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.
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:
7 days, or otherwise consecutive, in the 1st year;
14 days, or otherwise consecutive, in the two subsequent periods of the year.
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).
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?
YES, it can be!
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.
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.
But mainly and above all, ask for professional advice to gather all info and/or before applying for a golden visa.
As you may already know, huge changes are coming to Portugal’s Golden Visa at the beginning of 2022.
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.
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.
The Portugal Golden Visa processing times usually take anywhere from three to six months to approve and issue your residence card.
Once your Golden Visa is issued, your residence card is valid for 2 years.
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.
– 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.
A Portuguese lawyer must make the application to obtaining a Golden Visa in Portugal.
This way, the legal requirements are verified, and rejections are avoided.
Our office already has a wide experience, and we always look for the best solution, suitable for each client.
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!