The Complete Guide For GOLDEN VISA In MADEIRA

Madeira Golden Visa

Why Madeira?

It’s the World’s Leading Island Destination (for several years in a row now) so we understand your interest. Its natural and stunning beauty, the Madeiran people and their hospitality, the local food, Madeira wine, culture, the amazing sea, the “levada” walks, etc. Whatever the reason may be for you, there are so many reasons people from all over the world want to move to Madeira. 

Madeira Golden Visa: Let’s get right to the point…

Facts & Key Advantages

  • A wide range of affordable investment options (real estate and others)
  • A short (at least 7 days) yearly visit to Portugal is enough to maintain your residency status
  • Free movement within the Schengen area/27 EU countries, without the need for a visa
  • After 5 years convert your temporary residency status into a permanent option for full citizenship
  • Madeira is a very affordable and safe place to live
  • Good health and education (schools/university) standards
  • An attractive tax system 

Madeira Golden Visa: Property Investment Thresholds

There are two important investment thresholds you should take into account when investing for the Madeira Golden Visa. 

Golden Visa Thresholds


For maximum flexibility in your property choices

This threshold allows for any type of property investment, anywhere in Madeira or Porto Santo. The property can be a brand-new house, an apartment, or any other kind of development, such as a traditional Madeiran farm house on the north coast, or a beautiful beachfront villa in the heart of the famous Lido area.  


Allows you to invest in property for rehabilitation/renovation. 

This threshold allows for property investment that requires a rehabilitation or renovation project.
The €350,000 Madeira Golden Visa investment threshold includes both the purchase price of the property and the cost of rehabilitation/renovation. This threshold option a good alternative if you don´t mind the renovation work required.

Property for rehabilitation can fall into one of two categories: 

… 30 years old or more

… Located within one of the official rehabilitation zones (defined by the local council). In Funchal, the rehabilitation zone incorporates a large area in central downtown – making it a promising option due to its privileged  location.  

There's Always More To Discover...

If you want to know the essential information about Madeira and Porto Santo in a quick and practical way, check out the online brochure and find out the best that these Atlantic islands have to offer… because not all paradises are on the other side of the world!

Funchal City Center

Experience the city of Funchal. Beautiful and easy to explore.

Garajau madeira island

Garajau Cable Car

Get a ride to the beach on the local cable car in Garajau.

Marina of FUNCHAL

The marina of Funchal opened in 1984, and is located in a sheltered area in Madeira’s main port, at 530 nautical miles from Lisbon and 36 nautical miles from Porto Santo Island.

Some Pictures of Paradise

Take a look at some pretty pictures of heaven on earth.

modern house in Funchal sea view
madeira island beach north coast
madeira island turists
botanical gardens Funchal

Madeira Islands

Madeira Islands


Madeira Islands, officially the Autonomous Region of Madeira, is one of the two autonomous regions of Portugal, the other being the Azores Islands. It is an archipelago situated in the North Atlantic Ocean, in a region known as Macaronesia, just under 400 kilometres (250 mi) to the north of the Canary Islands and 520 kilometres (320 mi) west of Morocco.


Its population was 251,060 in 2021. The capital of Madeira is Funchal, which is located on the main island’s south coast.

The archipelago includes the islands of Madeira, Porto Santo, and the Desertas, administered together with the separate archipelago of the Selvagens (Savage) Islands.


The region has political and administrative autonomy through the Administrative Political Statute of the Autonomous Region of Madeira provided for in the Portuguese Constitution. The autonomous region is an integral part of the European Union as an outermost region.

Madeira generally has a very mild and moderate subtropical climate with mediterranean summer droughts and winter rain. Many microclimates are found at different elevations.


Madeira, originally uninhabited, was claimed by Portuguese sailors in the service of Prince Henry the Navigator in 1419 and settled after 1420. The archipelago is considered to be the first territorial discovery of the exploratory period of the Age of Discovery.


It’s a popular year-round resort, particularly for fellow Portuguese, but also British (148,000 visits in 2021), and Germans (with 113,000 visits in 2021). It is by far the most populous and densely populated Portuguese island. The region is noted for its Madeira wine, flora, fauna, with its pre-historic laurel forest (Floresta Laurissilva) classified as UNESCO World Heritage Site. 


The main harbour in Funchal has long been the leading Portuguese port in cruise liner dockings, an important stopover for Atlantic passenger cruises between Europe, the Caribbean and North Africa.


In addition, the International Business Centre of Madeira, also known as the Madeira Free Trade Zone, was created formally in the 1980s as a tool of regional economic policy. It consists of a set of incentives, mainly tax-related, granted with the objective of attracting foreign direct investment based on international services into Madeira. 


Madeira Islands: The pearl of the Atlantic.


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