Golden Residence Permit Programme

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New legal provisions open up the possibility of applying for a residence permit for pursuing investment activities to those who have entered the country regularly (v.g. holders of valid Schengen Visas, or beneficiaries of Visa exemption), by transferring capital, creating jobs or acquiring real estate, with advantageous periods of stay in Portugal. The holders of …

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Foreword Dear Investor, First of all, I would like to thank you for your interest in considering Portugal as a possible destination for your investment project. Over the past few years, our country has proved to be a prime location to invest, do business and live. As an investment destination, its success is based on …

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International Agreements

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International Agreements 1. Agreements for the Reciprocal Protection and Promotion of Investments 2. Conventions to Avoid International Double Taxation 3. OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions    

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Incentives to Investment


Incentives to Investment  For quite some time now, Portugal has recognized that entrepreneurship deserves to be promoted and supported for the sake of national economic revitalization, particularly in terms of promoting innovation and regional development. Thus, this chapter is devoted to existing incentive programs available to national and multinational companies in terms of making productive investments …

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Satisfied Customers


Satisfied Customers Many leading companies worldwide choose Portugal to invest, recognizing the advantages offered by our country. We take care of Investor’s The commitment and availability of the Portuguese Government and the Portuguese attract the world’s largest companies to expand their business in our country. The next testimonials explain why Portugal: “Our decision is the …

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Quality of life

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  Quality of life Portugal, one of the world’s most ancient nations, is experiencing extensive and dynamic changes. From the fifteenth to the seventeenth century, Portuguese discoveries were responsible for important advances in technology, nautical sciences, cartography, astronomy and ship building. Five centuries later, Portugal is writing new pages of its history. Our country is …

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Costs If “time is money” you are immediatly saving money by opening a company in Portugal.  Due to the On the Spot Companies innovative system the incorporation of a new company takes on average only 46 minutes. Far less then the average time required in the OECD countries. The procedures to set up a company, …

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Business Environment


Business Environment Portugal is a founding member of the European Union and the euro zone. Having joined the EU in 1986, the country went through a period of strong reforms and investments, mainly in infrastructures, that contributed to a rapid acceleration in Gross Domestic Product. The structure of Portuguese economy is based on the services …

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Porto Covo

Infrastructures Our country is very well known for being among those with some of the most advanced communication systems. When it comes to making businesses move, we have what it takes. By air, sea or land we have the speed you need to make your products flow worldwide. Portugal has 3 international airports in the mainland …

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