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From residence visas and permits to healthcare, bank accounts to utilities and telecommunications set-ups, moving to a d...
27/12/2023

From residence visas and permits to healthcare, bank accounts to utilities and telecommunications set-ups, moving to a different country marks the beginning of an exciting new journey that must be meticulously planned. If you’re contemplating relocating to Portugal, there are some matters worth taking your time over.

The conditions for admission into the country differ based on specific criteria and requirements, such as nation of origin - whether it’s EU/EFTA or non-EU/EFTA -, your reason for relocating, and your objectives regarding your stay.

Find out more about our areas of expertise at https://www.agpcinvestments.com/pt/expertise

When relocating to a new country, it’s essential to have a well-prepared plan for your assets, investments, and capital....
21/12/2023

When relocating to a new country, it’s essential to have a well-prepared plan for your assets, investments, and capital. Reliable banking partners are among the most crucial factors for you to feel comfortable and secure. 🏦

No matter the operation, whether it's opening accounts, managing funds, or accessing financial insights, our banking partnerships are designed to make your relocation process efficient and secure. In our commitment to providing necessary support, we offer extensive advisory and transactional services for both lenders and borrowers, with a deep understanding of the regulatory landscape within which our clients operate, as well as the diverse array of financing structures currently accessible in Portugal.

We're proud to have developed close relationships with partners such as Banco Carregosa, Bison Bank and ATLANTICO Europa.

Migrants play a vital role in shaping and enriching cultures worldwide, bringing experiences beyond borders, and improvi...
18/12/2023

Migrants play a vital role in shaping and enriching cultures worldwide, bringing experiences beyond borders, and improving cosmopolitanism. In terms of investment, the presence of new cultural dynamics brings diverse skill sets and ideas that fuel innovation and stimulate growth. 🌎

This cross-border mobility acts as a conduit for international connections and investments, bridging markets and streamlining the movement of capital. It contributes to the destination country by establishing businesses that generate employment opportunities and stimulate local economies. Recognizing the unique needs of international investors ensures that legal support navigates immigration regulations and protects their rights.

By fostering a business environment that embraces diversity and provides supportive legal frameworks, we create a more robust and inclusive global investment landscape.

In 2023, Portugal was home to over 43,000 new companies, representing a record growth according to INFORMA D&B.This rapi...
13/12/2023

In 2023, Portugal was home to over 43,000 new companies, representing a record growth according to INFORMA D&B.

This rapid development showcases the impact of a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem, underlining the commitment to fostering innovation and economic growth while solidifying the country's position as a rising tech hub. This unprecedented wave of entrepreneurship is significantly driven by Portugal's collaborative nature, supportive business environment, and international interest in these emerging projects.

Read the complete article at https://blog.informadb.pt/2023/11/https-blog-informadb-pt-ja-foram-criadas-43413-novas-empresas/

As Portugal becomes the hub for innovation and impact, the surge in cutting-edge startups and projects is undeniable. Ou...
06/12/2023

As Portugal becomes the hub for innovation and impact, the surge in cutting-edge startups and projects is undeniable. Our collaborative spirit and commitment to groundbreaking initiatives within the entrepreneurial community are core motivations attracting companies to establish and thrive within the country.

Whether you are an entrepreneur looking to launch your startup in Portugal or expand your business into the European market, we can assist with every aspect of the process, from obligations and taxes to potential hidden costs, company setup, and fundraising. Focused on fostering transformation and cooperation, we collaborate with essential entities and stakeholders, including incubators, venture capitalists, and other active players in the ecosystem.

Learn more about how we can help at https://www.agpcinvestments.com/pt/clients-and-culture

Yesterday, the Portuguese government approved the State Budget for 2024, concluding that the Non-Habitual Resident (NHR)...
30/11/2023

Yesterday, the Portuguese government approved the State Budget for 2024, concluding that the Non-Habitual Resident (NHR) regime will see significant alterations for new residents arriving next year.

For those already registered in the NHR program and for those who attain tax resident status by December 31st and opt for NHR status by March 31st, the existing benefits will persist throughout the 10-year period.

