Residence by investment

The Portugal Residency by Investment Program designated to enhance inward investments in the country’s economy is a unique and limited opportunity for foreign investors to obtain residency in a country with a perfect international image in a fast and legal way.

Our Portugal residency program provides the benefit of living and working in a highly desirable destination along with access to the EU’s Schengen area.  The program provides the opportunity for full citizenship for you, your family and future generations.  Our expert team of investment advisors can tailor a solution with consideration of your requirements and investment criteria.  Talk to the Continental Citizenship and start planning your Portugese lifestyle.

About Portugal

Portugal is situated on Europe’s Atlantic coast, bordered by Spain, and is Europe’s most westerly country. It boasts over 800 km of beautiful coastline and has an attractive Mediterranean climate.

The founder of the first global empire, Portugal changed hands frequently throughout history. In the 15th and 16th centuries it was a world power and pioneered maritime exploration. Its empire had dissolved by the early 20th century but Portuguese influence and language continues worldwide.  Portugal has a high level of human development and standards of living. It is a member of the EU, uses the Euro as its currency, and also has membership of the UN and the OECD


Portugal Residency Benefits

  • Free travel across the EU’s Schengen Area
  • Freedom to live and work in Portugal
  • Vibrant tourism destination
  • Excellent quality of life
  • Minimal physical residence requirements
  • Opportunity to apply for citizenship after six years residence
  • Enter Portugal without the requirement of a residential visa
  • Live and work in Portugal
  • Family reunification

Program Requirements

There are seven options:


  1. Invest € 500,000 in real estate in Portugal
  2. Invest € 350,000 in real estate in Portugal in an area of urban rehabilitation, or buildings over 30 years old, including the costs of works on the property
  3. Transfer capital of € 1,000,000 to Portugal
  4. Transfer capital of € 250,000 to Portugal to support artistic production, recovery or maintenance of cultural heritage
  5. Transfer capital of € 350,000 to Portugal to support scientific and technological research activities
  6. Transfer capital of € 500,000 to Portugal into investment funds or risk capital aimed at the capitalisation of small and medium companies
  7. Create at least ten jobs


  • All applicants and their families must have clean criminal records
  • Residents must be present in Portugal for a minimum average of seven days each year, so 35 days in a five year period


Continental Citizenship

Continental Citizenship are leading accredited Portugal residency advisors. Our expert team of program consultants and residency advisors can assist you in understanding the benefits and steps to securing your Portugal residency for investment.

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