Written by Bethany Hemsley,
2nd March 2022

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.

A property must cost a minimum of €500,000 to qualify for the 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

Aljezur, Algarve

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5-bed villa in Aljezur, Algarve (Click the photo to view the property details)

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

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Four-bedroom villa in Castro Marim, Algarve (Click the photo to view the property details)

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

Three-bedroom villa in Castro Marim, Algarve (Click the photo to view the property details)

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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Monchique, Algarve

Six-bedroom country house in Monchique, Algarve (Click the photo to view the property details)

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

Three-bedroom house in Arcos de Valdevez, Alto Minho (Click the photo to view the property details)

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.

If you’re ready to buy in Portugal, contact the Property Guides Resource Team to plan your next move. We can introduce you to a trusted estate agent or lawyer, or talk to you about currency. Call us on 020 7898 0549 or email portugal@propertyguides.com

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