Portugal Golden Visa from €200k: 5-Year Pathway to a Tier 1 Passport

What makes the Portugal Golden Visa so special?
Visa-Free Access to the Schengen Area: Investors and their families gain the rights to travel freely throughout the 29 European Schengen countries
The Right to Live Europe: Applicants can relocate to Portugal, one of Europes safest countries and as EU residents benefit from high-quality educational and healthcare systems
Become a Citizen of Portugal in just 5 Years: Investors and their families who spend just 7 days per year in Portugal can apply for citizenship after 5 years. The Portuguese passport is one of the world's most powerful passports with visa-free access to more than 190 countries.


    We specialize in facilitating investment migration / residency by investment programs. Please note that we do not offer services for student or work visas.

    Portugal Golden Visa: Investment Options

    Foreign nationals must make one of the following investments in order to be eligible to apply for the Portugal Golden Visa

    Investment Funds: A minimum investment of €500,000 into a Portuguese non-real estate investment fund.

    Cultural Investment: An Investment of €250,000 into approved Cultural & Arts projects. The minimum investment is reduced to €200,000 if the location of the project is in a low-density area of Portugal.

    Creation of Jobs: The incorporation of a business that creates at least 10 jobs in Portugal (reduced to 5 jobs when €500,000 has been invested into the business).

    Scientific Research: An Investment of €500,000 into Scientific Research in Portugal.



    With our team of experts including immigration lawyers, local case executives, and investment specialists, getting residency is a simple and quick process. Lincoln Global Partners has a 100% approval rate for applications in Portugal.
    Here’s What Our Past Clients Have to Say About Us

    I recently engaged Lincoln Global Partners for their Portugal Golden Visa service, and I must say, I am thoroughly impressed with their professionalism and efficiency. From the initial consultation to the final approval of my visa, the team at Lincoln Global Partners demonstrated a deep understanding of the Portugal Golden Visa program and guided me through every step of the process.

    Michael Johnson

    Thanks to Lincoln Global Partners, I was able to navigate the complexities of the Portugal Golden Visa program with ease and peace of mind. I am incredibly grateful for their professionalism, expertise, and unwavering support throughout this journey. Without hesitation, I would recommend Lincoln Global Partners to anyone seeking assistance with residency or citizenship programs.

    Emily Rodriguez

    Thanks to Lincoln Global Partners, I am now the proud recipient of a Portugal Golden Visa, allowing me to pursue my residency goals with ease. I am immensely grateful for their expertise and professionalism throughout this journey and would highly recommend their services to anyone seeking assistance with international residency or citizenship programs.

    Sarah khan
    Portugal Residency

    We specialize in facilitating investment migration / residency by investment programs. Please note that we do not offer services for student or work visas.

    Why Should You Choose Portugal for A Golden Visa?

    Portugal is one of the most beautiful and culturally diverse nations in not just the EU but the world itself. Thanks to its rich and age-old culture and traditions, Portugal has a lot to offer to expats including food, music, films, literature, and more. Along with cultural benefits, Portugal also offers other benefits including great investment opportunities, amazing and affordable healthcare, and an efficient and advanced educational system.


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    Portugal Golden Visa Frequently Asked Questions

    Who can apply for the Portuguese Golden Visa Program?

    All third country (Non EEA) nationals over the age of 18 are entitled to apply for the Portuguese Golden Visa Program.

    Can I include my family members on my application as dependents?

    Under family reunification, Golden Visa investors can include the following family members on their applications:

    -The spouse of the main applicant.

    -All legal Children under the age of 18.

    -Dependent children under the age of 26. These children must be both unmarried and enrolled in full time education in order to qualify.

    -Parents of the main applicant and spouse over 66 years of age.

    -Dependent parents over aged 55 or over.

    -Siblings of the main applicant under the age of 18 years of age when the main applicant is legally responsible for them.

    Are there any other requirements to be eligible for the Portuguese Golden Visa?

    Yes, applicants must prove that they have a clean criminal record in both their home country and Portugal. Besides making the qualifying golden visa investment itself, all of the applicants funds must come from outside of Portugal.

    What other costs and fees are involved in the Portuguese Golden Visa Program Investment Process?

    Legal fees associated with processing the Golden Visa for the applicant and their family are applicable and will vary based on the family composition and individual circumstances. Additionally, a government processing fee of 70 Euros per applicant is also applicable.

    How long does the process take?

    The Golden Visa application process usually takes between 12-18 months. 

    When can I sell my investment?

    Investors need to maintain their investment for at least 5-6 years while residing in Portugal on the Golden Visa, if they want to maintain their residency rights in Portugal. Once the investor has obtained permanent residency or citizenship they have the right to stay permanently in Portugal and they can therefore sell their investment.

    How can I obtain citizenship in Portugal through the Portuguese Golden Visa Program?

    Golden Visa investors and their dependents who spend at least 7 days per year in Portugal over a 5 year period are eligible to apply for citizenship, subject to having an A2 level of Portuguese proficiency.

    This is a very basic level of Portuguese, that can easily be achieved by the majority of individuals over a 5 year period. We recommend that our clients begin having weekly Portuguese lesson at least 2 years before they apply for citizenship.

    When the applicant feels ready they can partake in the CIPLE Portuguese proficiency test, which is the mandatory exam that must be passed before applying for citizenship.

    You can read more about the Portuguese language test for citizenship here.

    Can I work in Portugal on the Portuguese Golden Visa?

    Yes, Portuguese Golden Visa applicants and their family members gain the right to live, work and study in Portugal. They can also travel visa-free to the Schengen Area.

    What documentation is required for the Portuguese Golden Visa application?

    The documents required to submit a Golden Visa application include (but are not limited to) the following:

    • Golden Visa application form
    • Certified passport copy of all applicants (and other ID documents)
    • An official police report from your home country (less than 90 days old)
    • Proof of health insurance
    • Deed or contract of the purchased property/investment
    • Declaration of the transfer of funds from your Portuguese Bank
    • Authorizing document for SEF to check your Portuguese criminal records
    • Golden Visa application processing fee receipt
    • Compliance Declaration confirming you meet the GV investment requirements
    • Letter of good standing from Portuguese Tax and Social Security Authorities.
    Can the investment be made through my company?

    Yes, investments can either be made by the individual applying for the Portuguese Golden Visa program or from a Portuguese LLC incorporated by the investor in Portugal.

    Do Golden visa residents automatically become a tax resident in Portugal?

    No,  since you are only required to spend 7 days per year in Portugal in order to maintain residency you will not automatically become a tax resident in Portugal. Non-tax residents in Portugal are only taxed on their locally sourced income and not taxed on their worldwide income.

    That said, Golden Visa investors can apply under the NHR tax regime to become non-habitual tax resident in Portugal which offers a number of benefits.

    Those that permanently relocate to Portugal and spend at least 183 days in Portugal will automatically become tax residents in Portugal. 

    What are the requirements to maintain my residency in Portugal?

    Golden Visa Investors are required to spend at least 7 days per year to maintain, and be able to renew their residency permits in Portugal. Investors who meet these minimum stay requirements will be eligible to apply for citizenship after 5 years.

    Can I finance my Portuguese Golden Visa investment?

    If the funds are financed by a bank outside of Portugal then yes you can use these funds for your Golden Visa investment.


    We specialize in facilitating investment migration / residency by investment programs. Please note that we do not offer services for student or work visas.

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