Golden Visa

The fastest and easy way for nationals of Third Countries to enter the national territory without a residence visa.
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Golden Visa - What is it?

The Residence Permit for Investment Activity Scheme (ARI) allows you to obtain a permanent residence permit in Portugal and to travel freely in most European Countries.
What are the benefits of obtaining a Golden Visa?
Enter Portugal exempt from the residence visa requirement;
Reside and work in Portugal, having to stay in Portugal for at least 7 days in the first year and at least 14 days in subsequent years;
Travel in the Schengen area without a visa;
Benefit from family reunification;
Apply for a Permanent Residence Permit according to the Foreigners’ Act;
Apply for the acquisition of Portuguese nationality, by naturalization, fulfilling the other requirements required by the Nationality Law.
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Golden Visa New Rules

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Golden Visa - Real Estate Investment

  • Acquisition of real estate evaluated in €500,000 or more.
  • Acquisition of real estate, which construction has been completed at least 30 years ago or located in an urban rehabilitation area, and the execution of rehabilitation work on the acquired real estate, for a total amount of €350,000 or more, private housing or rental.

Golden Visa - Capital Transfer

Capital transfer of 1 million euros or more.
Capital transfer amounting to €350,000 or more, to apply in research activities carried out by public or private scientific research institutions, integrated into the national scientific and technological system;
Capital transfer amounting to €250,000 or more, to use for investment or support for artistic production, restoration or maintenance of national cultural heritage;
Capital transfer amounting to €350,000 or more for the acquisition of units in investment funds or venture capital funds dedicated to the capitalization of companies;
Capital transfer amounting to €350,000 or more for the incorporation of a commercial company with headquarters in national territory, combined with the creation of five permanent jobs, or for the reinforcement of the share capital of a commercial company with offices in the national region, already existing, with the creation or maintenance of jobs, with a minimum of five permanent employment and for a minimum period of three years.
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Creat Jobs with the Golden Visa Program

No minimum investment value.
Creation of at least 10 jobs.
Have the possibility of incentives and tax benefits.

And most important! The whole family benefits from your Golden Visa application.

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Why Choose Portugal to Live or Invest?

Today, Portugal has one of the most vibrant European entrepreneurial ecosystems, resulting from the investment made in the last decade in the qualification of human resources, infrastructure, and technology, which provide enormous opportunities for those who want to launch or invest in new businesses.

Moreover, with mild winters and hot summers, Portugal has the best climate in Europe. Portugal enjoys 300 days of sunshine per year!

If we combine all this with the fact that the World Economic Forum has named Portugal the 10th safest country to visit with a relatively low terrorist threat and a shallow crime rate, Portugal is undoubtedly the best investment destination!

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Who are we?

We are a law firm dedicated to providing quality legal services in the areas of Golden Visa. Salinas Lawyers is a law firm dedicated to providing quality legal services in Golden Visa, Real Estate Purchase, and Sale, Residence Permit.

Salinas Lawyers is a law firm dedicated to providing quality legal services in the areas of Golden Visa, Real Estate Purchase and Sale, Residence Permit, Visas, Portuguese Nationality, Divorce and Marriage Transcription, Foreign Sentence Review/Confirmation, providing support to its national and international clients looking for solutions to the needs of each specific client.
In areas such as Portuguese tax law, which are critical to our clients’ decisions to reside or purchase property in Portugal, we work seamlessly with like-minded professionals.
The office offers rigor and commitment in its professional services. It is focused on studying and finding legal solutions to the problems posed by its clients, representing them in various administrative and judicial proceedings without them having to travel to Portugal.

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FAQ

What is the Minimum period of permanent residence?

