WHY BECOME A PORTUGUESE CITIZEN

Costs

€ 280,000

Time To Citizenship

5 Years

Visa-Free Travel

170+ Countries

Family

Investor, Spouse, dependents up to age 28 and parents of main applicant

ABOUT PORTUGAL

In the southwest corner of Europe lies Portugal, one fifth of the Iberian Peninsula it shares with Spain. Under a Republican government the modern Portugal is one of the worlds most developed countries and is the 4th most peaceful. Portuguese is the official language, but English is also widely spoken, particularly by younger generations and especially in the tourist regions. As one of the oldest countries in Europe their citizens experience classic architecture, culture and can communicate with more than 300 million Portuguese speakers worldwide. Portuguese residency immediately allows visa-free access of up to 26 EU based countries with the promise of visa-free access to over 170 countries if citizenship is attained. Applicants and their dependents are not required to live in Portugal, this means you can apply for and receive residency without having to relocate your entire family or renounce original citizenship

 

While Portugal is shifting towards offering business-oriented services, a third of its economy remains in manufacturing. It is also the world’s largest supplier of cork and enjoys the benefits of a strong tourism industry. With little of its own hydrocarbon energy resources, Portugal is committed to creating renewable sources of energy such as hydro, wind and solar power. Over 40% of the energy created in Portugal is from such resources, including the most efficient wind tower in the world.

 

A relatively small country of approximately 11 million people, Portugal boasts a rich history, a lively culture, exceptional cuisine, a mild climate, stunning beaches, and idyllic countryside.

PORTUGAL - AT A GLANCE

Continent Europe
Capital Lisbon
Official Language Portugese
Population 10.82 Million
Total Area 92,212km2
GDP $199 Billion
Visa-Free Countries 170+
Passport Rank 4th
Currency Euro €

BENEFITS

Visa Free Travel

Obtain your European Residency in only 4-5 months with the golden visa process and allow yourself visa-free access to the rest of the EU. European residency also allows for a free and flexible movement of your labour and livelihood. This program offers Temporary Residency after 4 months, which leads to Permanent Residency after 5 years, and in turn leads to Portuguese citizenship, provided all requirements are met for you and your family (dual citizenship is permitted). There is also no requirement for a permanent stay in Portugal.

Tax & Business Advantages & Dual Citizenship

Establish your business in Portugal, open a bank account and invest in a country with great infrastructure, strong political stability and an appealing tax regime. Ranked 29th in the world for the ease of doing business, Portugal could be seen as a new-born opportunity.

 

There are no limitations on dual citizenship in Portugal. The Portuguese Citizenship Act specifically provides that dual citizenship is allowed.

Security for your Family

The Golden Visa Program allows you and your dependent family Children over 18 & Parents) to gain a residency permit in Portugal for 12 months and is then renewed on a 2-yearly cycle. To qualify for renewal, you simply have to spend a minimum of 7 days in Portugal per year. This visa will allow you to travel freely across Europe within the Schengen Zone. Portugal will promise your family the world’s 19th highest quality of life as one of the world’s safest and most international nations. The Portuguese PR gives the saame rights to education as the Portuguese citizens.

CITIZENSHIP PROGRAMME

OPTION 1

 

Capital Investment:

  • An investment of Eur250,000 into venture capital or investment funds (creating 10 or more jobs)
  • An investment of Eur250,000 in the arts or in the reconstruction or refurbishment of national heritage projects.
  • An investment of Eur350,000 in research activities
  • An investment of Eur500,000 into venture capital or investment funds (creating 10 or more jobs).

*Plus government processing fees and due diligence fees

OPTION 2

 

Real Estate:

  • A minimum investment of Eur280,000 into property, if purchased in a low density population area.
  • A minimum investment of Eur350,000 into property older than 30 years, or located in an area designated as an “urban regeneration zone”
  • A minimum investment of Eur500,000 into property

 

*Plus government processing fees and due diligence fees

STEPS AND PROCEDURES

Sign a retainer agreement for Huriya Private to act as your advisor for application, due-diligence & legal processes.

Arrange a visit the Portuguese embassy to attest the required list of documents.

Transfer the investment amount and any applicable fees into an approved Escrow account.

Travel to Portugal for biometrics and to submit the application for permanent residence and the supporting documentation.

Temporary residency will be issued within 4 months of your property purchase.

Applications for your renewal of the ‘Golden Visa’ should be sent every year for the next 4 years. Permanent residency will be granted in year 5.

After your 6th year of residency you can then apply for Portuguese citizenship. Citizenship will be granted within 3-6 months depending on individual approval.

PORTUGAL: 170+ VISA-FREE COUNTRIES

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