Securing EU residency for your loved ones

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The breath-taking shoreline, beautiful delicacies, vibrant tradition, low price of dwelling and top quality of life are only a few of the the reason why quite a few folks migrate to Portugal yearly. From the bustling metropolis life in Lisbon to laid again Cascais and even the gorgeous Alentejo area for nature lovers – there are such a lot of exceptional locations to select from, to swimsuit each household’s wants, when shopping for property in Portugal.

The vastly profitable Portugal Golden Visa nonetheless stays Europe’s most profitable and engaging residency programme. Having mentioned this, latest delays within the programme and bulletins from the Portuguese authorities have created some frustration. That being mentioned, savvy South Africans are nonetheless clamouring to submit their functions as quickly as potential to safe a spot in, what we consider, continues to be the perfect EU Residency programme round. To date we have now assisted near 500 South African households with the programme. The €280,000 rural regeneration programme and the 350,000 city regeneration programme, stays probably the most sought-after possibility in Portugal.

Golden Visa Announcement

The Portuguese Authorities has not too long ago launched a draft of a regulation proposal that goals to finish the Golden Visa program. Nevertheless, there have been some enhancements made compared to the preliminary proposal from February 16, 2023, and the bulletins made on March 30, 2023. The brand new regulation proposal contains guidelines that can shield all earlier functions for Golden Visa submitted earlier than the regulation enters into drive. 

Which means all functions for Golden Visa will nonetheless be accepted and will probably be granted all rights underneath the present regulation for the GV authorized regime – so long as functions are submitted earlier than the regulation turns into efficient – which shouldn’t occur earlier than 30 June 2023. This rule additionally applies to renewals of the Golden Visa and household reunions, which will probably be protected.

Despite the fact that the brand new regulation intends to finish the Golden Visa program, it should solely apply to future functions submitted after the regulation enters into drive. 

Everlasting residence can even be granted to Golden Visa holders who’ve submitted their functions earlier than the brand new regulation enters into drive, with out having to remain in Portugal for a sure interval — the seven days each year minimal keep will nonetheless be required. 

Whereas there are nonetheless some particulars to be clarified, the federal government has listened to public opinion and won’t apply any retroactive results to this system. The regulation proposal will nonetheless must be mentioned and voted in parliament, so the precise date when it should enter into drive is unsure. Due to this fact, it is suggested to submit functions for the Golden Visa as quickly as potential to be protected by the earlier regulation.

For extra data the Portugal Golden Visa Programme and alternatives out there, please contact Theresa Fernandez on [email protected]

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