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Portugal Golden Visa
Residence Program

The Portugal Residency by Investment Visa is the ideal residence permit for
non-EU nationals that want to live, work or study in this idyllic and lively country.

  • The permit allows you visa-free access to Europe’s Schengen Area.
  • Eligibility to apply for citizenship after five years as a legal resident while
    keeping your other citizenship(s).
  • Your entire family can apply with you and obtain the same benefits:
    partner, dependent children and parents.

Portugal’s Golden Visa is the fastest and most privileged residency permit.

It is no secret that Portugal preserves an excellent international reputation and has become a top destination to move and retire to thanks to its globalised cities, high quality of life, rich history, beautiful beaches and idyllic countryside.

Why is the 2022 Golden Visa Program one of the most requested options for residency in Portugal?

  • Five-year residence. You will obtain a five-year residence that requires a stay of just seven days during your first year in Portugal and 14 days in the subsequent years.
  • An easy pathway to Portuguese nationality. Eligibility to apply for Portuguese nationality after five years as a legal resident while keeping your other citizenship(s).
  • Property investment starts at 280,000€. The property investment amount can be as low as 280,000€ if you purchase a property that is over 30 years old in an urban rehabilitation area. Other types of real estate purchases are available as well as other four types of investments. More on this ahead.
  • Working rights. You can work in Portugal if you want to, either for a company or self-employed.
What will life look like once you receive the Portugal residency?

As one of the most successful immigration programs in Europe, Portugal’s Golden Visa has become the pathway to a new life filled with cultural experiences and peace for thousands of expats.

Once in Portugal, you will enjoy:

  •  High quality of life, one of the world’s best cuisines and wines, rich culture, mild climate, and a high level of security.
  • The best quality healthcare clinics and hospitals.
  • High standard of schooling and access to many prestigious universities at lower EU tuition fees.
  • An attractive tax regime as you could benefit from the Non-Habitual Residents Tax Regime (NHR).

Choose Carbray! With our help, you’ll fast-track your route to living, working and enjoying Portugal.

At Carbray we know that your immigration process is not just about the paperwork. It means open doors and exciting opportunities. It means a new future.

If you’ve spent hours online studying the legal requirements for your situation, comparing outdated information on faceless websites, and getting lost in bureaucratic jargon, you can stop your search here.

Our team of immigration lawyers in Portugal has been creating a smooth, speedy and stress-free path for our clients. We’ll guide you through the whole process, so you can take this important step in your life confident that every detail has been taken care of by an expert.

Our next success story is yours.

Process with CARBRAY

As a newcomer, handling the Golden Visa process can be difficult. But with the help of our Immigration Lawyers in Portugal, you will easily obtain the EU residency.

Our team will:

  • We complete the whole process on your behalf – you can give us the power to submit the application in Portugal (recommended for a smoother process and a longer Visa duration). You’ll only need to be present for the purchase of the investment and on the day of the biometrics appointment.
  • Full breakdown and checklist of every document you need, and the requirements in terms of formats, translations etc, as well as guidance throughout completing the application form, and meticulously checks before submitting.
  • Local knowledge and contacts to get you the right appointment at the right office with less waiting time.
  • Progress and timing tracking – we coordinate all the steps so that you never miss an information request or deadline.
  • Management of the confirmation process, including registering with the local authorities and collecting your official residency card.
  • All expat legal solutions covered – If you don’t already own property to the specified value in Portugal, we can help you with the process of acquiring it. Further on, we can deal with Visa renewals and citizenship.

What are the requirements?

The requirements for the Portugal Golden Visa are very straightforward:

  • Necessary documentation. Correctly completed application form, criminal record check, proof of health insurance in Portugal, proof of investment, being at least 18 years of age, etc.
  • Pay the residence permit fee for each approved applicant.
  • In-person screening (biometrics appointment).
  • Proof of the qualifying investment. Property purchases in low-density areas in Portugal have a minimum investment of 400,000€; any real estate that is over 30 years old in an urban rehabilitation area can be purchased for 280,000€; Any other property purchase has a minimum investment cost of 500,000€. Real estate purchases in Lisbon, Porto, and coastal towns don’t qualify. Other types of economic investments, such as investment funds, capital trans, job creation and donations, qualify for the visa but the amount required is higher. If you’d like more information on other options please contact us.

