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Portugal Golden Visa vs Greece Golden Visa

Mark Damsgaard

Mark Damsgaard

Founder of Global Residence Index

Last updated: May 10, 2024


Portugal Golden Visa vs Greece Golden Visa

In our discussions with clients exploring European residency options, the Portugal Golden Visa and the Greece Golden Visa frequently emerge as top contenders. Both programs enjoy considerable popularity, yet they cater to distinct preferences and needs due to their key differences. To clarify these distinctions, I’ve compiled a table below that highlights the primary differences between the two golden visas.

Portugal Greece
Investment amount €500,000 €250,000
Investment in Funds Real estate
Typical legal fees €8,000 – €12,000 €5,000 – €8,000
Typical Government fees (single / family of 4) €8,500 / €34,000 €2,000 / €2,000
Time to residency 12-18 months 2-3 months
Stay requirements 7 days /year None
Leads to permanent residency? Yes No
Leads to citizenship? Yes, subject to A2 language requirement In practise, no
Investment can be sold after? 6-7 years (when permanent residency or citizenship is obtained) Must be kept to maintain residency
Include children over the age of 18? Children of any age who are not married, studying full-time, and dependent for the entire duration of residency Children up to age 21 who are not married, studying full-time, and dependent (or up to age 24 if they are students in Greece)
Include parents? Parents 55+ if they are dependent,
or 65+ with no dependence required
Parents of any age with no dependence requirement
Deadline None 10% property deposit by August 31, 2024

If you’d like to discuss in detail which program might best suit your specific circumstances, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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