Portugal’s D7 Visa: Check You Qualify Before Applying

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Originally published in Aug 2020 & last updated on November 20, 2023
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Introduced in 2007, the D7 visa has become one of the most popular routes for non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens to obtain residency in Portugal. Every day, Portugalist receives questions about this visa—much more than any other visa, including the golden visa or digital nomad visa. Over the past few years, we’ve helped hundreds of people apply for this visa, and we’re here to help you too.

The D7 is sometimes referred to as the passive income visa or retirement visa as it’s especially popular with retirees, particularly those from the US and UK. However, non-retirees can also apply if they meet the income requirements.

Would I Qualify for the D7?

Let’s take a look at the requirements. There are other requirements (such as a clean criminal record) but from a financial point of view the main requirements are:

  • You have a passive income (i.e. income you don’t actively work for) such as a pension, social security, dividends, royalties, interest, or income from a rental property. Unfortunately, savings or income from a remote job aren’t as accepted these days but don’t worry: there are other residency visas that you could qualify for.
  • That income is at least equivalent to the Portuguese minimum wage, which as of 2023 is €760 per month. This is the amount for one person. If you’re including other family members, such as a spouse or dependent child, the amount will be higher (but will be slightly less for additional people).
  • You have at least one year of savings, which means 12 * €760 per month for a single applicant or €9,120 in total.

If you can answer yes, there’s a good chance that you would qualify for the D7 visa.

Can I bring family members?

Family members, such as a spouse or partner and dependent children, can be added to your application. There are two things to consider here:

  1. Are those family members eligible?
  2. Do you (or your partner) have sufficient income to cover those additional family members?

In terms of eligibility, the following family members can typically be added to a D7 application:

  • Spouse or Partner.
  • Dependent children (typically this means children under 18 or in full-time education).
  • Your parents or your spouse/partner’s parents (as long as they are dependent on you).
  • You or your partner’s minor siblings.

As well as eligibility, there are financial factors to consider. For a spouse or partner, you would need to show an additional 50%. For each child, you would need to show an additional 30%.

Monthly passive incomeSavings Requirement
Single Person€760 per month€9,120
Couple€1,140 per month€13,680
Couple + Child€1,368 per month€16,416

(Note: due to the Portuguese minimum wage rise in January, as of 2024, a single D7 applicant will need to show a monthly income of €820 per month and €9,840 in savings).

Here’s are some of the other benefits of the D7:

  • Affordable fees: Typical lawyer fees for the D7 are in the region of €1,000-€,2,000 per person. In comparison, the fees for the golden visa are around €10,000 per person.
  • Citizenship: Like most Portuguese residency visas, moving to Portugal on the D7 puts you on the path to Portuguese citizenship, which you will be able to apply for after 5 years of living here. And you only need to show an A2 level of Portuguese when you apply, which is just the upper beginner level. You don’t need to show any level of Portuguese to apply for the visa itself (just when you apply for citizenship). Once you have a Portuguese passport, you can move anywhere within the EU.
  • Healthcare: As someone resident on the D7 visa, you’ll be able to enjoy full access to Portugal’s tax-funded public healthcare system. There is also a private healthcare system, which you can pay to use, either directly or through private health insurance.
  • No property purchase requirement: Although you normally need to show an address in Portugal, you don’t need to purchase a property. This allows you to rent for a year or two before you decide to put down more permanent roots in a location.
  • No work restrictions: The D7 doesn’t restrict you from working in Portugal or starting a business, and so many people continue working remotely or earning a little income on the side to supplement their other earnings.
  • Family members welcome: It’s possible to add certain family members to your application (such as a spouse or dependent children). If they are unable to move right now, it’s also possible from them to join you via the D6 or family reunification visa.
  • Tax incentives: As you’ll be a tax resident, you’ll be able to take advantage of the NHR tax regime, assuming your income qualifies (social security and pensions typically do).
  • Schengen travel: As a resident of Portugal, you’ll be able to travel within the Schengen Area (most of Europe essentially) without needing a visa. This doesn’t mean you can spend as long as you want there or move there, but if you come from a country where obtaining a Schengen Visa is normally difficult, this can be a selling point.

However, this wouldn’t be a Portugalist article if we didn’t examine both sides of the coin. The D7 does have some cons as well as pros, and it’s important to consider them before applying.

