February 4, 2021

Golden Visa for Brits moving to Portugal now Brexit is Done

As the UK is no longer in the EU British Citizens are asking me for official information on how they apply via the Golden Visa route.

Searching for golden visa , (visto de ouro / visto dourado ) will not easily provide links to official information as of course it has a fancy official name that doesn't even mention gold. "Autorização de Residência para Atividade de Investimento (ARI) / APPLICATION FOR A RESIDENCE PERMIT FOR INVESTMENT ACTIVITY (ARI)"

The best English language info I've seen on the web is on:-

I think using lawyer to help with your application is advisable, but if your adviser wants info you could to go direct to detailed government resources at:-

Foreigners and Borders Service / SEF

There is a pdf on property purchase on the site here:

Acquisition of real estate property of an amount equal to or above 500 thousand Euros

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January 10, 2017

Property Hunting Trip

From: "Lorenzo Costa"
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2017 10:26:48 -0500


We are thinking of coming to Europe, and driving Portugal to
look around the country for a retirement home. We've been told
the climate in your area is more suited to us.

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June 20, 2013

Portugal property market is picking up - golden opportunity

The golden visa opportunity which I mentioned in my recent article of May 5th entitled "Portugal gives gold visas to non-Europeans who buy houses" seems to have come to the attention of the UK media.

telegraph 17 Jun 2013

I noticed the recent article pictured above in the Telegraph on the 17th June with an appropriate byline/sub-header, "golden opportunities to be had when buying a home in Portugal".

The article by Jake Wallis Simons is very positive about the property market in Portugal, as well as drawing attention to the obvious benefits of our calmer lifestyle and friendly folk, the spectacular beaches, excellent food and wine, golf, watersports and pleasing climate.

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June 19, 2013

Where to Buy - Lisbon Region - Living in Portugal - Obidos

Four of the six resorts in the Lisbon region recommended as places to buy on the goverment website, Living in Portugal, are in the Obidos area. Three of those are beside the Lagoon, and one on the beach....


We've always thought of the jewel in the crown of Portuguese tourism, Obidos, as being at the heart of the Silver Coast region, but it's been clear for some time that the government wants Obidos in the capital's tourist region.

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May 5, 2013

Portugal gives gold visas to non-Europeans who buy houses

Portugal will now grant residence visas to non-Europeans who buy houses for 500 thousand euros or more under a new law enacted in October.

The first "gold visa" was granted earlier this year in New Delhi to
an Indian businessman by Portuguese Foreign Minister Paulo Portas.

buddhaeden.jpgBudda Eden - between Obidos and Bombarral

The gold visa is already proving popular with investors and private
individuals from the new economy "BRICS" countries (Brazil, Russia,
India, China, South Africa) as this enables them to have Schengen rules
access with the ability to travel freely within the 25 European countries
that make up the EU.

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September 21, 2012

Financially more interesting. Definitely much prettier.

There is a lot of established property at Praia do Bom Sucesso,
mostly built around 15 years ago, which means that the location has
mostly mature gardens trees and lawns which always looks more
pleasing to the eye than the concrete jungles of newer resorts.


The Royal Obidos golf course is up and running. This makes the beach
at Praia do Bom Sucesso, (sometimes known as Foz Gronho) a
financially more interesting and definitely much prettier investment
location on the West Coast of Portugal than inland resorts like
the Bom Sucesso design resort which is few miles up the lagoon.

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June 7, 2009

Property exchanges Silver Coast Portugal / UK and elsewhere.

Property on the Silver Coast in exchange for property in other countries.
If you have property in another country that you wish to exchange for property on the Silver Coast in Portugal, I've created a section on the Portugal Silver Coast Property blog entitled "Property Exchanges" (see list of categories).

I'll be dividing it into sub sections as folk send offers for listing here. I have already created the "Silver Coast -> UK" section for Silver Coast property offered in exchange for homes in the UK.

The section entitled "UK -> Silver Coast" is currently empty, but is designed for folk moving from the UK to the Silver Coast, Portugal. Perhaps you would like to be the first to list your UK property there?

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June 28, 2008

Selling Portugal Silver Coast and other Property

If you have property to sell on the Silver Coast in Portugal, or elsewhere for that matter, you can place free classified ads on many web sites. This may be useful if you have property you need to sell at home before investing in Portugal.

A good place to start advertising is and there you can place an advert with pictures completely free of charge in return for a link to If you don't already have your own web site to make the link, then will create a professional web advert for less than the price of a meal out.

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