THE GOLDEN VISA PROCESS
Step 1 – Choose your investment route
Our Portugal specialists will help you identify the right investment route for you, based on our initial consultation. We will send you a selection of qualifying investment options.
Step 2 – Due Diligence Checks
Our team will perform basic due diligence checks on the main investor and spouse. Once approved, our retainer fee will be due and we will send you the documentation checklist.
Step 3 – Document Collection
One of our experienced team members will assist you with collation the documents for the required investment, or property purchase. We will assist in the translation of these documents where necessary.
Step 4 – Sign and Certify Legal Documents
Investor will need to go to Portuguese embassy to sign the certify their legal documents. We will assist in this process.
Step 5 – Make the Investment
The investor can visit Portugal in order to complete the investment. The investment can also be completed using Power of Attorney, without taking a trip if preferred.
Step 6 – Golden Visa Application is Submitted
Once the property purchase or investment is complete, along with the rest of your documentation, your application is submitted to the SEF. At this point the Government application fees are payable. Approval typically takes 6-8 weeks.
Step 7 – Application Approved – Attend SEF appointment in Portugal
Once your Portugal Golden Visa Application is approved we will schedule an appointment at the SEF (Immigration Services) in Portugal, where you will provide all original documents, and have Biometrics taken. Your Portugal Residence Permit will then be issued within 45 days.
Step 8 – Maintain Residency in Portugal
Once you receive your Portugal Residence Permit, you must visit Portugal for 14 days within every 2 year period. Your Residence Permit must be extended every 2 years.