Forbes lists Portugal as one of the best places for residency and a second passport

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Forbes lists Portugal as one of the best places for residency and a second passport
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Published: 17th June 2020, 12:37pm
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The European passport is amongst the most powerful in the world; pursuing one grants you several benefits, such as unrestricted right to live, work, retire or run a business in Europe. Besides that, since all EU states are working together, there are no wars between them.

Portugal keeps adding to its accomplishments. Being the owner of one of the most powerful passports in the world, Portugal was elected as one of the best places for residency and to acquire a second passport by Forbes.

The application process is relatively painless, and as a Portuguese resident, you’re allowed to live in the country and travel anywhere in the Schengen Area. This includes Austria, France, Germany, and just about everywhere you want to be in the European Union.

Get in touch with us to apply for Portuguese Residency.

When eligible for Portuguese residency, you can benefit from the many tax advantages if you apply through the NHR Programme. The NHR status enables you to take advantage of social services and privileges from both your home country and Portugal, the right to vote, own real estate, and also keep your existing citizenship and become a dual citizen.


If you come to Portugal for work, you can also profit from a 20% fixed income tax (IRS). This reduced tax rate refers to all high-value-added skilled professionals.

Eligible occupations for those that become tax residents in Portugal on/after 1st January 2020

I - The following professionals, provided they hold at least (a) a level 4 qualification under the European Qualifications Framework, or (b) level 35 of the International Standard Classification of Education, or (c) 5 years of duly proven professional experience:

  • General Managers, Executive Managers
  • Administrative Managers, Commercial Managers
  • Production Managers, Specialised Services Managers
  • Hospitality, Restaurant, Retail and Other Services Managers
  • Specialist Physicists, Mathematicians, Engineers and related Technologists
  • Medicine Doctors
  • Dentists and Stomatologists
  • University and Higher Education Teachers
  • ICT Technologists
  • Authors, Journalists and Linguists
  • Creative and Performance Artists
  • Intermediate level Science and Engineering Technicians and Professionals
  • ICT Technicians
  • Market-oriented Farmers and qualified Agriculture and Animal Husbandry workers
  • Market-oriented Forestry, Fisheries and Hunting qualified workers
  • Industry, Construction and Handicraft qualified workers
  • Plant and Machine Operators and Assembly Workers, namely operators of fixed installations and machinery


II - Directors and Managers of businesses that promote productive investment in eligible projects that qualify for tax benefits under  a concession agreement entered into under the Investment Tax Code

If you’re a non-EU citizen, you can apply to citizenship through the Portugal Golden Visa programme alongside your family.

You can also obtain residency through real estate if you buy property between 280.000 to 500.000 EUR. Browse through our eligible properties here or discover what the best Portuguese places to invest in property are here.

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Portugal is a country that has recently attracted more interest from expatriates from all walks of life. The affordability and warm weather, as well as the recent strength of the healthcare system during the pandemic, are making the country popular for clients to invest. The economic development above the Eurozone and highly skilled professionals also make Portugal an attractive destination to do business, while high-end education and great quality of life attract families wanting to relocate here.

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Comprar uma propriedade em Portugall

A Portugal Homes possui profissionais muito experientes e conhecedores, que trabalham com alguns dos promotores mais reconhecidos em Portugal . A nossa vasta experiência permite-nos guiá-lo pelas melhores opções de investimento.

Seja casa de férias ou uma propriedade para investimento, selecionamos as melhores propriedades para o seu perfil e tratamos de todo o processo do início ao fim. Mesmo após a venda! Os nossos serviços de pós-venda assumem a responsabilidade de mobilar a seu gosto, manter a propriedade na sua ausência, dar apoio ao arrendamento, no caso de querer arrendar e muito mais!

Para saber mais sobre Residentes Não Habituais em Portugal e sobre os nossos serviços pós-venda, preencha o formulário abaixo.

A experiência geral foi ótima desde o acompanhamento até o pós-venda. Gostaria de agradecer especialmente ao Sr. Simon, à Sra. Francisca e à Sra. Mariana.

Investidor dos EAU

A Luísa é uma pessoa muito compreensível, e sabia exactamente o que procurávamos; até nos mostrou e deu-nos mais opções de escolha. Aconselhamento, hospitalidade e serviço muito profissionais.

Roshana (Zulfiqar) Mian | Hong Kong

O meu consultor, Mathew McGurn, foi realmente excelente! Os seus conhecimentos, profissionalismo e atenção ao detalhe foram muito apreciados. Ele trabalhou duro não apenas para encontrar uma propriedade que atendesse a todos os meus requisitos, mas também negociou com sucesso com os agentes, garantindo que minha oferta conquistasse outros compradores que disputavam a mesma propriedade. Além disso, as suas capacidades de comunicação, tempo de resposta rápido e ajuda geral para a minha instalação em Portugal foram acima e além do normal.

Investidor dos EUA

Caro Sérgio, muito obrigado por arranjar o nosso 1º Esquerdo. Nós amamos a nossa casa nova, e a sua atenção aos detalhes é muito apreciada.

Tim Thronson - Investidor dos EUA

Um serviço completo, oportunidade única. Muito fácil para nós como estrangeiros. O Ryan Dunn superou as nossas expectativas. Estamos muito felizes com trabalho dele!

Jose Arias - Investidor dos EUA

Todas as pessoas com quem me encontrei e com quem falei têm sido extremamente experientes e profissionais. Lidar com nativos em inglês que entendem as coisas da minha perspectiva foi muito reconfortante. Por fim, saber que estava com o Matthew ao meu lado deu-me confiança para prosseguir com o processo de compra de um apartamento em Lisboa. Muito obrigado.

Investidor dos EUA