Golden Visa

Golden Visa program

The Residence Permit Program for the Investment Activity (Golden Visa), is awarded to citizens whose countries are not part of the European Union or the Schengen Area.

Advantages for investor


  • Facilitated entrance and permanency in Portugal.

  • Free circulation within the Schengen Area.

  • Possibility of free circulation with countries outside the Schengen Area, with which Portugal maintains international agreements.

  • Visa may turn in permanent residence permit or Portuguese nationality (upon evaluation, regarding the conditions maintenance of the applicant for Visa granting).

General terms

  • Property acquisition, with at least 30 years old, or located in areas of urban rehabilitation (works included), in the minimum global amount of €350.000.

  • €500.000 property acquisition.

  • €1.000.000 fund transfer.

  • €350.000 fund transfer for research activities.

  • €250.000 fund transfer for artistic or cultural activities.

  • €500.000 fund transfer for SME capitalization.

  • Creation of a minimum of 10 jobs.

We can help


We can guide and assist you throughout the Golden Visa process.

We ensure information and process management transparency, regarding compliance with all the formalities in the year of investment and following, in order to take all the benefits of the Golden Visa program.

Regardless of the option of investment, we cover all specialities you’ll need, namely:

  • Financial advisory

  • Taxation advisory and accounting support

  • Legal/ bureaucracy support

  • Real estate, architecure and engineering

  • Business guidance

  • Viability projects

  • Investment projects

  • Market research

  • Marketing

Data Protection Guarantee, according to the current legislation. ECN Consulting guarantees all confidentiality in the processing of all provided data, which are exclusively used in the internal organization of services and projects. We are available to correct or erase the individual data, unless for law obligation purposes, according to our privacy policy. Tel. +351 21 0174 047; E-mail: 

​Also in accordance with Portuguese law, regarding the Alternative Dispute Resolution, ECN Consulting is an adherent company of CNIACC - National Center for Information and Arbitration of Consumer Disputes ( More information in 'Portal do Consumidor' at

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