The Golden Visa, associated with a competitive tax regime (embodied in the status of non-habitual resident) and a country with an excellent climate, security, gastronomy and quality of life, has put Portugal in the sights of investors from all over the world, who, suddenly, saw an excellent opportunity in terms of investment.
Since it was created in 2012, this program has achieved surprising results and, in about ten years, has managed to capture an investment of more than five billion euros. The Portuguese Government had decided at the end of the year to approve a package of measures that would change the Golden Visa regime and the Non-Habitual Resident Status.
But, after all, what really changes and what remains the same?
For now, with regard to the Golden Visa program, nothing changes because the Government has already informed that taking into account the effects of COVID-19, the program will not be changed.
In short, the benefits remain the same: through this program, it is possible to apply for Portuguese temporary residence and, consequently, move freely in the 26 countries of the Schengen Area. It is also possible to bring the whole family together, without having to repeat the investment.