Portugal's Golden Visa Program Is A ‘Golden Goose'

Author:Ms Bindu Mittal
Profession:LawQuest
 
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The investor visa is an appealing option for obtaining citizenship for the most sought after countries around the globe. These programs are a part of the Global Foreign Direct Investment movement, and provide an excellent route to inbound investments. Both developed as well as developing countries structure these programs in a way that they gain in terms of new economic growth and have an immediate and extensive positive impact on employment generation. Portugal is attracting investment through their Golden Visa Program.

The Golden Visa is a straightforward and flexible program with simple and clear legal requirements. The Golden Visa is clearly one of the most agreeable residency programs for investors in the world especially those who would like easier access to EU countries with a minimum stay in Portugal of 7 days in the first year of residency and 14 days in the following 2 years.

The benefits of the Golden Visa include:

A total stay of only 35 days during the five-year residency period; This type of residency permit allows ease of access to all Schengen Countries; Eligibility to apply for citizenship after six years as a resident; Portugal allows dual citizenship; Access to all Portuguese Public Services including health and education; and Portugal offers a high quality of life, excellent cuisine and a mild climate. The Golden Visa Investment Program offers a host of investment choices including (1) an option to buy 500,000 in real estate (2) establishing a Portugal based company that employs more than 10 people or (3) 1,000,000...

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