Good news arrives from Portugal. The new data shows that the property sales has increased 23% since the country leave the lockdown one month ago. The situation is improving and property agents have noticed an improvement and they are offering virtual tours and other solutions to show the properties to the costumers. Now it is a good moment to invest in Portugal.

Prices are keeping more or less stable and between April and May have increased 0,9%, as property specialists says and they have high expectations that the market will return to normal after the pandemic.

Why it is a good idea to invest in Portugal?

As we have said in many occasions, investing in Portugal is synonymous with success. With and excellent quality of life and, at the same time, affordable, Lisbon and Porto are two cities that attract many numbers of international investors.

Algarve is another interesting area where to invest in a second residence or retire. With wonderful beaches, good climate and all services at hand, it is also a good idea.

 

Golden Visa Portugal, the best option for you and your family

If you are thinking of investing in Portugal, we have the best option for you. The Golden Visa Portugal program is one of the most attractive and accessible in Europe. With an investment of minimum € 280,000 you can get Portuguese residence for you and your family (spouse and children under 18). However, we can offer you many other interesting investment options.

With the Golden Visa you can move around all the countries of the Schengen area with complete freedom. In addition, there is only a minimum stay of 7 days the first year and 14 the second and third. After five years, you will be able to obtain Portuguese citizenship.

If you want to invest in Portugal, contact us. Depending on your situation and the objectives you have, we will recommend the residency program that best suits you and your family. Remember that you can invest and request the program without leaving your country. Our team will manage everything so you don’t have to worry about anything.

Source: Portugal resident

 

Last month, 270 Golden Visas were granted in Portugal; 257 through investment in real estate (73 were for urbans rehabilitation) and 13 through capital transfer, what it means a 409% increase from April. Basically, the Golden Visa applications came from China, followed by Brazil, United States, India and Turkey.

Between January and May, the Portuguese government has issued 529 Golden Visas, of which more than the half last month, and the total investment during this period through the Golden Visa has been of €293,903,059.

 Why it is a good idea to invest in Portugal?

In recent years, Portugal has been placed in the top of countries to invest in the real estate sector. With an excellent quality of life and with very attractive prices, the country is positioned as a great opportunity for international investors. Lisbon, the capital, and Porto are two cosmopolitan cities that compete in rankings with other European cities.

Another area to invest in a second residence or to retire is the Algarve. With wonderful beaches, a mild climate and all services at hand, it is a very interesting option for all international investors interested in the Golden Visa.

Golden Visa Portugal, the best solution for you

If you are thinking of investing in Portugal, we have the best option for you. The Golden Visa Portugal program is one of the most attractive and accessible in Europe. With an investment of minimum of € 280,000 you can get Portuguese residence for you and your family (spouse and children under 18).

The main advantages of the Golden Visa Portugal are:

  • Get the approval in only 90 days
  • Right to live and work in Portugal
  • Visa-free travel to Schengen zone
  • No requirement to live in Portugal
  • Permission for you and your entire family
  • Excellent educational system
  • 7th most valuable passport in the world

If you want to get the Golden Visa in Portugal, contact us. Depending on your personal situation we will recommend the best investment options that best suits you. If you are looking for high quality life, Portugal is one of the best options.

Remember that you can invest an apply, without leaving your country. Our team will manage all the procedures and documentation so you do not have to worry about a thing.

Source: The Portugal News 

Portugal has been one of the countries that has best dealt with the coronavirus crisis, thanks to good a health and political management. For this reason, and according to experts, the country is recovering faster than other European countries and, for all this it is a good moment to invest in Portugal.

Another reason to take into account is that, during the months of the pandemic, builders did not interrupt their activity, which has resulted in a lower drop in property sales. In this line, and according to the main experts, the Portuguese real estate sector will return to the pre-covid situation before than other countries affected by the pandemic.

On the other hand, the Portuguese government, aware of the importance of foreign investment for the country’s recovery, has postponed the plans that were foreseen to put some limitations on the tax advantages of the non-habitual resident regime, as well as the Golden Visa program.

Why it is a good idea to invest in Portugal?

In recent years, Portugal with Spain, has been placed in the top of countries to invest in the real estate sector. With an excellent quality of life and with very attractive prices, the country is positioned as a great opportunity for international investors. Lisbon, the capital, and Porto are two cosmopolitan cities that compete in rankings with other European cities.

