A residence permit in Portugal allows you to have almost the same rights as a citizen of the country to live and work there. Anyone wishing to obtain a residence permit in the Portuguese Republic must have a reason. According to the classic schemes, these are studies or an employment contract, marriage and family reunification, and the purchase of real estate. But the most advanced scheme is obtaining a residence permit for investment under the "Gold Star" program.
Labor contract. A large flow of immigrants comes to Europe for the purpose of earning money. But work experience and qualifications must be confirmed by documents. In Portugal, they willingly issue permits for less skilled work, but still, in this case, a certificate of language proficiency is required. When concluding a contract with a new employer, the migration service is supposed to immediately notify about it.
Marriage and family reunification. In many countries, residence permits are willingly issued to spouses of citizens. Citizenship in Portugal is allowed after three years of marriage. Marriage simplifies the procedure for obtaining a residence permit - a language certificate is also not required, but it does not cause its automatic receipt. For family reunification on the basis of matrimony, a consular visa is first requested, and upon arrival in the country they apply for a residence permit.
Study and professional development. You can apply for a residence permit in the republic at once for the entire period of the proposed study. In some private universities in the country, it is possible to get education in English. After completing training and obtaining a job, a new permit is requested for the purpose of employment.
Citizenship in Portugal for Sephardic Jews. According to a simplified scheme, when a language certificate is not required, it is possible to obtain citizenship in the country for descendants of Jews. Safarad - that is how Spain was previously called in Hebrew, the place of residence of exiled Jews. As soon as possible, in 1-2 years, you can get a passport: the term of the residence permit is reduced and there is no need to apply for permanent residence.
Many do not even think that they are the descendants of Jews who experienced persecution of Catholics in the Middle Ages in the Iberian Peninsula. In 2015, the governments of Portugal and Spain decided to amend their legislation to make it easier for them to obtain citizenship. A list of families that have been persecuted has been compiled (there are also Russian surnames there). Their descendants can apply for citizenship in Portugal under the simplified scheme.
Purchase of real estate. Buying your own house or apartment makes it easy to get a legal residence permit. The family members of the property owner also get the opportunity to obtain citizenship.
Most EU countries use this method to provide a residence permit. In Spain, for example, it is enough for housing to purchase real estate in the amount of 160 thousand euros. But, acquiring citizenship in Spain, the Russians are forced to give up theirs. A double, as in the case of Portugal, cannot be purchased. In addition, the procedure for obtaining Spanish citizenship lasts 10 years.
Immigration program of Portugal "Gold Star". The official program "Golden Visa" helps its participants to obtain a Residence Permit for investing in the Portuguese economy in amounts ranging from 350-500 thousand euros. A variety of investment conditions are offered: invest in cultural objects, in scientific and technical research, start a business, open a deposit in a local bank.