  • Physical Stay Requirements: You’ll typically need to spend 6 months per year in Portugal without leaving the country or 8 months per year if you have gaps (e.g. you visit Paris for the weekend). Exceptions are given in certain cases, e.g. family emergencies.
  • Tax residency: Because you’ll be spending more than 183 days per year in Portugal, it’s likely that you’ll be considered tax resident in Portugal and taxed on your worldwide income. However, it’s important to also realise that Portugal has some tax incentives as well as tax treaties with other countries (like the US and UK) which effectively prevent you from being taxed twice.
  • Address: This visa normally requires you to have an address in Portugal before you apply. For most people that means renting an apartment in advance, which is probably the biggest downside to the D7.
  • Consulate differences: Different consulates may have different requirements (e.g. the consulate in San Francisco may have different requirements to the one in Washington or London. Unfortunately, this makes it difficult to get information about what exactly you need, however, a good lawyer will be up-to-date with any unique requirements. This issue isn’t unique to the D7, and you may encounter it if you apply for another visa like the D8 as well.
  • NIF & Bank Account: You will need to obtain a NIF number and open a Portuguese bank account before you move to Portugal. Most people will need to pay a lawyer or company to do this for them, which would set them back around €400. This requirement isn’t unique to the D7.

However, despite these small downsides, it’s still worth it as it allows you to move to Portugal, live here, and in 5 years apply for a Portuguese passport, which would then allow you to live and work anywhere in the EU.

D7 Requirements Checklist

The following are the full requirements for the D7. Note: these can vary depending on the consulate or VSF office you apply through.

Income typeYou have an income that comes from passive sources such as a pension, social security, rental property, dividends, interest, or royalties.
Income (first applicant)You have a passive income of at least €760 per month. Although this is the minimum requirement, it’s likely that you will need more than this to live in Portugal.
Income (spouse/partner)You, or the second applicant, has an additional income of 50% of the main amount or an additional €380 per month.
Dependent ChildrenYou have an additional income of 30% of the main amount, or €228 per month.
Portuguese NIF NumberYou have a Portuguese NIF number. View this comparison table for companies that offer this service online.
Portuguese Bank AccountYou have a Portuguese bank account. This typically needs to be a bank that has physical branches in Portugal as opposed to an app-based bank like Revolut or Wise.

You might be able to open an account in Portugal. However, cost-wise, it often makes sense to use a company to do this for you. We list companies that offer this service in our article about bank accounts.
SavingsYour Portuguese bank account shows at least one year of savings. For a single person this would be €9,120. For a couple this would be €13,680.
Proof of accommodation in PortugalYou have own a property, have a one-year or longer rental contract, or a letter of invitation from someone resident in Portugal inviting you to stay with them.

For rentals, some people rent sight-unseen over the internet while others come to Portugal. Airbnbs are unlikely to be accepted by most consulates.
Personal or motivational statementA statement detailing why you want to move to Portugal.
Criminal record certificate
Portuguese criminal record approval formA form stating that you are willing for a criminal records check to be run in Portugal.
Marriage and birth certificatesThe birth and marriage certificates of anyone included on the application.
International medical travel insurance
2 X European-sized passport photos
Flight itinerary
Visa application form
A Valid Passport

Application Process

The process for applying for the D7 can be broken down into a few steps.

Lawyer ShoppingAttend Zoom meetings and get quotes from multiple lawyers or services. You may also decide to submit the D7 application yourself without using a lawyer.
Document GatheringGather the required documents, such as birth certificates and a NIF number. If you need proof of address, this may require you to come to Portugal.
Scouting TripThis is optional, but many people come to Portugal to get a feel for it. If you need to rent an apartment for the proof-of-address requirement, this is a good time to do it.
Document SubmissionSubmit all of these documents at the consulate or VSF office in the country in which you are resident.
WaitWait for a decision (which usually takes up to 60 days).
Move to PortugalCome to Portugal on your D7 visa, allowing you to attend an interview with AIMA (previously known as SEF) where you visa will be turned into a residence permit.
Receive residence permitNormally the residence permit arrives in the mail a few weeks later. You are now a resident of Portugal and entitled to the benefits that come with that (such as healthcare and access to Portuguese education). In practice, you will also need to register for the healthcare system and this can take a little while longer.
RenewalsYou residence permit is typically valid for 2 years initially. This means that after 2 years, you will need to attend another interview to ensure you are still meeting the original requirements (e.g. you still have a passive income of €760 per month or more).