Another area to invest in a second residence or to retire is the Algarve. With wonderful beaches, a mild climate and all services at hand, it is a very interesting option for investors.

Investment options

If you are thinking to invest in Portugal you have different options. You can invest €350,000 in real estate in urban areas, like in Lisbon and Porto or, if you prefer it, you can invest €280,000 in rural areas. There are other options, but all the investment made under the Portuguese Golden Residence Permit Programme must be maintained for a minimum of 5 years from the date the residence permit is granted.

If you want to invest in Portugal, contact us. Depending on your situation and objectives, we will look for the best option that suits your needs and those of your family. If you are looking for a good quality of life, Portugal is a very good option.

Last week, the Greek Parliament approved the Law 4686/2020 which, with other changes, introduces two important improvements related with the Golden Visa Greece program and which will benefit surely international investors.

Both changes will help and facilitate the property purchase and the golden visa application, now that, due to the coronavirus crisis it is more difficult to cross-borders and travel to others European countries.

Main news about the Golden Visa Greece

  • The international investor can make the full payment €250,000 from abroad, without travelling or moving from their country and there is no requirement to open a bank account in Greece.

As the new law says, real estate procedures can be done though proxy or POA (power of attorney) from home.

  • The permanent residence card can be collected by representative of the applicants. Again, the applicants do not need travel to Greece.

 Finally, the international investor who has applied for the Golden Visa Greece can travel any time within 6 months from the residency applications.

Why you should invest in Greece?

As we have explained in other posts, Greece offers the most economic Golden Visa program in Europe. Moreover, the climate, beaches, islands, food, good work-life balance or the way of living, made the country a very attractive option for international investors.

 Investment options to apply for the Golden Visa Greece

The country offers the most affordable residency program all over Europe offering two easy options in just 60 days:

  • Real estate acquisition of minimum € 250,000. The residence permit can be renewed for another 5 years, if the applicant still has the property.
  • Real estate lease for at least 10 years or timeshare for a hotel accommodation or furnished tourist residencies in a combined tourist facility.

If you want to invest in Greece, contact us. Depending on your situation and your objectives, we will recommend the residency program that best suits you and your family. If you are looking for a high quality of life, Greece is a very good option.

Remember, that you can apply on the Golden Visa Greece without leaving your country. Our team will manage everything so you don’t have to worry about anything.

Slowly, the European countries are returning to normal after the coronavirus crisis. Portugal has been a clear example of good management and, in addition, it is one of the most attractive states to have a plan B, that is, an alternative, a residence permit, in times of crisis. In the next post we talk about the Algarve, an ideal coastal area to apply for the Golden Visa Portugal programme.

According to a classification done by Forbes magazine, the Algarve is in the top 3 of the best areas in the world where to diversify heritage, invest and enjoy a very good quality of life for you and yours. The area of ​​Mazatlan in Mexico and Cayo in Belize accompany him on the podium.

As we have explained on previous occasions, Portugal is a very attractive country in the eyes of international investors and many see the country as an ideal alternative to start a new life. Having a plan B is a guarantee of freedom, tranquility and calm when things get complicated.

Why the Algarve?

If you do not know this area of ​​Portugal, you will fall in love quickly. Located in the south of the country, the region is known for its beautiful and spectacular beaches and golf courses. It is also located in an area with a temperate climate and is in one of the safest countries in the world. In addition, the area is very well connected with North Africa and the rest of European cities.

On the other hand, it has a good health system, a very interesting feature for those interested in obtaining a residence permit. In summary, we can say that all these characteristics make the Algarve a destination with a high quality of life and, also, very affordable, ideal for those looking for a place to retire or a second residence in a quiet area, but with all the services at hand.

How to get the Golden Visa Portugal?

The Golden Visa Portugal is a program that offers a residence permit in exchange for a minimum investment of € 280,000 in the real estate sector. There are other options to benefit from this program, but the quickest and easiest is the one mentioned above.

What can Orience International offer you?

If you are interested in the Golden Visa Portugal, at Orience International we have a unique and special project for you. It is an investment of € 280,000 in the Sierra de Monchique, an exclusive area of ​​the Algarve with a lot of charm. Remember that with the residence permit you can freely move around the Schengen area and get citizenship after five years.

At Orience International we advise you according to your characteristics and objectives, to find the best program for you and your family.

