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Golden Visa Portugal: Visitation and residency requirements

To receive your Golden Visa, you need to hold your investment alongside your visa for a full five-year period. You’ll have to spend time in Portugal over the course of your visa; but with Portugal being what it is, this won’t seem like much of a chore at all.

How present must you be in Portugal?

The residency requirements are not onerous and most participants in the programme spend more than enough time in their new home to satisfy the residency requirements.

Here are the number of days you must spend in Portugal in order to ensure your visa remains valid:

  • Year one: 7 days
  • Year two to three: 14 days
  • Year four to five: 14 days

Other requirements

In addition to the investment requirement, you need to meet the following three basic conditions in order to receive your visa:

  1. Your investment funds should come from abroad
  2. You should have no previous criminal convictions to your name
  3. As a resident holder, you are required to spend a minimum of 35 days in Portugal over this five-year period
 

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