Amazing wealth of information here!
As someone who just went through the entire thread, I think I have a decent understanding of the risks with opting to go with a fund vs RE.
It seems like there are a number of folks here who intend to use the GV program to get to a Portuguese citizenship rather than just permanent residency.
My question to folks who are planning to invest in funds for a GV on their way to a citizenship: is there a strong chance that SEF will grant citizenship to folks on a GV but decide to only spend the minimum number of days in Portugal to be in valid temporary resident (GV) status (63 days total I think?)?
The reason I am asking is because there is a clause in the citizenship application for “an effective connection to Portuguese community.” Will that be fulfilled just by virtue of holding temporary residence for 5 years?
I am planning to do my own due diligence with lawyers of course, but was hoping to get some perspective from folks who are also planning to go the fund route. It seems like folks going with RE might have an easier time demonstrating these “ties” ( by virtue of owning a home I guess?)