Residence Permit for Investment Activity Visa

Third-country nationals may, with exemption from a residence visa, obtain a temporary residence permit to carry out an investment activity.


  • To enter Azores with exemption of residence visa;
  • To reside and work in Azores;
  • Circulate through the Schengen area, without visa requirements;
  • Benefit from family reunification;
  • Request the granting of Permanent Residence Authorization under the terms of the Aliens Act;
  • Possibility of requesting the acquisition of Portuguese nationality, by naturalization, fulfilling the other requirements required by the Nationality Law.

Alternative Requirements:

  • Transfer of capital in the amount of EUR 1 million or more;
  • Creation of at least 10 jobs;
  • Acquisition of immovable property worth 500 thousand euros or more;
  • Acquisition of immovable property, whose construction has been completed for at least 30 years or located in an urban rehabilitation area, with rehabilitation of property;
  • Transfer of capital in an amount equal to or greater than 350 thousand euros, which is applied in research activities carried out by public or private scientific research institutions, integrated in the national scientific and technological system;
  • Transfer of capital in the amount of 250 thousand euros or more, which is applied in investment or support to the artistic production, recovery or maintenance of the national cultural heritage;
  • Transfer of capital in the amount of € 350,000 or more, for the acquisition of units of investment funds or venture capital funds for the capitalization of companies;
  • Transfer of capital amounting to € 350,000 or more, for the creation of a commercial company with its head office in Portugal, together with the creation of five permanent jobs, or to increase the share capital of a commercial company with headquarters in the national territory, already constituted, together with the creation or maintenance of jobs, with a minimum of five permanents and for a minimum period of three years.

Our Investment Package

– Review of the Client`s Investment Project;

– Meeting & Strategic Advice;

– Search the Desire Properties;

– Request of Local Experts;

– Legal & Logistic Support;

– Reporting & Recommendation.

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