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Portuguese Residency by Investment

Portugal's Golden Residence Permit Program (ARI) offers non-EU & EEA applicants and their families a special residence permit in exchange for a 5-year investment in Portugal. The Portugal Golden Residence Permit Program (ARI) was established in 2012.

The ARI program is one of the most attractive residency programs available because investors do not need to reside in Portugal.

Choose between an investment fund or real estate to obtain Portuguese residency, and ultimately citizenship. You will have a future in Europe in a country that is seeking growth. It is an exciting time to be alive.

A great place for you and your family

Why choose Portuguese residency?

Many investors that look for a new place to move, or look for their second passport may ask themselves: Why should I get Portuguese residency and ultimately citizenship? If you are one of those investors, then you have come to the right place. Here are the key advantages of choosing Portuguese residency: 

  • A very attractive European country
  • Easy access to other European countries (Schengen Area)
  • Warm and sunny most of the year
  • A very stable democracy
  • A fast-growing economy
  • Global and well-respected banks
  • The capital is Lisbon, a beautiful city
  • Delicious food and wine
  • Short distances to beautiful beaches (with full of surf options)

What investment options do I have?

There are two main options for obtaining Portuguese residency and citizenship. Investors can choose to get a Gold Visa by either investing in a fully regulated fund or in real estate.

  • The minimum investment in a Portuguese Golden Visa Investment Fund is EUR 350 000.
  • The minimum investment for a Portuguese Golden Visa via Real Estate Investment is EUR 280 000.

Legal features of investment fund

The fund is fully regulated by the Portuguese Stock Exchange Commission (CMVM). The investment fund is administered by the Portuguese Securities Market Authority. The fund, seen as a financing vehicle assures total transparency, liquidity, and compliance. Limited responsibility is secured by the fund shares, both for investors and fund portfolio.

Tax & fiscal advantages of investment fund

Fund distributed dividends to non-resident investors are tax exempt * (not even withholding tax). The fund capital gains are tax exempt (at the share redemption or fund liquidation). Interests from subsidiaries financing are tax exempt. The distributed dividends from subsidiaries to the fund are also tax exempt. (For residents in countries listed in the Portugal Tax Authority’s “blacklist”: 10% withholding tax).