While much of western Europe and the developed world is discouraging immigration and tightening the qualifying criteria, Portugal is open to immigration via a number of routes. It has actively introduced new immigration options over the last few years and lowered the hurdles to citizenship.
Whether you are looking to come to Portugal to invest, run a business, work in a skilled profession or retire, there are well-established procedures to do this.
Furthermore, certain groups like descendants of Sephardic Jews or those with Portuguese grandparents may also be able to claim citizenship and gain a Portuguese passport, which entitles one to live and work anywhere within the European Economic Area.
Click the links above for more detail on common routes to immigrate to Portugal.