Residence by investment Programme

As the oldest nation-state in Europe, Portugal boasts a rich cultural heritage, with historic architecture dating back to the 1500s, and a cuisine that reflects its close relationship with the Atlantic Ocean. Portugal’s Residence by Investment Programme offers a unique opportunity for foreign investors seeking a foothold in the thriving European market.

Minimum Donation to a Cultural and Artistic Investment

EUR 200,000

Minimum Fund Investment

EUR 500,000

Time to Residency

6-9 months

Visa - free Access

Schengen Area

Costs of Portugal Golden Visa Residency

The investment options that led to the acquisition of Portugal’s permanent residency were revised through Act 63/2015 and Regulatory Decree 15-A/2015 in July 2015. The investment options now include the following: 

1) Property purchase

a) Acquisition of one or multiple properties with no restrictions placed over the location

Non-Residential Property:

EUR 500,000

Property in low-density areas:

EUR 400,000

b) Acquisition of one or multiple properties older than 30 years or located in areas of urban regeneration (with location restriction)

Non-Residential Renovation Property:

EUR 350,000

Renovation property in low-density areas:

EUR 280,000

Additional fees

Apart from purchasing real estate, additional purchase fees to be paid by the applicant include:
Property Transfer Tax (IMT):

6-8% (depending on the purchase price)

6.5% for non-habitational purposes

Annual Property Tax (IMI)

0.3 – 0.8%

Additional Municipal Property Tax (AIMI)

0.4 – 0.7% on the tax value of the property

Stamp Duty


Submission Fee

Per applicant

EUR 540

On-going costs during period of the EU Permanent Residency (SEF Authorities):
ARI Permanent Residency card (Per Family Member)


EUR 5,390

Renewal (12-36 months):

EUR 2,696

Renewal (36-60 months):

EUR 2,696

ARI Permanent Residency (60-84 months)

Permanent residency:

EUR 7,455

Other Costs

In addition to Passport Legacy’s professional fees, the only other costs that will incur are those for official application forms, certification of citizenship and passport, courier & other disbursements. We provide a full-itemized quotation with no hidden costs upfront.

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