Obtaining the Residence Permit for Investment Purposes in Portugal (ARI), better known as Golden Visa, has become a real race against time for Brazilians who want the document for entry to Portugal. With little more than two months until the end of the year, those interested in living in cities such as Lisbon, Coimbra and Porto must accelerate the process for obtaining the document until the 31st of December. This is because from the first day of next year the Golden Visa, the document that offers a series of benefits for foreigners, will undergo important changes.
From 2022 on, the document will only be conceded to those who wish to make real estate investments in the interior of the country and in the regions of Açores and Madeira. This measure, announced by the Portuguese government, aims to increase growth in those regions. Know about the 8 criteria for concession of the Golden Visa:
1 – The transference of capital equal to or over 1 million euros;
2 – The transference of capital equal to or over 350 thousand euros destined for scientific investigation (both in public and private institutions);
3 – The transference of capital equal to or over 250 thousand euros for “artistic production, recovery or conservation of cultural heritage”;
4 – The transference of capital equal to or over 350 thousand euros destined for the purchase of shares in investment funds or capital risk funds;
5 – The creation of at least 10 work posts in Portugal;
6 – The acquisition of real estate equal to or over 500 thousand euros (until 12/31 in any city in Portugal;
7 – The acquisition of old real estate valued at 350 thousand euros or over (until 12/31 in any city in Portugal. Valid for real estate in areas of urban renovation);
8 – Investment in a commercial partnership with headquarters on national territory.
About the Golden Visa and how to obtain it: the Golden Visa allows foreigners to request Portuguese citizenship (after 5 years of residency permit), and to practice their professional activities on Portuguese soil – with the possibility of also requesting a residency permit for members of the family. Complying to all the requirements of Portuguese legislation, the immigrant can also reside in any of the 26 countries of the Schengen space, which includes the members of the European Union.
Therefore, if you need help in obtaining the Golden Visa, go to FINK. Specialized in international transferencesinternational transferences, especially to Portugal, FINK sees to the whole process of immigration, beginning with your move. Furthermore, FINK attends to you and your whole family, dealing with the search for a dwelling, the installation of the new home, tourism options, enrollment in teaching institutions and all the documentation required for entrance to and permanence in Portugal.