However, for new tax residents arriving after January 1st 2024, the conventional NHR regime will no longer be applicable. Nevertheless, the 2024 State Budget introduces specific provisions pertaining to tax incentives for individuals, encompassing tax exemption and incentives for scientific research and innovation.

If you are looking to make this transition into the Portuguese ecosystem, AGPC provides you with tax advice needed and aids you in the planning process.

Learn more about the changes implemented on https://sicnoticias.pt/economia/2023-11-27-Parlamento-aprova-alteracoes-ao-regime-fiscal-do-residente-nao-habitual-ed111853

EF Education First has shared its English Proficiency Index, an analysis and ranking of 113 countries and regions in con...
24/11/2023

EF Education First has shared its English Proficiency Index, an analysis and ranking of 113 countries and regions in concern with their English-speaking skills. According to the EPI, Portugal claims a 'Very High Proficiency' rating, earning the 8th position worldwide.

Portugal's proficiency in English is essential as it enhances its access to global markets and collaborations, opening doors to knowledge and investment exchange on an international scale.

Access the full index athttps://www.ef.com/assetscdn/WIBIwq6RdJvcD9bc8RMd/cefcom-epi-site/reports/2023/ef-epi-2023-english.pdf

With the hosting of the Web Summit, Portugal cements its status as a leading center for technological innovation in Euro...
17/11/2023

With the hosting of the Web Summit, Portugal cements its status as a leading center for technological innovation in Europe, transforming into a thriving ecosystem for startups, entrepreneurs, and investors.

As one of the most sought-after destinations, Portugal’s dynamic and pioneering atmosphere is attracting companies that see the Portuguese landscape as an untapped market. In this time of transition, we recognize the potential for tackling bureaucratic challenges, steering toward rewards and growth.

Now more than ever, Portugal is establishing itself as a highly attractive destination, propelled by its technological and innovative environment, earning widespread international recognition.

As per the latest insights from OCDE-OECD's Migration Policy Debates, Portugal ranks 6th place as the most attractive an...
14/11/2023

As per the latest insights from OCDE-OECD's Migration Policy Debates, Portugal ranks 6th place as the most attractive and promising destination for aspiring startup founders, predominantly driven by the search for economic excellence.

This ranking is propelled by a host of advantages, including tax incentives for research and development, a thriving skills ecosystem, reasonable living costs, and impressive scores in the "Future Prospects" and "Inclusiveness" categories. Moreover, well-structured startup visa programs and a revamped immigration policy framework are among the features considered in the study.

Portugal is leading the way in this endeavor, demonstrating that the pursuit of economic excellence is a path shared by everyone.

Discover more athttps://www.oecd.org/migration/mig/What-are-the-top-OECD-destinations-for-start-up-talents-Migration-Policy-Debates-March-2023.pdf

📢 Filipa Pinto de Carvalho, co-founder of AGPC, will be joining the Portugal Tech Week as a Curator for Venture & Invest...
08/11/2023

📢 Filipa Pinto de Carvalho, co-founder of AGPC, will be joining the Portugal Tech Week as a Curator for Venture & Investment, connecting with key ecosystem players and ensuring a relevant number of events take place within the industry.

The 2023 edition, scheduled from November 12th to the 22nd, boasts the collaboration of 24 ecosystem partners spanning 12 cities, and it includes a diverse line-up of over 200 events held throughout Portugal in relevant and innovative industries such as AI, Sustainability, and Web3.

This is a valuable opportunity for AGPC to collect insightful knowledge to help those looking to move or invest in any of these areas in Portugal.

Check Portugal's Tech Week agenda at

Portugal Tech Week is the largest decentralized innovation festivaL in Portugal, with +150 events across + 9 Portuguese Cities !

This week marks the rollout of substantial improvements to the European Union's Blue Card program.The Blue Card serves a...
02/11/2023

This week marks the rollout of substantial improvements to the European Union's Blue Card program.

The Blue Card serves as a linchpin in streamlining the entry and movement of highly skilled migrant professionals within the European Union. The program streamlines the visa and residence permit process for both applicants and host countries.

