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The Portugal Residency by Investment Program has two major investment options: Transfer of Capital and Business Investment.     
Years of experience combined with a deep network within the investment community made SjF uniquely qualified to advise clients on an individual basis.     


What  Investment options qualify for the Residence by Investment Program?

Transfer of Capital: This is a great option if applicants do not plan to live in Portugal full-time.


1.  €500,000 in a fund, which then invests this money into Portuguese companies, or the stock market.

a.  Investors must keep their investment in the fund for at least 5 years.

b.  The investment is usually returned together with the earned profits which are split among investors.


2.  € 500,000 for research activities of public or private entities that are part of the national scientific and technological system. 

a.  € 400,000.00 in a low density area*


3.  € 250,000 in support of artistic production or in the recovery or maintenance of national cultural heritage.

a.  € 200,000.00 in a low density area.*

Business:  If entrepreneurship is of interest to you, then this opportunity is a worthwhile venture.  The total amount invested can be as low as €100,000 EUR.

1. Job Creation

a.  Creation of a minimum of ten new jobs.

b.  Eight new jobs in a low density area.

2. Incorporation of a commercial company:

a.  Invest a minimum of €500,000 in a new or existing Portuguese business.  

b.  This must create a minimum of five new jobs, or maintain ten jobs, for a minimum of three years.

*A low density area is defined as less than 100 inhabitants per or with a GDP per capita below 75% of the national average.

​​Why choose SjF Immigration & Investments to assist you Residence by Investment Program Application?

Sandra Jardim Fernandes is the recognized authority in the field of immigration within the Portuguese Republic.  Intricately involved in the country’s Residence by Investment program initiative since its inception in 2012, she has been the sole representative of Portugal at the International Bar Association (IBA) immigration conference since 2015.  Ms. Fernandes has been the keynote speaker and subject matter expert for several conferences as well as given numerous interviews to media outlets around the world. 

In addition to her 30-plus year legal experience, she has had extensive experience over the past decade successfully assisting hundreds of clients from every corner of the world.  Given her legal specialties in not only immigration, but real estate and tax as well, Ms. Fernandes quickly gravitated to this unique residency program and even provides counsel to local government agencies. Her long-term relationships with several leading real estate developers and fund managers throughout the country make Sandra an ideal person to match clients with prospective business partners.

Lastly, SjF offers a high touch concierge service that considers each individual situation by tailoring a unique plan for the client and their family. 

​How can SjF Immigration & Investments assist you in choosing your investment? 

SjF, together with its partners, combines immigration, fund investment and tax expertise with business acumen to deliver end-to-end assistance. We recognize that this is a major life decision and therefore take special care with each one of our clients and their families. 


Whether by investing in eligible Residence by Investment funds or through donating to art and cultural heritage in Portugal, you will find that SjF is able to clarify all questions.  By providing you with the pertinent information, guiding you through different options based on your preferences and needs, SjF will enable you to make an informed family decision. 


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We will be happy to assist you with choosing the appropriate route based on your and your family’s individual situation.