Portugal offers tremendous benefits and is a cultural hub filled with entertainment, traditions, and history. It is a country that maintains traditions and charm and retained its authenticity throughout the decades. It offers a slow-paced life with beautiful summers and equally magnificent beaches.

Settlement in Portugal

There are a number of ways to apply for settlement or citizenship in Portugal.

Residency Permit

Non-EU nationals who intend to acquire a Portuguese residency must apply for a residency visa prior to arrival in Portugal which is valid for four months. After arrival in the country, application commences for a residence permit. This visa allows you the ability to request a permanent residency permit in Portugal.

Appyling for Citizenship

The residency permit is valid for a year and every second year it can be renewed for a five-year period. After five years, a permanent residency permit is issued if an applicant qualifies. After a six-year period of full-time residency in Portugal, an applicant may obtain citizenship of Portugal.

Two different Portugal residence permits are applicable to qualifying applicants; this includes the EU Blue Card that can be obtained when an applicant has employment with high qualifications in high valued sectors.

Visa Requirements

How can I obtain the Golden Residence Permit?

The Golden Residence Permit is allowed through Portugal investment. A capital investment is required for Portugal residence, including arts and culture funding of €250,000, research funding activities of €350,000, a transfer of funds of €1 million, and/or a property investment in Portugal for property worth €500,000 or more.

Portuguese Passport Benefits

Flexibility in investment, low cost living, dramatic landscapes. Portugal has a lot to offer!

Obtaining a Portuguese passport means that you can benefit from a low cost of living, whilst still enjoying a high quality of life and highly ranked safety and healthcare. You will be able to take in Portugal’s stunning and dramatic landscapes and gorgeous towns filled with character. Take advantage of the generous tax benefits and good education system.

With the flexible investment requirements in Portugal, you will be able to benefit from access to public services like education and healthcare. There is a low minimum stay of two years, and its benefits are extendable to all family members. After five years there is a possibility of citizenship, with no limitation on employment opportunities.

During the application period, an applicant can also stay in one of the other EU countries, however, to obtain either citizenship or permanent residency applicants must show basic knowledge of the native language, Portuguese. The required continuous stay for applicants who gained their resident permit in Portugal remains one of the shortest among all EU countries, with only a week during the first year of residence and after that only two weeks.

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