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Golden Visa Portugal

Residency by investment


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Information about the EU and Portugal
Costs and timeline
Frequently asked questions

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4 reasons to choose MFG Consultants to handle your investment and Golden Visa process



1 - Experience


Anyone can call themselves an agent but typically the proof is in the transactions.
Handling any levels of investments can have very complicated components based on the details, eligibility and specific conditions. The typical Golden Visa investor typically wants a hassle free option and someone to decode between the lines so this is the kind of experience we offer to all our clients. We have more than 10 years of experience in this business and unlike others we deliver a real integrated service from A to Z to all our clientele. We work with reliable and certified lawyers that are able to deliver all the inherent needs with no additional costs to you (MFG Consultants support the cost with the lawyers - please enquire for conditions). This includes the search, proposal of real estate, due-diligence, and the deed. By having all your requests centered in a single interlocutor allows to access a real premium and personalized service at the same time you save a lot of time and money.


2 - Market knowledge


Anyone can propose you things but are they really what are you looking for? It´s very easy to sell overpriced properties and doubtful investment options because it´s a way to make quick money but that´s not the way we work at MFG Consultants. The difference between us (MFG Consultants) who are specialists in this business and the typical agents that are out there is that we are able to find needles in haystacks and propose alternatives adjusted to your profile. If someone cannot give you an educated and thoughtful answer then you probably need to keep looking for a more knowledgeable stakeholder. Our business is not about pushing sales like the typical real estate companies but instead providing the best investment options available in Portugal to your profile. We are realistic and the first ones to say that you will never recover from a €350.000 or €400.000 investment in a 50 or 60 square meters apartment in Lisbon or Porto. There´s always better, more secure and reliable alternatives.


3 - Negotiating and program knowledge skills


Investments typically have some complicated components and require refined negotiation skills and eligility assessments. If you choose MFG Consultants, you are hiring the best option to value your hard earned money. We will always represent you and your best interests. We do have a multi disciplinary team that can offer all the needed knowledge to help you take your decisions with maximum clarity and peace of mind.


4 - References and track record


MFG Consultants have handled more than 200 Golden Visa processes with 100% of success rate. We´ve conducted investments that generated a multi millions to the Golden Visa program and market. If you only want to invest the minimum or are you looking for a multi million property to live, we have all the experience to handle it in a very personalized way. We work directly with the top and most reliable real estate companies. This way, besides providing you an honest and transparent option about the property (such as location, etc) we will also make an assessment about the price (if it's overpriced or not) and the legal due-diligence (if it's ok to buy) without any additional costs to you. We also assist legally in every step of the purchase, Golden Visa application and support any legal costs by using a network of very experienced lawyers. The only thing that you need to do is to let us deal with the agents instead of you. And yes, we always negotiate the best price and conditions for you.



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The Portuguese Golden Visa program was launched by the Government to grant resident status to all real estate investors and respective families wishing to invest in Portugal. This is done through real estate investments and available to any citizen outside of the EU.

Once the Golden Visa residency permit is granted, you will have the right to:

​Reside in Portugal during the whole duration of your visa;
Work, Live and study within Portugal
Travel freely, without visa, through the 26 Schengen countries of the European Union;
You may also obtain Portuguese citizenship after a period of 5 (five) years, with the same right of anyone in Portugal and the European Union;
Right to family reunion in Portugal and the European Union.

Holders of a Portuguese Golden Visa card are given a temporary residence permit in Portugal for one year, which is renewable for two-year periods. After five years holders of the Golden Visa can apply for a permanent residency or Portuguese citizenship, if all other legal requirements are met.

What is the Golden Visa?

Portugal and the Golden Visa

MFG Consultants provides you everything you need  to apply for the Golden Visa Portugal program. The program offers fast track to non-European investors who invest a minimum amount on Portuguese real estate, as defined by law in order to receive a residency permit in the country, alongside other attractive tax advantages. At MFG Consultants, we will help you with the investment that best suits your needs.
​The Golden Visa in Portugal has been around since 2002 and was created as a way of enabling non-EU citizens the right to gain a residency permit in exchange for a 5-year real estate investment. Not only has the Golden Visa program helped people live and work in the area, but it has also done wonders for the local economy. It's said that nearly five billion euros have been invested in Portugal since the launch of the scheme.
Portuguese Golden Visa is one of the most popular citizenship by investment programs both in Europe and the world, because of relatively affordable property prices (one of the lowest of all EU capitals), Portugal is considered one of the safest countries to live in the world with affordable quality of life and good health care.
With great a transportation system the city of Lisbon is one of the most Eco friendly cities in the world, boasting one of the best climates in continental Europe along with the most blue flag beaches making it a very attractive option for holidaymakers & investors. There has been a “dramatic spike ” in recent inquiries for the Portuguese Golden Visa program and “Portugal has proven to be an extremely attractive option, its relatively low cost of living with beautiful  landscapes, rich history and culture along with a very high standard of safety and security have all been strong reasons why it has become so popular.
Those who gain access to Portugal's citizenship by investment only need to spend 7 days per year in Portugal to maintain the residency, still keeping all the benefits that come with being an EU resident, including visa-free unlimited travel and the option to live and work in Portugal.

Want do know more about the Golden Visa?
Find out all about the current law and the new rules of the Golden Visa program for 2022
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How to apply to the Portuguese Golden Visa?

While the process isn’t very complicated, it does involve gathering a lot of documentation - both in Portugal and in your country of origin. You may collect all the needed documents and apply for Portugal's golden visa on your own, but it would be beneficial and much faster to use local professionals. MFG Consultants skilled Specialists know the local property market and all the required Portuguese immigration laws, not only would we save you time and money our consultants can advise you on the best investments available in the market, we are here to help you with preparing documentation, providing in-house legal services and to follow your needs during the whole period of your temporary residence obtained with us.

