Why you should move to Portugal now

Earn the Golden Visa before approaching changes.

Since 2012, Portugal has offered one of the most attractive residences by investment programs in the world. Investors from all around the world have been able to enjoy a beautiful country with their families by making a simple investment. While the program is not going away, changes are coming that will affect the program. In this article, we look at why you should consider Portuguese residence and what’s happening to the Golden Visa, the best route to Portugal.

The benefits of moving to Portugal

There are a lot of European destinations that offer ex-pats benefits, but not all of them are as picturesque as Portugal. It’s also one of the more affordable European ex-pat hotspots. Our clients are attracted to Portugal for the ideal climate, beautiful coastline, and great people. The economy has been growing, and the real estate market is only getting stronger. People choose Portugal because of the lifestyle they can achieve. In Lisbon, a popular major city, there are almost 300 days of sunshine throughout the year and comfortable temperatures. Major cities in Portugal are also very safe. In fact, Lisbon has the lowest homicide rate of any European capital city. The country also has some of the best European beaches, urban forests, recreation facilities, and more.

Even if you don’t want to live in Portugal permanently, you can still benefit from earning the residence. When you earn Portuguese residence, you earn visa-free travel to many European countries, including those in the EU and Schengen Region. Holding residence in Europe makes it easier to diversify your portfolio by opening access to international markets and elite banks. The best part is you don’t even have to spend a lot of time in the country to keep the visa, and only they require individuals to stay in the country for two weeks every two years. This visa is ideal for anyone who wants to live abroad or to just diversify their portfolio with the added benefit of the visa.

Why you should move to Portugal now

If you are an investor looking to earn European residence easily, the Portuguese Golden Visa is heralded as the best route. If you want the advantages above, it can be as easy as a single investment. Below we outline some of the requirements for the Golden Visa, but you should note that these requirements will be changing at the end of 2021. Contact Alpen Partners to act now and earn the Golden Visa

The Golden Visa of Portugal grants residency to investors with little regulation and simple requirements. The Golden Visa is an amazing tool for investors to earn European residency. They have a few options. This is just a summary, so if you are interested in the program, please contact us below, and we can give you more up-to-date information.

  • Real Estate

    The first, and most popular option, is to invest €500,000 in Portuguese real estate. Not only will this earn you the residence, but it can also be a great way to earn income through rentals or be where you reside while you live in the country. Commercial real estate also qualifies for this program. Another route to the Golden Visa is through investing in job creation.

  • Job Creation

    With job creation, there is no minimum investment amount. It does, however, require investors to create ten full-time jobs in the country that last for at least six years.

  • Capital Investment

    Investors can also make a capital investment in one of four ways: Placing 1 million euros in a bank in Portugal, investing or donating 350,000 euros to an approved research area, investing or donating 250,000 euros to artistic or cultural activity, or investing 500,000 euros to fund a small business in Portugal.

The first of these four options is the most popular. The residency is also extended to family members, including spouses and dependent children. The visa needs to be renewed every two years and only requires holders to stay in the country for two weeks every two years. After five years, Golden Visa holders can apply for permanent residency and citizenship after six years. One of the biggest appeals to the visa is that the applicant never even has to have lived in the country to gain citizenship. The information above will remain until the end of 2021. So if you want to invest the amount above, you will have to act soon. Also, there will be new restrictions on the real estate investment options.

Read our article about the changes to the Golden Visa in 2022. 

An urgent message from Alpen Partners

We want to make sure that you can earn the Golden Visa at a more attractive price. If you are hoping to earn residence through Portugal’s famous Golden Visa, you only have a short amount of time to do this before the program changes. For years the Portuguese Golden Visa has been the perfect way for investors worldwide to earn permanent residence in Europe and diversify their portfolios easily. This program set an example for other countries and influenced surrounding countries to offer similar programs. The Portuguese Parliament has called to change the framework of the program. Our experts can help you with not only this but all relocation services. If you feel restricted by your investment options or need a new lifestyle, consider obtaining the Golden Visa with Alpen Partners.