Notable updates include a reduction in the required minimum duration of employment contracts, exemptions from social security registration in certain cases, and revised guidelines regarding labor market access and freelance opportunities. These updates signify a substantial step towards nurturing a dynamic, inclusive, and competitive European labor market.

Warmest congratulations to Unicorn Factory Lisboa and STARTUP LISBOA, the most recent additions to the Founding Companie...
27/10/2023

Warmest congratulations to Unicorn Factory Lisboa and STARTUP LISBOA, the most recent additions to the Founding Companies of RedBridge Lisbon.

In collaboration with the AGPC team, Unbabel, 42 Lisboa, HealthTech Lisboa, LBC, they are determined to strengthen the connections between the Portuguese community and the Californian ecosystem. Their unwavering support of startups, robust collaborations, and engaging networking events will be at the heart of this exciting journey.

Explore more about their programs and areas of focus at https://www.startuplisboa.com/

As we approach the finals of the European Capital of Innovation competition, Lisbon stands out as one of the semi-finali...
25/10/2023

As we approach the finals of the European Capital of Innovation competition, Lisbon stands out as one of the semi-finalists vying for this great honor. Portugal's consistent growth and its dedication to fostering innovation are manifest in its willingness to experiment and push technological boundaries for the benefit of its citizens.

In the words of Lisbon's Mayor CCarlos Moedas "Innovation is fundamental to the growth, competitiveness, and development of our society". The Lisboa Unicorn Capital application symbolizes the city as a hub for all those who believe in taking risks and innovating to enhance the community’s quality of life, particularly in areas such as the environment, culture, economy, and mobility areas.

To learn more about the measures being implemented, please visit:

The European Capital of Innovation Awards

The OECD recently urged Portugal to remove legal barriers in order to boost productivity and economic growth in the serv...
25/05/2023

The OECD recently urged Portugal to remove legal barriers in order to boost productivity and economic growth in the service sector.

Although the OECD recognizes that Portugal has a "relatively open" regulatory framework, it also recommends that the country addresses some issues regarding several legal restrictions and administrative burdens that impede competition, with measures such as simplifying regulatory procedures and lifting obstacles in the transport and logistics sectors.

At AGPC we are dedicated to assisting businesses in navigating the legal landscape. If you have any questions about legal barriers in your industry, we can help you navigate them.

Talk to us: https://www.agpcinvestments.com/en/contacts

OECD advocates "reviewing the statutes of professional associations as part of the implementation process".

Meet AGPC's Legal Consultant and Project Manager, Inês Relvas Pérez. With a parallel passion for sports law, her practic...
12/05/2023

Meet AGPC's Legal Consultant and Project Manager, Inês Relvas Pérez. With a parallel passion for sports law, her practice focuses on immigration, investment, corporate law, and taxation. Throughout her academic journey, Inês realized that the traditional path of practicing law in a courtroom wasn't for her, preferring an approach that extends beyond it.

She is driven by the opportunity to make a difference in all aspects of the lives of her clients, with her contribution to AGPC expanding beyond providing legal services.

Inês believes that "the honesty that we reflect in our services and in our communication is something that I value and that I am sure our customers value as well."

Meet her at https://www.agpcinvestments.com

Portugal is a country where start-ups can really thrive. If you are an entrepreneur who wants to launch or expand your b...
26/04/2023

Portugal is a country where start-ups can really thrive. If you are an entrepreneur who wants to launch or expand your business to Portugal, you will be glad to hear that the Portuguese government wants to have “one of the most competitive regimes in Europe“.
If this interests you, we can assist you with the process of launching or expanding your business to Portugal, from ongoing obligations, potential hidden costs and fundraising.

Talk to us: https://www.agpcinvestments.com/pt/expertise

If you’re interested in the latest news about the Portugal Golden Visa Program, you can’t miss out on the webinar “Golde...
24/04/2023

If you’re interested in the latest news about the Portugal Golden Visa Program, you can’t miss out on the webinar “Golden Visa Portugal: Breaking news e muito mais” with STAG Fund Management and InVino Capital. The guest panel includes our co-founder Catarina Almeida-Garrett and António Lopes Pereira, Diogo Saraiva de Ponte, Christiano Pazzini, and Marcos Barcellos to discuss the latest news and the window of opportunity for the Portugal Golden Visa Program investments.

