One of Europe’s oldest countries, Portugal boasts a rich historical and architectural heritage. Luminosity, radiance and culture beam through the whitewashed villages and lush vineyards of this country positioned on the blissfully elegant shores of the Atlantic ocean.
Portugal boasts a rich and diverse culture, Mediterranean climate, and a safe and stable setting ideal for raising families, conducting business or travelling. Investors find many opportunities in Portugal’s secure and fast-developing market, including the following:
Portugal’s Golden Resident Permit Program is offered in accordance with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Department of Consular Affairs and the Portuguese Trade and Investment Agency (AICEP).
Aimed at attracting foreign direct investments to the country, the program yields a residency permit in Portugal to non-EU investors who fulfill one of the investment options below and meet the following requirements:
In July 2015, through Act 63/2015 and Regulatory Decree 15-A/2015, the required investment options were revised and new ones added. Investors can now choose from the following:
A. Applicants may acquire property valued at €500,000 or more.
B. Applicants may acquire property valued at €350,000 or more for properties more than 30 years old or located in urban regeneration areas designated for refurbishing.
Casa da Companhia is a rehabilitation project of a Palatial House, an emblematic building in the city of Porto built in the 18th century. The €11.2 million project includes the development of luxury residences, amenities, a SPA club, restaurant, shop, and indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Only 32 fractions of €350,000 are issued to investors as co-owners of the entire property. Some of the project benefits include the following:
For more details, please consult the project prospectus.
A. Applicants may invest a minimum of €350,000 in research activities.
B. Applicants may invest a minimum of €250,000 in the arts or in the reconstruction or refurbishment of national heritage projects.
C. Applicants may invest a minimum of €500,000 for shares in investment funds or venture capital.
Applicants must create 10 or more jobs.
Updated yearly, the Arton Index is an overall assessment and comparative benchmark of the country and its investment program.
Population Growth: 0.07%
GDP (per capita)
GDP (purchasing power parity)
297.1 billion USD
Visa free countries
Southwestern Europe, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Spain
92,090 sq. km.
0-14: 15.50%, 15-24: 11.4%, 24-54: 41.88%, 55-64: 12.07%, 65+: 19.15%
Portuguese (official), Mirandese (official, but locally used)
Roman Catholic: 81%, Other Christian: 3.3%, Other (includes Jewish, Muslim, Other): 0.6%, None: 6.8%, Unspecified: 8.3%
1 USD = 0.9214 EUR