Capital Transfer GV Programs
GOLDEN VISA PROGRAMS
The Portuguese government Golden Visa Program and Investment-to-Residency system (ARI) allows for the bestowal of residency in 3 general cases: Real-estate investment, capital transfer, entrepreneurship investment. We detail on this page the capital transfer programs.
CAPITAL TRANSFER INVESTMENT PROGRAMS
1 - Capital transfer with a value equal to or above 1.000.000€ - advised option of investment
For investments by way of capital transfer with a value equal to or above 1.000.000€, the applicant must prove that an investment in the minimum value was made, either as an independent entrepreneur, or as proprietor of a single member limited company, by delivering a supporting document of an actual international bank transfer, according to the type of investment.
2 - Capital transfer with a value equal to or above 350.000€ for investing in research activities conducted by public or private scientific research institutions involved in the national scientific or technologic system
For investments by way of capital transfer in value equal to or above 350.000€ for investing in research activities, the amount may be reduced in 20% (280.000€) provided that such investment is made in sparsely populated areas.
3 - Capital transfer with a value equal to or above 250.000€ for investing in artistic output or supporting the arts, for reconstruction or refurbishment of the national heritage, through the local and central authorities, public institutions, public corporate sector, public foundations, private foundations of public interest, networked local authorities, local corporate sector organizations, local associations and public cultural associations, pursuing activities of artistic output, and reconstruction or maintenance of the national heritage
For investment by way of capital transfer in value equal to or above 250.000€ for investing in artistic output or supporting the arts, for reconstruction or refurbishment of the national heritage.
For this type of investment the applicant must prove to have invested the minimum required value, either as a sole entrepreneur or as the proprietor of a single member limited company.
As the following two programs have not been finalized yet, we can not provide further details about them
4 - Capital transfer of the amount of 350 thousand Euros, or higher, for the acquisition of units of investment funds or venture capital fund of funds dedicated to the capitalisation of companies, capital injected under the Portuguese legislation, whose maturity, at the moment of the investment, is, at least, of five years and, at least, 60% of the investments is realized in commercial companies with head office in national territory
5 - Capital transfer of the amount of 350 thousand Euros, or higher, for constitution of a commercial society with head office in the national territory, combined with the creation of five permanent working jobs, or for the reinforcement of the share capital of a commercial society with head office in national territory, already existing, with the creation or keeping of working jobs, with a minimum of five permanent jobs, and for a minimum period of three years.