Apply to the Golden Visa Portugal
by investing in Funds
As of January 1st, 2022, the investment in the direct acquisition of residential property for Golden Visa is restricted to the islands of Madeira and Azores and to low-density areas across mainland Portugal.
These regions have not shown the same value creation as the now excluded regions of Lisbon, Oporto, and Algarve did in the last ten years.
Funds does not have geographic restrictions, and in 2022 can continue to invest in Lisbon, Oporto, and Algarve.
Golden Visa Portugal legislation
As of January 1st, 2022, the Golden Visa Portugal legislation has been amended by the Portuguese Government, adding some new changes and rules to the previous investment criteria to invest in the Golden Visa Portugal Programme.
Among the new rules, the minimum investment increased from 350,000 € to 500,000 € for Funds.
For residential property acquisition with the purpose of qualifying for Golden Visa is now restricted to the islands of Madeira and Azores and to low-density areas across mainland Portugal, excluding the regions of Lisbon, Oporto and the Algarve.
Although these regions are still attractive in terms of lifestyle and quality of living, they have not shown in the past, and are not expected to show in the future, the same value creation as Lisbon, Oporto, and Algarve did in the last ten years.
With the new restrictions of the Golden Visa program, the direct acquisition of Real Estate property in the locations with the highest potential return is not possible anymore. Funds are now the best available option for an investor to apply for the Golden Visa.
Funds are dully regulated by CMVM – Comissão do Mercado de Valores Mobiliários
(i.e Portuguese Securities Market Commission).
Investing in a Fund has a faster processing with a simpler and more efficient subscription process than the sourcing and acquisition of properties.
Investing in a fund is a more cost-efficient option, with no entry fee nor exit fee whilst investing in properties the Main Investor must pay transfer fees, stamp duty amongst other fees and costs during the lifespan of holding the property.
Additionally, by investing in a Fund there is a potential for higher earning investments than the properties. The tax benefits obtained by investing in Funds (no tax on dividends nor on capital gains) together with the average target returns above 6% IRR, make Funds the option with the highest net return.
Funds are now the best available option for an investor to apply for the Golden Visa.
Use CRYPTO to invest
If you would like to use crypto for the investment related with your Golden Visa application, please contact us and we will get back to you immediately.