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On other occasions we have talked about the attractions of Portugal in the eyes of international investors. As we have previously explained, the country offers many characteristics that make it a great opportunity for international investments in the real estate sector. In the next post, we tell you how you can get Portuguese citizenship.

How to get the Portuguese citizenship

From the outset, you should know that there are several ways to get Portuguese citizenship and one of them is through investment, and more specifically with the Golden Visa program. It is a program that offers residency, and later citizenship, in exchange for a minimum investment of € 280,000, with other investment possibilities both in the real estate sector and other types of operations.

Once the investment is made, keeping it in time, and after five years, you can apply for Portuguese citizenship to the country’s institutions. You must prove the investment, as well as the minimum stay of 7 days during the first year, and 14 days in the following four years. In addition, you must demonstrate knowledge of the Portuguese language.

Another option is the acquisition of Portuguese citizenship by right, that is, the one granted to a person who has lived in the country for five years. In the same way as in the investment residence, the interested person must prove the stay in the country for a minimum time, be of legal age, have a clean criminal record and a minimum knowledge of the Portuguese language.

Orience International, we are with you

What are your goals? How do you want to manage your assets? From Orience International we advise you on the investment program that best suits your needs and help you with other subsequent services that you may need.

Remember that, despite the state of alarm, we are 100% operational and continue working to offer you the best service. In addition, you do not need to travel or move from your country to request any management.

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In recent years, Portugal has been ranked among the best countries to invest in real estate. Along with Greece and Spain, the Portugal offers endless opportunities for international investors. In the next post, we explain why it is a good time to invest in Portugal and all the information you need to know.

Portugal, and more specifically Porto, is an attractive alternative for investors, especially in luxury housing. The city is at the top of the rankings, competing with European capitals such as London or Vienna. According to the latest data, Porto is one of the cities that will best withstand the crisis caused by the coronavirus. For this reason, now is a good time to invest in Portugal.

Invest in Portugal, all advantages

As we have previously advanced, investing in Portugal is synonymous with success. With an excellent quality of life and, at the same time, affordable, Lisbon and Porto are the two great cosmopolitan cities that attract the largest number of investments. Likewise, the country presents very attractive prices, compared to large European cities, which make it the destination of many international investors and great fortunes.

Another element to take into account is that Porto, and Portugal as a whole, has done a very good management of the coronavirus crisis. Consequently, the real estate market has remained solid during this period.

Golden Visa Portugal, the best solution for you

If you are thinking of investing in Portugal, we have the best option for you. The Golden Visa Portugal programme is one of the most attractive and accessible in Europe. With an investment of minimun € 280,000, the lowest amount in all of Europe, you can get Portuguese residence for you and your family (wife and children under 18). However, there are other investment options.

Another advantage of investing in Portugal is that you can move around all the countries of the Schengen area with complete freedom. In addition, there is only a minimum stay of 7 days the first year and 14 the second and third. After five years, you will be able to obtain Portuguese citizenship.

If you want to invest in Portugal, contact us. Depending on your situation and the objectives you have, we will recommend the residency program that best suits you and your family. If you are looking for a high quality of life, as well as quality services, invest in Portugal is a very good option.

Also, remember that you can invest and request the program that suits you best without leaving your country. Our team will manage everything so you don’t have to worry about a thing.

 

Residence by investment or, what is the same, the Golden Visa is a program that grants residence in exchange for a minimum investment of money in the real estate market of the country in question. The investment varies depending on the country, Spain, Greece and Portugal and provides a large number of advantages for the investor, which may also vary depending on the program, and also his family.

Main advantages about de Golden Visa program

Freedom of movement throughout the Schengen area: with the residence, the international investor will be able to move freely throughout all European countries.

Regrouping the family: both the Golden Visa in Spain and Portugal allow the investor to regroup his entire family (wife, children under 18 or financially dependent). In the case of Greece, the wife, children under the age of 21, the investor’s parents and the parents-in-law are included.

Right to work: the Golden Visa Spain and Portugal grants the right to work on the investor’s own account or that of others. It does not happen in the case of Greece.

Access to the healthcare system: both the investor and their families will be able to access healthcare in the country in question completely free of charge.

– Access to the educational system: as we have previously commented, minors can benefit from most of the advantages of the Golden Visa and one of them is access to school for children and teenagers.

