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Why Portugal
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Advantages & Benefits
Best immigration scheme in the world
Only 7 days presence required per year until Permanent Residence in 5 years.
Over 1,000 Degree courses taught in English in the E.U. at very affordable rates
Portuguese Passport rated the third most powerful in the World by the Global Passport Index 2019
No Tax on many forms of foreign sourced income
Access to World-Class Healthcare and Education
Route to EU Citizenship within 6 years for applicant and immediate family
Third Most Peaceful Nation on Earth
Exclusive Access to Fantastic, Visa-Qualifying Property Investments
GVP Life is a one stop solution to your new horizon
Portugal Property Price Rises for 2018

Click on interactive Red Tabs for info. Click for 2019 price increases.

Independent figures taken INE Data, and The Portugal News
(Prices expected to rise in double digits again in 2019 )
Our approach

Company co-founders Kieron Norris and Jason Gillott are Hong Kong Residents who have either personally gone through the Portugal Immigration Process or have made successful property investments in Portugal. This experience has made them aware of all the potential obstacles, pitfalls and issues with unnecessary fees and charges, leaving them perfectly placed to advise people who want to buy property or move to Portugal.

Exclusive Legal Services

Reliable, credible, cost efficient, transparent and very experienced law firm with over 50 lawyers that have successfully processed hundreds of Golden Visas

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Portuguese Property Partners

Access to exclusive solid investment properties in key locations with zero sales commission payable and full rental management included. Properties that are otherwise not available in Hong Kong or Asia

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Turnkey Solution

Kieron and Jason lead a team which provides an end to end service through the whole Golden Visa process from Asia to your successful Golden Visa Investment and new life in Portugal.

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A satisfied client is better than any advertisement

I bought a great investment property in Cascais thanks to the GVP Life Limited property team, and their extensive local property network. I paid zero sales commission, and the value was not only in the fact that 3 generations of my family qualify for the Golden Visa but the house has actually gone up 40 percent in value since I bought it, and we get great holidays every year in our new property with the security of knowing the family has a plan b.

Mr Kwok
My Husband and three boys can’t wait to return to Portugal on bikes, canoes and boats. As a formally trained cook, I can’t wait to eat more of the local seafood, pasteries and to visit the amazing markets. My parents are looking forward to traveling to Portugal this February to golf some of the Worlds top courses with their closest friends
Jennifer

Portugal has become our second home since securing residency through GVP Life Limited’s immigration team and connection to their excellent partners. They provided a fast, efficient and effective service for my whole family and their partners on the ground in Portugal were amazing.

Catherine

It is a fantastic country! GVP Life Limited helped so fast by taking the pain out of doing it ourselves, residency has given our family and especially our kids the future security they need in an increasingly unstable World; with great educational opportunities and full employment rights in the E.U. secured. We couldn’t be more relieved as Brexit has made the UK less appealing as a safe haven for Hong Kongers, and we have a certain exit if needed now

Rahim Mohammed
I love Portugal such a lovely country, and to be able to invest 500 K Euro into such a welcoming country to access security for my family with full passport rights after 5 years is amazing as the economy is also booming, it is a win win. It must make Portugal the best country in the World right now for such a scheme as its part of mainland Europe and the E.U.
Xi Jemin
FAQ
Am I able to apply for a Portugal Golden Visa?

If you are a non-E.U. or E.E.A. citizen, have no criminal record, are willing to purchase health insurance and have the means to afford one of the investment routes with no encumbrance, then you are eligible!

What are the main investment options?

Property Investment comprises over 90 % of all Golden Visa investments. The full list of options is as follows:

  • Capital transfer of at least EUR 1 million into Portugal
  • The creation of at least 10 jobs in Portugal
  • The purchase of property in Portugal worth at least EUR 500,000
  • The purchase of property in Portuguese urban regeneration areas at least 30 years old to the value of at least EUR 350,000
  • The purchase of property in certain low population density areas within Portugal, worth at least EUR 280,000
  • Investment of at least EUR 350,000 in scientific research in Portugal
  • Investment of at least EUR 250,000 in Portuguese culture, arts, and heritage
  • Investment of at least EUR 500,000 in medium sized businesses in Portugal.
What are the advantages of a Portugal Golden Visa?

