Golden Visa-Ari

Golden Visa-Ari

We provide advice, preparation and follow-up of the entire process of obtaining Golden / ARI, as well as renewals for 5 years.

We accompany our clients in the process of acquiring real estate, pledge contracts, deeds of purchase and sale, and all acts of registration for this purpose.

We deal with the process (Golden Visa / ARI) from the beginning to the completion of the process, so our clients do not have to worry about any procedure.



The Residence Permit for Investment Activity (ARI), effective as of October 8, 2012, allows third-country nationals to obtain a temporary residence permit for investment activity with the exemption of residence visa to enter national territory.

The beneficiary of ARI will be able to:

Enter Portugal with exemption of residence visa;
To reside and work in Portugal, and at least to remain in Portugal for a period not to exceed 7 days in the first year and not less than 14 days in subsequent years;
Circulate through the Schengen area, without visa requirements;
Benefit from family reunification;
Requesting the granting of a Permanent Residence Permit under the Foreigners Law (Law no. 23/2007, of July 4, with the current wording);
Possibility of requesting the acquisition of Portuguese nationality, by naturalization, fulfilling the other requirements required by the Nationality Law (Law no. 37/81, of October 3, with the current wording).
Who can apply?


All third-country nationals who carry out an investment activity, either in person or through a company incorporated in Portugal or in another EU State and having a permanent establishment in Portugal, which meet one of the quantitative requirements and the time requirement in the applicable legislation, may apply for Residence Permit for Investment Activity by investing in one of the following possibilities:


The transfer of capital in an amount equal to or greater than EUR 1 million;
The creation of at least 10 jobs;

The acquisition of immovable property of value equal or superior to 500 thousand euros;
Acquisition of real estate, whose construction has been completed for at least 30 years or located in urban rehabilitation area and realization of rehabilitation works of real estate acquired, in an aggregate amount equal to or greater than 350 thousand euros;

Transfer of capital in the amount of 350 thousand euros or more, which is applied in research activities carried out by public or private scientific research institutions, integrated in the national scientific and technological system;
Transfer of capital of 250 thousand euros or more, which is applied to investment or support for artistic production, recovery or maintenance of the national cultural heritage, through services of the central and peripheral direct administration, public institutes, entities that are part of the sector public foundations, private foundations with public utility status, intermunicipal entities, entities that integrate the local business sector, municipal associative organizations and public cultural associations, that continue their attributions in the area of ​​artistic production, recovery or maintenance of the national cultural heritage;
Transfer of capital in the amount of € 350,000 or more, for the acquisition of units of investment funds or venture capital funds for the capitalization of companies, which are set up under Portuguese law, whose maturity in the at least five years and at least 60% of the value of the investments is made in commercial companies based in the national territory;
Transfer of capital amounting to € 350,000 or more, for the creation of a commercial company with its head office in Portugal, together with the creation of five permanent jobs, or to increase the share capital of a company with headquarters in already established, with the creation or maintenance of jobs, with a minimum of five permanents, and for a minimum period of three years.

The ARI regime is not applicable to citizens who are Portuguese nationals and to nationals of the U.E. and the EEA.