D6 Family Reunion Visa vs D7 Visa in Portugal

The D7 Visa has a family component that is slightly different than the traditional Family Reunion visa.

The traditional Family Reunion visa only allows dependent children, a spouse, and dependent grandparent to relocate to Portugal with you. With the D7 visa, you need to prove you have enough income for your spouse or dependant child.

The Family Reunion is significantly faster to get, however, there are the family members of Portuguese residents the ones who have to apply for the Visa. The Family Reunion visa only allows dependent children, a spouse, and a dependent grandparent to relocate to Portugal with you.

Category
Family Reunion Visa
D7 Passive Income Visa

Minimum investment and requirements

- Spouse or partner that can legally live in Portugal
- Children under 18 or who is legally under your supervision.
- Dependents over the age of 18, only if they are single and studying in Portugal
- Parents if they're over the age of 65, or dependent on you in a provable way
Proof of passive income:
- Main Applicant: currently €7,620 per annum
- Spouse or parents of main applicant: currently €3,810 per annum
- Dependant children: currently €2,292 per annum

Criteria to be eligible
to apply

- Have a NIF number. Get 10% discount with Bordr
- Be a non-EU national
- Be a spouse, partner, child or parent of someone that is a Portuguess resident
- Have a clean criminal record
- Have a NIF number. Get 10% discount with Bordr
- Be a non-EU national.
- 6 months of bank statements (proof of income)
- Have a clean criminal record

Where to apply

Portuguese consulate in country of residency or in Portugal (It's a longer process)
Portuguese Consulate in country of residency

Visa cost

Approximately €2,000
Approximately €750

Turn around

2-4 weeks after your appointment with SEF (there are delays with Covid)
6-9 months+

Issued for

Family members
Passive Income  / Self employed / Retirees

Permanent residency

After 5 years of uninterrupted living
After 5 years of uninterrupted living

Additional benefits

NHR tax regime
NHR tax regime

Rights

Live, work, study, healthcare
Live, work, study, healthcare

Citizenship

After 5-6 years of uninterrupted living
After 5-6 years of uninterrupted living

Family members

Yes
Yes

Resident permit

A Residence Card will be issued. Permanent Residence Permit after 5 years.
Temporary Residence Permit issued for year 1 and 2. Extension issued for year 3, 4 and 5. Permanent Residence Permit after 5 years

Health insurance

Required
Required

Accommodation requirements

Secure long-term residential accommodation in Portugal either through a purchase or rental
Secure long-term residential accommodation in Portugal either through a purchase or rental

Visa free movement

Schengen and certain EU countries
Schengen and certain EU countries

Residency conditions

Requires you to live in Portugal for the majority of the year
Must live 6-8 months per year or at least 16 months in Portugal during the first 2-year period