Located in Southwest Europe, Portugal sits between the Spanish mainland and the Atlantic Ocean. A member state of the European Union since 1986, the country enjoys a diverse culture, Mediterranean climate and some incredible architectural heritage. The Portuguese Republic also ranks well globally as the 4th safest country, 3rd on the Global Passport Index, 24th on the US best countries index, 18th for citizenship, 20th for quality of life and 16th for education.
With its growing economy, Portugal is both socially and politically stable. The country benefits from modern infrastructure, with an extensive healthcare system devised of over 1500 public hospitals and healthcare centres. The Portuguese tax regime is excellent, and a Portuguese visa allows access to more than 160 countries worldwide.
GOLDEN VISA PROGRAM
STEP GLOBAL does free assessment for eligibility / IF APPLICANT CHOOSES TO VISIT PORTUGAL – Obtain letter of invitation and Schengen Visa for Portugal Visit / Itinerary for property visits are created as per Applicant’s needs and requests
Applicant visits Portugal and views various properties / Applicant meets with lawyers in Portugal to grant Power of Attorney (POA) (IF APPLICANT DOES NOT VISIT THIS CAN BE DONE FROM ABROAD) / Applicant opens bank account in Portugal (CAN ALSO SOMETIMES BE DONE FROM ABROAD)
Transfer made for chosen property / Application is submitted online on the SEF portal along with required documentation and proof of property purchase / Once documents have been checked, originals should be submitted / Biometrics appointment is scheduled
Within 90 days – Application is processed (may be up to 6 months for certain nationalities) / Final Government Fees are paid and Golden Visa is Issued