To ensure that the Golden Residence Permit programme is a success, the Portuguese government have enacted a highly simplified, 4 stage procedure guaranteeing the issue of the visa within 30 days of submission of your application.
Firstly, you have to purchase property in Portugal, either in person or remotely via the internet. You can be gathering the documentation for your application at the same time as you are deciding which property you wish to buy too.
Then, we submit the application for you on your behalf -- with no personal interview required of you at any time.
Thirdly, the Portuguese Immigration Department consider your application within 30 days and then issue the notice of approval and invitation to submit your biometric data.
Finally, you travel to Portugal, complete the fingerprinting and official photograph taking, wait for about 10 days in-country to issue the visa and then your Golden Residence Permit is officially issued and your residence in Portugal commences!