Portugal Golden Visa - Mercan Group


The Portugal Golden Visa Investment Program is currently one of the most popular programs to immigrate to Europe due to its flexibility and various benefits. The program started in October 2012 with the purpose of attracting foreign investments through property investment and capital investments.

Program Summary

  • Applicants and their family have the right to reside, work, and attend school in Portugal
  • Visa-free travel to the 26 Schengen countries in Europe
  • Minimal residency requirement: 7 days required in the first year, and 14 or more days in the subsequent 2 year periods
  • Minor children, overage dependent children, siblings and parents of the applicant who are financially dependent on them can accompany the application
  • Permanent residence eligibility after 5 years
  • Portuguese citizenship eligibility after 6 years

Investor Qualifications

  • Be 18 years of age or older, no age limit
  • Possess a valid passport and reside legally in a country
  •  Submit a no-criminal record
  • Possess an acknowledged Health Insurance Plan for the duration of the stay
  •  No net worth requirement, No interview
  •  No minimum education level and no management experience requirement


  • Quick processing, 90 to 180 days for initial application and 60 days for renewal
  • Portugal does not charge tax on worldwide income
  • Portugal citizens have visa-free access to 172 countries
  • 4% per year rental income after first year of project operation
  • Management buy back after 5 years for permanent residency, or 6 years for citizenship
  • Early exit plan available