The Portugal Residence permit for Investment Activity (ARI) provides applicants with temporary residence in Portugal for a cumulative period of 5 years. After 5 years of temporary residence, applicants may be able to apply for permanent residence or Citizenship.
Portugal offers a great standard of living and some of the best weather in Europe. The cost of living in Lisbon is rather low compared to other European capitals, and university tuition fees are low for foreigners. You will also be able to add your parents as dependents on your application.
Portugal offers foreign residents the possibility of registering as non-domiciled. As a non-domiciled, you are not liable to pay taxes on income generated outside of Portugal.
Purchase of real estate property worth EUR 500,000 or more; or
Real estate purchases valued at EUR 350,000 or more, that include refurbishment of a property built at least 30 years ago; or
Minimum investment amounts may be reduced by 20% if made in sparsely populated areas.
EUR 250,000 for investing in artistic output; or
EUR 350,000 to be used in activities conducted by scientific researchers; or
Create 10 jobs; or the above investment criteria may be reduced by 20% if made in sparsely populated areas.
EUR 500,000 to be used to purchase shares in investment funds or as venture capital. The 20% reduction in this investment route is not applicable; or
This programme does not require applicants to make a financial contribution to the state;
Investment must be kept for 5 years;
Physical presence in Portugal for a period of 7 or more days in the first year, and 14 or more days in following years;