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To renew a residence permit, applicants under the terms of paragraph 2 may be asked to provide evidence that they have completed the following minimum periods of stay in the country:
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7 days, or otherwise consecutive, in the 1st year;
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14 days, or otherwise consecutive, in the two subsequent periods of the year.
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What do you need to apply for the Golden Visa in coastal areas?
✔ An established real estate agency
✔ A professional law company
✔ A tax advisor who will guide you through this process.
At Golden Visa Portugal Investments, we have established solid partnerships so that you can find these 3 services all in one place!
Note: Even though the green light has been given for Brits to travel to Portugal now, and you can also apply for it from a distance – no matter the nationality), it is important that you apply for it as soon as possible!
What are the benefits of obtaining a Golden Visa?
– Enter Portugal exempt from the residence visa requirement;
– 7 days in the first year and at least 14 days in subsequent years;
– Travel in the Schengen area without a visa;
– Apply for a Permanent Residence Permit according to the Foreigners’ Act;
– Apply for the acquisition of Portuguese nationality by naturalization, fulfilling the other requirements required by the Nationality Law.
Investing in a rehabilitated property - DOUBLE BENEFIT!
In addition to obtaining the golden visa by investing in territories with low population density (280.000€) or in urban centres of most significant interest (400.000€), investing in a rehabilitated property also adds the benefit of being able to enjoy a substantial reduction in the income tax rate associated to the rents received in future leases (from 28% to 5%).
Why you should opt for a Portuguese Golden Visa?

You’ll have access to a great public health system (ranked 12th in the world) and education to sunny skies and beautiful beaches.

📌 Flexible investment requirements and tax benefits.

📌 Possibility to gain citizenship for the whole family.

👉 Before you join the journey of applying for Portuguese citizenship through Golden Visa (or another program), always ask for legal advice).

Are Golden Visas Worth It After Brexit?

As British expats can no longer spend as much time as they like in Europe now Britain has left the European Union, are Golden Visas the answer?
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YES, it can be!
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A golden visa is a fast-track to citizenship for investors and their families and often comes with a passport, access to healthcare and education.
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Another advantage of the scheme is visa-free travel within the Schengen Area, but British ex-pats already have that privilege under the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement.
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But mainly and above all, ask for professional advice to gather all info and/or before applying for a golden visa.

Is the Golden Visa Still a Sound Investment in Portugal's Low-Density Areas?

As you may already know, huge changes are coming to Portugal’s Golden Visa at the beginning of 2022.
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While that will vary on each investor’s specific circumstances and goals, there are still many valid reasons to consider applying for the Portuguese Golden Visa.
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But, just because some low-density areas show potential for strong growth in the future, it doesn’t mean that every region in the country shows the same promise. If you’re going to be spending hundreds of thousands of euros on investment, you want to be sure that you pick the right area to invest in.

What's the Portugal Golden Visa Processing Time?

The Portugal Golden Visa processing times usually take anywhere from three to six months to approve and issue your residence card.
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Once your Golden Visa is issued, your residence card is valid for 2 years.
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Why Portugal is increasingly popular for South Africans?

Portugal offers the Non-Habitual Resident (NHR) regime, which, with careful structuring, provides a ten-year tax-free holiday to new residents (apart from pension income, which is now taxed at 10%).

The Golden Visa scheme also offers permanent residency to new non-EU residents in return for €350,000 – €500,000 in an approved investment, including real estate.

What are the 5 mais reasons you should apply for Portugal Golden Visa?

– EU citizenship
– Tax breaks or total tax exemptions (more on this subject soon)
– Highly growing tech and start-up sectors
– 3rd safest country in the world
– The right to return on investment.

Should You Consult a Portuguese Lawyer Before you Apply to the Golden Visa?

YES!
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A Portuguese lawyer must make the application to obtaining a Golden Visa in Portugal.
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This way, the legal requirements are verified, and rejections are avoided.
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Our office already has a wide experience, and we always look for the best solution, suitable for each client.

Why Choose Portugal to Live or Invest?

Today, Portugal has one of the most vibrant European entrepreneurial ecosystems, resulting from the investment made in the last decade in the qualification of human resources, infrastructure, and technology, which provide enormous opportunities for those who want to launch or invest in new businesses.
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Moreover, with mild winters and hot summers, Portugal has the best climate in Europe. Portugal enjoys 300 days of sunshine per year!
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If we combine all this with the fact that the World Economic Forum has named Portugal the 10th safest country to visit with a relatively low terrorist threat and a shallow crime rate, Portugal is undoubtedly the best investment destination!

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