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Ariane Real Paulino
Portugal Immigration Lawyer

Ariane leads our Portugal immigration lawyer team. She will personally oversee any Portugal services you purchase from Movingto. Ariane is a licensed immigration lawyer and is based in Lisbon, Portugal.

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Scott Hamilton, from Berkley, USA

Solved my visa woes

"After failing to get my visa twice, I finally decided to reach out to Movingto for help. Ariane explained the process perfectly and why I was previously unsuccessful. They went on to take care of everything end-to-end with a successful result for my wife and I. We could finally retire to Spain."

Bradley White, from London, UK

Seamless visa and NIF

"I initially just purchased a NIF from Movingto. It was fast and the communication was great. So, I decided to purchase my visa with them. Ariane kept me well informed during the entire process and put any doubts I had at ease. I really enjoyed working with Movingto and highly recommend it. "

Tim Greene, from Melbourne, Australia

Bank account done

In order to move to Portugal, I had to open a bank account remotely. I had absolutely no idea where to get started, but Movingto made it dead-simple. They explained what I needed to provide, and they took care of the rest. I was set up with an account from the other side of the world within days.

QUESTIONS
Frequently asked questions
What is the Portugal Job Seeker Visa?
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The Portugal Job Seeker Visa is a temporary visa that allows foreign nationals to enter Portugal and search for employment within a specified period.

Who is eligible for the Portugal Job Seeker Visa?
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Eligible applicants include non-EU/EEA nationals who meet certain criteria, such as educational qualifications, work experience, and financial stability, to support themselves during their stay in Portugal.

What documents are required to apply for the Portugal Job Seeker Visa?
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Required documents typically include a valid passport, proof of qualifications, proof of financial means, health insurance, and a clear criminal record.

How long is the Portugal Job Seeker Visa valid for?
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The visa is usually valid for six months, giving the holder ample time to search for a job in Portugal.

Can I extend the Portugal Job Seeker Visa if I haven't found a job within six months?
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Extensions are generally not allowed. However, if you secure a job, you can apply for a residence permit based on employment.

Can I work on the Portugal Job Seeker Visa?
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You are not allowed to work while on the job seeker visa. You need to find an employer willing to sponsor your work visa or residence permit.

How do I prove my financial stability for the Portugal Job Seeker Visa?
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Applicants must show proof of sufficient funds to support themselves during their stay, which can include bank statements, proof of savings, or a sponsorship letter.

Do I need health insurance for the Portugal Job Seeker Visa?
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Yes, applicants must have valid health insurance that covers them during their stay in Portugal.

What happens if I find a job during the validity of my Portugal Job Seeker Visa?
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If you find employment, you need to apply for a residence permit that allows you to live and work in Portugal.

How long does it take to process the Portugal Job Seeker Visa application?
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Processing times can vary, but it typically takes several weeks to a few months. It is advisable to apply well in advance of your planned travel date.

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Portugal D7 Visa

€ 3000

2,500

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Review and prepare all the required documents

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Residence permit

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Your Portugal D7 Visa timeline

STEP 1
NIF + Bank Account

Your Portugal NIF will be requested by a fiscal representative through a power of attorney by the tax authorities.

After that, you must open a Portuguese bank account and transfer money to demonstrate that you have the financial resources to maintain your residence (€665 per month for the primary applicant and €333 per month for each accompanying family member).

STEP 2
Visa application

In person at the Portuguese Embassy or the appropriate authority in the country of origin or legal residence.

Depending on the consulate or embassy, visa requirements may differ. We will organize everything for you prior to your appointment.

step 3
Residence permit

The initial residential permit is granted for a period of two years, followed by a three-year extension.

A resident who has lived in Portugal for five years is eligible to apply for a permanent residency permit valid for five years and can then pursue Portuguese citizenship.

Frequently Asked Questions

Moving is difficult, so we're sure you have a lot of questions!

