Republic Of Portugal

  • Member of the European Union and Schengen Area
  • Located between Spain and the Atlantic Ocean
  • Mediterranean climate; one of the warmest countries in Europe.
  • High quality of life, with modern business and medical facilities, shopping, universities, natural beauty, sports, and cultural events.
  • Population of 10.5 million; 20% live in the capital city of Lisbon
  • GDP of over US $7,800 per capita
  • Official language is Portuguese, but 80% of the population also speaks English.
  • T otal area of 92,212 km²

Portugal Golden Visa Program

  • Application includes principal applicant, spouse, and all dependent children
  • Applicant purchases a property in Portugal, or makes an investment in a Portuguese bank; investment period is 5 years (or until citizenship issuance).
  • Residents may work and live indefinitely in Portugal, and travel visa-free throughout the Schengen area (26 European countries).
  • Children can attend schools and universities
  • No tax on worldwide income
  • After 6 years of residency, family can apply for Portuguese citizenship and passports

Applicant Criteria

  • Possess a valid passport and live legally in any country
  • Not already a citizen of the European Union
  • No net worth, source of funds, management experience, language, or education requirements
  • No interview (only an exploratory visit)
  • Minimum age 25 (no maximum age)
  • Pass a security background check
  • Purchase a property in Portugal (€500,000), or make an investment in a Portuguese bank (€1,000,000); investment period is minimum 5 years (or 6 years to apply for citizenship).
  • Spend two weeks in Portugal in each two year period during residency period


*Information accurate at the time of print. For latest information on this program, discuss with your Polinsys counselor +1 905 2795555