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There are many Golden Visa programs in the world to choose from that offer residence permits in exchange for qualified investments. Obtaining a Golden Visa in Madeira is the best option for those looking to travel in the entire Schengen Area without having to become a tax resident in Portugal. By getting a Golden Visa in Madeira you will also be granted the right or work, live or study anywhere in the Portuguese territory.


What is the Golden Visa Madeira?

The Golden Visa in Madeira is a residency permit granted in exchange for qualifying investments in Portugal. Obtaining a Golden Visa in Madeira allows you to work, live and study in the entire Portuguese territory and to travel in the whole Schengen Area, without having to become a tax resident in Portugal. Every qualified member of your family can be included in the Golden Visa program.

Investing in Madeira is an excellent way of obtaining a Golden Visa.


Madeira Golden Visa benefits

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  • Madeira living with a €350,000 Investment
  • Up to 7% Return on Investment Per Year
  • Investment Qualifies Immediate Family
  • 3rd Safest Country in the World
  • Apply For Citizenship After Year 5
  • Access to 191 Countries Visa-Free
  • Visa-free Travel All Over the Schengen Area
  • Fantastic Quality of Life with Great Climate
  • World-renowned Gastronomy
  • Access to Free World-class Healthcare

Madeira Golden Visa Rules

To get a Golden Visa in Madeira, there are various investment options listed below. Please note that:

  1. The funds for the investment must be transferred from abroad
  2. The investment activity must be maintained for at least 5 years as of the time the Golden Visa in Madeira has been granted
  3. The investor must not be a citizen of the EU or of a member state of the Schengen Area
  4. The investor must not have been convicted of any crime punishable in Portugal with more than 1 year of imprisonment nor be registered with the Portuguese or Schengen information system
  5. The Golden Visa in Madeira residence permit can be renewed for two periods of two years, and the applicant needs to remain in Portugal for seven consecutive or non-consecutive days during the first year and fourteen consecutive or non-consecutive days during the subsequent two-year periods.

Who can get the Madeira 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


Investing in Madeira

Alternatively, the following investment options are also eligible for obtaining a Golden Visa in Madeira:


Type of investment

Minimum amount (€)

Creation of 10 jobs and having the workers registered with Social Security


Capital transfer for the incorporation, or the reinforcement of the share capital of a commercial company with a registered office in the Portuguese territory, combined with the creation of five permanent jobs.


Effective transfer of capital to a Portuguese bank account of which the applicant is the sole or first holder


Transfer of capital to be applied in research activities developed by public or private scientific research institutions, integrated with the national scientific and technological system


Investment in artistic production or maintenance of Portuguese national cultural heritage


Acquisition of equity stakes in investment funds or venture capital funds for the capitalization of Portuguese companies


Companies in Madeira benefit from a reduced corporate tax rate (14.7% under the general regime or 5% in the International Business Centre of Madeira) among several other advantages. If you're interested in getting a Golden Visa by creating a company in Portugal, learn more about the advantages of Madeira here.

Interested in finding out more?

Please note that the Golden Visa Step-by-Step Guide will be sent to you via email automatically after filling out the above form.