Is Portugal’s Golden Visa still available?

Last updated on November 14, 2022... The answer to this question, unequivocally, is yes. As of this writing, the Portuguese Golden Visa program is still going strong. It's not secret that Brussels despises Golden Visa programs. But according to EU legislation, it is up to each country in the bloc to determine whom they naturalize, [...]

By |2022-11-15T11:01:49+00:00November 15th, 2022||Comments Off on Is Portugal’s Golden Visa still available?

How long is Portugal’s Golden Visa valid for?

To be technically correct, one would have to refer to the validity of the Portuguese Golden Residency Permit - NOT the Portuguese Golden "Visa". As a Golden Visa applicant, you will typically use a regular C-category Schengen Tourist Visa to enter Portugal for your biometrics appointment with SEF. Thereafter, you will receive a temporary residency [...]

By |2022-10-13T09:15:27+00:00October 13th, 2022||Comments Off on How long is Portugal’s Golden Visa valid for?

What is the best Portugal Golden Visa for UK citizens going into 2023?

Choosing the best Portuguese Golden Visa option will depend on your unique situation, objectives and requirements. However, if you're looking for the cheapest, fastest Golden Visa option, and one which has a guaranteed yield of 4%, along with a capital guarantee in 2023, then the Cultural Golden Visa needs to be on your radar. Priced [...]

By |2022-09-29T15:23:49+00:00September 29th, 2022||Comments Off on What is the best Portugal Golden Visa for UK citizens going into 2023?

How many Golden Visa residency permits were issued during August 2022?

According to data released by SEF.pt, 77 ARI (Golden Visa) residency permits were issued to successful primary applicants during August 2022. An additional 125 permits were issued for dependents of primary applicants on the basis of family reunification. As of the end of August, 806 primary applicants have been approved for residency visas under the [...]

By |2022-09-18T21:52:23+00:00September 18th, 2022||Comments Off on How many Golden Visa residency permits were issued during August 2022?

What is Portugal’s Cheapest Golden Visa Option for 2022/2023?

As of 15 September 2022, the cheapest Golden Visa investment option is the relatively unknown "artistic support" Golden Visa, a.k.a. the Cultural Golden Visa. Investments in eligible cultural production projects (e.g. feature film production) are priced at €250,000 for films shot in urban areas, and only €200,000 for projects situated in low-density areas, typically in [...]

By |2022-09-15T13:34:41+00:00September 15th, 2022||Comments Off on What is Portugal’s Cheapest Golden Visa Option for 2022/2023?

How many Golden Visas have been issued via the Cultural Heritage option?

As of 15 September 2022, only four Portuguese Golden Visas have been granted in exchange for investment in Cultural Heritage Projects such as the Serralves Institute in Porto, and the Fundação Côa Parque, responsible for a pre-historical archeological park in the Alto Douro region However, these early adopters have effectively been treating these contributions as [...]

By |2022-09-14T22:55:45+00:00September 14th, 2022||Comments Off on How many Golden Visas have been issued via the Cultural Heritage option?

Where can I access the official government website for the Portuguese Golden Visa?

To learn more about Portugal's Golden Visa program, visit the official program web page (on SEF.pt), by clicking here. To learn more about the online application process for the Golden Visa, visit the following SEF page. To view ALL the latest Golden Visa investment options for 2022/2023, including the new Cultural Golden Visa stream (NON-Donation), [...]

By |2022-09-08T08:26:16+00:00September 8th, 2022||Comments Off on Where can I access the official government website for the Portuguese Golden Visa?

Is the Golden Visa still available for Lisbon property?

If you're investing in COMMERCIAL property in Lisbon for a Golden Visa in 2022, the answer is yes. If you're looking to invest in residential property, the answer is no. The same applies for Porto, the Algarve and most of the coastal regions.

By |2022-09-05T09:43:08+00:00September 5th, 2022||Comments Off on Is the Golden Visa still available for Lisbon property?

Which Portuguese banks will still let Americans open accounts in 2022?

If you're an American looking to apply for a D7 Visa, opening a Portuguese bank account is getting harder in 2022. Banks like Atlantico Europe ceased offering remote bank account opening for foreigners (aka non-EEA nationals) by as early as September 2021. And sadly, Millenium BCP - one of Portugals largest and most respected banking [...]

By |2022-06-26T11:18:19+00:00June 21st, 2022||Comments Off on Which Portuguese banks will still let Americans open accounts in 2022?

Can Russians apply for Portugal’s Golden Visa yet?

In light of Russia invading Ukraine, Portugal, Ireland, Spain and Greece are no longer accepting applications from Russians. And as of 24 August, 2022, there is not indication available as to when this ban my be lifted either. (There is, however, at least one European Golden Visa program currently accepting Russian applications. Contact us to [...]

By |2022-10-05T14:33:48+00:00April 12th, 2022||Comments Off on Can Russians apply for Portugal’s Golden Visa yet?
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