What is a Portugal D7 Visa?
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The Portugal D7 Visa, also known as the Passive Income Visa, is intended for individuals who wish to move to Portugal and can sustain themselves financially without needing employment there. This could be through pensions, rental income, financial investments, or other forms of passive income. It's popular among retirees, freelancers, and digital nomads.

Who is eligible for a D7 Visa?
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You're eligible for a D7 Visa if you can demonstrate steady passive income that can comfortably cover your living expenses in Portugal. There's no specified minimum amount, but as a guide, it should meet the Portuguese minimum wage, currently of approximately €700 per month.

How long is the D7 Visa valid for?
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The D7 Visa is initially valid for one year and can be renewed for successive periods of two years. After five years of legal residency, you can apply for permanent residency or even Portuguese Citizenship if you meet certain criteria.

Does the D7 Visa allow me to work in Portugal?
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While the D7 Visa is geared towards individuals with passive income, it doesn't prohibit you from working. However, you'll need to meet certain requirements, and any income you generate from working can't be used to meet the income requirement for the visa.

Can my family come with me on a D7 Visa?
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Yes, dependents can be included in your D7 Visa application. This can include your spouse, minor children, and dependent parents.

How do I apply for a D7 Visa?
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Movingto will guide you through the whole application process. Which starts in your home country at a Portuguese embassy or consulate. You'll need to provide several documents, including proof of your passive income, and you may need to attend an interview. Once your application is approved, you move to Portugal and apply for a residence permit.

What documents do I need for the application?
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You'll need to provide documents like a valid passport, proof of health insurance, criminal record certificate, and importantly, proof of your regular passive income. Check the embassy's requirements as they can vary.

How long does the application process take?
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The processing time can vary but typically takes between 1-4 months. It's recommended to apply well in advance of your planned move date to account for any delays.

How much does the D7 Visa cost?
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Movingto has the best prices in the market at $2,800 per first applicant. There could be additional costs for document translations or notary services. Be sure to check with your local embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date information.

What steps do I need to take after arriving in Portugal with my D7 Visa?
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Once you're in Portugal, you'll need to apply for a residence permit, register with the local authorities, and set up your tax status. You may also want to open a Portuguese bank account.

Can I buy property in Portugal with a D7 Visa?
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Yes, there are no restrictions on property ownership for D7 Visa holders. In fact, Movingto can assist you in securing the best mortgage rates in Portugal.

How does health insurance work in Portugal?
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Health insurance is a requirement for the D7 Visa. Portugal has a public health system, but you may choose to opt for private health insurance. You can compare health insurance options on Movingto

What about taxes?
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That is the best part! As a resident of Portugal, you are eligible to apply for an NHR tax regime and save lots of money by paying to reduce taxes in Portugal. Portugal has numerous double tax agreements in place to avoid you being taxed twice.

Can I extend or renew my D7 Visa in Portugal?
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Yes, the D7 Visa can be renewed in Portugal. After the first year, you can apply for a two-year extension. For further assistance or queries, feel free to reach out to us at Movingto

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Daniel Rose, from California, USA

Movingto is seriously awesome

"Movingto is seriously awesome! They made my business expansion to Portugal smooth, providing D2 visa info and paperwork help. The supportive team eased what seemed a complex process. Today, I'm writing this from my new office in Lisbon, all thanks to them. If moving to Portugal, choose Movingto. They're amazing!"

Oscar Eel, from London, UK

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"Movingto helped me getting a digital nomad visa for Portugal. My job is in UK and I can work remotely from anywhere. They also introduced me to the benefits of the NHR and I’ve been saving a lot of money while traveling. I couldn’t recommend them more"

Chris Coyier, from New York, USA

I used this service to get a NIF number…

I used this service to get a NIF number for my father. They managed to get it in less than 7 days, gave me a log in to manage the number as well.I haven't got around to using it for their other services yet, but it worked well for me.

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