In October 2012, the Portuguese government launched the Golden Visa or Residence Permit Program enabling foreigners to become resident’s of Portugal through Investment.
In 2015, the Government introduced changes to the program and updated the requirements towards obtaining a residence permit through purchase of real estate in Portugal.
Investors can choose one of the seven investment options. The most popular one is real estate. Having bought a property in Portugal, investors receive residence permits for their entire families. The property must stay in the investors’ possession for a minimum of five years.