15th September 2022
Investment into Portugal’s Golden Visa programme (ARI) up 34% on this time last year.

Investment into Portugal’s Golden Visa programme (ARI) up 34% on this time last year.


Portugal’s national news agency LUSA  has reported that between January and August 2022, investment into the country raised through the Residence Permit for Investment (ARI), also known as the Golden Visa program, totalled €397.7 million, 34.7 percent more than in the same period last year.


In the first eight months of 2022, 806 Golden Visas were issued (94 in January, 94 in February, 73 in March, 121 in April, 112 in May, 155 in June, 80 in July and 77 in August).


According to Lusa, in August 2022, 77 ARIs were awarded, of which 64 were for the acquisition of real estate (31 for urban rehabilitation) and 13 for capital transfers in Portuguese investments.


In August 2022, 19 Golden Visas were granted to China, 10 to Brazil, another 10 to the United States, five to Pakistan and four to Morocco.


Since the ARI programme was launched in October 2012, 11,060 Golden Visas have been issued.


Given the wide range of nationalities living temporarily in the UK, many people here are interested in learning more about Portugal’s Golden Visa programme with  a view to applying for it.


To feed this demand for information, several of the exhibitors at the next Moving to Portugal Show and Seminars, which will be on Thursday 20th October 2022 in central London (see  www.movingtoportugal.org.uk  to register)  are offering specialised advice on the Golden Visa programme, and the various property and investment options that qualify for it.


See our list of exhibitors here or to book a one to one meeting with an exhibitor of your choice please email  info@portuguese-chamber.org.uk