The event will be livestreamed in Portuguese on YouTube on Thursday, April 27th at 2pm São Paulo/6 pm Lisbon time. Don’t miss out, go to the link below and sign up now.
https://lp.invinocapital.com/webinar-golden-visa

Are you interested in investing in Portuguese real estate? The Portuguese State Budget Law for 2023 brought a series of ...
19/04/2023

Are you interested in investing in Portuguese real estate? The Portuguese State Budget Law for 2023 brought a series of updates that impact this sector. These changes include new conditions for the application of the Real Estate Transfer Tax (RETT), new restrictions on property exchange and a recommended tax framework for crypto-actives.

One major change is that the claim for RETT exemption is now more complex, compared with the previous law and, given that real estate exchanges have become a major source of tax evasion, taxpayers acting as purchasers in the prior real estate exchange transactions are required to report to the Portuguese Tax Authority if they sell the property within a year.

At AGPC, we hold in high esteem partnering with clients and projects that add value and have a positive impact. That‘s w...
17/04/2023

At AGPC, we hold in high esteem partnering with clients and projects that add value and have a positive impact. That‘s why we are collaborating with Here Partners in developing a plan to digitalize services, streamline processes and facilitate the soft-landing of foreign entrepreneurs in Portugal.

We have to thank Customers Digital, José Ruivo, Tiago Jacob, Robson Gomes and Fábio Henriques for their important contributions to this project. Below are some pictures we took during the discovery project.

Stay tuned for more information.

RedBridge Lisbon is a social club that regularly hosts inspiring events in Lisbon and San Francisco to promote entrepren...
14/04/2023

RedBridge Lisbon is a social club that regularly hosts inspiring events in Lisbon and San Francisco to promote entrepreneurship and innovation. We couldn‘t be prouder to be a founding company, to be a part of this community, and to contribute to its growth.

For its latest event, the cross-border California-Portugal entrepreneurs‘ club collaborated with the coding university 42 Lisboa to discuss the importance of mental health for founders and entrepreneurs, as well as how both founders and workers can feel they have a space to offload and ask for help.

Congratulations to the entire team and keep an eye out for their next event on April 20th at the Lisbon Oceanarium.

It‘s probably worth your time to learn how the Beneficiary Central Registry (RCBE) works, especially if you plan to expa...
31/03/2023

It‘s probably worth your time to learn how the Beneficiary Central Registry (RCBE) works, especially if you plan to expand your business into Portugal or have already established a presence there.

Registration with the RCBE is required for all companies incorporated in Portugal or looking to do business there. The main purpose is to register information about these entities; to collect information about their owners and beneficiaries; and to keep everything accurate and up-to-date.
In addition to updating their data within 30 days of when they happen, they also have to confirm their data every year by December 31.

From start up businesses to big international companies and institutions, we help our clients to achieve their goals. Talk to us: https://www.agpcinvestments.com/en/expertise

We are committed to working with projects that provide social and environmental benefits, help us all live healthier, ha...
27/03/2023

We are committed to working with projects that provide social and environmental benefits, help us all live healthier, happier and more prosperous lives.

Most of all, we believe in focus, passion and a global vision, and we want to bring out the best in each project that we work on.

Is that your goal too? It’s a match! https://www.agpcinvestments.com/en/expertise

Client care, culture, and values are among our greatest strengths. In addition to offering truly tailored services, we i...
10/03/2023

Client care, culture, and values are among our greatest strengths. In addition to offering truly tailored services, we invest heavily in building a very close relationship with our clients. Moreover, we‘re honored and humbled to share some of our client‘s testimonials with you. Let‘s talk about how we work with clients so you can get a sense of our culture.

Meet us here: https://www.agpcinvestments.com/

There are more than 20 main regulatory acts that directly or indirectly govern the fight against money laundering and te...
09/03/2023

There are more than 20 main regulatory acts that directly or indirectly govern the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing. You might like these as a Sunday afternoon read but, if that is not your favorite hobby, we might be able to help you.

