But the real game-changer for families seeking to relocate was the Portugal Golden Visa residency-by-investment programme. The PT Golden Visa scheme enables qualified investors and their families to live, work, and study in Portugal, as well as visa waiver for the Schengen Area.
The hook? None; all you have to do is invest in one of the Portugal Golden Visa investment opportunities, which include purchasing real estate, renovating a property, or investing in funds.
Although the Golden Visa alternative is the investor’s top pick when it comes to acquiring a Golden Visa, the truth is that the number of owners picking up alternative investment options like venture capital has been seeing a significant rise over the last year.
By far, the most popular routes investors may take for residency are:
From January 2022, major cities like Lisbon, Porto, the Algarve, Braga, amongst others, will no longer qualify or be eligible for Golden Visa investments. Learn more about the changes to the PT Golden Visa programme here.
Here’s everything you need to know about the investment fund to be granted a Portugal Golden Visa residency in one of Europe’s safest countries.
This option is part of the venture capital investment alternative. Venture capital can be characterized as a pool of investment funds managed by corporate experts. For instance, if you want to invest in a start-up or a company with strong growth potential, the fund investment for the Golden Visa is a sustainable option.
Each fund is regulated and enables you to invest in sectors galore such as energy, industry, technology, or real estate. The funds are regulated by the CMVM (Portuguese Securities Market Commission), Portugal’s regulatory framework.
The investment fund alternative for the Portugal Golden Visa programme was introduced through an amendment in the Portuguese Law in 2017. The investment level lowered from €500k to €350k, which highly drew investors’ attention. In 2020, the investment fund option accounted for 4% of the Golden Visa investments - an increase of almost six times compared to 2019.
Update: There will be an increase in the minimum investment for the fund from €350k to €500k. The change will come into effect in January 2022.
Not all investment funds in Portugal qualify for a Golden Visa. It’s advisable to consult with an expert in the field beforehand.
When deciding on an investment fund for the Portugal Golden Visa, it’s crucial to weigh any associated risk. Hence, when investing you should take the following into account:
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