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Investment in Portugal’s Golden Visa Stable Despite Pandemic, Interest in VC-Option Gathers Steam

May 7, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   Application volumes and processing speeds are holding up remarkably well for the program, despite widespread immigration office closures and a global pandemic. The April statistical release from the Portuguese Borders and Immigration Service (SEF) show 53 main applicants (along with 93 of their family members) obtained...

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Portugal Residence Investors Unfazed by Rule-Change Discussions, Feb Data Shows

March 5, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   Investors in Portugal’s residence by investment program (formally, the ARI; colloquially, the golden visa), appeared undaunted by last month’s conflicting announcements regarding rule-changes that would take Lisbon and Porto real estate off the investment menu. Portuguese lawyers and real estate developers last month reported “non-stop calls”...

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1 in 4 Portugal Residence Investors Now Opt for Alternative Assets

January 9, 2020

The share of investors who pick options other than the conventional EUR 500,000 property purchase has more than tripled in the last three years. Portugal’s Borders and Immigration Service, the SEF, today released figures covering the full year of 2019. Thanks to its new reporting format, we now have...

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Portugal Golden Visa Investment Tumbles 32% on Year in May

June 9, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   May 2019 figures from Portugal’s Borders and Immigration Service (SEF) reveal a sharp decline in interest in the country’s golden visa program compared to May last year. Overall, both investment and visa approvals are down some 32%. Compared to April, interest declined only slightly in May;...

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Portugal’s Golden Visa on Track to Raise a Record Billion Euros in 2019, Show Q4 Figures

May 14, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   After nothing but decline in the first three months of 2019, the investment volume trend turned upward in April. In the year’s first quarter, the Golden Visa program raised EUR 249 million. Today’s figures from Portugal’s Foreigners and Borders Service (SEF) show a slight uptick in...

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