No waiting times for Golden visa appointments outside Lisbon

According to latest news report from SEF, the waiting times for golden visas can take upto three months in Lisbon, while the appointments with SEF in other portugese cities outside Lisbon can be booked immediately.

SEF also reaffirmed that golden visa program is operational and not blocked.

The most popular investment route is real estate although there are other golden visa investment options. Almost 3 billion euros poured into Portugal through real estate investment, according to SEF Border control.

Some of the most popular locations outside Lisbon to buy real estate that qualify for Portugal golden visa are:

  • Algarve
  • Cascais
  • Porto
  • Albufeira
  • Madeira

Portugal offers residence golden visas to foreign investors who buy a property in Portugal for minimum 350,000 euros.

An increasing number of South Africans are interested in EU citizenship through Golden visa programme running in Portugal through investment.  Chinese are the top investors in Portugal followed by Brazilians

China – 3472
Brazil – 432
South Africa – 201
Russia – 179
Lebanon – 103

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