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Portugal Golden Visa
Portugal Golden Visa programme was established in 2012 and is available to citizens around the globe. Due to its simplicity and transparency, it is arguably one of the most popular residency programmes. The Portuguese Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras (SEF) overlooks the day to day operations of the programme.
The initial internal due diligence check process shall be carried out prior to any payments to ensure the applicant is suitable for the programme . An initial deposit payment will be required providing the client passes the initial due diligence stage.
A application package will be sent once the deposit payment has been made and AIM Capital Partners will require clients to scan all documents to their client relationship manager in order to ensure the documents have been prepared in the correct manner.
During the on boarding stage, the client shall be required to travel to Portugal to complete the biometrics and investment process. The investment process usually takes around 4-5 weeks to complete. All viewings for real estate shall be arranged prior to the visit. AIM Capital Partners shall also apply for the applicants social security number and open a bank account for the main applicant. Thereafter, the team will prepare your application and submit it to the SEF(The SEF is officially mandated by the Portuguese government to process the residency applications).
The government will carry out a strict due diligence on each applicant and receive reports from several due diligence agencies in order to ensure all applicants are of good character. This process will take approximately around 2-3 months.
The SEF will meet to assess the application, the unit will then inform AIM Capital Partners whether the application has been approved or disapproved. If the application is successful, we shall apply for all residency documents.
Main applicant should be at least 18 years old.
Applicant should have no previous criminal record and be of good character.
Applicants should be in good health.
Applicant should also be able to make the full investment in order to apply.
7 days residency requirement during the first year and 14 days residency requirement every other 2 years. Residency renewal will be subject to the applicant meeting all the residency requirements.