Portugal Visa and Citizenship Programs

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Why Portugal?

Why Portugal?

Portugal is an attractive destination for citizens seeking a peaceful yet vibrant place to call home. The country’s appeal lies in a combination of attributes — pleasant weather, captivating landscapes, sun-soaked beaches, and a rich cultural heritage. Portugal also offers locals an exceptionally high quality of life, a welcoming atmosphere, and a low cost of living, making it an undeniable choice for those yearning for a secure and culturally enriched European lifestyle.

There’s a range of attractive residency programs for non-EU citizens seeking to live in Portugal. From the Golden Visa, ideal for investors, to the D7 Visa

for retirees, and the D8, for digital nomads, there’s a pathway for everyone to make Portugal their home.

Global Citizen Solutions has a 100% success rate with visa applications in Portugal. Each client is supported by a dedicated account manager throughout the application process, and our extensive experience and inside knowledge in the Portuguese market will give you the competitive edge required for success.

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Golden Visa Portugal

The Portugal Golden Visa is a five-year residency-by-investment scheme for non-EU nationals. It allows individuals to obtain Portuguese residency by making substantial financial investments in the country.

There are several attractive investment options to choose from, including fund subscriptions, business setup, art and cultural donations, and scientific research contributions.

Portugal’s Golden Visa investment program is one of the most popular of its kind, with investors from across the world seeking residency through the scheme.

Here are the top advantages of the Portuguese Golden Visa:

  • Low physical presence requirement: spend only seven days per year in Portugal
  • Profitable investment options starting from €250,000
  • Visa-free travel within Europe (Schengen Area)
  • Right to live, work, and study in Portugal for qualifying investors and their family members
  • Pathway to acquire Portuguese citizenship
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D7: Retirement Visa

The D7 Visa is designed for non-EU citizens who have a source of stable passive income and want to live in Portugal.

Also known as the Passive Income Visa or Retirement Visa, the D7 is ideal for retirees or contractors seeking to acquire Portuguese residency without having to make a major economic investment in the country or engage in active employment or business activities.

Steady streams of income eligible for the D7 Visa include pensions, investments, rental income, or other passive sources.

Some of the key benefits of the D7 Visa are:  

  • Straight-forward application process
  • No active business involvement is needed. The D7 Visa does not require individuals to establish or manage a business in Portugal.
  • Visa-free entry and free circulation in the Schengen Area
  • Family reunification
  • Possibility to obtain Portuguese citizenship after five years of continuous residency in Portugal
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D8: Digital Nomad Visa Short and Long Stay

Introduced by the Portuguese Government in October 2022, the Digital Nomad Visa is designed for foreigners who want to live and work in Portugal as remote workers.

Digital nomads who make at least four times the Portuguese minimum wage, amounting to around $3,350 (€3,040) per month, are eligible to apply for the D8 Visa.

Portugal’s Digital Nomad Visa is divided into two categories. Remote workers can either apply for a temporary stay visa for up to one year or a residency permit that can then be renewed for up to five years. Both categories are very appealing.

Some of the top benefits of the Digital Nomad Visa Portugal are:

  • Visa-free travel through Europe’s Schengen Area
  • Access to Portugal’s high-quality education and healthcare
  • Route to Portuguese citizenship after 5 years
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D3: Tech Visa/High Qualified Employees

Also known as a Highly Qualified Activity Permit, the D3 Visa is aimed at attracting workers with high professional qualifications to Portugal.

The D3 Visa Portugal is ideal for non-EU professionals who already have confirmed employment opportunities or a self-employed contract to provide services to a Portuguese company.

The key advantages of the Portugal D3 Visa are:

  • Pathway to Portuguese citizenship after five years of legally authorized residence in Portugal
  • Visa-free entry and free circulation in the Schengen Area
  • A relatively quick processing time, since the Portugal D3 Visa is considered a priority settlement visa by the Portuguese government.
  • Family reunification
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D2: Entrepreneurship/Startup Visa

Also known as the Entrepreneur or Startup Visa, the D2 Visa is designed for non-EU liberal professionals, entrepreneurs, and business owners seeking to live in Portugal.

Portugal’s D2 Visa has two categories: the entrepreneur route and the independent service provider route.

The entrepreneur route is for those wishing to either start a new business or extend an existing one into Portugal. The independent service provider route is perfect for those offering services to local or global clients.

The top advantages of the D2 Visa are:

  • Entrepreneurial opportunities. D2 Visa holders can start a new business in Portugal, invest in existing businesses, or engage in entrepreneurial activities in the country.
  • Freely travel within the Schengen Area’s 27 countries without needing an additional visa.
  • Family reunification
  • Possibility to apply for Portuguese citizenship after five years of being a legal resident in Portugal
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Citizenship by descent

If you have Portuguese parents or grandparents, you may be eligible for citizenship by descent.

Even if you were not born in Portugal and have never lived there, you can claim your Portuguese citizenship by descent. You just have to prove that you have Portuguese ancestors.

Applying for Portuguese citizenship by descent has several steps, and the requirements can vary. Also, the process requires gathering and submitting documents to prove your lineage.

Here are some top benefits of obtaining Portuguese citizenship by descent:

  • Visa-free travel to 188 countries worldwide
  • Right to freely travel, live, work, and study in any EU or European Economic Area (EEA) country without requiring any additional permits or visas
  • Free access to quality healthcare and schooling in Portugal
  • Employment opportunities
  • Portugal passport “power”. According to the Global Passport Index curated by Global Citizen Solutions, Portugal holds the 31st spot on the world’s best passports in 2023
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We offer a service tailored to your specific needs and requirements. Our team of local experts will work diligently from start to finish, ensuring a successful application. Professionalism and integrity are at the core of all we do.

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