Golden Visa Portugal
The Golden Visa programme was launched by the Portuguese authorities in October 2012 and is an efficient way for foreign investors from non-EU countries to obtain permanent residence in Portugal, thereby also allowing freedom of travel in most European countries (Schengen area). Portugal's Golden Visa Scheme is one of the most attractive residency programs for global investors because the process is straightforward, fast and also because it requires minimum stay in the country.
Under this programme, non-European investors can obtain an Investor Residency Permit which allows the investors to enter, live, work and study in Portugal and freely travel within the Schengen area (the majority of European countries). In addition to this the holder of a Golden Visa can apply for Family reunification for the spouse, children and other dependent family members. The residency permit is granted for an initial period of 1 year and renewed for periods of 2 years.