During the 5 years you live in Portugal, you will need to focus on learning Portuguese to at least an A2 level as this is typically required for a citizenship application. It’s also highly recommended that you develop ties with the Portuguese community (e.g. membership of clubs) and are able to demonstrate this on your citizenship application.
Permanent Residency & CitizenshipAfter 5 years of residency in Portugal, you will be able to apply for both permanent residency and Portuguese citizenship. Once submitted, the Portuguese citizenship application can take 1-2 years to be approved.

Example Costs

Although the government fees on the D7 are low, that doesn’t mean it’s completely free. The following are some of the costs you should factor in:

  • NIF and bank account costs: Around €300-€350 through companies like Bordr or Anchorless.
  • Lawyer fees: If you use a lawyer, expect to pay €1,000-€2,000 in legal fees, per person although this figure will typically include costs like your NIF, bank account, and application fee.
  • Criminal records checks: You’ll need to pay for criminal records checks in the country you’re living in now and, even though you haven’t lived there yet, Portugal
  • Flight & accommodation costs: If you come to Portugal to find an apartment or just to see if it’s right for you, you’ll need to consider the travel costs of a short visit
  • Travel and/or health insurance:
  • Obtaining certificates: If you don’t already have copies of certain documents, such as birth and marriage certificates, you’ll need to request these.
  • Passport photos: A small costs, but still a cost.

Comparing Similar Visas

There are pros and cons to the D7, especially when you compare it to other visas like the golden visa (officially the ‘ARI’) or the digital nomad visa (officially the ‘D8’).

D7Golden VisaD8 (Digital Nomad Visa)
Income Requirement€760 p/monthNone€3,040 p/month
Income TypePassive (e.g. pension)None.Active (e.g. remote job, freelancing)
Investment RequiredNoYes (€250,000-€500,000)No
Physical Stay6-8 Months p/year7 days p/year6-8 Months p/year
Tax residency requirementYesNoYes
Typical Fees€1,000-2,000 p/person€10,000 p/person€1,000-2,000 p/person

Essentially, this means:

  • The golden visa offers the most flexibility but has the highest fees as well as requiring you to invest anywhere between €250,000 and €500,000. Expect to pay fees of around €10,000 per person on top of your investment.
  • If you want to move to Portugal now and spend the majority of the year there, look at the D7 or D8 (digital nomad visa). However, if you want more flexibility, choose the golden visa as this only requires you to spend an average of 7 days per year in Portugal.
  • If you have a passive income, such as a pension, it’s likely that the D7 will be the best visa for you. If you have a job, it’s likely that the D8 or digital nomad visa will be the best visa for you.
  • If you have savings and no income, opt for the golden visa.
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James Cave is the founder of Portugalist and the author of the bestselling book, Moving to Portugal Made Simple. He has visited just about every part of Portugal, including Madeira and all nine islands of the Azores, and lived in several parts of Portugal including Lisbon, the Algarve, and Northern Portugal.

You can contact James by emailing james@portugalist.com or via the site's contact form.

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  1. Hi James,
    I would like to to apply for D7 visa. I am married and have 3 children age over than 18. They ( children and my husband) don’t want to change their country. Can I apply this visa alone or I should apply with them?

  2. Hi
    Thanks for the article.
    I’m trying to get my D7 renewed although can’t seem to be able to get an SEF appointment. Any advice? Happy to talk to an expert if you have any advice.

  3. Hi James, the Golden Visa route offers low tax rate on your pension – 10% flat rate. What is the tax rate for the D7 Visa ? Thanks

    BR Peter

  4. Fantastic read the information given in the read has been a great help I have been in Portugal Four times this year looking at property.What I would like to no is if I buy a piece of urban land and site a lodge / removable home its classes as a permanent home to obtain my Visa. This is all so I can retire in Portugal.

  5. The law is changing and it’ll go to the simpler format of 6 months with no breaks or 8 months with breaks. You can probably get away with going to Spain by road but flying outside of the country and outside of Schengen is going to be too obvious.

  6. I’m getting conflicting information about the amount of time I need to be in Portugal for the D7 visa. Some say it’s 8 months per year in Portugal, others say no more than 8 months away from Portugal each year. Can you clarify and point me towards the appropriate law?
    I am intending job sharing for a few years, probably working month on/month off or 6 weeks on/6 weeks off.

