have borders,
people don’t.

World Trust, Relocation Advisory
for Global Investors.

Why Portugal?

Portugal, a Country to Invest.
The Country to Live In.

About Portugal

With 10.6M population, Portugal is one of the oldest and more surprising countries in Europe. 

It has an unique culture, amazing cities, beautiful beaches, and a fantastic climate.

Portugal also has a very diversified industry and has led on many business areas such as metallurgy to technology.

Main Features

Privileged location in Europe –several times nominated as one of the best countries in the world to live – Portugal is an opened door to over 500 million people in Europe and more than 250 million Portuguese-speaking around the world.

Since 2015 that Portugal has been one of Europe’s countries with the most foreign investment projects – way above the European average. Among the main reasons why investors are coming to Portugal there are: social stability; low laboral costs; high competences; telcos infrastructures as well as logistics and transports.

Considered the 3rd most peaceful country in the world. With minimum criminal records and a warm and friendly nation, Portugal has become a dream destination for several foreigners around the world

On the 2019 Quacquarelli Symonds ranking – that every year evaluates the top World Universities – 7 Portuguese schools appear on the best ones of the world.

With over 1.500 hospitals and 120 thousand healthcare professionals, Portugal’s healthcare system is considered to be one of the top networks in Europe.

Portugal has a blessed weather, with over 200 sunny days and an average temperature of 20 degrees the whole year.

With several awards in the tourism sector, Portugal continues to invest in these areas – having some of the most desirable Michelin restaurants, the most visited golf courses in Europe and of course the famous beaches bathed by the Atlantic Ocean.

Residency ProgramS

Your gateway to Europe.
An open door to the World.

I Golden Visa Programs

Golden Visa is a Residence Permit for Investors of non-EU countries, that want to live or work in Portugal and have access to the Schengen area.

The major difference between other similar programs in Europe, is that Portugal offers the possibility to apply for the Citizenship after 5 years of holding the residency without the need to actually live in Portugal.

The holder of Resident Permit is entitled to:

  • Enter and/or live in Portugal
  • Travel freely within the Schengen space in Europe
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Employment
  • Possibility to include dependent children and dependent parents and parents in law
  • Minimum stay of 7 days per year in Portugal (first year) and 14 during the other 4 years of the program
  • No worldwide income taxes
  • No age limits
  • Apply for a Permanent Residence Permit or to the Portuguese Nationality (five years later)


Golden Visa Programs are designed for:

  • Foreign non-EU citizens
  • Aged over 18 years old
  • With no permanent residency among the Schengen area
  • Who have their own financial resources
  • For family reunion
  • That want to invest, work and/ or live in Portugal


Golden Visa Programs main features:

  • 350k to a 500k minimum investment – depending on the program (Real estate investment; Funds Investment or Entrepreneur Visa scheme)
  • Several tax and fiscal advantages
  • Low permanency time in Portugal
  • Elegible to Family Reunification
  • Elegible to citizenship purposes – after 5 years of legal residency
  • Elegible to Permanent Residency


World Trust is specialized in 3 specific Golden Visa Programs and will advise you the most suitable one, according to your purposes and context.


By Property Acquisition

EUR 500,000 for a real estate purchase or EUR 350,000 for the refurbishment of properties older than 30 years or in an area of urban regeneration. *


By Investment Funds

EUR 350,000 for the acquisition of units of investment funds or venture capital funds.


By Capital Transfer

Make a capital transfer of at least €1 million in a Portuguese bank account.


By Entrepreneurship

Investing in Portuguese companies, already established. Matured, staged companies. Leader on their business areas. EUR 350,000 for shares acquisition of Portuguese companies.

How to apply to Golden Visa Programs?

With World Trust

Specialized on Investment in Relocation and Mobility, World Trust will manage all the Visa process – since choosing the one that fits best each investor/ citizen, until all the legal and logistics issues- required to moving into Portugal.

Paying all type of specialized services – since your origin country to the one you are moving into.

II Startup Visa Program

World Trust provides you the most up-to-date Visa Programs, considering each individual or company’s major interests.

One of the most recent Residence Visa Programs for non-EU residents, launched by Portuguese Government. 

For ambitious Entrepreneurs who wish to experience one of the most fast growing countries in Europe – leading with top management partners and experiencing doing business in an expanding economy. 

Business Expansion

We Welcome You. Countries have borders, Investments don't.

About World Trust

World Trust is specialized in Investment on Relocation and Mobility programs.

World Trust will guide each Client – Corporate or Individual – every step of the way, with the most up to date and accurate global immigration solutions and opportunities.

We offer specific and straightforward citizenship-by-investment solutions and have a dedicated and global team who gives support and coordinate all the migration/ investment process since your home region to the country you are moving into.

World Trust provides customized guidance on immigration services.

Our specialized team advices high net worth individuals and entrepreneurs in investments on relocation and mobility programs.

We daily work on residence and citizenship-by-investment, developing advisory services relating to residence and citizenship solutions. Providing a wide range of services to our Clients, both in their origin countries, as well as in Portugal.

With offices in Portugal (Lisboa), World Trust assists private and corporate investors and citizens around the world.

Our Vision

Countries have borders, people investments businesses evolution don’t.

World Trust Relocation Advisory for Global Investors around the World.

Established in Portugal but providing Corporate Services Worldwide.

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