The “Golden Visa” (Residence Permit for Investment Activity or “ARI”) is a Portuguese state measure that makes it easier for investors from non-EU countries to choose Portugal as a residence.
The ARI can be acquired by purchasing real estate, transferring capital or creating jobs in Portugal, and requires regular stays on Portuguese territory.
ARI investors may:
- Reside in Portugal
- Work in Portugal
- Travel to the 16 countries in the Schengen area without a visa
- Apply for a Permanent Residence Permit in Portugal
- Reunite their family in Portugal
- Apply for Portuguese nationality by naturalisation