Golden Visa investments grew by 15% in November 2017 compared to the same period in 2016 and reached amount of 54.5 million euro according to the data released by the immigration organization (SEF).
93 Golden Visas were issued in Portugal in November, all except 2 were based on the purchase of real estate. 14 of 91 were obtained on the basis of reconstruction program (according to changes that were made from September 2015).
For the entire period of the program 5196 Golden visas were issued on the basis of purchase of real estate, 301 on the basis of capital investments and 10 on the basis of creation of new jobs. The total investment amounted to 3.38 billion euro.
The major investors are from China (3575), Brazil (463), South Africa (216), Russia (192) and Lebanon.
Since 2013, 9212 members of families of investors have received Golden Visas to Portugal.
According to report published by Henley & Partners in 2016, Portugal took the first place in the rating of programs for the provision of residence permit for investment in the world.