|€500,000 investment in national scientific and technological research|
|€500,000 investment in investment or venture capital funds of a Portuguese company|
|€250,000 investment for artistic production or maintenance of national cultural heritage|
|Creation of 10 permanent jobs|
|€500,000 investment in a Portuguese company creating or maintaining 5 permanent jobs|
|Under no circumstances, directly or indirectly, may investments take the form of real estate.|
The Portuguese Residency by Investment Programme is solely for residency, however upon fulfilment of certain requirements, individuals may be eligible for citizenship after five years of legal residence in Portugal.
After residing in Portugal for five years, applicants can apply for citizenship via naturalization. Requirements for naturalisation include being at least 18 years of age, basic knowledge of the Portuguese language, can demonstrate successful integration, and have not been convicted for a crime that corresponds to a penalty to or more than three years according to Portuguese law.
If successful, naturalised citizens can apply for a Portuguese passport.
Applicants must have made their investment before applying and submit the proof of investment as well as their intentions to maintain it for at least five years.
What are the investment options under the Portugal Residency by Investment Programme?
To be able to apply for this program, you should be at least 18 years of age, have sufficient funds to make the investment, in good health, and be in good standing with the Portuguese Tax and Customs Authority and Social Security.
All third country citizens are eligible to apply, however, EU and EEE nationals are not eligible for the programme.
Which family members can I include in my application for economic citizenship?
After receipt of a residence permit, the main applicant may apply for residence permits for the following family members:
How long does it take to process a residency by investment application?
From submission of the application to an approval in principle, applicants are generally expected to wait between three and six months.
Are citizens of certain countries not allowed to apply?
Applications are welcomed from all nationalities, except Russia and Belarus, which are suspended at the moment.
Duration of the residence permit
The residence permit can be renewed for an initial two-year period, then for consecutive five-year periods.
Is This Programme for Me?
The Portugal Residency by Investment Programme allows qualified applicants to obtain permanent residence status in Portugal, even while living elsewhere and retaining their citizenship of birth.
The following may also be a good fit for the programme: