How can I get a Portuguese Golden Visa by making a capital transfer?

I read about making a 1 million-euro transfer in company stocks and shares as a way to get the visa. How does one do this? Are there only certain eligible companies or shares that can be used for this purpose?

Answers

On June 18, 2019 Mauricio Bartacevicius answered:

The applicant must demonstrate that he has made the investment in the minimum amount required. The investment can be as follows: in a credit institution authorized or registered in TN with the BP (Banco de Portugal) attesting the ownership, free of charges and charges, of deposit accounts with a balance equal to or greater than 1 million euros, resulting from an international transfer ( and effective) or of share in the same amount when collective accounts are concerned; through the acquisition of public debt instruments of the Portuguese state (namely treasury bonds, savings certificates or treasury certificates); for the acquisition of mobile values securities; for the acquisition of securities titled bearer; through the acquisition of nominative securities not included in a centralized system; for the acquisition of titled securities integrated in a centralized system. Finally, if the investment is made through a sole proprietorship company, the applicant must also present a certificate of commercial registration, which proves that the applicant is the partner.

On June 11, 2019 Tiago Gali Macedo answered:

In order to apply for a Golden Visa by investment through the capital transfer of an amount equal to or above 1 million euros, the applicant must prove the investment in the amount required, individually or through a shareholder limited liability company of which the applicant is the shareholder, by submitting the evidence of an international and effective transfer, according to the type of investment. The types of investment through the capital transfer of an amount equal to or above 1 million euros are the following: Declaration of a credit institution authorized or registered in the national territory within Bank of Portugal, attesting the holdership, free from any charges and obligations, of deposit accounts with a balance equal or above 1 million euros, resulting from an international and effective transfer, or of a quota of the same amount when joint accounts are at stake. In the case of acquisition of public debt instruments from the Portuguese state, in particular government bonds, savings certificates or treasury bills, supporting document proving the holdership, free from charges and obligations, issued by the Treasury and Debt Management Agency – IGCP, E.P.E., of instruments of the amount equal or above one million euros; or in the case of acquisition of transferable securities, a certificate attesting the Applicant’s holdership, free from any charges and obligations, issued by the respective registering entity according to and for the purposes of numbers 1 and 2 of Article 78 of the Portuguese Securities Market Code; In the case of acquisition of bearer securities, placed within the depositary under Article 99 of the Portuguese Securities Market Code, a certificate attesting the Applicant’s holdership, free from any charges and obligations, issued by the depositary. In the case of acquisition of nominative securities not included in a centralized system, a certificate attesting the Applicant’s holdership, free from any charges and obligations, issued by the issuer. In the case of acquisition of nominative securities included in a centralized system, a certificate attesting the Applicant’s holdership, free from any charges and obligations, issued by the financial intermediary within which the respective integrated account in a centralized system is open. In the case of acquisition of social participation not included in previous cases, an extract from the register of companies attesting the holding of the participation, and the contract by means of which the acquisition took place, with the amount stated. An extract from the register of companies as well, in the case the investment is done through a shareholder limited liability company, stating the Applicant to be the shareholder, as for in No. 3 13 of Article 65-A of the Regulatory Decree No. 84/07, of 05/11, as amended.

On June 11, 2019 Ana Viegas answered:

You can get a golden Portuguese visa through a capital transfer of 1 million euros. You can open a bank account in that amount or invest in shares of companies based in Portugal.

On June 06, 2019 Rodolfo José Santos answered:

There is no list of eligible companies or shares. You can freely choose to create your own company. However, to do so, the limit is lower than the 1 million. It is a capital transfer of the amount of 350,000, or higher, for constitution of a commercial society with a head office in the national territory, combined with the creation of five permanent working jobs. Or it is for the reinforcement of the share capital of a commercial society with head office in national territory, already existing, with the creation or keeping of working jobs, with a minimum of five permanent jobs for a minimum period of three years. Or you can do 350,000 into a hedge fund or transfer to a bank account based in Portugal 1 million, then apply for the visa with this.

On June 07, 2019 Breno Moreira answered:

You must have a declaration issued by a Portuguese financial institution proving that you have 1 million euros in your Portuguese bank account. If you rather acquire company stocks/shares, you need to be able to prove your transaction/ownership, free of charges/liabilities, when you apply for the Golden Visa. The transaction must come from a international bank account. There are no specific guidelines of which companies or shares you should acquire, only that the amount must be equal/superior to 1 million.

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