The European Golden Visa Programme is an incentive introduced by the Portuguese Authorities in October 2012 aiming to attract foreign investment.
Since his beginning in October 2012, 5003 Golden Visas were granted, reflecting a total investment of €3.078 million.
The Portuguese Golden Visa programme is one of the most attractive residency programs for worldwide investors. Not only because the process proves to be remarkably straightforward and fast and it requires minimum stay in the country, but also because it has no direct tax implications or obligations for income generated outside Portugal.
This programme has made Portugal extremely popular to investors from across the globe and as a result Portugal’s property market has seen a significant rise in interest.