Why Invest in Portugal?

“Portugal is one of the cheapest countries to live in the World”

Its strategic location is beneficial because:

  • Nearest European Country to the US
  • Same time-zone as UK and Ireland (GMT+1)
  • Daily flights to major European cities
  • 3-hour difference from Brazil and Russia

Competitiveness and Business Environment


Country for tranding across borders.


Most open country for FDI.


Country with the largest share of energy from renewable sources


Best country for business.


Portugal has been ranked 21st best country in the world* with better infrastructure.

*Based on Global competitiveness report 2019 (141 countries)


Quality of Portugal roads

3122km of Motorway length


Airport connectivity

4 International Airports in the mainland


Portugal railroad density

2562km of network


Efficiency of seaports services

6 International Seaports


Portugal is among the top countries in technology and research


European Innovation scoreboard Strong Inovator EU-28 / 2020


Innovation capability

Based on Global competitiveness report 2019 (141 countries)


Research and development

Based on Global competitiveness report 2019 (141 countries)


Research Institutions prominence

Based on Global competitiveness report 2019 (141 countries)

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Who Is Eligible for a Golden Visa in Portugal?

Any non-EU/EEA/Swiss national can apply for the Portugal Golden Visa.

You are required to be at least 18 years of age and hold a clean criminal record from your home country, as well as from Portugal. The funds for the investment should arrive from outside of Portugal.

Family Members
Under Portuguese family reunifcation legislation, you may extend the Portugal Golden Visa to the rest of your family members. A comprehensive list of eligible dependents is listed in the previous section.

American Applicants to the Portugal Golden Visa
US citizens are eligible to apply for the Portuguese Golden Visa. Foreign-owned real estate has many advantages for United States tax residents, making the real estate investment option of the program especially interesting. American business owners may also choose to expand their businesses to Portugal, taking advantage of the Golden Visa program. This and others tax incentives in Portugal make it an attractive destination to relocate to.

UK Applicants to the Portugal Golden Visa

British citizens are eligible to apply for the Portuguese Golden Visa. In the face of Brexit, investors in the UK and around the world are re-evaluating their investment opportunities and access to the European Union markets, particularly in terms of their eligibility to openly travel into continental Europe. Since 2021, UK passport holders lost their right to work and reside as well as freedom of movement, in the Schengen Area as well. Many UK citizens consider immigrating to Portugal not only to enjoy a desirable and healthy lifestyle, as well as a pathway to attaining EU citizenship through investment.

As of January 1st, 2021, UK citizens became eligible to apply for Portugal’s Golden Visa program, thus providing them with the right to travel within the Schengen Area.