Coming from a country that try to prevent people from cultures they don’t like to get ‘in’ by making its border more difficult to pass than before Schengen it seems a bid funny that you ‘just have to invest in the very lucrative & profitable real estate market get a Visa to Schengen as a bonus – the ‘key’ to Denmark.
Now it seems that restrictions are on the way – that Golden Visas only will be granted for real estate investments outside Lisbon & Porto which somehow makes sense given the exploitation of the Lisbon’s old neighborhoods that are emptied from local life to give room to Short Term Rentals. But that’s another story…
Until the restrictions gets through the parliament its still possible to obtain the Golden Visa – and the lucrative access to Schengen – by investing in real estate in Lisbon and Porto.
If the restrictions gets through, there will be other ways to invest and obtain the Golden Visa – check out the possibilities below.
Annette & Thomas
A few days ago we blogged about how easy it is to get NHR Tax Status (Low tax). For strange reasons nobody spend the few minutes it takes to get directed to the Official Online Application that is easy and fast to use. Like we did ourselves from a hotelbed and got the status in two days. Instead people pay fortunes to accountants and consultants specialized in NHR services.
It’s not as easy obtain the Golden Visa. So if you’re considering obtaining one we recommend you to consult specialists. BUT before spending costs on lawyers & consultants the least you should do is to get an overview of your possibilities. Because unlike most people think, there are 7 other ways to get your Golden Visa than investing in Real Estate. And even within real estate there are ‘cheaper’ alternatives to the 500,000 € you always hear as the minimum investment.
We get a lot of requests from friends outside Schengen – and from guests staying with us. So as a special ‘service’ we have spend some time getting an overview of the possibilities.
To make it easy all we have just uploaded the 8 different requirements that grants Visa to Schengen from The Portuguese Immigration and Borders Service.