You’re in good hands!

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Don’t take our word for it! Check out what our former clients have to say about us

Sara NiegoSara Niego
17:18 31 Jul 22
We have received an exceptional help and advise on purchasing a property in southern Spain from Sandra and Julia. The entire process can be quite complicated however the Carbray personnel made it easy and smooth. We would recommend their services to our friends and family.
S. ParkS. Park
12:56 25 May 22
I have over 20+ years of experience working with various kinds of lawyers in New York, Boston, Zurich, Barcelona and Tokyo. Evelyn Romero was hands down the best immigration attorney! Evelyn is extremely knowledgeable and proactive with impeccable attention to detail, responsive and personable communication, and a kind and professional approach. I’m very happy I found her and I highly recommend Evelyn Romero to anyone looking for a highly skilled, no hassle immigration attorney.
Nick AmadoNick Amado
09:41 17 May 22
I have been working with Carbray for several years, since they assisted with the initial visa application for my life in Spain. All of the attorneys that have worked with me for the last four years have been professional, forthright and prompt in their replies. If you are looking for knowledgeable and professional people to help guide you through the daunting process of dealing with a new government to process your immigration, I can recommend Carbray International with the highest degree of confidence!
Kim BingleyKim Bingley
09:57 13 May 22
We cannot thank Carbray enough for all their help and support throughout our NLV process. Magdalena and her team have been so amazing and so helpful and we couldn't have done this without them. They reply to every phone call and email instantly and are always there to help through what can be quite a stressful process at times. I would recommend Carbray to anyone thinking about starting to apply for their Spanish visa!!
Anne-Laure GoryAnne-Laure Gory
11:57 02 May 22
Laia Fernandez has done an outstanding job with my divorce case and I can not thank you enough for that. She was able to explain to me all the steps very clearly and was very proactive. She really made it simple & transparent. The fact that she is bilingual (English/Spanish) also helped a lot !Thank you once again Laia for everything !
helen mayallhelen mayall
11:41 02 May 22
We used Carbray International Law Firm to obtain NLV Visas for Spain. I’m so glad we did! We were allocated our own Lawyer Magdalena Barrueto, and she was always at hand to guide us through the process and answer any of our questions or concerns.I would recommend this Law firm without hesitation.Excellent service, no messing and timely. I would definitely use again.
08:41 14 Feb 22
We applied for a 1 year non-lucrative visa, the visa team led by Magdalena Barrueto provided a first-class exceptional service to us. The process of applying for the visa is long and complex, however with the professionalism, expertise, guidance and support of the team we successfully received our visas. The team led us through the process in a clear and concise way, providing important support with the translation of documents. We cannot recommend Carbray highly enough.
Gregory RodriguezGregory Rodriguez
19:05 23 Jan 22
Dealing with the bureaucracy in Spain can be intimidating for newcomers. It’s also confusing! This is particularly true when applying for residency. Carbray International did an excellent job shepherding my wife and me through the process. We’re very pleased with their work and recommend their services in the highest possible terms.
Dan SDan S
12:53 05 Jan 22
They held our hands through out the whole process of becoming a citizen of Spain. Amazing service. Thank you so much for all your help
Sachin ShahSachin Shah
13:39 05 Nov 21
Carbray International Law Firm was an absolute god send. I am so delighted with the outcome of my case. My lawyer, Magdalena was very efficient, was able to communicate and be very knowledgeable about the subject matter at hand. Furthermore, Michelle who assisted me on the day was very charismatic and friend to calm my nerves. Both of them made my application process extremely easy. I would not hesitate to recommend Carbray.

We offer a range of solutions for your legal needs in Spain.

Golden Visa

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