  7. Hi Lisa,

    I applied for the D7 and had much less than 30,000 in a savings account. I actually had less than the minimum that people suggest (think its 8,500 Euros). I had a good income from a job though. I think they take into account your income and I’ve heard that it depends on where you live as well. We are moving to a remote place where rental prices are not high so maybe they are more comfortable with that than say Lisbon. Also the consulate you apply for makes a difference. They all have their own rules.

  8. We have been advised that we should fund our bank accounts with €30k to €50k to qualify for the D7. This is much more than the blogs say. We are concerned about moving so much money to a foreign bank account.

  9. Hi, I am Atinuke Ejibunu. I am originally Nigerian, meaning that I have a nigerian passport but I reside in the Netherlands. I am really interested in migrating to Portugal but I am curious as to how that works.
    If I can find a remote consultancy role with my contract being for lets say 2 years, can I apply for the D1 visa if I am paid beyond the minimum wage, let say I am paid 2200 euros gross per month. Would that be sufficient. Thanks

  10. For those with questions about the bank account, the amount needed is:

    €8.460 for the main adult applicant
    €4.230 or 50% for any additional adults (e.g. partner)
    €2820 or 30% for any children

    Some people say that you increase your chances of being approved by adding more money to your bank account. There is probably some sense in this.

  11. Hi everyone, I hope you are doing, I applied for D7 and got it then i got the residency permit for 2 years, now I am living in Portugal, I work for a company in Lebanon and I receive my income there, my question is? Is it mandatory to contribute in social security? Or it’s optional since I don’t work for a portuguese company.. thanks a lot

  12. Hi James
    We have an appointment at the consulate in Manchester on 1st July 2022. Do you know once the D7 visa is approved by the SEF in Portugal how long do you have before you actually have to move to Portugal.

    • Hi there

      How did you get your appointment at the consulate pls?
      We’ve tried everything, but the VSF site doesn’t work despite multiple attempts, and the telephone is a no go.
      We have all our paperwork and are desperate for an appointment, although preferably in London rather than Manchester …

      Help please!


  13. Hello,
    I have a question on whether the authorities would accept income from crypto wallets instead of bank statements?

    Maybe this is technical, but freelancers working in crypto can choose to get paid in crypto. Therefore the salary that matches the contract arrives in crypto wallets.

    Have you seen this examples for freelancers?


  14. Hi James!

    My cousin is a US citizen and currently in Portugal . He is suppose to leave before the 90 days is up, around Nov 20, but would like to stay longer. Is there a way he can apply for a visa to stay longer so he doesn’t have to leave Portugal? If so, what kind of visa would he apply for and where would he apply for it?

    If he does have to leave Portugal and return to the states to apply for the visa can he go back to Portugal once the interview is booked in Portugal or does he have to wait the 90 days to return (180 days minus the 90 days he was there)?


  15. Would it not be more helpful to get more detail, information, from people who did and did not get D7? The woman who’s been denied but seems to have more than enough financial requirements from her spouse, but thinks it may be because of an erroneous background check, we would like to know how your appeal went. For those who are seeking the D7 now, from all I’ve seen approved in the last 6 months, it’s October 2021 now, the common denominator was income, proof of much more than the minimum wage of about 700 euro and substantial savings, minimum of 30000 euro plus. In balance this means if you had 6 figure savings and passive income of 3++× the minimum and all other requirements. You’re going to get approved. Let’s be honest here and frank. This is not even close to reality for most. But for the privaleged who meet these unwritten requirements congratulations. I hope you do adapt and integrated with respect. Certainly Portuguese people recognize the changes good for the foreign immigrants with money and the bad that the locals cost of living and quality of life is becoming to expenses. Again in balance I hope that all who seek a better quality of life try to participate in where’s best to make the world a better place for all and not the few….

  16. Hey James,
    You stated that income from a remote-job is sufficient for the visa, yet on every official website usually only passive income is stated as eligible. Do you have an source for the eligibility of remote-workers or is it just your experience?

    • Hi Konrad, I am also wondering about the D7 visa and if one’s income actually has to be passive or not. Have you found anything more about this? Thanks in advance!

  17. Why not just get them to say you can stay there for the whole length of the temporary residency permit (2 years)? You can mention you’re looking to buy in your personal letter of motivation.

    I think you apply where you’re resident not where you have citizenship butr could be wrong.

