History of the Portuguese Golden Visa

Established in 2012, Portugal’s Golden Residence Permit Program (ARI) enables non-EU/EEA citizens to obtain a special residence permit in exchange for a 5-year investment in Portugal.

What’s unique about the permit is that the investor only has to spend about seven days per year in Portugal to maintain the residency, while still reaping all the benefits of being an EU resident—including visa-free travel in the entire Schengen area.

Why Portugal?

  • Right to Live and Work in Portugal.
  • Rights to Visa FREE Travel in the Schengen Area.
  • European Passport Offers Visa FREE Travel in 185+ Countries.
  • Very Low Physical Minimum Stay Requirement.
  • Portugal is the 3rd Safest Country.
  • 5th Strongest Passport in the World.
  • Portugal’s national health system is free.
  • Emergency care is free.
  • It had ranked the 12th best health (out of 190).