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Global Residence - Portugal Golden Visa Program

One of the most successful immigration programs in Europe, the Portugal Golden Visa Program grants the right to live, work and study in the country, with visa-free access within the Schengen area. The program provides a wide range of investment options, such as purchase of real estate for a minimum value of €350,000, depending on when it was built and the location (if it is within low GDP or low populated density areas). In addition to real estate, alternative investment options are available under the program, such as capital investment of €1,000,000 or creation of at least 10 jobs, or capital transfer of a minimum of €250,000.


  • Visa-free
  • Family Reunification
  • Extended Family Inclusion
  • Dual Citizenship
  • Obtain Second Passport After 5 Years
  • Double Taxation Treaty
  • Minimum Investment
    Minimum Investment
    € 250,000
  • Time To Residency
    Time To Residency
    3-6 months
  • Minimum Residence Requirement
    Minimum Residence Requirement
    7 days / year
  • Number of Visa Free Countries
    Visa Free Countries
    Schengen area
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More Benefits

EU Residency

EU Residency

Estimated government approval in 90 days

Entire Family are Eligible

Entire Family are Eligible

Spouses, dependent children and parents

Visa-free Travel

Visa-free Travel

Within Schengen Zone for 90 days within any six-month period

EU Permanent Residency & Citizenship

EU Permanent Residency & Citizenship

Apply for citizenship after completing the 5th year

Low Minimum Stay Requirements

Low Minimum Stay Requirements

7 days during the 1st yr & 14 days during each subsequent 2 years of residence

Attractive Tax Regime

Attractive Tax Regime

Beneficial tax regime for non-habitual residents (NHR)

Option to Let Your Property

Option to Let Your Property

Secure your EU residency with potential returns on your investments

High Standard of Schooling

High Standard of Schooling

Access to many prestigious universities at lower EU tuition fees

Country Overview



Capital city

Capital city: Lisbon

Visa free countries

Visa free countries: Schengen Area

Total area

Total area: 92,090 km²

Nearest country

Nearest country: Albania, The Republic of Macedonia, Bulgaria and Turkey


Languages: Portuguese


Currency: Euro (€)


Population: 10.8 million (2017)

Time zone

Time zone:Western European (GMT)

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Step 1


Click on the "Apply Now" or "Chat Now" button and leave a brief description of your needs.

Step 2


One of our experts will get back to you shortly to discuss about your needs and offer reasonable options for your budget.

Step 3
First Payment

First Payment

After you agree with our plan, you will have to make a deposit payment.

Step 4
Submit Docs

Submit Docs

We will assist you in filling out the necessary forms for the government registration process. You only need to provide the requested personal information.

Step 5
Get approval

Get approval

We will work with the government on your behalf. We guarantee you the earliest approval time.

Step 6
Government Payment and Last Payment

Government Payment & Last Payment

You will pay the prescribed government fee depending on the citizenship/ residency method you choose. You will pay the remaining service fee to us. Get your certificate and residence permit.

Ways to get Permanent Residence

Golden Residence Permit Program. The program's qualifying options are:

Capital transfer

Capital transfer

  • Capital transfer of a minimum of €1.5 million into a Portuguese bank account or specifically approved investment options.
  • €500,000 for research activities of public or private entities that are part of the national scientific and technological system, or support to artistic production.
  • €250,000 in support of artistic production or in the recovery or maintenance of national cultural heritage.
  • €350,000 for the acquisition of units of investment funds or venture capital funds committed to the capitalization of companies incorporated under the Portuguese law, that have a head office in the national territory.
Property acquisition

Property acquisition

(recommended solution)

  • A real estate purchase with a minimum value of 500,000.
  • A real estate purchase with a minimum value of 350,000 for the refurbishment of properties older than 30 years. or in an area of urban regeneration, including the cost of renovations.


  • Creation of a minimum of 10 new jobs and respective inscription with the Social Security.
  • 500,000 for the incorporation or increase of the share capital of a company that is registered in Portugal, creating or maintaining a minimum of five permanent jobs for a period of three years.
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General requirements towards the investor

  • 18+ years of age
  • No criminal record
  • Making a foreign investment (i.e, from outside Portugal)
  • Health insurance
  • Stay in Portugal at 7 days a year

Portugese residence can also be obtained by:

  • A spouse
  • Children under 18 years of age
  • Dependent children under 26 years of age
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GIS Programs Comparison

Type of investment
Minimum investment
Time to get approval
Minimum time to maintain investment
Required stay in the country
Eligible dependents (can be acccompanied the application)
Proof of the soucre of investment
Requirements to have bussiness in Viet Nam
The duration of the first issued Visa
Visa extension time
Conditions for Visa renewal
Conditions for apply for Citizenship
Conditions for maintaining Citizenship
Visit during application
Visa-free countries to travel
Outstanding benefits
Labor rights
Member of Organization/ Treaty
Age restrictions
Management Qualifications/Experience
Proof of property
Security background
Specific investment plan
Time to apply for Citizenship (after getting the visa)
Extra benefits after getting Citizenship
Multi-nationality allowances

GIS Club

There are four rank levels of Global Immigration Services membership. Advance through three elite ranks when you meet qualifying criteria. Enjoy elevated rewards and experiences throughout your journey. Explore the benefits for all levels. Earn and redeem credit points for our services.

Earning points

Earn Credit Points on qualifying purchasing of services. You’ll earn credit Points for every eligible U.S. dollar spent.

Using points

Spend credit points directly for your invoice. 100 credit points = US$ 1.


Investors hold Portugal Golden Visa will have the opportunity to own a US E1 Visa or E2 Visa

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About Us

Global Immigration Services Group (GIS) is an Immigration Services Provider focusing on Second Citizenship by investment programs & Residency Programs.

We offer a variety of Second Passport options including but not limited to; Caribbean Citizenships such as Saint Kitts & Nevis, Grenada and Dominica. European Second Citizenship by investment programs inclusive of Cyprus and Malta. As well as other Residency Programs such as Portugal and Greece...

Our selection of established and well-respected Developers, excellent Government Relations and Caribbean Contacts makes us the obvious choice for all your Citizen & Residency needs.