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Portugal

About Portugal

CapitalLisbonne
Total Area92,212 km²
Population10,32 million
LanguagesPortuguese
CurrencyEuro (EUR)

Portugal is a member of the European Union, which is why its residency program allows you to work, live and travel throughout Europe. In addition, the country has an efficient health, education and consumer rights system.

Portugal is also a member of the UN, OECD, NATO, the Schengen area and the WTO.

The Portuguese Residency Program is a legal mechanism allowing foreign investors from non-EU countries to obtain a Portugal resident card.

Portugal has a GDP per capita of US $ 19,813 and a total GDP of US $ 204.6 billion. In addition, the country has six international airports offering flights to all major airports in the world.

In addition, Portugal enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate, with mild and wet winters. As for trade, the country trades with the European Union, the United States, Asia and Canada, but more particularly with South America and Africa because of the links with its former colonies.

Investment options

To be eligible and benefit from the Portuguese residency program, the applicant must choose one of the following three investment options:

Capital contribution

The deposit of a minimum amount of € 1,000,000 into a Portuguese bank account, or one of the investment options approved by the government. This option is simple and can include investing in stocks or shares.

Acquisition of real estate

The acquisition of real estate (residential or commercial) with a minimum value of € 500,000. Please note that a reduction of 20% applies to the minimum amount required for the acquisition of a property located in an area with low GDP or low population density, bringing it to € 400,000.

OR

The acquisition of real estate (residential or commercial) with a minimum value of € 350,000 for a property over 30 years old and requiring renovation work. Please note that a reduction of 20% applies to the minimum amount required for the acquisition of a property located in an area with low GDP or low population density, bringing it to 280,000 €.

Business

Create at least ten new jobs

OR

Make an investment of a minimum amount of € 350,000 in the contribution or increase of the share capital of a company incorporated in Portugal, resulting in the creation or maintenance of at least five permanent jobs for a period of 'at least three years.

Benefits

  • The processing time after filing the application is short: only around 6 months.
  • The total cost varies between € 400,000 and € 600,000 depending on the investment option chosen.
  • The obligation of physical presence in the territory is low: seven days the first year of residence and 14 days the following two years.
  • Attractive tax system.
  • Visa-free entry into the countries of the Schengen area.
  • Possibility to apply for citizenship after five years of residence while retaining another nationality.
  • High quality of life, local gastronomy and wines, rich culture, temperate climate and high level of security.

KSi Malta shall solely act as an intermediary for this Scheme. We have partnered up with reputable immigration service providers, which shall cater for all your needs in order to acquire this program.

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