The process is easy and transparent and provides for free movement within the Schengen Area and a clear path to European citizenship within 6 years. The visa is also cheaper than other European residency-by-investment schemes.

What are the advantages of the Portugal Golden Visa over Greece, Cyprus or Malta?
  • Efficient and transparent process
  • Investment into an economy that has entered a golden period of economic growth located on mainland Europe so your investment value is low risk
  • Very short stay requirements in Portugal
  • A clear tax environment, which taxes only local income until you settle in Portugal and become a tax resident. Even then, most foreign income is exempt for the first ten years. There is no wealth tax and no tax on inheritances within the immediate family
  • Allows you to bring 3 generations of the same family to live in Portugal through one property investment
  • Fast and proven to work over many years with a clear path to full E.U. citizenship, so low entry risk to achieve your focused outcomes compared to newer schemes on the market.
  • English is widely spoken and the environment is very welcoming
  • The 3rd most peaceful nation on Earth
  • Easy travel access in and out of Portugal as it is an international hub
  • Great modern infrastructure especially the new road system
What do I have to do in order to achieve Permanent Residency?

Remember The Golden Visa scheme is only available to non-E.U. or E.E.A. citizens who must do the following:

  • Make a qualifying investment and maintain it for 5 years
  • Spend just 7 days per year in Portugal, for each of the 5 years
  • Maintain a clean criminal record
Can I bring my family and how many members?

Under the Portugal Golden Visa Scheme you can bring your spouse, any children under the age of 18 or dependent children aged 18-26 if they are unmarried and in full-time education, as well as the parents of either spouse if they are aged over 66, or aged over 55 and dependent on the main applicant. You can also bring siblings under the age of 18 of either spouse, if they are your legal responsibility.

Should I be careful with certain companies offering Golden Visas and related services?

It is always good to be careful, particularly where companies make fast over promises.

A mixture of legal, property and immigration companies are taking advantage of Golden Visa applicants by offering investment options that both look great on paper and meet the investment requirements – however, these options, mainly property, are often priced way above market price to take advantage of foreign investors, and often the developments are not clear of horizontal planning. This means that after 1 year of the initial Golden Visa if the property is not fully legalized then the Golden Visa process is stopped at year 2. We at GVP Life Limited with our partner lawyer CCA only work with property partners who sell clear developments to our Golden Visa clients.

It’s not uncommon to see firms offering properties to Golden Visa applicants for the convenient sum of €500,000 when the property is in fact worth much less. At GVP Life Limited, we pride ourselves on helping you make investment decisions which are in your interests and based on our own experience in investing in Portugal where we see a solid investment with good rental and capital returns.

Also many companies charge very high fees compared to GVP Life Limited, and are often three or four times more and often charge the buyer a sales commission on each property sale. We at GVP Life Limited do not expose our clients to properties that charge sales commission.

The Company Founders are permanently based in Hong Kong, staffed by Hong Kong Residents, whose founders have made the successful move to Portugal, and GVP Life Limited is accountable under Hong Kong law to our International clients, and to Hong Kong people who use our services. The Hong Kong legal system is one of the best in the World as it is based on common English law.

Can same-sex couples also apply for the Portugal Golden Visa?

Yes, same sex couples in Portugal can apply for the Golden Visa, and have all the same rights as heterosexual couples. The children of same sex couples are also eligible for residenency as dependents as long as under 18 years of age. Same Sex Marriage is recognized in Portugal.

What documents and paper work can I help prepare to make things easier?

You need 3 months of original utility bills as proof of registered address to be able to open a Portuguese bank account, national I.D. cards. You need to provide all original birth and marriage certificates, secure a certificate of non criminal record from your place of permanent residence, have a valid passport of at least 2 years, get a valid health certificate from a recognized Doctor approved by the Portuguese Govt.

A full list of all the documents will be provided to you once you enrol with GVP Life Limited.

