Identify your best Portugal Investment pathway for 2021

Posted by madhu xp on January 28th, 2021

Portugal Golden Visa had suspended its plans for 2020 when Covid-19 pandemic exploded. Now that things are getting back, the country has decided to proceed with their plans in 2021. Portugal has decided to proceed with its plans which would encourage the investors to invest in rural lands of Portugal. These changes will be implemented starting July 2021. The focus will be to drive the investments to lower density areas of Portugal.

Since there would be a shift in the focus, it is highly recommended that interested investors who intend to invest in Lisbon, Porto and Algarve make it at the earliest. As once the new regulations are put in place, there are chances that few of the areas in these cities will be permanently closed for foreign investors. Portugal came up with this plan also to deride the extensive clog occurring in these metropolitan cities due to high investments there.

Portugal intends to help the investors explore other beautiful cities of Portugal like Douro Valley, Aljezur and PenedaGeres. These cities have low-density but have strong potential to bring in the right returns on investments. The other investment pathways for Portugal Golden Visa remain intact. It remains the most impactful immigration programs in the whole of European Investment Immigration programs. This program was launched in the year 2012. This program allows residency for investors and their families in Portugal in exchange for the investment they make in the country.

Portugal has defined 5 different pathways allowing investors to invest in the country. Through this program as many as 9500+ investors have invested in the country and more than 16,000 family members have been awarded Portugal Permanent residency. This program is considered as the 6th best immigration program worldwide. Portugal is known for the kind of European living it provides, its culture and heritage. These could be few of the reasons for the investment program’s success amongst the residency by investment programs across the globe.

The investment pathways offered by Portugal for Permanent residency in the country –

  1. Investment in Real Estate – a minimum of Euro 350,000
  2. Investment of Euro 1 million as deposit in Portugal bank. This should be maintained for a period of 5 years.
  3. Investment in a running business in Portugal which should create a minimum of 10 jobs for local citizens of Portugal.
  4. Investment or donation to the organizations which work towards maintenance and uplifting of the rich heritage of Portugal
  5. Investment in the research and development projects undertaken by Portugal or France.

The investor will have to zero in on the pathway he intends to take and apply for Portugal Tax Identification number. This number would be required for one to conduct commercial transactions in Portugal which include opening a bank account or purchase of property. Usually the whole process would take close to 6 to 8 months for completion.This is quite unique in comparison to other countries’ immigration pathway like Caribbean Citizenship by Investment program.

The Portugal market is ever growing and the economy of Portugal is pretty strong. Portugal Golden Visa has certain benefits that it offers to the investor. The taxes in Portugal are pretty considerate. The Portugal government doesn’t levy taxes on anybody’s worldwide income who has not been a resident of Portugal for less than 183 days. On the first 10 years, no taxes are levied on any kind of income for the investor. There are no inheritance taxes levied. The property taxes are also less. The other major factor is the low corporate taxes in Portugal.

It is however, important that such investments be made with help from an expert investment immigration consultant. It’s a decision that needs to be deliberated on and taken. Hence guidance would matter a lot.


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