COUNTRY BACKGROUND Portugal
Because of it’s location, it is a short plane ride to North America and only a few hours from any of the other European capitals, Portugal is the perfect hub for the international businessman.Once you get Portugal residency, you can enjoy the highlights among Portugal’s attractions vary from culture, gastronomy and wines, beaches, golf, history, a variety of landscapes and above all the hospitality of the Portuguese people.
Rank 77 - 2017 Index of Economic Freedom
Rank 3 - Safest Countries in the World
Rank 4 - Passport Power Index
Rank 24 - Forbes Best Countries for Business Index
Rank 41 - UNDP Human Development Indicators (World)
The United Nations (UN) and its Specialised Agencies
World Trade Organisation (WTO)
Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
The Council of Europe (CoE)
The World Bank
The International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Freedom of movement
As a permanent resident of Portugal, you are a resident of the European Union, thus you are entitled to freedom of movement in the Schengen area.
HEALTH & EDUCATION
You and your family will be able to study in schools or universities across Portugal and enjoy world-class healthcare.
Minimal residency required
There are minimal physical residency requirements, you are required to visit Portugal for 7 days per year.
Pathway to citizenship
By fulfilling minimal requirements, you may be eligible for a Portuguese citizenship after 5 years of holding your residency.
High ranked passport
The Portuguese passport is ranked in the top 5 passports in the world for ease of travel.
Ease of travel
Citizens of Portugal can travel visa-free or with visa-on-arrival to over 185 countries and territories including the United States of America, the European Union, Singapore and Hong Kong.