  18. Hi James,

    I’m in the process of applying for the D7 Visa for the purposes of attending university for a Master’s Program. I’ve found multiple versions of the “required” documents for the D7 and I hadn’t yet come across the NIF and Portuguese Bank account just yet.

    Are both of these items a new 2021 requirement?

    Thanks a million,

  19. James Cave
    Thank you for your article.It has helped me a lot.
    How can I prove that I am a remote worker and that I need a lawyer? Thank you.

  20. Hi James, thank you very much for such an informative source! It is really becoming my Bible for the move. Do you know if, for proof of accommodation in Portugal, a consulate would accept a letter from a friend who is a Portuguese citizen stating that I will be staying with them for indefinite period of time while I look to purchase a property? Also do you by any chance know what is the approximate processing time of the visa eg how long your passport is at the consulate (I am planning to apply to a consulate in either Britain or Russia where I have citizenships). Would really appreciate your views/info. Thank you very much for your help! Inessa

  21. Hello! Great article! I have two questions, first is about rental agreement. Is it possible to present a hotel reservation for a month or two in consulate and – a year contract during the second appointment in Portugal already or should i need to fly to Portugal on a tourist visa and secure a yearly lease before applying for D7, but….who will sign it with a tourist for a year and even if i find such opportunity – what happens if visa is denied, so we lose 2 months rent? Second – I’m an american citizen, but i lived in many countries and even right now im in Europe, so…what about criminal record? Should it be applied from my last country of residency or from each country i ever lived?…thanks!

  22. Hi James, your article is spot on information- very rare to find on internet with so clearity .

    I’m interested for D- 7 visa and looking to take the application through a experienced relocation lawyer.
    I have job and can work remotely. My monthly salary is 900 euros and mine and my wife’s saving ( government bonds) are over 10000 euros . I have 2 kids . Do you suggest that I should apply for D7 if my finances fall to the funds requirement for D-7.
    Many thanks again for replying all the queries.

    • Hi Malay,

      This is a question for a D7 lawyer, which I am not.

      Personally, I think Portugal is more expensive than this to live in and wouldn’t want to try and support a family of four of this salary. As well as meeting the D7 requirements, I think you should also consider the cost of living in Portugal. You can estimate some of the main costs by looking at rental prices on olx.pt and also the cost of food and drink at a supermarket website like continente.pt.

  23. Hi James,
    Thanks for a great article. My family and I (3) are thinking to move to Portugal on D7 visa route. We hold Canadian passport.

    I think I should have enough income and saving to support my D7 application. I currently work remotely & also run an online business with total income over $5000 per month. I also have saving over $100k to support my family and I if needed.

    I have a few questions:
    – Should I apply the D7 visa in Portuguese embassy or could I apply in a Portuguese consulate.. which actually closer from where we live.

    – Should I include my spouse and son in the D7 application.. or is it better to add them under family reunification instead?

    – I have a friend who lives in Portugal, and she is willing to provide a proof of place to live in Portugal while I search for my own place once we land in Portugal. What kind of statement do I need from my friend?

    – About a Portuguese bank account. How do I open a Portuguese bank account if I haven’t landed in the country yet?

    – Similar question to NIF. How to get one before I land in the country?

    Thanks so much.

  24. My family and I (3) was denied or application. 1st due to insufficient income. My husband has a Military Disability income of over $2200 monthly and he works remotely with an income of $3600 net monthly, we also have a 401k with over $20,000 in the account. We had proof of all documents.. 2nd my FBI report showed a criminal offense back in 03/1991 where I received probation and a fine. The consulate denied saying I was imprisoned for 1 year which is not true. They also didn’t take any of our income documents under consideration. We will be appealing the decision!

  25. Hi James,

    Thanks again for your reply. Regarding racism, yes, I totally agree those perceptions tend to be subjective by nature and vary from one man to another. If you’re not ready to share it publicly, I wonder if you’d be confortable to share them with me just casually perhaps by emailing me. I’m old enough to know this is just one man’s experiences / opinion and won’t take anything personally should there be anything touchy. Thank you again for your replies. I really appreciate that 🙂

  26. Hi James,

    Really appreciate your candid reply. I was afraid you may not feel comfortable to respond due to the sensitive subject.

    Accidentally I stumbled upon this post
    , and under Portugal Permanent Residence –> Non-European, EEA and Swiss Citizens – Non-Golden Visa Holders
    it says “in practice,.. Portugal’s minimum stay requirements should not be a major concern.” Jusot want to confirm with you if it is correct. Thank you again.

