Portugal is a country in southwestern Europe, bordered by Spain and Atlantic Ocean. The 92.212 Km2 country has approximately 10.3 Million people and is an EU member state since 1st January 1986. Portugal with fantastic cultural heritage, food and climate is one of the most popular destinations in Europe.

Visa-free travel to
Schengen area

Dual citizenship

7 days /Year

Investment start from
€ 350,000



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The Portuguese ‘Golden Visa’ program serves to grant foreign investors a right of residence in Portugal, enabling them to enter, live, work or study anywhere in the country and drawing a clear path to the citizenship. Initially, successful applicants are given residence permit valid for one year, which can be renewed for two successive periods of two years. After 5-year of residency, an application for citizenship can be filed.

To be admissible for Portugal’s ‘Golden Visa’ program, the applicant must either purchase a real estate with specific value thresholds, or make other types of investment, including financing a business or capital transfers. The investment must be maintained for a minimum of 5 years from the date the residency permit is granted. The real estate property can be rented out.

With limited physical presence of only 7 days a year and after five years of residency with options for a wide selection of investment types, it makes Portugal golden visa one of most popular residence by investment opportunity.


  • Visa-free access to the EU Schengen Area and right to settle and have a business in Portugal.
  • Eligible for the Portuguese citizenship after 5 years.
  • Family inclusion.
  • Access to premium healthcare and education.
  • No mandatory requirement to reside, only 7 days during the first year and 14 days for the next two years.
  • Stable and strong democracy with business-friendly legal system.
  • Opportunities for business development.
  • Potential for ROI (return on investment).

Investment Options

There are several ways to obtain residence permit in Portugal (the investment has to be maintained at least 5 years):

The investor has to buy a real property worth or more 500,000 Euro
Or, buy a real property more than 30 years old in refurbishing area, worth or more 350,000 Euro
The investor has to make a capital investment in research activity, public or private equities 350,000 Euro
OR, make a capital investment in reconstruction or refurbishment of national heritage projects 250,000 Euro
Business Create minimum 10 jobs.

Application Process

Month 1

Understand the program, sign the retainer agreement and prepare the application.

Month 2 - 3

Bayat group will assist with choosing the best investment fits you. Real Estate agents in Portugal will assist the applicant with the purchase of property. Applicant will open a bank account and proceed with the Biometrics.

Month 3 - 6

Upon Due Diligence approval, Transfer of the funds for the property will be transferred. As application approved the residence card will be issued.