Mortgage loan for a Golden Visa program

Hello,

I have read the ultimate guide about a golden visa program Portugal, it was really very helpline but i have a question can a investor take a mortgage bank loan to buy a property in portugal? and will he or she qualifies immediately for a golden visa after obtaining a mortgage loan.

Thanks

Ravi Kumar

Hi Ravi, this has already been answered by @teixeiradasilva here:

Basically, no, you can’t take out a mortgage to cover what’s required to qualify for the GV (e.g. €350,000), but you can for any amount above that in case you buy a more expensive property than is required.

Hi there. If you have the required monies but don’t want to spend it (for ex if you have EUR or USD 1 million in Apple shares but don’t want to sell them in order to purchase the property), you can open a private banking account (for ex in Switzerland) and borrow money against such assets. The bank will keep your shares in a bank account and lend you say EUR/USD 500k. This would be a personal loan and thus this money could be used to purchase the property in PORTUGAL for the purposes of the golden visa. Rates charged by the bank on the money lent are usually low (between 1% and 2% I think)