Have you ever lived in a 100% gay-friendly country, where you could quickly obtain the resident status through investment and the citizenship? Investing in Portugal is always a good idea, let’s see the highlights of the Portuguese Golden Visa Residency by Investment Program!
1. Quality of life in Portugal
Portugal is a great country to live and enjoy life. The Portuguese people are friendly, they accept and are welcoming the members of the international LGBTQ+ community. There are more in Portugal than Lisbon and Porto. Those cities are lovely and perfect places to live, but Faro, Sintra, Coimbra and Lagos also have a lot to offer.
The food is perfect, in Lisbon, you will find the cuisine and the best chefs from all over the world. In music, the European, Latin-American, Asian and African sounds and rhythms rule the cities, and you can have them all. You should walk through the Bairro Alto, where the bands are playing live music in almost all little clubs, but there are more than 250 in the old city centre of the capital. Museums, large parks and hundreds of activities are waiting for the residents in Portugal, during 365 days of the year. You don’t have to worry about your programs or how to find a beautiful and exciting location with attractive amusement possibilities, for sure.
2. Discrimination-free life for the gay migrants
Portugal is a gay-friendly country, and you will feel it. The Portuguese nation is not afraid to invest in a tolerant and peaceful future and to become an exemplary state in the European Union (which is already the far bets place for gays to live) regarding LGBTQ+ rights. The legal challenges, old habits and religious beliefs couldn’t stop the LGBTQ+ community to fight for the freedom of equal treatment. Homosexuality was decriminalised in 1982, only eight years after the revolution, which put an end to the dictatorship. The Member State of the European Union has a ban on sexual-orientated discrimination in the Portugues Constitution, and the nation also has wide-ranging anti-discrimination laws. The government legalised same-sex marriage in 2015; gays can also adopt children but only individually, not jointly. In 2011, the president signed the “Law of Gender Identity”, this regulation simplifies the right and process of the sex and name change for transsexual people.
3. Simple and straightforward resident status through investment
The Portuguese Golden Visa Residency by Investment Programme is the most popular such investor’s immigration solution in the European Union, and there is a fierce competition among the 20 of the 28 Member States, which introduced migration solutions for wealthy investors from abroad. The most attractive issue of the Portuguese Golden Visa is the affordable amount of investment (even form 200,000 euros) and the inviting investment targets. The real estate prices increased by 37% in Portugal, because every fourth home was bought by foreigners in 2017. And most of them were investors for the right to live in Europe.
Which is the most sought-after option of the Portuguese residency by investment programme?
Portugal’s Golden Visa is a flexible scheme with several solutions for different groups of investors. The most popular option is to buy residential real estates in rehabilitation zones, but you can also do a capital transfer, create jobs, invest in Scientific Research and Development, support small-cap or mid-cap venture capital funds or invest in “Low Population Areas”. The two new ways of obtaining the resident status in Portugal are the start-up and the joint movie producer options as “Promotion of Culture”. Start-up creators do not even have to invest, the so-called “Business Angels” and the official funds from the EU will do the financing. As a movie producer, the amount of investment is significantly lower, but more than one investor needed, at least five to ten for the successful application.
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