Investors in Golden Visa – Portugal​

Property I People I Investment

As part of our Citizenship through Property Investment division, Portugal has become a key investment area for Arish Capital Partners. With our people on the ground handpicking real estate assets, there exists unique opportunities for citizenship.

Portugal Golden Visa

In 2012, Portugal approved special legislation designed to attract foreign investment, by offering a fast way for property investors (non EU citizens) to receive a residence permit, making it a privileged entry into Europe and allowing such permit holders free circulation in Schengen countries. 

On September the 2nd, 2015, new amendments were added to the procedures that allow, through investment, obtaining the residence permit known as the Golden Visa.

As of this date, it is possible to apply for this visa through one of the following investment options:

  • Capital transfer in the amount equal to or greater than 1.000.000 Euros
  • Create, at least, 10 new jobs
  • Property acquisition in the amount equal to or greater than 500.000 Euros
  • Acquisition of property over 30 years old or property located in urban renewal areas with rehabilitation works totaling the amount equal to or greater than 350.000 Euros
  • Capital transfer in the amount equal to or exceeding 350 000 Euros to private equity funds (PEFs)
  • Capital transfer in the amount equal to or exceeding 250.000 Euros for investment or support for artistic production, recuperation or maintenance of national cultural heritage
  • Capital transfer in the amount equal to or exceeding 500.000 Euros for the purchase of shares in mutual investment funds for investment in small and medium enterprises

Real estate investment covers:

  • Acquisition of one or more properties with a total value equal to or exceeding 500.000 Euros
  • The acquisition of one or more properties over 30 years old or located in urban renewal areas, with rehabilitation works, in accordance with the corresponding legislation, totaling an amount equal to or greater than 350.000 Euros

This type of investment includes:

  • Commercial or residential properties
  • Real estate acquired in co-ownership, as long as the investor's share is at least the minimum indicated value
  • Properties that are acquired individually or through sole proprietorship companies in which the investor is a partner
  • Leased properties
  • Properties encumbered, by the amount that exceeds the minimum amount of the investment

For information regarding our latest projects in Portugal, please contact our immigration specialist.