**Important notice: The Portugal Golden Visa Program has undergone significant changes this year, which has meant that some property investment options have been revoked or partially altered. For a complete overview of the changes, consult our Portugal Golden Visa changes guide here*
Portugal’s Residence Permit Program — also known as the Portugal Golden Visa — is one of the most sought-after in the world. As a five-year residency by investment scheme for non-EU nationals, foreign investment contributions have pumped over €4 billion into the Portuguese economy, with recent interest increasing in property investment opportunities in low-density areas in Portugal.
While the Portugal Golden Visa Program offers several investment routes, including investing a minimum of €500K in residential or commercial property in Portugal or investing €350K in rehabilitation projects, certain location restrictions apply. More importantly, price points vary, depending on whether a property sits in a ‘low-density’ area of Portugal.
In this guide, you’ll learn about:
- Real estate investment options for the Portugal Golden Visa
- What areas of Portugal qualify for residential property investment
- What key terms like ‘low-density’, ‘interior area’, ‘280K investment’,’ mean