Which Portuguese Visa Option is Your Key to the Perfect European Adventure?

Choosing the right visa requires more than a quick chat and good cup of coffee to decide what is best for you, and getting in touch with the right person is the most important step.

To get you off to the right start, we have put together details of differences regarding some of Portugal’s most popular visas, to help you choose Portugal as a destination to live, work and play.

EligibilityNon-EU/EEA National
Time to GetAlmost 2 years5 to 8 months
Eligibility for the VisaInvestment under the Portuguese lawIncorporating a company or independent activityPassive income, such as pensions, or dividendsWork contract or service provision contract
Investment RequiredFrom €200,000Incorporation of a companyN/A  
Specific RequirementsInvestmentInvestment activityPassive income of at least the amount of the minimum wageSalary of at least 3x the minimum wage over the last 3 months (average)
Minimum Stay Requirements7 days per yearNot being absent from the country for more than 6 months in a row or 8 months over 24
CitizenshipAfter 5 years of legal residency
Travel BenefitsVisa-free entry to the Schengen Area
Tax ImplicationsDependsTax resident – taxed on a worldwide income basis; Possibility to apply for the Non-Habitual Resident Regime

Reach out to Dixcart for more information – advice.portugal@dixcart.com.

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