Many of you might be aware Portugal offers golden visa for 350,000€ in real estate, which remains the most popular real estate route, only few heard about Government bond option of portuguese golden visa.

 

Portugal does offer golden visa for buying government debt under the capital transfer option  requires equal to or above €1m euros.

 

It is possible to buy €1 million euro worth of

 

  • Portugal debt instruments such as treasury bonds, savings certificates and ordinary treasury bills: statement issued by the Agency for the Management of the Public Debt – Agência de Gestão de Tesouraria e Dívida Pública – IGCP, E.P.E
  • Securities can also be purchased held individually deposited with a safekeeper

 

The investment is locked for 5 years and fully refunded without interest. Investors in this scheme will be given a long term permanent residence permit under golden visa

 

Applicant must also submit a declaration issued by a financial institution accredited or registered in national territory by the Bank of Portugal, confirming an actual international bank transfer of funds for carrying out such investment  confirming bank accounts with a quarterly average balance of 1 million Euros or more, in which the funds were actually transferred from abroad

 

ARI/Golden Visa holders applying outside Portugal, must present an extract from his/her criminal record – duly certified by a Portuguese diplomatic or consular post abroad

 

Spain, Italy also offer investor visas for buying €2m euro worth of government debt.