|Lisbon||92,212 km²||10.32 million||Portuguese|
|CURRENCY:||EXCHANGE RATE:||GDP – PER CAPITA (2016):||GDP – TOTAL (2016):|
|Euro (EUR)||1 USD = 0.86 EUR||USD 19,813||USD 204.6 billion|
Portugal is a southern European country on the Iberian Peninsula, bordering Spain. Its location on the Atlantic Ocean has influenced many aspects of its culture: salt cod and grilled sardines are national dishes, the Algarve’s beaches are a major destination and much of the nation’s architecture dates to the 1500s–1800s, when Portugal had a powerful maritime empire.
Benefits of Portugal Residency
Protected by the government citizenship law
Immediate access to 26+ countries without visa
Obtain irrevocable citizenship and passport
Take full control of your and your family’s wealth
Visa-Free Countries for Portugal Residency
(Free Circulation within Schengen Area)
(Visa-free and visa-on-arrival countries)
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Papua New Guinea
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
São Tomé and Príncipe
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Emirates
Steps of Portugal Permanent Residency
SA Consultants will pre-screen your passport copy for Government pre-approval. Down payment of Professional fees to open your application.
SA Consultants will assist and advise you with the collection of the documents required in the checklist. SA Consultants will assist in the translation of documents to Portuguese and legalization of the documents at the Portuguese Consulate.
The investor will then visit Portugal in order to make the necessary investment in real estate, fixed deposit or a business development. During this visit, the investor will visit Immigration services for the purposes of leaving fingerprints, pictures and biometric data.
Once the investor returns to his home country, the funds required for the purchase of the property should be transferred to his/her bank account in Portugal.
Once the purchase of the property is completed and the registration is done (which generally takes between 3 to 5 working days), the documents are submitted for the residency application together with the residency processing fees paid to Immigration Services.
Once the residency application is submitted, the Immigration Services generally approve it within 3 to 4 weeks.
After payment of the processing fee, the Immigration Services start processing the residency cards. This usually takes between 3 -4 weeks. Once the cards are issued, they will be sent by courier to SA Consultants.
Visit Portugal for 1 week a year for 5 years to fulfil the residency requirement.
Costs of Portugal Permanent Residency
In July 2015, through Act 63/2015 and Regulatory Decree 15-A/2015, the options for required investment were revised and new ones were added.
1) Property purchase
a) Acquisition of one or multiple properties
b) Acquisition of one or multiple properties older than 30 years or located in areas of urban regeneration. The value includes both the property and investment in the refurbishment works.
c) There is an option for purchasing a plot area between 1,143 sqm and 2,332 sqm, and maximum construction area of 344 sum.
* Investment amount may be reduced by 20% for both options in case such investment is made in low-density population areas
In addition to the purchase of real estate, there are additional purchase fees to be paid:
*6.5% for non-habitational purposes
On-going costs during period of EU Permanent Residency (SEF Authorities):
ARI Permanent Residency card (Per Family Member)
ARI Permanent Residency 60-84 months.
SA Consultants professional fees, official application forms, certification of citizenship and passport, courier & other disbursements are the only other costs associated. A full-itemized quotation with no hidden costs is provided.