Portugal Golden Visa

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The Portugal Golden Visa is a golden visa program by the government of Portugal that grants residency in Portugal to people who invest in properties worth at least €500,000 or create 10 jobs in Portugal.

The scheme began in 2012,[1] and by September 2018 has been credited with investments of over 4 billion euros from over 6500 persons.[2]

As of January 2016, Portugal's Real Estate Professionals and Brokers Association reported that 80% of the 2,788 people who had been issued a Golden Visa are Chinese nationals (see Chinese people in Portugal).[3] The next-most common countries in the program were Brazil, Russia, South Africa, and Lebanon.[3]

Spain and Greece have programs comparable to Portugal's Gold Visa program.[3]

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  1. ^ Mendonca, Susana (19 March 2014). "The winners and losers of Portugal's golden visa scheme". BBC News.
  2. ^ "The Ultimate Guide to the Portuguese Golden Visa". Nomad Gate. 27 November 2018. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  3. ^ a b c Henrique Almeida, Chinese Stuck in Portugal's Visa Limbo, Bloomberg News (January 20, 2016).

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