Author Archives: Rodolfo Santos

Changes in the Golden Visa Program for 2022
Changes in ARI

Starting next year, applying for a gold visa in Portugal will have different rules. Most of the changes performed will be with the purchase of a house, which is only possible in the interior of the country and the islands of Madeira and Açores. However, important changes will happen also for investors who want to […]


Introduction Cryptocurrency is a decentralized currency, meaning they are not controlled nor emitted by any central bank, and instead of being controlled by their creators and/or users they are using a peer-to-peer system and its transactions saved in ledgers called a blockchain. Ever since their creation in the last decade nature of cryptocurrency has been […]

REVIVE Program
Portugal and a great program to boost our tourim outside of the big city centers

We at FS LEGAL, are a specialized law firm in investments and we are very proud of our country Portugal, and we feel it deserves to be promoted. Therefore, it is our role to announce the investment programs that Portugal is promoting with great advantages to the entrepreneurs. This program is not set for Golden […]


Portugal has to be a hot and trendy tourist destination also have been enjoying a lot of interest from foreign investors and many of these are individuals that want one of three things: i) take advantage of the so-called Golden Visa program (ARI – Autorização de Residência por Investimento), ii) Get on board with the […]

Startup Visa Program
Residency Visa for Entrepreneurs from third countries


Startup Visa is a residence visa for entrepreneurs, which aims to attract investment to Portugal, as well as talent and innovation. This program will create a certification status of companies and company incubators to of entrepreneurs and highly qualified persons of countries outside of the European Union. Starting from January 1, 2018, young entrepreneurs from […]

Golden Visa Portugal – New Rules
New rules came to place in ARI program Portugal


New rules for the granting of residence permits for foreign nationals wishing to invest in Portugal came into effect on November 26. It was approved under the Program “Capitalizar”, Law no. 102/2017, proceeds to the fifth amendment to the Law that establishes the legal regime for entry, stay, exit and removal of foreigners from the […]

Do you want to live or invest in Portugal through a Golden Visa or a Retirement Visa?
Find what is the best option for you if Golden Visa or a Retirement Visa?

D7 and Golden Visa

Do you want to acquire a residence permit in Portugal through an investment? Find out the right residence option for you. Whether you have already made an investment in your country or intend to invest in Portugal, Law no. 23/2007 of July 4 (Law of Entry, Stay, Exit and Removal of Foreigners of National Territory), […]

Sephardic Jews and their right to become Portuguese Citizens
Portuguese Citizenship for descendants of Sephardic Jews

Lawyer Sephardic Jew

Who do we call Sephardic Jews, it is a Jews descended from the ancient and traditional Jewish communities of the Iberian Peninsula (Portugal & Spain). The presence of these communities in the Iberian Peninsula is very old, even before the formation of the Christian Iberian kingdoms, as happened with Portugal from the twelfth century. And […]