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In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean lies Madeira Island - an autonomous region of Portugal fully integrated into the European Union and a part of the Schengen Area. Madeira is, since 2015, the World's Leading Island Travel Destination.

Getting a Golden Visa in Madeira is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for those seeking a safe investment while having the ability to live, work and travel without restriction in the entire Schengen Area; and visa-free access to 191 countries after getting a Portuguese passport.

Below, you can find a step-by-step guide on how to get a Golden Visa in Madeira.


Why should you get a Golden Visa in Madeira?

Getting a Golden Visa residency permit in Madeira has plenty of advantages:

  • Ability to live and work in Portugal
  • Visa-free travel all over Schengen Area
  • Portugal is the 3rd safest country in the world
  • Access to 191 countries visa-free
  • The investment options start at € 250.000
  • Your investment qualifies your immediate family
  • You can apply for Portuguese citizenship after 5 years
  • The Portuguese passport is the 5th strongest in the world

Golden Visa in Madeira – Investment options

There are many investment options to getting a Golden Visa in Madeira. You can click here for the complete list. Nonetheless, the 3 most in-demand options are the following:


Real Estate

Investing in the Madeira real estate market is one of the best ways of getting a Golden Visa. You can be granted a Golden Visa in Madeira in exchange for the following real estate investments:

Type of investment

Minimum amount (€)


Acquisition of residential real estate


Only eligible in Madeira, Azores, and the interior of Portugal

Acquisition of real estate whose construction has been concluded at least 30 years ago or located in an area of urban rehabilitation and execution of restoration works on the acquired real estate


Only eligible in Madeira, Azores, and the interior of Portugal

Madeira has a thriving real estate market. The mild climate, stunning landscapes, low cost of living, and unique quality of life attract travellers and investors worldwide. These factors create a dynamic, diversified, and competitive real estate market full of great opportunities.

We have a selection of properties for sale in Madeira, ranging from houses in Funchal's city centre, to luxurious villas, and apartments in and around Funchal. 

Set up a business

You can also get a Golden Visa residency permit by setting up a company in Madeira or by investing in a Madeiran company. This way, you will need to invest €500.000 geared towards setting up, or increasing the capital of a Madeiran company, while also creating or maintaining 5 jobs.

In this case, the cherry on top is that Madeira companies benefit from a highly advantageous tax regime. The International Business Centre of Madeira (IBCM) offers one of the most competitive tax frameworks in Europe. Among its features, we highlight the 5% corporate tax rate on income generated outside Portugal. The IBCM is approved by the European Union and fully complies with all EU treaties and laws.

The advantages of setting up a company in Madeira include, but are not limited to:

  • Reduced 5% corporate income tax (CIT) rate for income obtained outside Portugal
  • Standard 14,7% CIT rate for income obtained in Madeira
  • Special tax regime for non-habitual residents
  • Exemption from withholding tax on the payment of royalties and dividends (IBCM companies)
  • Exemption from withholding tax on the payment of services and interest to non-resident shareholders and on other forms of remuneration such as shareholder loans, allowances, or capital advances
  • Reduced rates of stamp duty, property taxes (IMI and IMT), municipal taxes, autonomous taxation, and other fees and costs (IBCM companies)


Another possibility of getting a Golden Visa in Portugal is investing in investment or venture capital funds. These funds must be registered in Portugal and have at least 60% of their capital realised in Portuguese commercial companies. The minimum required investment is € 500.000.


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