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Portuguese Golden Visa New updates

Portuguese Golden Visa - New updates

The Portuguese government has recently added to the Portuguese emigration law new possibilities to apply for the Golden Visa. These changes will only get into force in the end of November, and the applicant, in addition to the previous possibilities, will be allowed to get the authorization to live and work in Portugal in the following conditions:

  • Capital transfer with a value equal to or above €350.000,00, (i) for the purpose to incorporate a Portuguese company with its head office in Portuguese territory, combined with the creation of five permanent jobs, or (ii) with the purpose to increase the share capital of a Portuguese company already incorporated with its head office in Portuguese territory, with the creation or maintenance of a minimum of five permanent jobs, for a minimum period of three years;

  • Capital transfer with a value equal to or above €350.000,00, for purchasing shares in investment funds or in venture capital funds geared to capitalize companies incorporated according to the Portuguese law, whose maturity at the time of that investment has to be, at least, five years and 60% of the value of the investments is made in companies with head office in Portuguese territory.

Lisbon, 31/8/2017