The Residence Permit for Investment Activity (ARI) program started in October 2012 and one of the criteria for granting visas is the creation of jobs. Questioned by Lusa, SEF added that, "over its nine years of existence, 241 jobs were created".

Lisbon was the area where the most jobs were created, according to that criterion, in accumulated terms, reprsenting a total of 86.

By origin of investment, Ukraine was responsible for 11 jobs in the area of ​​IT consulting and programming, Algeria for 10 in the area of ​​trade, import/export, provision of services, and Iraq for another 10 in terms of designing and providing professional training courses in the Lisbon area.

Syrian investment in the area of ​​support for education and other educational activities was responsible for 11 jobs in Lisbon, Brazil for 32.