Residency by Investment Program
Mediterranean Portugal is one of the oldest countries in Europe, its territory having been continuously settled, invaded and fought over sinceprehistoric times. As a country was established during the Christian Reconquista in 868.
In the 15th and 16th centuries, Portugal established the first global maritime and commercial empire, becoming one of the world’s major economic, political and military powers.
Portugal has left a profound cultural, architectural and linguistic influence across the globe, with a legacy of around 250 million Portuguese speakers, It is a developed country with an advanced economy and high living standards. Additionally, it ranks highly in peacefulness, democracy, press freedom, stability, social progress, prosperity and English proficiency.
It is a member of the United Nations, the European Union, the Schengen Area and the Council of Europe(CoE), Portugal was also one of the founding members of NATO, the eurozone, the OECD, and the Community of Portuguese Language Countries.
Portuguese Immigration and Borders Service SEF
Foreigners can be admitted to the country as temporary residents. After 5 years they have the options to apply for either permanent residence or citizenship. The following options are available for investors:
Processing time 6-8 months
Temporary residents must spend 7 days per year in Portugal
Newly issued marriage and (of children) birth certificates are required; certificates of criminal or police record from the country of origin and residence
Documents must be apostilled (if the issuing country is a signatory of the Hague Convention) or, if not, attested by a Portuguese consulate abroad
First step in the process: Bank account opening in a Portuguese bank
Free travel access to all EU and Schengen countries
Unlimited stay in Portugal possible
Only 7 days minimum physical presence required
Eligibility for Portuguese (EU) citizenship after 5 years
UTC -1 / Summer (DST)
Founder and Chairman
A local citizen of Antigua and Barbuda, Kevin Hosam has been a CBI practitioner for 7 years. In 2015 he founded Exclusive Concierge (Antigua Barbuda), the predecessor of EC Holdings, and became a licensed agent and an authorized representative of the citizenship by investment unit in Antigua & Barbuda. He is also a licensed marketing agent in neighboring St. Kitts and Nevis and in St. Lucia. He brings a vast amount of experience in the Caribbean real estate market, having successfully developed several real estate projects. He is an active entrepreneur providing transportation tours to tourist in Antigua and an avid collector and seller of visual art works from Asia. Kevin graduated George Brown College in Toronto, Canada, and now resides in Antigua.