Can I Work on the D7 Visa?

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The D7 visa, often referred to as the “passive income visa,” is a popular option for those looking to relocate to Portugal. The visa requires applicants to show a regular, passive income that’s at least equivalent to the Portuguese minimum wage (€820 per month as of 2024). However, a big question many people have is … Read more

Exploring Portugal’s D1 Work Visa

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The D1 visa is designed for non-EU/EEA/Swiss individuals who want to work in a Portuguese company in Portugal. To qualify for this visa, applicants must have a work contract for at least 12 months and provide proof of a place to live in Portugal (typically a lease, deeds to a property, or letter of invitation). … Read more

Exploring the Short Stay Option on Portugal’s D8 Visa

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Are you a freelancer or remote worker interested in spending more time in Portugal? Want to spend longer than the 90/180 days in Schengen Visa allows but limited by your non-EU/EEA/Swiss passport. Then you’re in luck! In 2022, Portugal introduced the D8 visa, which is aimed at remote workers and freelancers. There are two parts … Read more

What Happens If Your Portuguese Visa Application Is Rejected?

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Facing a visa application rejection can be disheartening, especially when your dreams of moving to Portugal are on the line. While there are routes to appealing a rejection, prevention is better than the cure here. Namely, it’s much better to get things right the first time around than to go through an appeals process or … Read more

What Happens At My AIMA Visa Renewal?

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For those who’ve taken the leap and secured residency through AIMA (previously known as SEF), the time will inevitably come to renew your visa. Previously, this would take place after just one year of residency in Portugal but, these days, it more commonly takes place after two years. According to Sandra Gomes Pinto, a Lisbon-based … Read more