Good quality of life: Spain, Portugal and Greece are countries with an unbeatable quality of life. With a very pleasant Mediterranean climate, the three countries offer quality essential services at an affordable price.

Easy process: Another important advantage of the three Golden Visa programs is that they can be applied for and processed without leaving the country of origin.

Likewise, in the case of Spain and Greece, a minimum stay in the country is not required to have residence. In the case of Portugal, the international investor must be in the country a minimum of 7 days during the first year and 14 days thereafter.

At Orience International we help and advise you so that you can get the Golden Visa quickly and without leaving home.

Contact us, we will be pleased to help you.

Portugal, a transcontinental country located in the southwest of Europe, on the Iberian Peninsula. It limits to the east and north with Spain and to the south and west with the Atlantic Ocean. It also includes the autonomous archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira located in the northern hemisphere of the Atlantic Ocean. A country of great opportunities and, therefore, today we will talk about 4 faq’s about the Golden Visa Portugal.

 

  1. Golden Visa Portugal

 The Golden Visa program was launched by the Portuguese authorities in October 2012 and is a quick way for foreign investors from countries outside the European Union to obtain a valid permanent residence in Portugal, which also allows them to travel freely in most of the European countries (Schengen area).

 

  1. Main benefits of the program

The Golden Visa program aims to provide investors with the following benefits:

  • It is not necessary to obtain a visa to enter Portugal.
  • It is not necessary to obtain a visa to travel in Europe (Schengen area).
  • It is possible to live and work in Portugal, while maintaining residence in a different country.
  • The minimum stay periods are very low.
  • Permanent residence after 5 years.
  • Portuguese citizenship after 5 years.
  • Residence extended to the investor’s family.

 

  1. Requirements for obtaining the Golden Visa in Portugal

  • 280.000€ investment in real estate and rehabilitations in eligible properties with more than 30 year or located in rural aeras.
  • 350.000€ investment in real estate and rehabilitation in eligible properties with more than 30 years or located in urban areas.
  • The acquisition of a property with a value equal to or greater than € 500,000.
  • Create at least 10 jobs in Portugal.
  • Capital transfer of 1.000.000€

Only investments made after October 8, 2012 are considered.

 

  1. Requirements that the investor must meet

 A reduced number of requirements are presented by the investor. This program requires that the investor must comply with the general requirements applicable to all types of qualified investments and also for the specific needs of each type of investment.

All investors must meet the following requirements:

  • Maintain the investment for a minimum period of five years.
  • Investment funds must come from abroad.
  • Entry into Portugal with a valid Schengen visa.
  • Absence of references in the Portuguese Immigration Service and in the services of the Schengen area.
  • Absence of a relevant criminal conviction.
  • Minimum stay in Portugal of seven days, during the first year and fourteen days in each subsequent period of two years.

 

The Golden Visa Portugal is one of the fastest plans to obtain residence for foreign investors, by acquiring assets within Portuguese territory.

At Orience International we will help you throughout the process to get your Golden Visa Portugal, contact us.

 

Last February, the Portuguese government announced some changes in the Golden Visa Portugal, restricting the Golden Visa in the cities of Porto and Lisbon and their respective metropolitan areas. Algarve was another region affected too.

According to the government, changes in law will come into effect from 2021 and aims to promote investment in other areas with low population and poorest, as well as encourage urban requalification in cultural heritage or activities of high environmental and social value.

However, and due to the coronavirus, the government has suspended the changes announced in February 2020. According to Dinheiro Vivo, Ministry of Foreign Affairs “the changes are not a priority at the moment”.

However, and due to the coronavirus, the government has put the changes announced in February on hold. A person in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has told Dinheiro Vivo that  “the changes are not a priority at the moment” .

On the other hand, Luís Líma, president of the national association of real estate professionals (APEMIP) told that “nobody will emerge from this crisis unscathed and the country would really appreciate the millions of euros that it would receive” if the program remains open to people to buying in Lisbon and Porto.

An opportunity to invest, Golden Visa Portugal

In summary, all the international investors who want to invest in Portugal and especially in the most important cities, like Lisbon and Porto, they can do it. With an excellent quality of life, Portugal is a gateway to Europe for international investors. With a pleasant climate, good education, health and safety systems and competitive prices, it is one of the best European countries to start a new life.

 

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