The Minister of Foreign Affairs said this Thursday in Parliament that “any Russian citizen residing in Portugal with a type of authorization” and who has Portuguese citizenship, if he is on the internationally sanctioned list, “will even have his financial assets and they will be available as to have freedom of movement in Portugal or in the European area”.
Augusto Santos Silva responds in this way to the deputy of the Esquer Silva Bloc, Pedro Filipe Soares, who asked about the issue of visas on the table of Russian citizens.
“Portugal that the type of authorization it has is determined, it does not follow a type of regime that is considered fundamental, it follows one as being fundamental” “whatever is considered that is, as long as their names appear on the list, “which includes only 500″ individual or collective persons”, the minister explained, noting that “it is not enough to say that they are oligarchs, their name must be on the list”.
Russian citizens were long gone, with large investments in residence permits, the so-called Gold. In January of this year, according to SEF figures, seven residence permits were granted to citizens under this regime, which allowed profound changes and do not now allow investment in high-density areas, which means that no investments in large urban centers and coastal.
Between 2020 and 2021, 98 golden visas were granted to Russian citizens, which ranked fourth on the list, led by Chinese and Brazilians and which has US citizens in fourth place.