Portuguese citizenship: what are the benefits?
Portugal is known for its developed infrastructure of cities, sunny beaches and long history. Also, Portugal is one of the safest countries in the world.
The number of foreign nationals living in Portugal is growing every year, and over a thousand of them are applying for Portuguese citizenship and a passport. This number includes both citizens of EU member states and residents of other countries who are looking for a place to live.
An important feature that makes a Portuguese passport so attractive is that you don’t have to lose your citizenship when you apply.
What are the benefits of a Portuguese passport?
- Opened UAHans of 27 countries that are currently members of the EU and other countries of the Schengen area.
- Study, work, live or retire in any EU country.
- The right to vote in both national and European referenda and elections.
- The total number of visa-free countries for a Portuguese passport as of 2020 is 185.
- A quality health care system in Portugal.
How to get Portuguese citizenship and passport?
To be eligible to apply for a Portuguese passport or citizenship, you must meet one or more of the following criteria:
- Married / married to a Portuguese citizen for more than three years.
- Over 18 years of age, while legally residing in Portugal for at least six years, and excellent knowledge of the Portuguese language.
- Born abroad to the family of a Portuguese citizen.
- Born in Portugal in 1981 or later, and parents are foreigners who have legally resided in Portugal for at least five years after your birth.
You can also go the other way and get a passport by going through the investment scheme. This scheme is also known as the Portugal Golden Visa. She offers you several investment routes, such as buying real estate in Portugal, investing in venture capital funds or investing in recovery projects.
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