Golden Visa Portugal brings €3 billion in Real Estate

According to the latest Oct 2017 statistics released by SEF Portugal, the total Golden visa investment has reached €3.32 billion and out of that real estate investment alone is €3 billion euros by purchasing a property in Portugal.

Portuguese, EU/EEE nationals are not eligible for the ARI / Golden Visa scheme. Golden visa applicants can apply for Portuguese citizenship, by naturalization, provided all other requirements set out by the Nationality Act are fulfilled under Act number 37/81 of 3 October.

Chinese and Brazilian investors are the leading investors, followed by South Africans in the Portugese Golden visas, according to the data as of 31 Oct 2017.

China – 3544
Brazil  – 451
South Africa – 214
Russia – 187
Lebanon – 104

The data shows only 8 investors received golden visas created 10 job positions each and 299 investors by transferring capital. These numbers show property investment is the most popular route

  • 5105  ARI by acquiring real estate (5042 by article 65-A (1) (c) and 63 by article 65-A (1) (d)) Order 15-A/2015 of September
  • 299 ARI by transferring capital
  • 8 ARI by creating, at least,10 job positions

Total 5412 Residence permits for pursuing investment activities (ARI) from 2012

2012 – 2
2013 – 494
2014 -1526
2015 – 766
2016 – 1414
2017 – 1210

Total 9023 Residence permits to family members (family reunification)

2013 – 576
2014 – 2395
2015 – 1322
2016 – 2344
2017 – 2386

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