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João Verdades dos Santos
International corporate lawyer
“Barreau de Luxembourg” (List IV) &
“Ordem dos Advogados” Portugal
Golden Visa - Portugal
RESIDENCE PERMIT FOR INVESTMENT
ACTIVITIES (“ARI”)	
  
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Golden Visa - Portugal
The Golden Visa regime (“ARI”), launched by the
Portuguese State, is one of the most popular
economic residency programs in Europe, attracting
foreign investors from outside the EU/EEA.
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Figures I
Total investments
1.177.136.014.73€
115.271.745.77€ by capital transfer
1.061.864.268.96€ by purchasing a real estate property
Source
http://www.sef.pt/documentos/56/Mapa_ARI_PT_nov.pdf
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Figures II
1832 ARI by acquiring real estate
101 ARI by transferring capital
3 ARI by creation of, at least,10 job positions
Source
http://www.sef.pt/documentos/56/Mapa_ARI_PT_nov.pdf
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Figures III
Main Nationalities
•  China - 1561
•  Russia - 60
•  Brazil - 62
•  South Africa – 51
•  Lebanon – 32
Source
http://www.sef.pt/documentos/56/Mapa_ARI_PT_nov.pdf
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What is the special legal mechanism for obtaining a Residence Permit for Investment
(ARI)?
The ARI mechanism allows third country nationals to apply for a temporary residence permit
to conduct an investment activity with residence visa waiver to enter national territory.
What are the advantages of the ARI programme?
In return for the investment made in Portugal, the beneficiary of ARI is entitled to;
• Resident visa exemption to enter Portugal;
• Living and working in Portugal, while maintaining residence in another country;
• Visa exemption for travelling within the Schengen Area;
• Family reunification;
• Obtain permanent residence (after 5 years and in the terms and conditions set out by the
legislation in force);
• Acquiring Portuguese citizenship (after 6 years and in the terms and conditions set out by
the legislation in force);
	
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Who is entitled to be a beneficiary of ARI?
All third country citizens who conduct an investment activity, as an
individual businessperson or through a company set up in Portugal or
in another EU Member State and who, in addition, is stably settled in
Portugal, provided that these citizens fulfill the quantitative
requirements and the time requirements set out by the relevant
legislation.
The ARI legal mechanism does not apply to individuals with
Portuguese citizenship and to EU and EEE citizens.
	
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What are the minimum time requirements for the investment activity (i.e. how long does it
have to continue?)
The minimum time requirement for maintaining the investment is five (5) years, from the date of
issuance of the Residence Permit.
What are the requirements in terms of cautionary measures and documents?
All of those interested in obtaining ARI are, cumulatively, subject to a number of cautionary
measures, whereby they may not;
•  have been convicted of an offense punishable in Portugal with penalty involving
•  deprivation of liberty of more than one year;
•  have been banned from entering national territory, following expulsion from the country;
•  have had an alert in their name issued in Schengen Information System SIS (listed person);
•  have had an alert in their name issued in SEF’s Integrated System
	
  
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All of those interested in obtaining ARI are, cumulatively, subject to a number of document
requisites, whereby they have to:
•  Hold a valid passport;
•  Hold a Schengen Visa, when applicable, and legalize their entry with SEF within 90 days from
the date of their first entry in Portugal;
•  Deliver a criminal record issued by their country of origin or by the country where they have
been residing for more than one year;
•  Deliver a declaration giving their consent to a criminal record check in Portugal;
•  Up‐to‐date declarations issued by the Portuguese Tax Authorities and by the Portuguese
Social Security confirming the absence of any debts to those entities;
•  Affidavit, signed by the applicant, undertaking the responsibility of fulfilling the requirements
correlated to the investment activity conducted in national territory;
•  Health insurance;
•  Receipt of ARI application fee (513, 75€).
NOTE: Any document that is not written in Portuguese or in English shall be translated by a translator
recognized by the Portuguese diplomatic or consular post at the country of origin, and then
authenticated by that same authority.
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How can non-EU/ EEA investors be illegible to ARI?
Investors shall be eligible to ARI if fulfill one of below mentioned
conditions:
•  Purchase of property in value equal to, or above, 500
thousand Euros, or
•  Bank transfer for an amount equal to or above 1 million
Euros, or
•  Creation of, at least, 10 job positions.
	
