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    February 28, 2021
    Golden Visa – Changes only in 2022

    The Portuguese authorities have finally released the details on the upcoming changes to the Golden Visa regulations (Decree Law 14/2021, of 12th February).

    Initially, it should be highlighted that such amendments will become effective on 1st January 2022. Until then, the existing rules and requirements remain the same. It should also be noted that the rules are clear to establish that whoever submits their applications until 31st December 2021 will have the same grandfathered under the current regulations and requirements in force.

    In accordance with the details now released, the main changes will be as follows:
    Property Investments: Minimum amount required remains the same – €500,000 and €350,000 (for urban renovation) but only in certain qualifying areas (interior areas)

    Capital Investment: Minimum amount required of €1.5 M (previously €1M)

    Investment Funds: Minimum amount required of €500,000 (previously €350,000)

    Job creation: Minimum amount required of €500,000 + 5 new jobs (previously €350,000)

    Science and Research Activities: Minimum amount required of €500,000 (previously €350,000)

    Other categories: No changes

    It should be noted that the changes to in the property category will only apply to residential properties.

    As such, it will remain possible to invest in Lisbon, Porto and in all other areas in non-residential properties, such as commercial, offices, serviced apartments and others.

    Please contact us for any additional information that may be required.

    February 2021
    Edge International Lawyers

    April 24, 2022

    We are pleased to announce that one of our senior partners, Geoffrey Graham, has been elected as Chair of the Ireland Portugal Business Network

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    April 21, 2022

    After a very successful trip earlier in the month to New York where our partner Ana Rita Reis had meetings with clients and business partners, EDGE is again returning to the USA in May.

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    March 21, 2022

    On March 18th 2022, the Decree-Law nº26/2022, proceeds with the fourth alteration to the Portuguese Nationality Regulation.

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