Requirements
for Applying

Golden visa
eligibility

Any grown up, and direct family members, who is not a citizen of the EU, EEA or Switzerland can apply for the Golden Visa. The applicants have to make investments in Portugal and also have a clean criminal record. Golden Visa applicants must maintain their investment over a period of 5 years

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Documents
needed to apply:

• Declaration of compliance with investment requirements
• Proof of legal entry into Portugal (eg. Schengen short-stay visa)
• Proof of health insurance (issued within the last three months)
• Criminal record certificate from country of origin/residence (issued within the last three months)
• Evidence of compliance with tax and Social Security obligations
• Receipt of payment of the Portuguese Golden Visa fees.
• A completed permission form which authorizes SEF to your Portuguese criminal records
• Bank declaration confirming the transfer of funds
• The applicants need to show commitment to maintain their investment for a minimum of five years, plus evidence of their investment such as deeds of purchase for all real estate investments
• You need the following certified documents from a Portuguese consulate or the embassy of your country translated into Portuguese:
– Criminal certificate from country of origin
– Marriage certificate
– Birth certificate of children