  
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What means of proof are accepted for granting ARI?
In order to prove the quantitative requirements, investors shall deliver the following documents in
accordance to the type of investment made:
Bank transfer for an amount equal to or above 1 million Euros:
This requirement is deemed fulfilled where the applicant is able to demonstrate having transferred
capital in the minimum amount required, including investments in shares of share capital of
companies, for which he / she shall deliver:
•  Declaration issued by a banking institution duly accredited in national territory, certifying that
the applicant has effectively transferred capital, in an amount equal to, or in excess of, 1
million Euro, into an account of which he / she is the sole or first holder of capital, or to
purchase interests or shares in companies; and
•  An updated certificate issued by the Commercial Register, certifying that the applicant is the
holder of share capital in a company.
	
  
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What means of proof are accepted for granting ARI?
In order to prove the quantitative requirements, investors shall deliver the following documents in
accordance to the type of investment made:
Creation of, at least, 10 job positions:
This requirement is deemed fulfilled where the applicant presents an updated certificated issued by
the Social Security.
Purchase of property in value equal to, or above, 500 thousand Euros:
This requirement is deemed fulfilled where the applicant presents:
•  Final Deeds of Purchase, or promissory contract for the purchase, of a property which must
include a statement by a financial institution duly accredited in National Territory certifying the
effective transfer of capital for the acquisition or for the first payment in a value equal to, or
above, 500 thousand Euros; and
•  Up‐to‐date certificate issued by the Real Estate Register, which, in the case of a promissory
contract must include where legally feasible its registration in that department.
	
  
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What means of proof are accepted for granting ARI?
In order to prove the quantitative requirements, investors shall deliver the following
documents in accordance to the type of investment made:
Purchase of property in value equal to, or above, 500 thousand Euros:
This requirement is deemed fulfilled where the applicant presents:
•  Final Deeds of Purchase, or promissory contract for the purchase, of a property
which must include a statement by a financial institution duly accredited in National
Territory certifying the effective transfer of capital for the acquisition or for the first
payment in a value equal to, or above, 500 thousand Euros; and
•  Up‐to‐date certificate issued by the Real Estate Register, which, in the case of a
promissory contract must include where legally feasible its registration in that
department.
	
  
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What means of proof are accepted for renewing ARI?
In order to renew its ARI permit, the investor shall:
•  Submit the means of evidence required according to the type of investment made;
•  Provide up‐to‐date declarations issued by the Portuguese Tax Authorities and by
the Portuguese Social Security confirming the absence of any debts to those
entities;
•  Have a health insurance, if he / she is not covered by the social security system in
Portugal;
•  He / she may have to prove compliance with the minimum period of permanence
(7 days in the first year and 14 days in the subsequent periods of two years,
consecutive or unsequencial);
•  Exhibit a valid passport and flight tickets or proof of accommodation;
•  Provide an affidavit, on his / her word of honor that he / she shall comply with the
minimum quantitative requirements and with the minimum investment time of the
investment activity.
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Depending on the type of investment made, the applicant shall deliver:
Regarding the transfer of funds in an amount equal to or above 1 million Euros:
•  Statement issued by a financial institution accredited in national territory confirming the
existence of an average bank balance (on a quarterly basis) equal to, or above, 1 million
Euros; or
•  Up‐to‐date certificate of the Commercial Register confirming the ownership of share capital
in a company; or
•  In case of companies listed in the Stock Exchange, a statement issued by the Stock Market
Regulator, or by a banking institution accredited in national territory certifying the ownership of
shares; or
•  In case of companies not listed in the Stock Exchange a statement issued by the
Administration or by the Management of that company, together with the certified accounting
report proving the ownership and the full compliance with the minimum quantitative
requirement.
	
  
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Depending on the type of investment made, the applicant shall
deliver:
Regarding the creation of, at least, 10 job positions, the applicant
shall deliver:
•  Up‐to date Certificate issued by the Social Security certifying the
maintenance of 10 job posts.
Regarding the purchase of real estate property with a value equal
to or above 500 thousand Euros, the applicant shall deliver:
•  Up‐to‐date Certificate issued by the Real Estate Registry showing
registrations, endorsements and entries in force, as evidence of
ownership of properties.
	
  
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What is the time‐limit for reaching a decision on an application
for obtaining or renewing ARI?
Provided the application contains all the required documents, SEF
shall validate the application in a maximum period of 72 hours.
What is the cost involved in obtaining or renewing an ARI
permit?
•  Where the application for the granting is approved, investors shall
pay a fee for 5.137,50€;
•  Where the application for the renewing is approved, investors
shall pay a fee for 2.568, 75€.
	
