent Residence Permit: issued for a period of 1 year after 5 years of legal residence
Permanent Residence Permit: issued for a period of 1 year after 5 years of legal residence
Permanent Residence Permit: issued for a period of 1 year after 5 years of legal residence
Permanent Residence Permit: issued for a period of 1 year after 5 years of legal residence
Permanent Residence Permit: issued for a period of 1 year after 5 years of legal residence
Citizenship : Citizenship
Citizenship : issued after 6 years of legal residence
Citizenship : issued after 6 years of legal residence
Citizenship : issued after 6 years of legal residence
Citizenship : issued after 6 years of legal residence
Citizenship : issued after 6 years of legal residence
Conditions: Conditions
Conditions: create 10 jobs
Conditions: none
Conditions: none
Conditions: retain investment for 5 years
Conditions: create at least 5 jobs for Portuguese citizens during 3 years
  • Basic requirements for citizenship acquisition
  • Age over 18
  • Legal residence for at least 6 years
  • No criminal record
  • Citizenship of a country outside the EU
  • Portuguese language proficiency: A2 level
  • Proof of government fees payment
  • Stay in the country for a minimum of 7 days during the first year and
    at least 14 days during the next each two years
How to get Portugal citizenship by investment

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profitable investment option
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How to acquire Portuguese citizenship by investment

1 Selection of investment option

Specialists of International Holdings will provide you with up-to-date information on possible ways of economic immigration to Portugal, will choose the most suitable investment option to meet your goals and needs.

2 Make investment

According to the terms of the program, you need to invest funds according to chosen option and pay government fees for processing of your application. Lawyers of International Holdings will calculate the costs and monitor compliance with investment requirements.

3 Collection and submission of documents

To obtain a residence permit, you should provide personal data, receipt of state fees payment and proof of investment according to the chosen option (i.e. property purchase agreement, share certificate or a statement from Portuguese bank confirming you have an account with the required amount). Residence permit application should be submitted on the official website of Immigration and Borders Service (SEF).

4 Receive residence permit and apply for citizenship

After getting the government approval, you need to visit any branch of the immigration service of Portugal for biometric data collection. Residence permit application is considered during 3 months and is issued for a period of 5 years, after which you are allowed to submit application for permanent residence permit. If you meet all the requirements of immigration law, you can apply for Portuguese citizenship afterwards.

Why choose International Holdings

Selection of the most
profitable investment option

Qualified support during the process
of citizenship acquisition

Legal assistance in preparation
and collection of necessary documents

Monitoring compliance with
the requirements of investment program

Assistance in choosing
real estate property

Strict compliance with
European law and privacy policy

Use legal support provided by International Holdings to obtain
second European citizenship

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