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Portugal becomes a top destination for South African real estate investors with the Portugal Golden Visa Programme
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Published: 7th July 2020, 1:15pm
Updated: 20th May 2022, 5:14pm

Article Update May 2022


Portugal is an adored destination for many; not only recognized for its lovely coastline, seaside towns and cities filled with rich culture, and friendly locals, but also Portugal is considered a leading country to live, work, retire, and holds one of the most powerful passports in the world

South Africans seeking EU residency, can take advantage of the fantastic real estate investments with the Portugal Golden Visa Programme; key factors such as immediate profit, guaranteed rental income opportunities, and the favourable tax jurisdiction for financially conscious, and high-net-worth investors. For a South African, relocating to Portugal, whether it be for the Portugal Residency Investment Programme, or for future Retirement Living; there are many bright outlooks, as similarly to South Africa, Portugal has all-year-round sunshine, and a warm climate, along with amazing beaches!
Retirement Living in Portugal for South Africans, learn why Portugal is ranked 4th Best in the World, here.

Portugal a TOP destination for South Africans to obtain the Portugal Golden Visa
According to SEF (Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras), the Authority for Residency by Investment (ARI) in 2021 recorded a total of 5 471 573 948,60 billion euros in real estate property investments made in Portugal. In addition, most of the Golden Visa Investment nationalities are from China, Brazil, Turkey, Russia, and South Africa!
Number of Golden Visa applicant nationalities in Portugal, data provided by SEF

Eligible Real Estate Investments for South Africans under the Portugal Golden Visa 2022 can be conducted in two Portuguese territories, low-population density, and high-population density.

The low-population density territories are eligible for residential, commercial, and touristic property licensing investments, mainly considered as interior, and rural areas of Portugal. Portugal Homes advises South African citizens to invest in high-population density regions, recognized as coveted areas of Portugal, such as Lisbon, Porto, and the Algarve region. 

Highly sought-after by all foreign citizens, and where citizenship by investment can be made for Commercial, and Touristic licensing properties. The eligible Portugal citizenship by investment real estate values range from €280,000, and €500,000 (and more); these values also hold different regulations based on the qualified Portuguese Territory areas. For a thorough understanding of how the Portugal Golden Visa Programme works, see below!

Learn more about the Portugal Golden Visa Programme 2022, here.

Portugal Homes has become a leader in advising the Portugal Golden Visa to our clients seeking EU Residency and interested in holding real estate investments in sunny Portugal. 

We are thrilled to be making our way to South Africa for our Private Meetings for exclusive one-on-one consulting for Real Estate Investments and Golden Visa in Portugal. This is your opportunity to gain insight and knowledge on the Portuguese Real Estate market and evaluate which are the most viable options in order to obtain your EU Residency.

Portugal Homes Real Estate & Golden Visa Investment expert is coming to South Africa for exclusive Private Meetings, get in touch with us NOW to reserve a spot!

Learn more about our Worldwide Private Meetings for high-return investment opportunities in the Portuguese Real Estate Market, here.

For more information on the Portugal Golden Visa and our Golden Visa Properties & Services, get in touch with Portugal Homes NOW! One of our Property and Investment Advisors will be most happy to assist you with your citizenship by investment needs.

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Buying Property in Portugal

Portugal Homes has very experienced and knowledgeable professionals working with some of the most established and reputable developers Portugal has to offer. Our vast experience allows us to guide you through the best investment choices.

Whether you want a holiday home or an investment property, we select the best units for your profile and take care of all the process from start to finish. Even after the sale! Our After Sales services assume the responsibility of furnishing your property at your taste, taking care of the property in your absence, managing the rentals if you wish to rent your property when you’re not in Portugal and so much more!

To learn more about the Portuguese Non-Habitual Resident Program and our After Sales services, please fill the form below.

Thanks to Andreia Leite for the comprehensive and timely updates on the construction progress of the new development we purchased!

Investor from the USA

Very helpful. Work with his heart. Mark is a very nice advisor. 

Investor from Morocco

Everything was perfect. I got all answers about my questions. 

Investor from Turkey

Ryan was an excellent real estate agent, he really steered me in the right direction based on what I said was important to me. Living in another country, I wasn't as familiar with the city as he is. Where I thought I wanted to live and what I truly wanted were not the same. He took the time to listen and figure out the best spot for me, and we are very happy with it - far more than we would have been elsewhere.

Investor from the USA

The overall experience was great from follow up to After Sales. I would like to give special thanks to Mr. Simon, Ms. Francisca and Ms. Mariana.

Investor from UAE

George Hobson is a pleasant young man, came across as knowledgeable, experienced, hardworking, honest & disciplined; I felt very comfortable in easily making my investment.

Investor from UAE