Golden Visa to Portugal

The investment program for those seeking freedom to choose the better options in Europe.

We will guide you through the complexities of the Golden Visa program, simplifying your path to a Portuguese Passport.

The Golden Visa to Portugal

Ideal for investors, remote workers, and those in pursuit of a serene life in one of Europe’s most captivating countries, the Portuguese Golden Visa is your gateway to a fresh start and an enriching experience in Portugal.

Portuguese Golden Visa

Why invest in a Golden Visa?

Types Of Investments

Learn about the two most popular types of investments to successfully apply for the Golden Visa

Equity Funds

This option requires investment in a qualifying Portuguese investment fund. The available funds are typically involved in various sectors, such as technology, real estate, or renewable energy.

Company Formation

The best option for investors who see Portugal as a business opportunity and cannot spend much time in this country. All business-related activities can be conducted remotely.

Process Stages

Explore our streamlined process stages to understand how we efficiently guide you from start to success

Meeting with Viv Europe

Here, clients meet with representatives from Viv Europe to discuss their specific needs and goals. During this meeting, the Viv Europe team will provide an overview of the Golden Visa program, answer any questions, and outline the process ahead. This stage is crucial for building a relationship and ensuring that the client’s expectations are aligned with the services provided.

NIF Creation

We will assist clients in obtaining their Tax Number, which is essential for financial and legal activities in Portugal, including property purchase, bank account opening, and signing up for essential services. The process typically involves submitting personal documents and may require a Portuguese tax representative for non-residents.

Bank Account Creation

Clients are guided through the process of opening a bank account in Portugal. Viv Europe assists with choosing the right bank, understanding the banking requirements, and preparing the necessary documentation. This bank account is required for financial transactions in Portugal, including the investment for the Golden Visa.

Investment Conduction

Here, clients make the investment required for the Golden Visa application. This could involve investing in a Portuguese fund, capital transfer, and investing in a business, depending on the chosen route. Viv Europe offers guidance in selecting a suitable investment, ensuring legal compliance, and facilitating the investment process.

Documents Review

This stage involves gathering and reviewing all documents related to the Golden Visa application. Viv Europe assists clients in ensuring that all paperwork, including documents related to the investment, personal identification, and legal records, are accurate, up-to-date, and meet the requirements of the Portuguese immigration authorities.

Golden Visa Application

In this crucial stage, the application for the Golden Visa is submitted. Viv Europe handles the submission of the application and all supporting documents to the appropriate Portuguese authorities. They also support any interviews or additional requirements that may arise during the application process.

Residence Permit Granting

Once the Golden Visa application is approved, clients are granted a residence permit in Portugal. Viv Europe assists in finalizing this process, including collecting the residence card and providing advice on the rights and responsibilities that come with residency in Portugal.

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Golden Visa to Portugal

Frequently Asked Questions

The Portuguese Golden Visa is a residency-by-investment program that allows eligible individuals to obtain Portuguese residency by making a qualifying investment in Portugal.

Investments can include capital transfer, job creation, scientific research, or cultural contributions. However, real estate investments are no longer eligible.

The minimum investment amount varies depending on the chosen investment option. Typically, it starts at €1 million for capital transfer and varies for other options.


Yes, the Golden Visa allows you to include your spouse, dependent children, and dependent parents in your application.


The processing time can vary but generally takes several months. It depends on factors such as the complexity of your investment and the local immigration office’s workload.

No, there is no language requirement for the Golden Visa. You do not need to demonstrate proficiency in Portuguese.

Yes, after holding the Golden Visa for a specified period and meeting residency requirements, you may become eligible for Portuguese citizenship.

While there is no strict minimum stay requirement, you must visit Portugal periodically to maintain your residency status. Read more FAQ’s here.