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Minimum investment

Golden Visa

The Golden Visa offers a route to residency in Portugal, providing access to European Union living and investment opportunities, along with the potential for long-term capital appreciation and favourable tax advantages.
Fast-track residency in Portugal for the applicant and their family, allowing for visa-free travel within the European Schengen area countries.
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Access to a diverse range of investment opportunities in Portugal, including business ventures, and capital markets, with potential long-term capital appreciation.

At a glance

From accelerated residency to diverse investment opportunities, the Golden Visa opens the door to a world of possibilities in Portugal and the European Union.
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€500,000+ Investment

Benefit from Portugal's Golden Visa with a minimum investment of €500,000 in qualifying investments.
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7-day stay required

Enjoy the flexibility of spending only seven days in Portugal each year to maintain your Golden Visa status.
Expat family living in Lisbon, Portugal

Entire family eligible

Extend the benefits to your immediate family, including spouse and dependent children, by obtaining residency for them under the same investment.
Expat resident enjoys sea views in Algarve, Portugal

5-year residency

Secure five years of residency with the Golden Visa, providing access to Portugal's lifestyle, education, and healthcare services.
Cliffs, coastline and ocean in Algarve, Portugal
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300+ Days Of Sun
Portugal boasts year-round sun.
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Tax  Benefits + EU Access
Making the most of your income and assets.
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World-class Healthcare
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Why Portugal?

Discover the advantages of living in Portugal

Embrace the allure of Portugal and elevate your lifestyle
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Benefits of EU residence: Enjoy the benefits of Portugal's EU residence, including visa-free travel across the European Schengen area countries.
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Tax benefits: Take full advantage of specific tax benefits offered under the Portuguese tax regimes such as the NHR tax regime and the new ITS Tax Scheme that replaces NHR to new entrants in 2024. Contact us to check out the incentives for your investments, wealth, and assets.

How we can help

Discover the advantages of entrusting your visa journey to our experienced team.

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Document Preparation

Our experienced team understands the complexities of visa requirements. We assist you in gathering and organising the necessary documents, ensuring accuracy and completeness to avoid any delays or complications.

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Application Submission

We handle the entire visa application process on your behalf, from preparing the necessary forms to submitting them to the relevant authorities. Our meticulous approach minimises errors and maximises your chances of a successful application.

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Ongoing Support

We provide continuous support throughout the visa process. Our team is available to answer your queries, provide guidance, and keep you informed about the progress of your application. We strive to keep you updated at every stage, giving you peace of mind and saving you valuable time and effort.

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Tailored Solutions

We understand that each visa application is unique. Our services are tailored to your specific requirements, whether you are applying for a Golden Visa, Non-Habitual Residency (NHR) status or the new Incentivised Tax Scheme (ITS), D7 Visa (Retirement Visa), D8 (Digital Nomad Visa), D2( Entrepreneur Visa) D3 (High-Value-Activity Visa), or any other visa category. We ensure that your application meets all necessary criteria and regulations.

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Expert Knowledge

With our in-depth knowledge of Portuguese visa regulations, we navigate the intricacies of the system with precision. We stay up-to-date with the latest changes and requirements, ensuring that your application adheres to the most current guidelines.

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Peace of Mind

By entrusting your visa application to us, you gain peace of mind knowing that experienced professionals are handling the process. We strive to make your visa journey seamless, allowing you to focus on other aspects of your relocation or investment plans.

How we support affluent expats

Client case studies

Using the Golden Visa program to reunite a  family in Portugal.

"When my daughter and her family considered the move to Portugal, living close by in Vale do Lobo, the potential for a drawn-out, complicated and stressful process was averted with the help of Portugal Pathways. Their  expert guidance and support helped us devise a plan that worked for all our family using the Golden Visa and the NHR tax regime. They even helped with my grandchildren's school application and integration process.''
Jasper Bennet
Vale do Lobo
Using the Golden Visa program to reunite a  family in Portugal.
Talk to our experts

Maximise your wealth, tax status and life in Portugal

Schedule a free consultation with one of our expert team so that we can offer personalised support to meet your specific needs.

Please note that during the Christmas and New Year period, response times for form submissions may be longer than usual. We appreciate your understanding and patience during this festive season. Our team will do their best to attend to your submissions as promptly as possible. Wishing you a wonderful holiday season!
In order for us to best help you, please state: what solutions you require, the status of your residency, if you hold NHR tax status, if you are currently applying/intending to apply for NHR, if you hold a NIF ID, if you are currently applying/intending to apply for a NIF ID, if you have medical insurance in Portugal, and if you have proof of an address in Portugal, in addition to any other pertinent information.
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asked questions

Find answers to commonly asked questions about our visa solutions.

What are the main benefits of obtaining a Golden Visa in Portugal?
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Some of the primary benefits include the freedom to live and work in Portugal, visa-free travel within the Schengen Area, right to healthcare and education as well as a smooth pathway to citizenship.

Can my family benefit from my Golden Visa application?
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Yes, immediate family members, including a spouse, dependent children, and dependent parents, can also be eligible for residency under the main applicant's Golden Visa.

How long is the Golden Visa valid for?
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Initially, the Golden Visa is valid for one year and can then be renewed for two successive periods of two years each.

Who is eligible to apply for the Golden Visa in Portugal?
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Any non-European Union (EU), non-European Economic Area (EEA), and non-Swiss nationals are eligible to apply for the Golden Visa programme if they meet the necessary investment requirements.

What is the Golden Visa Programme in Portugal?
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The Golden Visa programme is a residency-by-investment scheme offered by the Portuguese government to non-European Union citizens, allowing them to obtain residency and right to work in Portugal in exchange for making significant financial investments in the country.

What is the current status with the Golden Visa programme and its benefits?
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As of July 19th 2023, it was announced in the Portuguese parliament that the visa by real estate investment of €500,000 or more is in the process of being discontinued. While other investments options for this Golden Visa are likely to remain, our experts believe this is likely to involve investing in Portuguese businesses which might not be as popular as real estate. The D7 Visa offers many of the same benefits, alongside the Non-Habitual Residency (NHR) tax regime benefits and this remains the best route.