This is a wide sector that, sometimes due to its complexity, needs some extra understanding. Luckily, we vibe with this environment and follow it up close. If you need an extra hand, we are at
https://www.agpcinvestments.com/ waiting for you.

Meet Catarina Almeida-Garrett, co-Founder and lawyer at AGPC. Her main expertise lies in tax law and international inves...
07/03/2023

Meet Catarina Almeida-Garrett, co-Founder and lawyer at AGPC. Her main expertise lies in tax law and international investment, though she sees all legal advisory through a holistic lens. With a soft spot for all education topics related, and in parallel with the law practice, Catarina aims to promote values of solidarity and social inclusion throughout her personal and professional life.

She is convinced that Gender Equality is an effective strategy to fight poverty and social exclusion and deeply believes that “supporting a woman is supporting a family, a community, a country.“

Meet her at https://www.agpcinvestments.com

The Portuguese Government wishes to extinguish the Golden Visa program.The Government has announced the end of the golde...
22/02/2023

The Portuguese Government wishes to extinguish the Golden Visa program.
The Government has announced the end of the golden visa program for new foreign property buyers; also, regarding the existing golden visas, there will be ways to renew them, but under certain conditions: for the renewal to be accepted, the property must be used as a primary residence or placed in the long-term rental market.
It is not the first time this issue comes to the political agenda, and as before, for these measures to come into force, they will have to be broken down and approved by the parliament by the political parties and other entities (as happened last June when the closure of the program was not accepted). Upon approval, it will be up to the President's best judgement (and approval as well) – who will probably submit them to the Constitutional Court – and finally, the official publication of the new measures.
Only then will it be possible to know details and timelines. Hence, until that moment, the current regime remains in force.
AGPC is available to provide guidance regarding this topic and will be following up the legislation, the news and the future related events.
Get in touch with us at www.agpcinvestments.com
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Success Visas Portugal is ending its golden visa program as politicians blame it for driving up housing prices Portugal’s golden visas were conceived a decade ago but has recently become mainstream. BY Henrique Almeida AND Bloomberg February 16, 2023 3:49 PM EST Young woman from behind, observed t...

This is good news! Late in December, the United States Senate passed the Advancing Mutual Interests and Growing Our Succ...
08/02/2023

This is good news! Late in December, the United States Senate passed the Advancing Mutual Interests and Growing Our Success (AMIGOS) Act. To increase international trade between the United States and Portugal, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressman David Cicilline introduced a bill extending trade and investor visas to Portuguese citizens. The legislation lets Portuguese citizens apply for temporary entry visas for business and investment. This type of visa is only available to citizens of countries with treaties of friendship, commerce, and navigation with the US. In 2019 alone, the bilateral trade between Portugal and the United States increased by six percent to $8.9 billion.

The Official U.S. Senate website of Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island

As an all-in-one office, at AGPC we provide corporate, tax and immigration services for international investors. We also...
18/01/2023

As an all-in-one office, at AGPC we provide corporate, tax and immigration services for international investors. We also know it takes a lot of dedication and attention to move or start a business. So, like our clients, our knowledge is global and we are passionate about helping you understand the Portuguese legal landscape and public system, to make a positive impact on your life, business, and projects. Let's talk! http://www.agpcinvestments.com/

With Portugal's open business environment, each new dawn brings talent, innovation, and opportunity. This is a country f...
05/01/2023

With Portugal's open business environment, each new dawn brings talent, innovation, and opportunity. This is a country full of history and infinite possibilities.
To navigate the legal landscape, however, you might need some help! It’s a good thing we are experienced sailors!
Get to know us at agpcinvestments.com

There is a country where each dawn breaks with talent, innovation and opportunity. A country open for business. This country is .Watch and learn why...

AGPC is a legal boutique that offers custom-made services. We are also able to provide the flexibility and answers you n...
27/12/2022

AGPC is a legal boutique that offers custom-made services. We are also able to provide the flexibility and answers you need if you are looking to enter the Portuguese markets, while simultaneously providing tailored and customized investment strategies to meet all your needs. Want to know more? Check out our page at https://www.agpcinvestments.com/

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