  
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As ARI holder, what family members may benefit from this same scheme, where and when
may I apply for family reunification, and how much does it cost?
• The following are considered conventional relatives:
‐ Spouse;
‐ Minor children and incapacitated children under the custody of the couple or of one spouse;
‐ Children who have been adopted by an unmarried applicant, or by a married applicant or by his /
her spouse, provided such adoption was authorized by the relevant authority of the country of
origin and has the same legal effects to those of natural children, and that such decision is
recognized in Portugal;
‐ Children of age, who are dependent on both or one parent, provided they are single and studying
in a teaching establishment in Portugal;
‐ First degree ascendants (parents) of the applicant or of the spouse, provided they are dependent;
‐ Minor siblings, under the custody of the applicant by order of a legal decision by the relevant
authorities of the country of origin, if such order is recognized in Portugal.
	
  
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The following are considered relatives resulting from non‐marital partnership:
‐ Life partner, with registered partnership under the law, either in national
territory or abroad;
‐ Minor, single or incapacitated children, including children who have been adopted by the life‐
partner who has been given legal custody over those children.
Family reunification can be applied for at a Regional Directorate or Delegation of the
Immigration and Borders Service (SEF) from your area of residence
• Family reunification can be applied for at the same time as the ARI title, or at a later stage,
according to the preference of the investor. In any case, it is always dependent on the decision on
the application of ARI.
• Family reunification requests in connection with the ARI scheme that are
approved cost 5.137, 50€ per each family member; renewals cost 2.568,75€.
	
  
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What fiscal rules apply in Portugal?
The fiscal regime of investors who are in Portugal under the ARI
scheme depends on the individual conditions of each investor and
investments made must be properly assessed, in conjunction with
Lawyers/ Tax Lawyers/ Tax Consultants and or Advisors dully
accredited to that effect, and approved by Tax Authorities or other
Public Bodies (AEICEP).
Some tax benefits might be given in specific conditions (example:
urban renewal) and or on a case-by-case basis, depending on the
size and importance of investments.
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What are the applicable taxes to Real Estate transactions?
There are 3 taxes that are of primary concern for any non-resident buyer in Portugal:
IMI
IMI is a council tax. This is decided by the value of your property as assessed by the Inland
Revenue; it is worth noting that this value is normally substantially less than the actual value of the
house. Each district has its own rate and this is published annually.
IMT
IMT is a property tax based on a per cent basis, which is on a sliding scale relating to the value of
the property you wish to purchase. These rates are usually amended each year in line with
inflation.
Stamp Duty and Registrations
When buying a property in Portugal there is also Imposto de Selo (Stamp Duty) on deeds to be
paid which ranges from 0.4%-0.8% of the purchase cost depending on the type of transaction and
the property value. Your lawyer will register the property in your name.
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WARNING	
  	
  
The	
  informa,on	
  contained	
  herein	
  is	
  of	
  general	
  nature	
  and	
  is	
  not	
  intended	
  
to	
   address	
   the	
   circumstances	
   of	
   any	
   par,cular	
   individual	
   or	
   en,ty.	
  
Although	
   I	
   endeavour	
   to	
   provide	
   accurate	
   and	
   ,mely	
   informa,on,	
   there	
  
can	
  be	
  no	
  guarantee	
  that	
  such	
  informa,on	
  is	
  accurate	
  in	
  the	
  future.	
  No	
  one	
  
should	
   act	
   upon	
   such	
   informa,on	
   	
   without	
   appropriate	
   advice	
   a>er	
   a	
  
thorough	
   examina,on	
   of	
   par,cular	
   situa,on.	
   Therefore,	
   Verdades	
   dos	
  
Santos	
   (Lawyer)	
   cannot	
   accept	
   any	
   liability	
   for	
   any	
   errors,	
   omissions,	
  
opinions	
  contained	
  herein	
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  for	
  the	
  implementa,on	
  of	
  the	
  principles	
  set	
  
out	
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Portuguese Golden Visa Regime

