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The Portugal Golden Visa Program is a government scheme that grants residency permits to foreign investors who invest in the country’s real estate or other assets. This program was launched in 2012 as a way of attracting foreign investment and has been very successful in doing so.

Under the program, non-EU citizens can obtain a temporary residence permit in Portugal by making a qualifying investment in the country. The investment options include purchasing real estate worth at least €500,000, creating a minimum of ten jobs in Portugal, or investing at least €1 million in a Portuguese business or venture capital fund.

Once the investment is made, the investor and their family members can apply for a temporary residence permit, which is valid for two years. This permit can be renewed for successive periods of two years, as long as the investment is maintained.

After five years of holding a temporary residence permit, the investor and their family members can apply for permanent residency in Portugal. After six years of permanent residency, they may be eligible for Portuguese citizenship, which grants them the right to live and work anywhere in the EU.

Why Portugal Why Now?

  • Build and potentiate the collective impact of a community of high value* investors that would probably not invest in Portugal if it wasn’t for the Golden Visa  (*high value: aligned investors working at the forefront of areas like Regeneration, Climate, Impact, and technology).
  • Leverage our +10year expertise in construction and our Portuguese network/influence to develop innovative and state-of-the-art real estate projects
  • With a systems change approach, directly contribute to solving some of the world’s greatest challenges (climate, social equity). Portugal is a great small country to prototype and test new solutions and then export to the EU and the rest of the world.
  • Create both impact and financial return (we are planning to set up our own family office – Duarte & Maria and a foundation to be able to deploy both investment & philanthropic money

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