From January 1, 2022 there will be changes in for the Golden Visa Portugal program.
The most important changes come with buying a property - from January 2022 purchases eligible for Golden Visa program can only be made in the interior regions of the country or on the Islands.
For the capital investments the amounts will also increase.
“The end of the Golden Visa program was planned for summer 2021 - but because of the Pandemic the new rules will only take place from January 1, 2022”
Currently a Golden Visa can be granted when purchasing property for 350.000 euro or 500.000 euro or more.
However, from January 1, 2022, buying a housing property in Lisbon or Porto for these amounts will no longer be enough to apply for a golden visa.
In the Metropolitan Area of Porto, for example, you can only acquire a property to obtain a visa in the municipalities of Arouca and Vale de Cambra.
In the Algarve, only in the municipalities of Alcoutim, Aljezur, Castro Marim, Monchique and Vila do Bispo will be eligible.
However, investors when buying commercial property, such as an office or retail space, anywhere in the country will still be able to apply for the Visa.
Get Golden Visa in 2022
The purchase of real estate property with a value equal to or above 500.000 euros (only in the country’s interior and in the islands Madeira and Azores);
The purchase of real estate property (only in country’s interior and in the islands), with construction dating back more than 30 years or located in urban regeneration areas, for refurbishing, for a total value equal to or above 350,000 euros;
Capital transfer with a value equal to or above 1.5 million euros;
Capital transfer with a value equal to or above 500,000 euros for investing in research activities conducted by public or private scientific research institutions involved in the national scientific or technologic system;
Capital transfer with a value equal to or above 250,000 euros 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;
Capital transfer of the amount of 500,000 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;
Capital transfer of the amount of 500,000 euros, or higher, for the 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;
A minimum investment of 500,000 euros in the establishment of a commercial company with head office in Portugal, which creates five permanent jobs, or in the reinforcement of the share capital of an already established commercial company, through the creation or maintenance of jobs, with a minimum of five permanent jobs, and for a minimum period of three years;