The demand for a place that guarantees greater stability and quality of life for many foreigners has increased year by year in Portugal. Since the launch of the Visa Gold Program (Residence Permit for Investment Activity) in 2012, more than 16 thousand foreign investors have applied for residency in the country. And until April 2021, 5.8 billion euros had been invested in Portugal through this program, with the purchase of real estate being one of the most popular ways to adhere to it (over 9,000 visas were granted through the acquisition of real estate until March 2020).
Why join the Program? The benefits are many. The possibility of residing and exercising a professional activity in Portugal, accessing the education system and Portuguese health, traveling freely between the 27 countries in the Schengen area, obtaining a permanent residence permit after a period of five years. The applicant can also apply the Golden Visa status to their spouse, grandparents, and children.