Portugal

Business persons with high net-worth who are willing to invest in Portugal maybe eligible to obtain conditional residence status in Portugal (none formally known as the Golden Residence Permit- a derivative programme of the Authorization for Residence by Investment matrix) within 6 months from the date of submission of the complete application.

An Applicant is expected:

  • Capital Transfer with the value of One Million Euros or more.
  • Establishment of a business and the creation of a minimum of 10 full time jobs.
  • Purchase a property for the value of 500 thousand Euros or more, pay the property transfer taxes and the application costs.
  • Purchase of real estate that was constructed 30 years ago or more. If you wish to exercise this option, you must also refurbish the property. The total value of the property and refurbishment must be no less than 350,000 Euros.
  • Transfer of Capital for the value of Euro350,000 to invest in research activities conducted by private or public entities that are involved in the Portuguese scientific or technological system.
  • Transfer of Capital for the value of Euro250,000 for investment in the artistic output of Portugal or the reconstruction of the national heritage.
  • Capital Transfer for the value of Euro500,000 for the acquisition of shares in an investment fund or a venture capital that is aimed at developing small and medium sized companies.

Residency requirement after attaining the Golden Residence Permit – ARI is a very convenient 7 days/year (for year 1), 14 days for years 2, 3 and 14 days for years 4,5.
After the elapse of year 5, the resident may apply for Portuguese Citizenship. Should the holder of the residence permit, choose to apply for Permanent Residence of Portugal, they may do so after the elapse of year 5, pending that they meet the Permanent Residence requirements.

ACIC Inc., as a global coordinator of the Portuguese ARI (Golden Residence) Permit application process, has contracted with Portugal’s most reputable Law Firms and Real Estate agencies, who are regulated by the relevant Portuguese Immigration, Legal and Real Estate authorities, in order to provide a comprehensive and safe application structure to Business persons and Investors.

ACIC Inc. is keen on transparency and consumer protection when the immigration process involves the Purchase of Real Estate. ACIC Inc. has therefore designed a world class due diligence process that is imposed on all applicants under this programme. This due diligence process is designed to minimize the risk of acquiring an over evaluated property for the purpose of this application.

ACIC Inc. requires the substantiation of the source of funds used by investors to exercise any of the avenues of this programme.

Latest News and Statistics

  1. Critical Amendment to Child Dependency May 21, 2015

  2. ACIC’s Latest Analysis of the Golden Residence Permit May 10, 2015
  3. Golden Residence Permit GRP Statistics

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