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Residence Permit For Invistment Activity

Residence Permit For Invistment Activity

Residence Permit For Invistment Activity

Residence Permit for Investment Activity (ARI), in force since 8th October 2012, allows
nationals from other countries to get a temporary residence permit for investment activity, with no need to apply for a residential visa to enter the national territory. People under this programme can:

- Enter Portugal without the requirement of a residential visa;
- Live and work in Portugal, and must stay in Portugal for a period of no less than 7 days in the first year and no less than 14 days in the following years;
- Travel within the Schengen area, no visa required;
- Benefit from family regrouping;
- Apply for the Permanent Residence Permit under the terms of the Aliens Law (Law no.23/2007, of 4th July, as per its current wording);
- Apply for Portuguese nationality, through naturalisation, when complying with the requirements set in the Nationality Law (Law no. 37/81, of 3rd October, as per its current
wording).
All nationals from other countries involved in investment activities, whether personally or by means of a company duly incorporated in Portugal or in any other EU member state which is
stably based in Portugal, who comply with one of the quantitative requirements and the timerequirement established in the regulations in force, may apply for a Residence Permit for Investment Activity by engaging in one of the following forms of investment:
 
i) Capital transfer in the amount of or over 1 million euro;
 
ii) Creation of at least 10 jobs;
 
iii) Purchase of real estate properties in the amount of or over 500 thousand euro;
 
iv) Purchase of real estate properties over 30 years old or properties located in areas of urban rehabilitation, with recovery works applied to the purchased properties in the amount of or over 350 thousand euro;
 
v) Capital transfer in the amount of or over 350 thousand euro, applied to research activities
carried out by public or private scientific research institutions covered by the national scientific and technological system;
 
vi) Capital transfer in the amount of or over 250 thousand euro, applied to investment in or support to artistic production, or recovery or conservation of national cultural heritage,
through services of central or local administration, public institutes, entities of the public entrepreneurial sector, public foundations, private foundations with public interest status,
intermunicipal entities, entities of the local entrepreneurial sector, municipal associations and
public cultural associations that carry out activities in the areas of artistic production, or recovery or conservation of national cultural heritage;
 
vii) Capital transfer in the amount of or over € 350 000, intended for the purchase of participation units in investment or venture capital funds aimed at funding enterprises
incorporated under the Portuguese law, at least five years old at the date of investment and
with a minimum of 60% of their investment value applied to Portuguese based companies;
 
viii) Capital transfer in the amount of or over € 350 000, intended for the incorporation of a
Portuguese based company, combined with the creation of five permanent jobs, or for increasing the share capital of an existing Portuguese based company, combined with the
creation or maintenance of jobs, of which at least five are permanent jobs and for a minimum
period of three years. The ARI programme does not apply to Portuguese national citizens,
EU or EEA nationals.
 
Source: Foreigner and Border Service (SEF) Portal

Residence Permit for Investment Activity (ARI), in force since 8th October 2012, allows
nationals from other countries to get a temporary residence permit for investment activity, with no need to apply for a residential visa to enter the national territory. People under this programme can:

- Enter Portugal without the requirement of a residential visa;
- Live and work in Portugal, and must stay in Portugal for a period of no less than 7 days in the first year and no less than 14 days in the following years;
- Travel within the Schengen area, no visa required;
- Benefit from family regrouping;
- Apply for the Permanent Residence Permit under the terms of the Aliens Law (Law no.23/2007, of 4th July, as per its current wording);
- Apply for Portuguese nationality, through naturalisation, when complying with the requirements set in the Nationality Law (Law no. 37/81, of 3rd October, as per its current
wording).
All nationals from other countries involved in investment activities, whether personally or by means of a company duly incorporated in Portugal or in any other EU member state which is
stably based in Portugal, who comply with one of the quantitative requirements and the timerequirement established in the regulations in force, may apply for a Residence Permit for Investment Activity by engaging in one of the following forms of investment:
 
i) Capital transfer in the amount of or over 1 million euro;
 
ii) Creation of at least 10 jobs;
 
iii) Purchase of real estate properties in the amount of or over 500 thousand euro;
 
