The Portuguese Golden Residence Permit Program is a six year investment-based residence process for non EU nationals.
The residence permit allows free circulation in the Schengen Zone of 28 European countries and only requires an average of seven days per year stay in Portugal. After 5 years as a resident, the applicant is eligible for citizenship if desired.
Similar to the residency/citizenship by investment programs offered by Portugal, other European governments have also launched investment programs in an effort to boost their national economies: Malta ("Individual Investor Program (IIP)"), Cyprus ("Cyprus Citizenship by Investment"), Spain ("Spanish Golden Visa").
The program of the United States is called the “EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa”, while Canada is also offering several immigration by investment options ("Canada programs").
Please contact us for a free consultation or to receive additional information about the program.