PORTUGAL OVERVIEW

Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country located on the Iberian Peninsula, in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost sovereign state of mainland Europe, being bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and east by Spain.

  • Capital: Lisbon
  • Area: 92,212 km² (109th in the world)
  • Population: 10,276,617 people (2018)
  • Population Density: 115 people / km²
  • Currency: Euro
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Portugal is defined as a Mediterranean climate and is one of the warmest European countries.
  • Portugal has around 2300 to 3200 hours of sunshine a year with higher values in the south-east and lower in the north-west.
  • Mainland Portugal is split by its main river, the Tagus, that flows from Spain and disgorges in the Tagus Estuary, in Lisbon, before escaping into the Atlantic. The northern landscape is mountainous towards the interior with several plateaus indented by river valleys, whereas the south, including the Algarve and the Alentejo regions, is characterized by rolling plains.
  • Portugal is a developed and a high-income country, with a GDP per capita of 77% of the EU28 average in 2017 (increasing from 75% in 2012) and a HDI of 0.850 (the 40th highest) in 2018. By the end of 2018, Portugal’s GDP (PPP) was $32,554 per capita, according to OECD’s report.
  • The national currency of Portugal is the Euro (€), which replaced the Portuguese Escudo, and the country was one of the original member states of the Eurozone.
  • Most industries, businesses and financial institutions are concentrated in the Lisbon and Porto metropolitan areas – the Setúbal, Aveiro, Braga, Coimbra and Leiria districts are the biggest economic centres outside these two main areas.
  • According to the Human Development Report, the average life expectancy in Portugal had reached 82 years in 2017, in 2020 it is estimated at 82.11 years.
  • Portugal ranks 12th in the best public health systems in the world, ahead of other countries like the United Kingdom, Germany or Sweden.
  • The Portuguese health system is characterized by three coexisting systems: the National Health Service (Serviço Nacional de Saúde, SNS), special social health insurance schemes for certain professions (health subsystems) and voluntary private health insurance
  • The educational system is divided into preschool, basic education, secondary education, and higher education.
  • About 46,9% of college-age citizens (20 years old) attend one of Portugal’s higher education institutions (compared with 50% in the United States and 35% in the OECD countries).
  • Presently, the largest university in Portugal is the University of Lisbon.

GOLDEN VISA PORTUGAL

Launched in 2012 the Golden Visa program has been actively promoted internationally by the Portuguese government. The Portugal Golden Visa Program, also known as the Residence Permit Program is a five-year residency-by-investment scheme for non-EU nationals. 

INVESTMENT OPTIONS

  • Minimum investment of 280,000 EUR.
  • Maintain real estate for at least 05 years.

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY

  • Applicant from 18 years old.
  • Be either non-EU, non-Swiss, or non-EEA.
  • Minimum investment of 280,000 EUR and maintain for at least 05 years.
  • Clean criminal record.
  • Spend a minimum of 07 days in Portugal for the first year, then no less than 14 days each subsequent two-year period.
  • No proof of investment required.
  • No language or education required.

INVESTOR’S BENEFITS

  • Three-generation family eligible, main applicant’s spouse, children, parents.
  • Visa-free travel to 183 nations and free access to 26 Schengen nations.
  • The opportunity to apply for permanent residency and citizenship after only 5 years.
  • Access to Portuguese social services like healthcare and education.
  • Safe living environment, developed economy and stable politics.

APPLICATION PROCESS

JA & Partners reviews investor’s profile.

Signing service contract.

Research and select properties in Portugal.

Real estate deposit.

Signing related contract. Apply for a tax code.

Open a bank account in Portugal.

Pay the rest of property’s value.

Prepare necessary documents.

Register, send online records.

Provide biometric information and original filing.

Get approval.

REAL ESTATE PROJECTS

COTA VERA

An EB-5 project in San Diego received I-924 approval.

Why choose JA & Partners ?

JA & Partners was founded by a more-than-10-year-experience team in immigration industry. We have experienced handling difficult applications especially documents requiring financial proofing, such as the US, Australia, Canada, Europe, the Caribbean program . Our partners are global leading law firms with 100% approval, as well as 40-year-experience reputable real estate investment corporations.

Our professional and dedicated relationship management team will ensure all your requirements, support, and follow up during the application process and even when investors migrate to countries.

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