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Golden Visas are privileged residence and work permits that allow for non-EU citizens who comply with special requirements to opt for a faster and easier application process with greater benefits than other residencies.

Some of the main advantages of the Spanish Golden Visa are that the holder does not have to spend a certain amount of time in Spain to maintain it. In case of a Golden Visa, the Consulate has to decide within 10 working days and in case of a residence permit, the administration has 20 working days to issue a resolution.

Some of the main advantages of the Portuguese Golden Visa are that the holder only has to spend a period of 7 or more days, in the first year, and 14 or more days in the subsequent years in Portugal to maintain it.

All holders of a Golden Visa can travel to any Schengen country without requiring a Schengen Visa. Furthermore, every Golden Visa comes with a work permit for the whole territory.

This is what you need in order to qualify:

Spanish Golden Visa

  • Property purchase of €500,000 or more,
  • Investment of €2 million in Spanish debts,
  • Investment of €1 million in Spanish companies or stocks,
  • Deposit €1 million in a Spanish bank account,
  • Are hired as a highly qualified professional by a company in Spain or
  • Plan on realising a business project considered as of special economic interest.

Portuguese Golden Visa

  • Real Estate purchase of €500,000 or more,
  • Investment of €350,000 in real estate 30 years old or more, located in an urban regeneration area.
  • A capital investment of €1 million (minimum),
  • Creation of at least 10 jobs in Portugal,
  • Investment of EUR 350,000.00 or more into investment funds or venture capital funds.

At Consult Immigration, we have the legal and financial expertise required to successfully achieve your Golden Visa residency.

If you would like more information on how to apply, get in touch with us through our TALK TO US page.

David Poole is a South African entrepreneur and businessman, and founder of Consult Immigration.