D6 Family Reunion Visa vs Golden Visa in Portugal

The Golden Visa has a family reunion component that is slightly different than the traditional Family Reunion visa.

The traditional Family Reunion visa only allows dependent children, a spouse, and dependent parents to relocate to Portugal with you. If someone receives the Golden Visa, their Family Reunion visa extends to more family members.

This is because Golden Visa applicants are making a significant investment into the Portuguese economy. The only requirement for family members coming to Portugal under a Golden Visa is that any children must be under 18 or dependent on you throughout the 5-year application window.

Family Reunion Visa
Golden Visa

Minimum investment and requirements

- Spouse or partner that can legally live in Portugal
- Children under 18 or who is legally under your supervision.
- Dependents over the age of 18, only if they are single and studying in Portugal
- Parents if they're over the age of 65, or dependent on you in a provable way
- Real estate in rural areas: €280K
- Residential property in Porto, Lisbon or Algarve needs a tourist licence.
- Hotel Shares  €500K (buyback)
- Treasury securities / Government bonds €1.5M
- Bank Deposits  €1.5M

Criteria to be eligible
to apply

- Have a NIF number
- Be a non-EU national
- Be a spouse, partner, child or parent of someone that is a Portuguess resident
- Have a clean criminal record
- Have a NIF number
- Have the minimum investment
- Have a clean criminal record

Where to apply

Portuguese consulate in country of residency or in Portugal (It's a longer process)
In Portugal, personally or through a representative

Visa cost

Approximately €2,000
€5,870 approx

Turn around

2-4 weeks after your appointment with SEF (there are delays with Covid)
6-9 months+

Issued for

Family members
Investors – Real estate or capital transfer investments

Permanent residency

After 5 years of uninterrupted living
After 5 years (no strict residence conditions)

Additional benefits

NHR tax regime. Check NHR price


Live, work, study, healthcare
Live, work, study, healthcare


After 5-6 years of uninterrupted living
After 5-6 years of uninterrupted living (no strict residence conditions just meet 1-2 weeks visit to Portugal every year)

Family members


Resident permit

A Residence Permit will be issued. Permanent Residence Permit after 5 years
Temporary Residence Permit after 2 years
Permanent Residence Permit after 5 years

Health insurance


Accommodation requirements

Secure long-term residential accommodation in Portugal either through a purchase or rental.
Not required

Visa free movement

Schengen and certain EU countries
Schengen and certain EU countries

Residency conditions

Requires you to live in Portugal for the majority of the year
Minimum 7 days per year, or 14 days every 2 years
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