The "Golden Visa" program was created by the Portuguese authorities in October 2012 and is a fast way for foreign investors from countries outside the European Union to obtain a permanent residence permit valid in Portugal and also allows traveling freely in the majority European countries (Schengen Area).
Under the "Golden Visa" program, non EU citizens only need to make one of the investments provided for by law in order to obtain a residence permit in Portugal. With the aim of attracting foreign investment to Portugal, Golden Visa is a very simple and flexible program, with simple and clear legal requirements.
The legislative amendment on the qualification of Investments to obtain a Residence Permit for Investment (Golden Visa), published in Decree-Law no. 14/2021 from February 12, takes effect on January 1, 2022.
Each type of qualifying investment with specific characteristics, as follows:
The changes to the Portugal Golden Visa are intended to boost investment in the low-density areas of Portugal, relieving pressure from metropolitan locations and encouraging foreign investment in other areas of the country.
Lezíria do Tejo area
Municipalities: Chamusca, Coruche.
Médio Tejo área
Municipalities: Abrantes, Constância, Ferreira do Zêzere, Mação, Sardoal, Sertã, Vila de Rei, Vila Nova da Barquinha.
Municipalities: Alvaiázere, Ansião, Castanheira de Pêra, Figueiró dos Vinhos, Pedrógão Grande.
Central Alentejo área
Municipalities: Alandroal, Arraiolos, Borba, Estremoz, Évora, Montemor-o-Novo, Mora, Mourão, Portel, Redondo, Reguengos de Monsaraz, Vendas Novas, Viana do Alentejo, Vila Viçosa.
Alentejo Coast area
Municipalities: Alcácer do Sal, Grândola, Odemira, Santiago do Cacém.
Alto Alentejo area
Municipalities: Alter do Chão, Arronches, Avis, Campo Maior, Castelo de Vide, Crato, Elvas, Fronteira, Gavião, Marvão, Monforte, Nisa, Ponte de Sor, Portalegre, Sousel.
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