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Live the Life You Want, Get the 2020 Portugal Golden Visa

Are you a Filipino entrepreneur wanting to mix business with pleasure? The 2020 Portugal Golden Visa might be the answer to your dreams. The pandemic might have taken a toll on you and it’s completely understandable. With all the health and socio-economic crisis going on, we all just want to take a break from all of these. Sometimes all we need is to press that reset button and start living the life we want. But is this something achievable? With the Portugal European Golden Visa for Europe, yes it is!


Portugal is located in the Southwestern part of Europe with two islands namely the Azores and Madeira. The locals speak Portuguese. The weather doesn’t differ much to our country, though there can be mild winters in the northern part. This place is one of European’s most favorite getaways due to its fantastic weather. Much of the area is surrounded by a coastline favoring the people a scenic view. Do you know what makes this country more enticing? Its main cuisine offers delectable and heavenly seafood goodness. Imagine this paired with a bottle of the best-tasting wines that are aged by the excellent winemakers in the world. If this isn’t the kind of life you’re dreaming of then I don’t know what is.

2020 Portugal Golden Visa
Porto, Portugal

Cost of living

Portugal offers the lowest cost of living in Western Europe. You can expect a comfortable living for $1,700 a month (for couples) and that already includes rent! Food costs are also affordable and may allow for some free-spending, consuming wines or olive oils regularly can be a privilege as the country offers abundant supply. Other miscellaneous costs including electricity, airconditioning, and heating are expected to run less than a hundred dollars. Overall, you can expect a monthly expense of less than $2,500.

Business Opportunities

I have gathered several ideas for start-ups to refer to and the options listed below so far prove to be the best industries to begin with.

  • Tech-related business

People all over the world are shifting to different electronic methods, including buying, service delivery, marketing, and non-personal means of availing/selling services. It is reasonable why tech entrepreneurs are starting to emerge, more apps and software are made available for download and many are adjusting drastically to the e-world.

  • Tourism

Although this industry has rested a bit, it’s only about a matter of months before tourism’s going to kick-off and hit a high demand as people will be scrambling to get out of their places once the pandemic starts to lay low. It’s good to include this business venture as part of your long term plans.

Portugal Golden Visa
Benagil, Algarve, Portugal
  • Winery

Since you are in a place home to the finest wines then might as well open your doors to this opportunity! It might sound like it would involve a moderate amount of money to operate one but expect high returns as you could sell the products and its left-overs at a higher price for aging. You could start by producing a small volume and simpler by-products and work your way up. If you’re interested in learning more about this field, Fil-Global can also help you enroll in a college and take the best wine and food courses in Portugal.

Portugal Golden Visa
Wine aging in barrels.
  • Food business

This operates better with the winery business as the two comes inseparably in every dining moment. If you are into cooking/baking or if you have operated your own restaurant here in the Philippines, taking those skills with you and showcasing our own cuisine in Portugal could be a great opportunity for you! The government supports business initiatives by offering help to start-ups. With the right people within reach, there’s no reason to fear failure in this new venture.

Portugal Golden Visa
TimeOut Market


Listed below are the things that you need to get hold of the Portugal Golden Visa. They’re easy to achieve and there are no complicated demands.

  • No language exam

There are no tests to prove your capacity to speak the Portugues language, however, it is common sense to at least have a basic knowledge of the country’s primary language to be able to interact effectively with the locals. There are free downloadable applications for this such as Duolingo, Babbel, Memrise, and a whole lot of others. If you wish to read a Portuguese language and culture blog, you may also check out FluentU as they offer quality articles to take your Portuguese language learning to a higher level.

  • No show money

You don’t need to provide complicated financial documents, you just need to show that you have the capacity to open up a business. For a thorough discussion on this matter, contact the Fil-Global agents and book a one-on-one consultation.

  • Open up any business

Yup! Portugal opens its doors for any businesses - mainstream or not, there is no rule for this as long as you open up one! As for the employment process, entrepreneurs must hire 10 workers of any nationality to stay in your business in Portugal for five years and provide a minimum wage of about 650.

  • Stay for at least 7 days

Normally, opening up a business takes time as you have loads to set-up. But if you have your own people to do this on your behalf, you could always leave Portugal after the minimum days required and stay anywhere in Europe! That’s the power bestowed upon a Golden Visa, you can roam around 26 Schengen space countries without the need for an additional visa.


Below are the benefits of getting the Golden Visa. If you think this is just an individual journey - think again. You can never find another program this good - it’s designed for the whole gang!

  • You can work full time

Did you find an opportunity to work while operating your business? If the offer is too good to resist then might as well have both! If you have the Golden Visa, no one can stop you from earning unlimited.

  • Bring the whole family

The adventure only gets better when you are with the whole squad. Fly with your kids, spouse, and parents! All of you can enjoy the fantastic life in Portugal once you get hold of the visa.

  • Study for free

Push for further studies or enroll your kids for free at selected colleges/schools.

  • Free healthcare

Avail of free healthcare services at government hospitals. If you prefer a better health service, you may opt to receive private health insurance.

  • Switch to Permanent Residency

After complying with the investment program, Portugal Golden Visa holders are qualified to switch to PR after 5 years.

Have you finally found your second home in Portugal? Visit the Fil-Global website and social media page to find out more about our programs. You may also book a solo orientation and get immigration advice from the experts. Fil-Global stands out as the best immigration firm and school placement agency in the Philippines, reach out and be guided with the best pathway offered to date.

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