  • 1. João Verdades dos Santos International corporate lawyer “Barreau de Luxembourg” (List IV) & “Ordem dos Advogados” Portugal
  • 2. Golden Visa - Portugal RESIDENCE PERMIT FOR INVESTMENT ACTIVITIES (“ARI”)   © João Verdades Santos (All rights reserved)
  • 3. Golden Visa - Portugal The Golden Visa regime (“ARI”), launched by the Portuguese State, is one of the most popular economic residency programs in Europe, attracting foreign investors from outside the EU/EEA. © João Verdades Santos (All rights reserved)
  • 4. Golden Visa - Portugal Figures I Total investments 1.177.136.014.73€ 115.271.745.77€ by capital transfer 1.061.864.268.96€ by purchasing a real estate property Source http://www.sef.pt/documentos/56/Mapa_ARI_PT_nov.pdf © João Verdades Santos (All rights reserved)
  • 5. Golden Visa - Portugal Figures II 1832 ARI by acquiring real estate 101 ARI by transferring capital 3 ARI by creation of, at least,10 job positions Source http://www.sef.pt/documentos/56/Mapa_ARI_PT_nov.pdf © João Verdades Santos (All rights reserved)
  • 6. Golden Visa - Portugal Figures III Main Nationalities •  China - 1561 •  Russia - 60 •  Brazil - 62 •  South Africa – 51 •  Lebanon – 32 Source http://www.sef.pt/documentos/56/Mapa_ARI_PT_nov.pdf © João Verdades Santos (All rights reserved)
  • 7. Golden Visa - Portugal What is the special legal mechanism for obtaining a Residence Permit for Investment (ARI)? The ARI mechanism allows third country nationals to apply for a temporary residence permit to conduct an investment activity with residence visa waiver to enter national territory. What are the advantages of the ARI programme? In return for the investment made in Portugal, the beneficiary of ARI is entitled to; • Resident visa exemption to enter Portugal; • Living and working in Portugal, while maintaining residence in another country; • Visa exemption for travelling within the Schengen Area; • Family reunification; • Obtain permanent residence (after 5 years and in the terms and conditions set out by the legislation in force); • Acquiring Portuguese citizenship (after 6 years and in the terms and conditions set out by the legislation in force);   © João Verdades Santos (All rights reserved)
  • 8. Golden Visa - Portugal Who is entitled to be a beneficiary of ARI? All third country citizens who conduct an investment activity, as an individual businessperson or through a company set up in Portugal or in another EU Member State and who, in addition, is stably settled in Portugal, provided that these citizens fulfill the quantitative requirements and the time requirements set out by the relevant legislation. The ARI legal mechanism does not apply to individuals with Portuguese citizenship and to EU and EEE citizens.   © João Verdades Santos (All rights reserved)
  • 9. Golden Visa - Portugal What are the minimum time requirements for the investment activity (i.e. how long does it have to continue?) The minimum time requirement for maintaining the investment is five (5) years, from the date of issuance of the Residence Permit. What are the requirements in terms of cautionary measures and documents? All of those interested in obtaining ARI are, cumulatively, subject to a number of cautionary measures, whereby they may not; •  have been convicted of an offense punishable in Portugal with penalty involving •  deprivation of liberty of more than one year; •  have been banned from entering national territory, following expulsion from the country; •  have had an alert in their name issued in Schengen Information System SIS (listed person); •  have had an alert in their name issued in SEF’s Integrated System   © João Verdades Santos (All rights reserved)
  • 10. Golden Visa - Portugal All of those interested in obtaining ARI are, cumulatively, subject to a number of document requisites, whereby they have to: •  Hold a valid passport; •  Hold a Schengen Visa, when applicable, and legalize their entry with SEF within 90 days from the date of their first entry in Portugal; •  Deliver a criminal record issued by their country of origin or by the country where they have been residing for more than one year; •  Deliver a declaration giving their consent to a criminal record check in Portugal; •  Up‐to‐date declarations issued by the Portuguese Tax Authorities and by the Portuguese Social Security confirming the absence of any debts to those entities; •  Affidavit, signed by the applicant, undertaking the responsibility of fulfilling the requirements correlated to the investment activity conducted in national territory; •  Health insurance; •  Receipt of ARI application fee (513, 75€). NOTE: Any document that is not written in Portuguese or in English shall be translated by a translator recognized by the Portuguese diplomatic or consular post at the country of origin, and then authenticated by that same authority. © João Verdades Santos (All rights reserved)
  • 11. Golden Visa - Portugal How can non-EU/ EEA investors be illegible to ARI? Investors shall be eligible to ARI if fulfill one of below mentioned conditions: •  Purchase of property in value equal to, or above, 500 thousand Euros, or •  Bank transfer for an amount equal to or above 1 million Euros, or •  Creation of, at least, 10 job positions.   © João Verdades Santos (All rights reserved)
