Office Dr. Rathenau & Colleagues: Portuguese Property Law 2016

One special area of interest for our clients and one topic, for which we are prepared to provide competent assistance is the Portuguese government's new Golden Visa Program.

In a nutshell, this program will enable a fast possibility to obtain a permanent right of residence in Portugal and the European Union and, if you desire, citizenship of Portugal. This will allow you to stay and move freely within the Schengen area, which includes most of the European Union and associated countries such as Norway and Switzerland, and visa-free or visa-on-arrival entry into 170 countries, including the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. necessary for these benefits is an investment of at least 500.000 Euro - about 690.000 US dollar or 4.250.000 Renminbi - in real estate property in Portugal. 

Our law office is happy to offer you a complete, carefree package of advice and assistance for participating in this program. We will guide you from the first considerations through all legal and commercial aspects of acquiring property and applying for the program up to fulfilling all requirements for permanent residence and/or citizenship.