Applicants must invest EUR 500,000 (USD 560,000) / EUR 350, 000 in certain areas in property in Portugal, or capital transfers with a value equal to or above EUR 350,000 for investment in research activities or EUR 250,000 for artistic output or supporting the arts, or EUR 500,000 for purchasing shares in investment funds or in small to medium venture capital, or make a transfer of at least EUR 1 million funds, or create a minimum of 10 jobs by investment.
The Golden Visa includes immediate family members such as children, spouses and dependent family members, and only non-EU/EEA nationals are eligible. The residence permit is granted for an initial period of one year and can be renewed for periods of two years. The permit gives the right to free entry to the 26 Schengen countries.
The applicants is required to stay a minimum of 7 days in the first year and 14 days following periods of 2 years.
The applicants will have access to citizenship after five years