  • 12. Golden Visa - Portugal What means of proof are accepted for granting ARI? In order to prove the quantitative requirements, investors shall deliver the following documents in accordance to the type of investment made: Bank transfer for an amount equal to or above 1 million Euros: This requirement is deemed fulfilled where the applicant is able to demonstrate having transferred capital in the minimum amount required, including investments in shares of share capital of companies, for which he / she shall deliver: •  Declaration issued by a banking institution duly accredited in national territory, certifying that the applicant has effectively transferred capital, in an amount equal to, or in excess of, 1 million Euro, into an account of which he / she is the sole or first holder of capital, or to purchase interests or shares in companies; and •  An updated certificate issued by the Commercial Register, certifying that the applicant is the holder of share capital in a company.   © João Verdades Santos (All rights reserved)
  • 13. Golden Visa - Portugal What means of proof are accepted for granting ARI? In order to prove the quantitative requirements, investors shall deliver the following documents in accordance to the type of investment made: Creation of, at least, 10 job positions: This requirement is deemed fulfilled where the applicant presents an updated certificated issued by the Social Security. Purchase of property in value equal to, or above, 500 thousand Euros: This requirement is deemed fulfilled where the applicant presents: •  Final Deeds of Purchase, or promissory contract for the purchase, of a property which must include a statement by a financial institution duly accredited in National Territory certifying the effective transfer of capital for the acquisition or for the first payment in a value equal to, or above, 500 thousand Euros; and •  Up‐to‐date certificate issued by the Real Estate Register, which, in the case of a promissory contract must include where legally feasible its registration in that department.   © João Verdades Santos (All rights reserved)
  • 14. Golden Visa - Portugal What means of proof are accepted for granting ARI? In order to prove the quantitative requirements, investors shall deliver the following documents in accordance to the type of investment made: Purchase of property in value equal to, or above, 500 thousand Euros: This requirement is deemed fulfilled where the applicant presents: •  Final Deeds of Purchase, or promissory contract for the purchase, of a property which must include a statement by a financial institution duly accredited in National Territory certifying the effective transfer of capital for the acquisition or for the first payment in a value equal to, or above, 500 thousand Euros; and •  Up‐to‐date certificate issued by the Real Estate Register, which, in the case of a promissory contract must include where legally feasible its registration in that department.   © João Verdades Santos (All rights reserved)
  • 15. Golden Visa - Portugal What means of proof are accepted for renewing ARI? In order to renew its ARI permit, the investor shall: •  Submit the means of evidence required according to the type of investment made; •  Provide up‐to‐date declarations issued by the Portuguese Tax Authorities and by the Portuguese Social Security confirming the absence of any debts to those entities; •  Have a health insurance, if he / she is not covered by the social security system in Portugal; •  He / she may have to prove compliance with the minimum period of permanence (7 days in the first year and 14 days in the subsequent periods of two years, consecutive or unsequencial); •  Exhibit a valid passport and flight tickets or proof of accommodation; •  Provide an affidavit, on his / her word of honor that he / she shall comply with the minimum quantitative requirements and with the minimum investment time of the investment activity. © João Verdades Santos (All rights reserved)
  • 16. Golden Visa - Portugal Depending on the type of investment made, the applicant shall deliver: Regarding the transfer of funds in an amount equal to or above 1 million Euros: •  Statement issued by a financial institution accredited in national territory confirming the existence of an average bank balance (on a quarterly basis) equal to, or above, 1 million Euros; or •  Up‐to‐date certificate of the Commercial Register confirming the ownership of share capital in a company; or •  In case of companies listed in the Stock Exchange, a statement issued by the Stock Market Regulator, or by a banking institution accredited in national territory certifying the ownership of shares; or •  In case of companies not listed in the Stock Exchange a statement issued by the Administration or by the Management of that company, together with the certified accounting report proving the ownership and the full compliance with the minimum quantitative requirement.   © João Verdades Santos (All rights reserved)
  • 17. Golden Visa - Portugal Depending on the type of investment made, the applicant shall deliver: Regarding the creation of, at least, 10 job positions, the applicant shall deliver: •  Up‐to date Certificate issued by the Social Security certifying the maintenance of 10 job posts. Regarding the purchase of real estate property with a value equal to or above 500 thousand Euros, the applicant shall deliver: •  Up‐to‐date Certificate issued by the Real Estate Registry showing registrations, endorsements and entries in force, as evidence of ownership of properties.   © João Verdades Santos (All rights reserved)
