Since the beginning of the year, with the entry into force of the changes to the criteria for the attribution of Residence Permits for Investment (ARI), also known as golden visas, it has not been possible to submit new applications to the regime. According to Diário de Notícias (DN), the situation is due to the lack of regulation of the current law.

Diário de Notícias confirms that they continue to encounter the message "waiting for regulation" when they try to submit applications on the Foreigners and Borders Service (SEF) website, which means that foreign investment in this way is now frozen.

According to the newspaper, the investment value of the golden visas that was released this week - and reaches €53.8 million - concerns only applications received until the end of November 2021.