Portugal Stay Requirements
Portugal only requires a minimum of seven (7) days of physical residence in the first year, and 14 days every two years thereafter.
Qualifying family members include spouse and all children under 18. Children 18 and over can qualify if in full or part-time education and dependent. Parents aged 66 and over also qualify without the need to prove dependency.
Portugal Tax Benefits
Investors will only be taxed on their worldwide income if they are residents in Portugal for over 183 days in any year.
Once you obtained your golden visa, you qualify for the Portuguese Non-Habitual Tax Regime(NHR), which grants you favorable tax for 10 years.
In our opinion, this Portugal property investment program is one of the cheapest and straightforward pathway to Portuguese residency. You do not need to donate unlike few other golden visa programs that may require some donations.
Properties in Portugal have been rising and investing in Portugal may offer the best value for EU residency you can get and at the same time getting a good return! Moreover, after 5 years, you may apply for citizenship!
As Portugal is very popular with investors, the government is contemplating to close their 2 main cities, Lisbon and Porto to the golden visa investors. Before this happens, would be investors might want to apply for their residency as soon as possible.