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Portugal’s New Nationality Law: Fast-Tracking the 5-Year Path to Citizenship

Mark Damsgaard

Mark Damsgaard

Founder of Global Residence Index

Last updated: January 9, 2024

We are excited to share news that will significantly benefit your journey to Portuguese citizenship.

Portugal amended its nationality law on Friday last week.

Previously, the required five-year period for citizenship eligibility began after residency approval. Now, it starts from the date of residency application.

In practice, this means that golden visa applicants become eligible for citizenship about 1-2 earlier than they otherwise would.

The main paths to residency leading to citizenship with minimal stay/visit requirements include:

  • Investment in funds: An investment of 500,000 euros, plus fees.
  • University donation: A total donation of 170,000 euros, including all fees.

In 2023 alone, our team has successfully assisted over 50 American clients toward their goal of obtaining Portuguese residency.

With our unparalleled expertise in Portuguese residency options tailored for American applicants, we are uniquely positioned to assist you in this journey.

Interested in exploring these opportunities further?

Simply contact us, and we’ll arrange a phone call or a Zoom meeting at your convenience to discuss your pathway to Portuguese residency and citizenship.

We are looking forward to assisting you.

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By scheduling a consultation, you’ll receive personalized guidance tailored to your unique situation. We’re dedicated to helping you understand the details of various immigration programs, making them more straightforward so you can proceed with confidence.

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Here is what to expect from a call with our advisory team:

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We’ll answer your questions about the program and the application process, providing you with the clarity you need.

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We’ll break down each stage of the immigration process, ensuring you know exactly what to expect.

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We’ll help you determine if the chosen program is the right fit for you or suggest alternatives that may better align with your goals.

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