Visa

Visa

D2 Visa - Residence Visa for the exercise of independent professional activity or for entrepreneurial immigrants

Eligible citizens: All foreign nationals who are not nationals of EU Member States, the European Economic Area or Switzerland, and wish to pursue an independent activity or invest in Portugal.

To have your visa issued, you will be requested to present:
  • Application form (available from SEF's website );
  • Passport or other valid travel document;
  • Two identical photos (passport size);
  • Flight ticket to ensure the return;
  • Valid travel insurance, which can cover the expenses necessary for medical reasons, including urgent medical assistance and possible repatriation;
  • Form allowing the Portuguese authorities to check your Criminal Record in Portugal;
  • Criminal record certificate from the country of origin or the country where the applicant resided for more than one year;
  • Proof of accommodation in Portugal;
  • Proof of means of subsistence.
For independent professional activity:
  • Society Agreement or proposal / contract for services with a Portuguese company;
  • Where applicable, a statement issued by the competent authority to verify the professional requirements that, in Portugal, may be subject to special qualifications.
For entrepreneurs:
  • Declaration that you made or intend to make an investment operation in Portugal, with the indication of the nature, amount and duration;
  • Proof of having funds available in Portugal, including those obtained from a financial institution in Portugal, and the intention to carry out an intention to invest in Portuguese territory properly described and identified.

To prove your intention to invest in Portugal you must have the company already incorporated in Portugal and present some detail of your project as a business plan along with your CV, proof of experience in the field, and prove the economic and social relevance of the project (job creation, innovation, etc.). In addition, you must prove that you have financial means in Portugal for the investment operation, with a deposit in the bank account of the company in Portugal, in an amount appropriate for the business you intend to open and which is advised (not mandatory) in the order of 5,000.

Golden Residence Permit Program

There are many advantages and benefits to earning a Portuguese Golden Visa. In addition to the ability to live and work in Portugal, qualifying applicants can travel freely though Portugal and all 26 European countries included in the Schengen area. Visa benefits are extended to family members with no additional investment required. Applicants can apply for permanent residency after only five years, and citizenship after six years without the need of living in Portugal. Plus, there are extremely minimum stay periods required for renewal of a residency permit.
One of the main innovations is the possibility for a third country national to obtain a temporary residence permit without having to obtain a residence visa in advance, which significantly lessens the time spent with entry procedures in Portugal. However, in order to benefit from this scheme, nationals of third countries should be holders of valid Schengen visas.
The Portugal Golden Visa program is a very flexible and clear-cut process. Through one of several investment options, applicants can easily acquire Golden Visa for Portugal. Approved investments include acquisition of real estate of at least 500,000 or Urban Renewal property purchase of at least 350,000. Investors can also qualify for the golden visa program through a transfer of the capital of 1,000,000, or creation of over 10 permanent jobs.

D7 Visa – Pensionists, Retired and Stable Income Individuals

D7 Visa - Portuguese Residence visa for foreigners living on income Pensioners who have sufficient income to remain in Portugal, or people living on income, regardless of age.
Income includes: retirement, pensions, rented real estate, investments, etc ...
The D7 aims to enable the respective holder to obtain a residence permit in Portugal for a period of one year, which can then be renewed for successive periods of 2 years and can be converted into a permanent residence permit after 5 years.

To present your application, you will need:

  • Application form (available from SEF's website );
  • Passport or other valid travel document;
  • Two identical photos, passport size;
  • Valid travel insurance, which can cover the expenses necessary for medical reasons, including urgent medical assistance and possible repatriation;
  • Application for Criminal Record consultation by Portuguese Foreigners and Borders Service (SEF);
  • Criminal record certificate from the country of origin or the country where the applicant resided for more than one year;
  • Housing conditions;
  • Proof of means of subsistence;
  • Document proving the amount of the pension;
  • Proof that you have income that allows you to live in Portugal.

Student Visa

Foreign students from within the EU, EEA and Switzerland are not required to have a visa for entry into Portugal. But they need to apply for a US citizen residence card within four months of arriving in Portugal and paying a small fee. For longer periods of study, US students may have to show proof of having sufficient funds to support themselves during their stay. Most non-EU nationalities need a visa if they plan to stay in Portugal for longer than 90 days. Students receive more exact information from their nearest Portuguese embassy. Visas cost up to 170 Euros and can take up to 2-3 months to be issued. Students need the following to apply for a student visa:

  • Proof of health insurance coverage
  • Valid passport expiring no earlier than three months after returning home and with at least one blank visa page
  • A pplication form (available from SEF's website )
  • One photograph (passport size)
  • Valid ticket or other proof of departure arrangements
  • Proof of sufficient financial means to support yourself throughout the stay
  • Acceptance letter from the school / university

Residence Visa for family reunification

Eligible citizens: All foreign citizens who are not nationals of EU Member States, the European Economic Area and Switzerland, family members of a legal resident in Portugal who wish to join the valid residence permit holder.

The following are considered family members:

  • The spouse;
  • Minors or incapable children under guardianship of the couple or of one spouse;
  • Minors adopted by an unmarried applicant, by a married applicant or by the spouse, following decision taken by the relevant authority of the country of origin, provided that its legal framework comprises the same rights and duties of natural filiation and provided that such decision is recognized by Portugal;
  • Children who are of full age, unmarried and dependent on the couple or one of the spouses, and study in an education establishment, regardless of the country in which that establishment is located;
  • First-degree relatives in the direct ascending line of the resident or his / her spouse, provided that they are dependent on them;
  • Minor siblings provided they are under the tutelage of the resident, in accordance with a decision made by the relevant authority of the country of origin, and provided that such a decision is recognized by Portugal.

To have your visa issued, you will be requested to present:

  • Application form (available from SEF's website );
  • Passport or other travel document;
  • Two identical photos, passport size;
  • The ticket that ensures your return;
  • Valid travel insurance, which can cover the expenses necessary for medical reasons, including urgent medical assistance and possible repatriation;
  • Form allowing the Portuguese Authorities to check your Criminal Record in Portugal;
  • Criminal record certificate from the country of origin or the country where the applicant resided for more than one year;
  • Housing conditions;
  • Proof of means of subsistence;
  • Notification of acceptance of family reunification delivered by the Foreigners and Borders;
  • Evidence of the alleged kinship: birth certificate or marriage.

PORTUGESE CITIZENSHIP

If you have lived in Portugal for six years, you can apply for Portuguese citizenship if you meet the following requirements:

  • Have sufficient knowledge of Portuguese language (provided with a certificate or test);
  • Have not been convicted of a punishable crime by a jail sentence of three years or more.

We can submit the Portuguese citizenship application on your behalf
The following documentation will be required:

  • form provided by the Central Registry Office
  • birth certificate
  • proof of sufficient knowledge of Portuguese language (A2 level)
  • passport / travel ID
  • details of current residence permit
  • details of date and place of birth, occupation, current residence and list of countries previously resided in
  • criminal record certificate
  • document issued by the SEF proving that you have been legally resident in Portugal for at least six years.

  • form provided by the Central Registry Office
  • birth certificate
  • proof of sufficient knowledge of Portuguese language (A2 level)
  • passport / travel ID
  • details of current residence permit
  • details of date and place of birth, occupation, current residence and list of countries previously resided in
  • criminal record certificate
  • document issued by the SEF proving that you have been legally resident in Portugal for at least six years.
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