iv) Purchase of real estate properties over 30 years old or properties located in areas of urban rehabilitation, with recovery works applied to the purchased properties in the amount of or over 350 thousand euro;
 
v) Capital transfer in the amount of or over 350 thousand euro, applied to research activities
carried out by public or private scientific research institutions covered by the national scientific and technological system;
 
vi) Capital transfer in the amount of or over 250 thousand euro, applied to investment in or support to artistic production, or recovery or conservation of national cultural heritage,
through services of central or local administration, public institutes, entities of the public entrepreneurial sector, public foundations, private foundations with public interest status,
intermunicipal entities, entities of the local entrepreneurial sector, municipal associations and
public cultural associations that carry out activities in the areas of artistic production, or recovery or conservation of national cultural heritage;
 
vii) Capital transfer in the amount of or over € 350 000, intended for the purchase of participation units in investment or venture capital funds aimed at funding enterprises
incorporated under the Portuguese law, at least five years old at the date of investment and
with a minimum of 60% of their investment value applied to Portuguese based companies;
 
viii) Capital transfer in the amount of or over € 350 000, intended for the incorporation of a
Portuguese based company, combined with the creation of five permanent jobs, or for increasing the share capital of an existing Portuguese based company, combined with the
creation or maintenance of jobs, of which at least five are permanent jobs and for a minimum
period of three years. The ARI programme does not apply to Portuguese national citizens,
EU or EEA nationals.
 
Source: Foreigner and Border Service (SEF) Portal

Residence Permit for Investment Activity (ARI), in force since 8th October 2012, allows
nationals from other countries to get a temporary residence permit for investment activity, with no need to apply for a residential visa to enter the national territory. People under this programme can:

- Enter Portugal without the requirement of a residential visa;
- Live and work in Portugal, and must stay in Portugal for a period of no less than 7 days in the first year and no less than 14 days in the following years;
- Travel within the Schengen area, no visa required;
- Benefit from family regrouping;
- Apply for the Permanent Residence Permit under the terms of the Aliens Law (Law no.23/2007, of 4th July, as per its current wording);
- Apply for Portuguese nationality, through naturalisation, when complying with the requirements set in the Nationality Law (Law no. 37/81, of 3rd October, as per its current
wording).
All nationals from other countries involved in investment activities, whether personally or by means of a company duly incorporated in Portugal or in any other EU member state which is
stably based in Portugal, who comply with one of the quantitative requirements and the timerequirement established in the regulations in force, may apply for a Residence Permit for Investment Activity by engaging in one of the following forms of investment:
 
i) Capital transfer in the amount of or over 1 million euro;
 
ii) Creation of at least 10 jobs;
 
iii) Purchase of real estate properties in the amount of or over 500 thousand euro;
 
iv) Purchase of real estate properties over 30 years old or properties located in areas of urban rehabilitation, with recovery works applied to the purchased properties in the amount of or over 350 thousand euro;
 
v) Capital transfer in the amount of or over 350 thousand euro, applied to research activities
carried out by public or private scientific research institutions covered by the national scientific and technological system;
 
vi) Capital transfer in the amount of or over 250 thousand euro, applied to investment in or support to artistic production, or recovery or conservation of national cultural heritage,
through services of central or local administration, public institutes, entities of the public entrepreneurial sector, public foundations, private foundations with public interest status,
intermunicipal entities, entities of the local entrepreneurial sector, municipal associations and
public cultural associations that carry out activities in the areas of artistic production, or recovery or conservation of national cultural heritage;
 
vii) Capital transfer in the amount of or over € 350 000, intended for the purchase of participation units in investment or venture capital funds aimed at funding enterprises
incorporated under the Portuguese law, at least five years old at the date of investment and
with a minimum of 60% of their investment value applied to Portuguese based companies;
 
viii) Capital transfer in the amount of or over € 350 000, intended for the incorporation of a
Portuguese based company, combined with the creation of five permanent jobs, or for increasing the share capital of an existing Portuguese based company, combined with the
creation or maintenance of jobs, of which at least five are permanent jobs and for a minimum
period of three years. The ARI programme does not apply to Portuguese national citizens,
EU or EEA nationals.
 
Source: Foreigner and Border Service (SEF) Portal

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