Portugal Golden Visa

With its warm climate, stunning beaches, and diverse cuisine, Portugal is one of the most attractive countries for foreign investors looking to live or work in the European Union.

The Portugal Golden Visa is one of the most popular investment residency programs in Europe and the world. This program started in October 2012, and so far, thousands of families have successfully received their golden Visas and started their new life in Portugal.

The Portuguese Golden Visa program, also known as the Residence Permit for Investment Activity, is a 5-year residency program for non-EU citizens that the Portuguese government launched to attract international investment into Portugal.


The Portuguese Golden Visa grants qualified investors and their family members the right to live, work, and study. Also, the holders of this Visa can travel freely in Schengen countries. In addition, with a Portuguese golden Visa, you can obtain permanent residency or Portuguese citizenship after 5 years.

  • You can qualify for residency with an investment of 280,000 , one of the lowest investment thresholds in Europe.
  • You do not need to immigrate to Portugal for the Golden Portugal Visa. It is enough to stay in the country for an average of 7 days a year.
  • You can apply for Portuguese citizenship after 5 years.
  • When you get Portugal citizenship, the passport of this country will allow you to travel to 188 countries without needing a Visa.
  • With this Visa, you can live, work and study in Portugal.
  • You can start and run your own business in Portugal.
  • If you live in Portugal full-time with a Portugal Golden Visa, you must have health insurance. As a result, you will have access to all public services, such as health care and education.

As the main golden Visa applicant, you can also apply for Visas for your family members and dependents simultaneously. These people include:

  • Spouse
  • Children under 18 years old
  • Dependent children under 26, provided they are unmarried and full-time students.
  • Parents of the main applicant if they are over 65 years old.

You are considered a tax resident if you spend more than 183 days a year in Portugal. Otherwise (i.e., less than 183 days of the year), the Portugal Golden Visa program will not have any tax liability for you.

Remember that any income earned within Portugal will still be subject to tax, even if you live abroad.

Itugal Group's Golden Immigration Service is a quick and secure way to invest and become a resident of Portugal.

Those looking to obtain European residency through investment should use the Golden Immigration Service. With the use of this service, you are able to enjoy all the advantages of Portuguese citizenship while you live, work, and study in Portugal. You can also travel to any of the Schengen Union's member states without a visa or other limitations. Additionally, you simply need to be present in Portugal seven days a year to qualify, and five years later, you can apply for a Portuguese passport.

In the Golden accommodation service, the applicant can purchase a property worth 350,000 to 500,000 € (residential properties are limited to internal areas) except in densely populated areas such as Lisbon, Porto, and Algarve as a residential project and invest in a business project in all areas.

The cost of the immigration service for the applicant is 15,000 €.

Property purchase fee
Purchase tax
State residence fee
Lawyer fee

Golden Visa residency

At least 350,000 




415,000 €

The Executive Process of Obtaining a Residence


Signing the contract, paying the prepayment

Step 1

Opening a bank account

Opening a bank account for the applicant

Step 2

Buying property and naming the property document

Short trip to Portugal to name the property document and pay the property fee

Step 3

Visa application

Registration of the Visa application to the Portuguese embassy by the applicant in cooperation with Itugal

Step 4

Arrival in Portugal

Taking action to enter Portugal

Step 5

Immigration Department

Attending the immigration office and applying for a two-year resident card

Step 6

Renew of resident card

At the end of the second year of residency, the renewal of residency for another three years

Step 7

Registration of citizenship application

At the end of the fifth year of residency, register an application for citizenship and receive a permanent resident card.

Step 8

  • Opening a bank account
  • Help choosing and buying property
  • Golden Visa application registration
  • Preparing the required documents and making an appointment with the immigration office for the investor and his/her family
  • Accompanying an experienced lawyer at the time of the immigration office appointment
  • Guaranteed receipt of a two-year resident card
  • Guaranteed extension of the three-year residence card
  • Registration of an investor's and family members' citizenship applications
  • Passport with at least one year of validity
  • Police Clearance Certificate
  • Above 18 years old
  • Not having residence from other Schengen areas
  • Confirming the purchase of property for a price of at least 350,000 euros from the investor's account and confirming the transfer of money to the account of the property seller

Itugal Group has more than 10 years of experience in investing, creating, and advising businesses and residents in Europe. It started its professional activity in 2010 in entrepreneurship and is currently engaged in professional activities in various fields, such as new and cutting-edge technologies, science (such as artificial intelligence, health, agriculture, blockchain, and fintech), construction and renovation, import and export, tourism and immigration.

    • 170 residences in Portugal
    • 150 family reunification
    • 100 successful startups
    • 70 million euros investment opportunity
    • 20 reconstruction and construction projects
    • Opening of 500 foreign bank accounts


    Itugal's multilingual team, with offices in Portugal and Iran, guides you from the beginning to the end by providing advice from experts.

    We are here to accompany you to find dream houses or investments and provide successful immigration services. Itugal international team is with you every moment. So call us now.


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