Portuguese Golden Visa Program for Family Members

The Portugal golden visa program allows family reunion, permitting the following family members to join the golden visa holder in Portugal:


Dependent children

Adopted children

Full-age dependent children who are still engaged in study

Dependent parents of either the golden visa holder or spouse

Minor dependent brothers or sisters who are under guardianship of the golden visa holder.

Family members receive the same rights, and will also be eligible for permanent residency or Portuguese citizenship after five years in the Golden Visa Program.


The Portuguese Golden Visa program requirements may vary according to your level of investment, However the investor is required to obey the following:

Keep his/her real estate investment for a period of 5 years;

The funds must come from outside into Portugal;

A valid document for legal entry and stay in Portugal;

No references in Portuguese Immigration and Schengen Services;

No criminal record;

7 days minimum stay in Portugal during the first year;

14 days stay in Portugal for each of the next periods of 2 years.

It´s eligible to this residency program all third-country citizens who conduct an investment activity, as an individual business person or through a company set up in Portugal or in another EU Member State and who, in addition, are stably settled in Portugal, provided these citizens fulfil the quantitative requirements and the time requirements set out by the relevant legislation, may apply for a Residence Permit for Investment.

The investment can be made as an individual or through a legal entity meeting certain requirements. You will also need to meet the (minimal) physical presence requirements.
Anyone except Portuguese and EU/EFTA citizens - can apply for the Golden Visa Program after completing a suitable investment into Portugal before asking for Portugal permanent residence.

You can bring your family members, including your spouse, as well as your kids (as long as they are younger than 18 at the time of application, or enrolled in studies and being supported by you). In certain circumstances, you can even bring your parents and/or in-laws, as long as you can demonstrate that you are supporting them.

What are the requirements and who is eligible?

Want do know more about the Golden Visa?

Find out all about the current law and the new rules of the Golden Visa program for 2022

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Real Estate investment options or funds

Portugal Golden Visa by investment is governing the granting of Residence Permit for Investment (ARI / Golden Visa), enable third-country nationals to obtain a temporary residence permit to conduct business activities with visa waiver to enter national territory. Portugal residency by investment includes:

€280.000 – This level of investment is available only for properties in low population density areas;


€350.000 – At this level of investment, the applicant can purchase Real Estate located in urban areas, but only properties constructed more than 30 years ago and in need of refurbishment. The sum for property and reconstruction must reach the 350k minimum investment. As an alternative there are also good eligible low-risk funds available.


€500.000 (and more) – All types of Real Estate investments available;

The properties that we select and show to the investors are done with great thought in mind to give our clients only the best opportunities from the best developers and agents (after our own legal due-diligence). 

You can find a selection of Golden Visa eligible investments with granted yearly income at our website:

Contact us and our team will present you some personalized investment options according with your expectations and profile.


Besides the level of investment in Real Estate, the applicant will have other associated costs such as the down payment for the property, which is made in cash, as well as the legal documentation necessary to submit, which may also have associated costs.

Buying real estate in Portugal attracts certain taxes, stamp duty, and fees. We recommend investors' budget for around 9%-10% in total, the main element being Property Transfer Tax (IMT).
Government fees per family member for application of the golden visa are €5,147.80. Renewal fees every two years apply at 50% of those rates. In addition, there is a processing fee on application and renewal of € 514.80 for the main applicant plus €80.20 per family member.


We support, as a courtesy, all necessary legal fees free of charge to all our clients that choose an investment or property purchase via MFG Consultants (please inquire for conditions).​

The Portuguese Golden Visa timeline​

1-4 Months - Invest and apply via the Portugal Golden Visa Program

Year 1 - Portugal Golden Visa Program permit issued for 1 year

Year 2 & 3 - Portuguese Golden Visa renewed for 2 years

Year 5 - Portugal Permanent Residency and Citizenship (Passport) for yourself and your dependent family members

Due to the covid-19 we know that there are a lot of flight limitations. No travel? No problem! We can handle everything remotely.

Costs and timeline

Want do know more about the Golden Visa?

Find out all about the current law and the new rules of the Golden Visa program for 2022

Click here and download our exclusive brochure

Some suggested investments

Our properties and investment options are selected with great thought in mind to give our clients only the best opportunities from the best developers and agents (after our own legal due-diligence). 

MFG Consultants owns the largest network of developers and top real estate agents in Portugal so we have access to all properties available in the Portuguese market.

If you would like a suggestion or did you seen online something that you like please contact us first and we provide you with more detailed and trustworthy information about it.

If you are looking for some great €280.000/€350.000 investment options with buyback and yearly granted income you might want to check our selection at our dedicated site:

Otherwise please contact us and let us know what are you looking for.



They are not joking when it comes to Real Estate buying. Great value for money. Don´t go anywhere else guys because Carlos and João know what they are doing. My friends are already satisfied clients too.

Rick S. (United States)

Very professional attitude of the team. For them we are not just another client. We are treated like family. Our relation with MFG Consultants did not ended after we received the Golden Visa.

Charles V. (South Africa)

Such a fantastic team that MFG Consultants has. Since day 1 at their offices, the visits always with the team, we never felt alone. Great service. Highly recommended.

Angelina D. (Mexico)


If you want to book a Zoom meeting with our team, request a full cost breakdown for your selected investment and the full Golden Visa program please contact us.


We will be glad to assist you, propose the best conditions that you can find in the market and provide a real A to Z personalized and integrated service.

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