What is the European Accord?
The European Accord grants permit holders permanent residency status in Portugal after 5 years, and will lead to Portuguese citizenship if all conditions are met.
The European Accord applies to families where one party holds a European passport and their spouse/partner is a foreign national and/or holds a South African passport. The great advantage with this accord is that residence is automatically granted to both parties for 5 years, whereas the Golden Visa and Business Development Accord options require multiple renewals.
The requirements for this programme are relatively straightforward, as an EU national has the automatic right to Portuguese residency once they have acquired a local property lease or purchase, and their accompanying spouse/partner is given certain priorities as well.
Minimum Requirements Checklist
One spouse/partner must demonstrate that they hold a valid European passport
Dependents educated in Portugal
Any dependents must be educated in Portugal to qualify for the scheme
A local residence in Portugal
A local residence must be rented or purchased in Portugal.
Foreign nationals require documentation
Foreign nationals require documentation similar to that of other accords
The time allocation for the entire process is up to 3 months
Benefits of the Golden Visa
Invest in your family and your future.
Timeline to Portugal residency is relatively quick as compared to other accords
The non-EU citizen receives a 5 year temporary residence, and is thereafter eligible for permanent residence.
No immigration requirements
Benefits of Portuguese citizenship are available to you after 6 years of residency
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