Agência para o Investimento e Comércio Externo de Portugal


The Green Visa is a new investment category just launched by the Portuguese government as part of its Golden Resident Permit Programme (GRPP).

The GRPP, also known as the Portugal Golden Visa, is a residency-by-investment programme that allows non-EU citizens to make a capital investment into Portugal and receive a five-year residency visa. With this visa, you and your family can live in Portugal and travel visa-free throughout the European Schengen Area. To be eligible for a Green Visa you need to make an investment of €500,000 in environmental projects. These projects can range from non-intensive organic agriculture and ecotourism schemes, to renewable energies and other environmental initiatives.


Specific areas of investment include:

1. Eco-tourism
2. Organic farming
3. Renewable energy
4. Carbon neutral projects

"The Green Visa will serve to reinforce Portugal’s role in attracting international ecological investment, while simultaneously ensuring the transition to a circular and carbon-free economy," said André Silva, the leader and sole MP for the Portuguese People – Animals – Nature political party. The party is responsible for lodging the new investment route in parliament.