Portugal’s Golden Visa: Costs to Consider

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Portugal’s golden visa comes with a number of benefits, including the fact that you’re only required to spend an average of 7 days per year in Portugal and the possibility of applying for Portuguese after 5 years of living here. But all of those benefits come at a cost. The question is: how much? The … Read more

Understanding Permanent Residency in Portugal

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As you learn about Portuguese visas and residency requirements, you’ll hear terms like temporary residency, permanent residency, and Portuguese citizenship used a lot. Trying to understand the differences can be confusing, particularly if it’s your first time moving abroad. In this article, we’ll break down one of those terms, permanent residency, and what it means … Read more

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Portugal’s Golden Visa

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Portugal’s golden visa is one of the most popular European golden visas and for good reason too. It offers residency in return for an investment for as little as €250,000 and only requires you to spend an average of 7 days per year in Portugal. Moreover, golden visa applicants are able to apply for both … Read more

How to Get Your CRUE as an EU/EEA/Swiss Citizen

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Applying for residency in Portugal as an EU citizen is relatively straightforward, especially when compared to applying as a non-EU citizen. Those from the EU/EEA/Switzerland have the right to live in Portugal, so in theory it’s just a case of moving here.  In theory, anyway. In practice, you may have get asked for seemingly random … Read more

What Are My Accommodation Options for the D7 Visa?

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Are you dreaming of moving to Portugal but struggling to find suitable accommodation? Don’t worry: you’re not alone! For many residency visas, like the D7 (often called the passive income visa) and D8 (often called the digital nomad visa), you’ll need a place to call home in Portugal before you even apply for that all-important … Read more

Can You Apply for the D7 With Just Savings?

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A common question that gets asked with regards to the D7 visa is: can I apply with just savings?  According to Sandra Gomes Pinto, “Normally the consulates demand that people show regular passive income and not just savings or a lump sum. However, we do know of cases where savings or a lump sum were … Read more

What’s an Atestado De Residência?

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While many companies and government departments will accept a utility bill or rental contract as proof of address, that’s not enough for some and they make ask for an Atestado De Residência. It may also be required if you don’t have a rental contract or if the contract isn’t in your name. An Atestado De … Read more

What Insurance Do I Need for the D7 Visa?

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One of the requirements of the D7 visa – and most other residency visas –  is that you purchase travel insurance. This is to cover you for the period between arriving in Portugal and attending your interview with AIMA (previously SEF) at which point you’ll be given your temporary residence permit and will become a … Read more

Comparing Portugal’s D7 Visa and The Golden Visa

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You might have heard of the golden visa and the D7. But what’s the difference between them? Are they the same as the retirement visa, the entrepreneur visa, and the passive income visa? And most importantly, which one is right for you? These visas are aimed at those from outside the EU/EEA/Switzerland, for example the … Read more