MODIFICATIONS TO THE PORTUGUESE GOLDEN VISA PROGRAM by Antonio Varela, Lisbon
article february 15, 2021
The changes to the Portuguese Golden Visa program were finally approved.The amendments will only enter into force on January 1, 2022, that is, they will only apply to Golden Visa applications requested after this date and it will not affect the rights of Golden Visa holders, including their family members, who obtained a residence permit under the previous condition.
The modifications make the Portuguese regime more demanding, namely because it limited some real estate investments to certain areas of Portugal and since it increased the amounts legally required for certain types of investment
.In short, the most relevant changes are as follows