Agência para o Investimento e Comércio Externo de Portugal


Chinese investment raised through golden visas totalled 433.7 million euros between 2020 and July this year, with eight visas granted that month, according to SEF data requested by Lusa.

In July, investment raised through the Residence Permit for Investment Activity (ARI) program totaled 57.2 million euros, 30% more than a year before and 27% less than the 79.8 million euros recorded in June.


For the first time since 2020, China is not included in the monthly 'top5' of investment by nationality.


In July, the USA obtained 16 'golden' visas, the Philippines 13, the United Kingdom 10, Brazil and South Africa nine each.


In the case of China, eight ARIs were awarded to Chinese citizens in July, that is, one less than the last country in the monthly 'top5'.


From the year of the pandemic, 2020, until July 2023, China represented an investment of 433.7 million euros.


In July, 61 ARI were granted under the criteria for acquiring real estate, totaling 41 million euros, of which 7.8 million euros (22 'gold' visas) corresponded to purchases for urban rehabilitation.


In The Portugal News