Note: If you lack any of the above then start applying for them asap or the Golden Visa process will be slowed down. For a Certificate of No Criminal record this can take a month to secure.

Why does GVP Life Limited only advise property investment as the route to a Golden Visa?

We have studied all the other options and this simply the best, fastest, least complicated, safest and most rock solid method as it generates returns on your investment and property is a key tangible that Asian investors understand and trust.

Is the growth in Portugal a property boom only and other parts of the economy are not performing?

No it is undergoing a dynamic structural change, tourism is a mainstay but one key sector which has attracted major multinational investment is the new I.T. knowledge based economy especially in cities such as Lisbon and Porto. The Government invested heavily into education during the financial crisis and it is now paying dividends, for this reason the property rental markets are very healthy and capital growth. Following links show recent big investments:

https://www.eenewsautomotive.com/news/bmw-launches-software-jv-portugal

https://www.volkswagenag.com/en/news/2018/04/Software_development_center.html

https://econews.pt/2018/12/24/google-will-hire-800-more-people-in-portugal/

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Golden Visa Portugal | Obtain a Golden Visa for the EU

The most important aspect of the process of obtaining Golden Visa residency and investing in Portugal is to work with a reliable and transparent law firm to ensure that all aspects of the process are handled in a hassle-free, and efficient manner. To achieve this consistently, we have partnered exclusively with CCA, a multi-disciplinary law firm, which all GVP Life Limited’s Partners personally deal with and who have been known to us for many years.

Key Features of our Partnership:

  • Our strategic partnership with CCA is based upon the common values of reliability, honesty, thorough due diligence checks on properties for Golden Visa eligibility, and a customer-centric approach to service delivery.
  • The partnership between GVP Life Limited and CCA provides the perfect blend of experience to serve Asia-based clientele – our personal experience as Asia-based investors and new arrivals to Portugal, coupled with CCA’s local expertise, positions us perfectly to provide a one-stop shop for all legal, tax and immigration matters that our clients are likely to face.
  • CCA are a multi-disciplinary law firm that have over 70 years of international and, more importantly, local experience. They are located in the heart of the historic business district of Lisbon with a team of more than 50 lawyers.
  • Through GVP Life Limited, our clients can access fixed price legal services for immigration, real estate and tax advisory services with CCA which means there will be no hidden charges or extra costs down the line.
  • The GVP Life Limited team’s personal experience of moving to Portugal, coupled with CCA’s local legal expertise, also ensures we can help our client’s take full advantage of the numerous tax benefits on offer to expatriates and investors.

    These include:

    • The Non-Habitual Residence (NHR) Scheme. This scheme was introduced in 2009 and, with proper advice, Asia and International based clientele can enjoy tax exemption on many forms of foreign sourced income for 10 years, when they become permanent residents in Portugal.
    • Tax-Exemption on all Foreign Sourced Income with the Golden Visa if you remain ordinarily resident in your country of origin. The only real taxes you would be liable for, are purchase / stamp duty costs ( See our Tax Calculator ) , and local income tax on a rental property should you decide to rent it.
    • Serious Note: If your process is handled incorrectly it can create a legal , personal and financial nightmare, which is why we have a tried and tested team dedicated to this.

      We have watched examples of investors and expatriates being wrongly advised by local property agents, lawyers and investment firms, and later on they have ended up with a large and unnecessary tax liability, legal complications or even a denial of their Golden Visa.

      This often occurs through buying an incorrect investment property. One of our founders went through many of these negative experiences, this is what motivated him to create this company and prevent others from doing so.

  • Together, we ensure a one-stop shop to provide a smooth transition into Portugal whether your goal is to make sound property investments to secure your family or to move to Portugal on a full-time basis.

To get in touch to learn more, please fill in our Contact Form to arrange a free consultation.

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Main office
Unit 2018, 20 / F, 18 - 24 Shan Mei Street, Fotan, N.T., Hong Kong
Meetings held in our central office by email appointment only. Key persons: Kieron Norris, Jason Gillott