DPR offers a comprehensive advisory service for clients looking to move or invest in key Portuguese markets.


The Portuguese economy has re-emerged with a newfound strength. It is enjoying its highest economic growth in nearly two decades, fuelled by record tourism, an upswing in the housing market, a growing tech sector and strong exports. In 2019, Lisbon was ranked the best city in Europe for investment and development prospects by PwC, up from 11th place in 2018.

The introduction of the Non-Habitual resident tax scheme and the Golden visa are two of the biggest factors in this resurgence.

The below gives a brief overview of the two schemes designed for both EU and non-EU Citizens. If you would like further information or would like to discuss a search or relocation - please get in touch.


The Non-Habitual Resident tax scheme is aimed at those with EU Citizenship. Under the NHR scheme, most types of income from a foreign source or taxable in a foreign country is exempt from Portuguese taxation for 10 years. This includes dividends, pensions and capital gains and inheritance tax.

The NHR scheme is valid for 10 years and cannot be extended. Applicants must not have been resident in Portugal at any point in the previous 5 years.

Golden Visa

For those without EU citizenship, the Golden Visa scheme launched in 2012 allows foreign investors to stay in Portugal and confers eligibility for the NHR scheme (see above). The most common way of acquiring a Golden Visa is through the purchase of a property. Once the visa is granted, holders may travel visa free to Schengen countries for 180 days a year. Family members are also granted the same rights.

Lisbon –

Estoril –

Sintra –

Cascais –

Comporta –

Central Algarve –

Quinta do Lago –

Vale do Lobo –

Areas we cover
Our Service

Alessandra de Paiva Raposo and Sofia Birr partnered in 2019 to offer a comprehensive advisory service for clients looking to move or invest in key Portuguese markets.

Sofia is a Lisbon native and specialises in helping clients find property across Lisbon, Comporta and the Algarve for many years. Her detailed knowledge of the issues often faced by those moving to the country combined with her unrivalled database of contacts to overcome those issues means that a significant amount of pressure is taken off clients of DPR.

Alessandra holds dual British/Portuguese nationality, and her family has specialised in construction and interior design in the Algarve for generations. By combining their skill sets together, both Alessandra and Sofia have created a full-service advisory to ensure clients have all the support they need when looking to relocate.

Services offered

+ Sales - Search and Acquisitions
+ Rental - Search and Acquisitions
+ Full Relocation Advisory
+ Project Management
+ Interior Design