The Portuguese Government released a new decree-law that dramatically affects most Portugal Golden Visa pathways, with one clear exception being the real estate rehabilitation category. As of January 2022, real estate intended for housing will no longer be available in major urban areas, and capital transfer and investment funds, in general, will become pricier.
The rehabilitation pathway will continue to be available in all areas, including major urban areas like Porto and Lisbon. The changes in the law announced today by the Portuguese Government reinforces the belief that rehabilitation is by far the best and most secure path to obtain European passports under the Portugal Golden Visa Program. This clearly indicates that the Portuguese Government recognizes the value of such investments to the country and has the intention to keep it as it is for the next two years at least.