This week, Portugal's immigration authority, SEF, announced the introduction of a new online portal that will allow investors to automatically renew their Portugal Golden Visa residence permit online. Previously used for other types of visa renewals, this portal will now be opened for the first time to existing Portuguese Golden Visa holders. Those who have Golden Visa residence permits that have expired or will expire before 31 March 2023 will be able to benefit from this service.
Until this was registered, the only way for a Golden Visa renewal to happen was to make the registration appointment at SEF. Now with this new online system, the workload for renewal applications in 2021 and 2022 will be significantly reduced. It will also speed up the process for all applicants who will be renewing their visas in the coming months. More details about the online system continue to emerge. If you already have a Golden Visa and need to renew it, we recommend that you contact your attorney for more information.
For new investors considering investing in Portugal for a Golden Visa, this is a positive example of how the system chain is constantly developing and when they come to renew their newly obtained visas, we hope the online service will become a permanent fixture.
Please contact us for more information about the Portugal Golden Visa program.