First introduced in 2012, Portugal’s Golden Visa is a popular route to residency for non-EU citizens. It entitles the holder to five years of residency with the opportunity to apply for citizenship later on, as well as free movement throughout the Schengen Zone.
To obtain the visa, an investment must be made in Portugal. This is usually through property but other investment options include investing in a venture capital fund or in a company that creates new jobs.
In this article, we will be focusing on the property route, sharing five gorgeous properties for sale in Portugal that would entitle you to a Golden Visa.
In general, to qualify for the Golden Visa, you must purchase a property worth a minimum of €500,000; however, for older properties, this threshold is lower, at €350,000.
It is important to note that, as of this year, a number of changes have been introduced to the Golden Visa scheme. While the amount you must invest in property remains the same (either €500,000 or €350,000), the areas that you can purchase a property and qualify for the Golden Visa have changed. As such, Lisbon, Porto, certain areas of the Algarve and other coastal areas (including the Silver Coast and Setúbal) no longer qualify for the Golden Visa.
All of the properties below are located in areas that still qualify for the Golden Visa.
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Properties for sale in Portugal
How much? €680,000
Charming five-bedroom villa with unique tower, just a stone’s throw from the beautiful beach of Arrifana – a surfer’s paradise – and a stunning natural park. The villa enjoys a private swimming pool, tennis courts, terrace, garage, pretty gardens and a wine cellar. It is the perfect family home.
Castro Marim, Algarve
How much? €500,000
Spacious four-bedroom semi-detached villa with private swimming pool. Set on four levels, this bright and modern property boasts sea and mountain views from a panoramic terrace on the third floor. It is in a quiet and peaceful area about 2 kilometres from Altura beach and 3 kilometres from Praia Verde, so would make a great rental property. Sold partially furnished with built in wardrobes.
Castro Marim, Algarve
How much? €580,000
Excellent three-bedroom villa situated in the popular urbanisation of Castro Marim Golf & Country Club, close to the Spanish border. Easily reached from both Faro international airport and Seville international airport, the urbanisation boasts three nine-hole golf courses on site and is close to a number of the Algarve’s most beautiful beaches.
The pretty town of Vila Real de Santo Antonio, which has shops, restaurants and a lovely market, is just four kilometres away. This an ideal location to own a villa whether for investment, holiday home or permanent residence.
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How much? €1,150,000
Luxurious six-bedroom country house set in a peaceful location within a natural park. The house is surrounded by pine, oak and eucalyptus trees, and enjoys magnificent views over the ocean from a spacious and sunny terrace. Other desirable features include a large swimming pool, double garage, wine cellar and beautiful gardens with attractive water features.
Arcos de Valdevez, Alto Minho
How much? €570,000
Pretty three-bedroom stone house located in the lush northern region of Portugal, on the border with the Galicia region of Spain. Set within the beautiful countryside, the house enjoys a large garden, private swimming pool and parking. there is plenty of opportunity for outdoor activities – such as horse riding and cycling – in the surrounding areas.
Porto international airport is less than an hour away, or you can fly into Vigo international airport in Spain, which is also just under an hour away.