The Golden Visa Programme

Pam Golding Properties has made arrangements to offer our clients access to the Residence-by-Investment Programme  - The Golden Visa Programme, recently introduced by the Portuguese Government. Disclaimer

We have engaged with real estate agencies, lawyers and company administrators in Portugal to present you with the service you have become accustomed to from us in South Africa. In addition, we also have professionals in South Africa who are more than equipped to handle the residency and forex applications from this side.

It needs to be noted that at the time of application for permanent residency applicants would need to pass a Portuguese language test. Click HERE for more information. Find out about a Learning Portuguese Digital Platform HERE.

Additional information in this regard is also available on the wikipedia link: HERE


Pam Golding Properties is marketing a broad selection of quality residential property ranging from one bedroom apartments and beach cottages to spacious seaside villas situated mainly in Lisbon, PortoCascais, Estoril, Silver Coast and the Algarve.

Click here to download the Golden Visa Programme Q & A (PDF).

To read the Portugal Buyer’s Guide - click here.

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The Golden Visa Programme


Portuguese Citizenship   NEW REGULATIONS

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Areas within Portugal

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Alentejo Property


Alentejo is a picturesque region of south central and southern Portugal, steeped in culture and heritage. With an area covering approximately one third of the country’s territory, Alentejo borders the regions of Centro and the Algarve as well as the Spanish regions of Extremadura and Andalusia.

Known as the "Breadbasket of Portugal," the Alentejo region's undulating landscape consists of farmlands, small hillside villages and larger, ancient towns. From the endless white sandy beaches to the rolling wheat fields, olive groves, vineyards, and cork oak forests, Alentejo invites you to live your most authentic life.

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Portugal Real Estate in Algarve


The area between Algarve’s two high-end golf resorts - Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago - with the town of Almancil at its tip, is often referred to as the Golden Triangle.

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Portugal Real Estate in Cascais


Cascais is a coastal town in Portugal, 30 km west of Lisbon, along the Estoril Coast. It is a cosmopolitan suburb of the Portuguese capital and is one of the richest municipalities in Portugal.

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Portugal Real Estate in Estoril


The coastline from Lisbon to Estoril and Cascais has for generations been referred to as “The Riviera of Portugal”. Famed for its temperate all year round climate, stunning beaches and cosmopolitan lifestyle.

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Portugal Real Estate Lisbon


Lisbon, the capital and largest city of Portugal, is the westernmost capital in mainland Europe, located on the Atlantic Ocean coast at the point where the river Tagus flows into the Atlantic Ocean. 

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Madeira Property



Magnificent Madeira is an archipelago of small islands located in the north Atlantic Ocean, southwest of Portugal. A haven of natural beauty set against the turquoise sea and emerald green vegetation, Madeira is one of Europe’s top islands, warm and welcoming with an idyllic Mediterranean climate.  Besides the relatively low cost of living, the key attraction to buying property in Madeira is Portugal’s Golden Visa Program, which gives foreign investors the right to reside in the EU.  The Golden Visa is a straightforward and flexible program, making it most attractive for investors worldwide.

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Porto Property


Situated north of Portugal, along the west coast, lies the vibrant city of Porto. It is the second-largest city in Portugal following on from Lisbon and fast becoming one of Europe’s most popular cities to visit and live. The low cost of living in Porto and the Mediterranean climate are not the only key attractions for expatriates to invest in property for sale in Porto; Portugal’s Golden Visa Program is the fastest and simplest program allowing foreign investors the right to reside in the EU.  

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Portugal Real Estate in Silver Coast

Silver Coast

The Silver Coast, known among locals as Costa da Prata, is often named among the top tourist destinations in the world.

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Explore Portugal

Nova School of Business & Economics

Nova School of Business & Economics

Nova School of Business and Economics, a leading business school in Europe,  provides an excellent level of higher education and research. Their aim is to produce graduates and postgraduates equipped for the marketplace. Nova offers high-quality and innovative courses are geared to providing the knowledge and skills required, and are regularly reviewed to aim at best practice. Their teaching is rigorous, and benefits from the stimulus of a wide range of electives, international recruitment and exchange programs. Click to read Bachelors Degrees in Economics and Management brochure



Quite possibly one of the most underrated cuisines in Europe, Portuguese food with its many Mediterranean influences and great wine offerings, is Europe’s best kept foodie secret. Soak up the flavor and ambience along with the beautiful views from the 50 best terraces in Lisbon.



Explore Lisbon’s historic neighbourhoods dotted with majestic medieval buildings, many of which have now been transformed into charming boutique hotels. Conservatively restored using a combination of traditional and modern designs, here is a pick of 25 Boutique Hotels in Lisbon.



Portugal is perfect for exploring on foot, by kayak, bike or even on horseback. From its stunning Douro River region, to Lisbon labeled the new Barcelona and considered Europe’s coolest city right now, Portugal is amazingly diverse. So spend a few days in the capital then head further afield.



Getting around Portugal is straight forward as the country’s transport system is well developed and diversified. Taxis are plentiful in large towns and cities and are usually marked with an ‘A’. Tram lovers would enjoy the charming relics rattling through the narrow streets of Lisbon and Porto, and Portugal has an extensive railroad network.

News about Portugal

“Whether marvelling at azulejo-studded palaces near Lisbon or relaxing in a countryside pousada with a glass of port, you’ll be charmed by the rich and varied experiences Portugal provides.”

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Living in Portugal


There have been considerable changes over the last two decades with regards to the Portuguese economy. What was primarily a public consumption economy has slowly changed to an economy supported by exports, private investment and high-tech industries. Along with agriculture, tourism is also a significant role-player in the Portuguese economy.

Owning property in Portugal

The Golden Residence Permit is granted to non-EU citizens who invest in Portuguese property under certain requirements. Holders of the permit/visa can enjoy access to the Europe Schengen area. Planning laws in Portugal curb uncontrolled development, making new developments harmonious with their surroundings. The upturn in Portugal’s property market growth in 2014 reflects a positive outlook for 2015, and the time to act is now.


Portugal’s warm, mild Mediterranean climate makes it one of the warmest countries in Europe and also one of the sunniest, with over 3000 hours of sunshine per year. Portugal’s winters are wet, but temperatures rarely go below 16°C in certain areas.  The climate varies from region to region; winters are milder in areas closer to the sea, like the Algarve, and colder more inland. Mountainous regions in the North receive occasional snowfall.


Portugal is conveniently situated at the centre of three major continents: Europe, Africa and America. Only a few hours away from many major European capitals, visitors from different parts of the world are attracted to Portugal. Lisbon is just a 2.5 hour flight away from Paris and London. Portugal’s modern road network makes it easy to travel within Portugal – it takes only two hours to travel between Lisbon in the South and Porto in the Nort

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