Residency Obligation: All family members must visit Portugal for minimum 7 days per year to maintain residency status.
Residency must be renewed after year 1, year 3, and year 5 (additional fees apply, see below). It may continue to be renewed every 2 years, for as long as the applicant wishes to maintain residency.
Residency must be renewed from within Portugal (e.g. during the client’s yearly visit).
The investment (real estate or bank deposit) must remain in place to maintain residency status.
Permanent residency may be applied for after year 5, if applicants have lived in Portugal steadily since obtaining the Golden Visa (i.e. they were absent from Portugal for less than 9 months during the 5 year period).