Office Dr. Rathenau & Colleagues: Portuguese Property Law 2016

Portugal as a country represents a sound choice both for your investment and as a place for you and your family to live. It is a stable democracy founded on the rule of law and a pluralistic, tolerant, multicultural society. Due to its colonial history, it is open towards influence and people from all parts of the world. Also, English is widely spoken, so settling here, fitting in and organizing your economic and daily life will be quite easy.

As holder of a Golden Visa, you are immediately entitled to enter Portugal, to move freely within its national territory and live and working here.

Also, you have a right to family reunion, therefore your residence permit will also allow your spouse and children to enter Portugal, obtain a residence permit and enjoy the same benefits that you do, including the possibility of a permanent residence permit after five and Portuguese citizenship after six years.

Portugal has an efficient, 12-year school system - with several international schools that teach bilingually in English and Portuguese - and several universities, some of which, such as the University of Coimbra, of considerable international renown, that offer degrees recognized throughout the European Union. This makes Portugal an ideal place for your childrens' education.