  27. Hi James,

    After we acquire Portugal permanent residency, do we still need to be in Portugal for a mimimum of 183 days per year to keep the PR? I’m thinking about living in Spain after getting Portugal PR since I won’t be qualified for the Non-lucrative visa of Spain. I’m a non-EU citizen. Thank you.

  28. James,

    Great article! What if I want to apply and bring my girlfriend? Can my income be sufficient enough or does she have to make the minimum amount as well?


  29. HI, great article. Can you tell me if I go for the D7 visa to temp residency permit for my wife and I, do both of us need to be in Portugal for that? Also, if granted the D7 residency permit, do we have to be in Portugal for 183 days each year, thus having to pay taxes or can we do 180 days legally? Lastly, if we are US citizens and want to spend time in both locations, how many times may we leave the EU region per calendar year, for example both travel to US for our other home.

  30. I am a UK Citizen on Old age pensions which amount to £15,000 per annum. I am resident in France at the moment but would like to relocate to Portugal. I am married to a non-EU person. Can you advise what I should do. Many thanks.

  31. Hi James – Extremely informative write-up. Thanks!

    I am very interested in seeking residency in Portugal and would likely go the D7 route (with NHR). A few specific questions for now…

    My long-time partner and I have three children, all in their early 20’s, and I’d hope for them to join us in the quest for Portuguese residency. What requirements must they fulfill? Additionally, my partner and I (both ‘retired’) have never married (or registered as domestic partners) – would this be a major issue? We are both on our home’s title – we own it outright, and it’s in an excellent real estate market.

    We are both joint tenants on our brokerage accounts as well. Our stock holdings are quite decent, but most are not income producing, nor have substantial dividend income. Would it be necessary to convert some of these stocks into high dividend paying securities? Or would our stock totals and house value be sufficient?

    I would be interested in hopefully starting the process in the first half of 2021 if feasible, so all up-to-date information would be greatly appreciated. Also, as it stands now would Covid be a huge hindrance coming from the U.S. ?

    Thank you!

  32. Hello! Great article. Can you give me the name of a few companies or lawyers who are the best to work with US Citizens to apply for the D7 and move from the US to Portugal?

  33. Dear James,

    Thank you for your very informative website!

    What is the amount of social security contribution payable by D7 visa residents?


  34. Thanks James,
    I have a US and UK passport. Is one preferable over the other to move to Portugal? Will Brexit change things for people moving to Portugal on UK passports?

  35. James,
    We (2 adults, 2 minor children) arethinking of moving to the Lisbon area initially. We have enough in savings to satisfy the requirements. I’ve seen conflicting info online. Must we have a lease before submitting the D7 application in the US? Do we need to open a bank account in Portugal and transfer a year’s worth of living expenses or can we do this once we land there and begin our residency, acquire the tax ID, etc? Especially given Covid it seems odd to rent somewhere that we can’t and won’t use until our visa is approved and we have no way of knowing how long that will be. Ift course, if this is the only way, we will do it, but how long of a lease do we need? We expect that we will use it as a base to explore and then pick an area to settle. Also, if you can forward the contact info of someone who can help us with the bank account and rental that would be helpful. Thank you!

  36. Hi there,

    I am almost finished with my post-graduate education in the U.S. and am very interested in moving to Portugal. Ideally, I’d like to do so as soon as possible, but–as I’ve been a full-time student for most of my life–I don’t have much money. If I were to find a remote job here in the States that paid around $2000-3000/month, do you think I’d have a shot at getting the D7 visa once I hit the six-month mark? Or is that just wishful thinking?

    This is easily the most helpful article I’ve found thus far, so I’d greatly appreciate your insight!


  37. Hi James,

    Just to confirm, let’s say I have $50,000 in savings in the bank and I want to come to Portugal with my young daughter and wife. Can I obtain a D7 Visa?


  38. Wow, after reading so many articles about the D7, I really believe this is the most clear and detailed one, I have one concern, does the D7 work with an active income(salary from a remote job) besides a good amount of money in the bank around 20 000 euro? Or should always be a passive income? Thanks.

  39. Very helpful article! I was wondering if you had any advice at all about setting up a 6 month lease while being here in the states? I found some on AirBNB but then read your comment about that not being accepted as much anymore. Thanks again


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