  • 18. Golden Visa - Portugal What is the time‐limit for reaching a decision on an application for obtaining or renewing ARI? Provided the application contains all the required documents, SEF shall validate the application in a maximum period of 72 hours. What is the cost involved in obtaining or renewing an ARI permit? •  Where the application for the granting is approved, investors shall pay a fee for 5.137,50€; •  Where the application for the renewing is approved, investors shall pay a fee for 2.568, 75€.   © João Verdades Santos (All rights reserved)
  • 19. Golden Visa - Portugal As ARI holder, what family members may benefit from this same scheme, where and when may I apply for family reunification, and how much does it cost? • The following are considered conventional relatives: ‐ Spouse; ‐ Minor children and incapacitated children under the custody of the couple or of one spouse; ‐ Children who have been adopted by an unmarried applicant, or by a married applicant or by his / her spouse, provided such adoption was authorized by the relevant authority of the country of origin and has the same legal effects to those of natural children, and that such decision is recognized in Portugal; ‐ Children of age, who are dependent on both or one parent, provided they are single and studying in a teaching establishment in Portugal; ‐ First degree ascendants (parents) of the applicant or of the spouse, provided they are dependent; ‐ Minor siblings, under the custody of the applicant by order of a legal decision by the relevant authorities of the country of origin, if such order is recognized in Portugal.   © João Verdades Santos (All rights reserved)
  • 20. Golden Visa - Portugal The following are considered relatives resulting from non‐marital partnership: ‐ Life partner, with registered partnership under the law, either in national territory or abroad; ‐ Minor, single or incapacitated children, including children who have been adopted by the life‐ partner who has been given legal custody over those children. Family reunification can be applied for at a Regional Directorate or Delegation of the Immigration and Borders Service (SEF) from your area of residence • Family reunification can be applied for at the same time as the ARI title, or at a later stage, according to the preference of the investor. In any case, it is always dependent on the decision on the application of ARI. • Family reunification requests in connection with the ARI scheme that are approved cost 5.137, 50€ per each family member; renewals cost 2.568,75€.   © João Verdades Santos (All rights reserved)
  • 21. Golden Visa - Portugal What fiscal rules apply in Portugal? The fiscal regime of investors who are in Portugal under the ARI scheme depends on the individual conditions of each investor and investments made must be properly assessed, in conjunction with Lawyers/ Tax Lawyers/ Tax Consultants and or Advisors dully accredited to that effect, and approved by Tax Authorities or other Public Bodies (AEICEP). Some tax benefits might be given in specific conditions (example: urban renewal) and or on a case-by-case basis, depending on the size and importance of investments. © João Verdades Santos (All rights reserved)
  • 22. Golden Visa - Portugal What are the applicable taxes to Real Estate transactions? There are 3 taxes that are of primary concern for any non-resident buyer in Portugal: IMI IMI is a council tax. This is decided by the value of your property as assessed by the Inland Revenue; it is worth noting that this value is normally substantially less than the actual value of the house. Each district has its own rate and this is published annually. IMT IMT is a property tax based on a per cent basis, which is on a sliding scale relating to the value of the property you wish to purchase. These rates are usually amended each year in line with inflation. Stamp Duty and Registrations When buying a property in Portugal there is also Imposto de Selo (Stamp Duty) on deeds to be paid which ranges from 0.4%-0.8% of the purchase cost depending on the type of transaction and the property value. Your lawyer will register the property in your name. © João Verdades Santos (All rights reserved)
  • 23. Golden Visa - Portugal         WARNING     The  informa,on  contained  herein  is  of  general  nature  and  is  not  intended   to   address   the   circumstances   of   any   par,cular   individual   or   en,ty.   Although   I   endeavour   to   provide   accurate   and   ,mely   informa,on,   there   can  be  no  guarantee  that  such  informa,on  is  accurate  in  the  future.  No  one   should   act   upon   such   informa,on     without   appropriate   advice   a>er   a   thorough   examina,on   of   par,cular   situa,on.   Therefore,   Verdades   dos   Santos   (Lawyer)   cannot   accept   any   liability   for   any   errors,   omissions,   opinions  contained  herein  and  for  the  implementa,on  of  the  principles  set   out  without  its  ac,ve  involvement.     © João Verdades Santos (tous droits réservés)
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