News June 2015 – The Best Golden Visa Scheme

A survey from Henley & Partners (Global leaders in Residence and Citizenship Planning) concludes that Portugal has the best Golden Visa program. According to the Global Residence and Citizenship Program ranking, Portugal is in 1st place with 82 points out of 100, followed by Austria, USA, Switzerland, Monaco and Dubai. Judged by 11 independent experts, the study has evaluated the different emigration programs for investment all over the world, taking into account factors such as life quality, reputation, fiscal administration and time and requisites to obtain citizenship.

The CEO of Henley & Partners, Eric Major, considers that the Golden Visa strategy has helped Portugal to get out of the financial assistance program, increasing the real estate sector and also promoting Portugal across borders.  The growth of non-residents obtaining the Golden Visa through their investment has been a Government commitment with the number of Visa’s obtained continuing to increase.