The new laws open the possibility for foreign investors who have regular input into national territory through a transfer of capital, job creation or purchase of real estate, to apply for a residence permit for investment activity.

The holders of Golden Residence Permit for Investment Activity have the right to family regrouping, and may gain access to a permanent residence permit, as well as to Portuguese citizenship in accordance to the current legal provisions.

ARI - the Golden Residence Permit Programme is developed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Department of Consular Affairs and the Portuguese Trade and Investment Agency (AICEP), and the Ministry of Internal Administration through the Immigration and Border Service (SEF).


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