D2 Startup Visa vs Golden Visa in Portugal

Global Citizen Solution
Excellent 4.9
Services
Price
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Tax representation
NIF
150€
7 days
1 year
D7
3000€
3 months
1 year
D2
3000€
2-3 months
1 year
Golden Visa
6000€
1-5 years
1 year
Family Reunion
2000€
1 month
1 year
NHR
600€
5 weeks
1 year
Description

Global Citizen Solution offers lots of services including NIF number, D7 visa, D2 visa, Golden Visa, NHR status and much more.

e-residence
Very Good 4.1
Services
Price
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Tax representation
NIF
150€
3 days
1 year
NHR
500€
2-3 weeks
1 year
Family Reunion
1000€
1-2 months
1 year
D2
2000€
3-4 months
1 year
D7
2000€
2 months
1 year
Golden Visa
3000€- 6000€
1-5 years
1 year
EU citizen residency registration + Bank account + NIF
2000€
1 day upon arrival
1 year
Description

e-residence cover lots of services including Visas and NIF numbers and much more. They reply pretty fast and they are very professional.

GoVisaFree
Very good 4.1
Services
Price
Turn around
Tax representation
NIF
150€
5 days
1 year
D2
2000€
1-3 months
1 year
Golden Visa
2000€-6000€
1-5 years
1 year
NHR
600€
3-5 weeks
1 year
D7
3000€+
1 year
1 year
Family Reunion Visa
2000€
1-3 months
1 year
Description

GoVisaFree offers lots of services including NIF number, D7 visa, D2 visa, Golden Visa, NHR status and much more.

LVP Advogados
Good 3.5
Services
Price
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Tax representation
NIF
300€
1 month
1 year
Family reunion
2000€
3 months
1 year
NHR
600€
5 weeks
1 year
Golden Visa
2000€-10000€
1-6 years
1 year+
D7
1000€+
2-3 months
1 year
D2
2000€
3 months
1 year
Description

LVP Advogados provide extensive assistance to international Clients with obtaining Portugal-resident status, from the planning stage down to the practicalities of the application and of registering with the relevant entities.

Ei! Migration Agency
Very good 4.1
Services
Price
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Tax representation
NIF
150€
20 days
1 year
Golden Visa
6000€
1-6 years
1 year
NHR
500€
2-3 weekss
1 year
D7
2000€
1-2 months
1 year
D2
1500€
2-3 months
1 year
Famiy Reunion
2000€
3 months
1 year
Description

Ei! Migration Agency provide differentiated services through an individual client Manager, that will make life easier for all those who decide to find new challenges in their life journeys. They can help you end to end from Visas, Nif, Tax representative, moving and much more.

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Minimum investment and requirements
Requires you to start a new business, with an minimum investment of around 5K €
- Real estate in rural areas: 280K€
- Real Estate in Porto, Lisbon or Algarve from January 2022 are no longer an option
- Hotel Shares  350K (buyback)
- Treasury securities / Government bonds 1M€
- Bank Deposits  1M€
Criteria to be eligible
to apply
- Have a NIF number
- Be a non-EU national.
- Have a startup or are looking to begin one
- Have a clean criminal record
- Have a NIF number
- Have the minimum investment
- Have a clean criminal record
Where to apply
Portuguese consulate in country of residency
In Portugal, personally or through a representative
Visa cost
Between 300€ and 650€ *
5,870€ approx
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Stage 1: One month
Stage 2: Interview in 90 days
1-4 months
Issued for
Entrepreneurs
Investors – Real Estate or Capital transfer investments
Permanent residency
After 5 years of uninterrupted living
After 5 years (no strict residence conditions)
Additional benefits
- Eligibility for NHR status
- Up to five entrepreneurs can apply per project
NHR tax regime
Rights
Live, work, study, healthcare
Live, work, study, healthcare
Citizenship
After 5 years of uninterrupted living
After 5-6 years (no strict residence conditions just meet 1-2 weeks visit to Portugal every year)
Family members
They will have to apply with a Family Reunion Visa
Yes
Resident permit
A Residence Permit will be issued. Permanent Residence Permit after 5 years
Temporary Residence Permit after 2 years
Permanent Residence Permit after 5 years
Health insurance
Required
Required
Accommodation requirements
Not required
Not required
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 (unless your business requires you to travel).
Minimum 7 days per year, or 14 days every 2 years

The D2 vs Golden Visa

The D2 visa is called the "immigrant entrepreneur" visa for a reason. Not only do you need to prove your income to obtain this visa, but your income needs to come from a specific source.

In order to qualify for a D2 visa, your income needs to come from a business you started yourself or a business you buy. This is a rather unique set of circumstances.

The Golden Visa is going to require you to spend more money and time in order to qualify.

Someone in possession of a Golden Visa only needs to stay in the country for 7 consecutive days.

For a D2 Visa, on the other hand, you'll need to stay in Portugal all the time unless your business requeries you to travel

For that reason, we think most people would benefit from the Golden Visa over the D2 Visa. However, if you an entrepreneur and plan on moving to Portugal to start a business, the D2 is the way to go.

Global Citizen Solution
Excellent 4.9
Services
Price
Turn around
Tax representation
NIF
150€
7 days
1 year
D7
3000€
3 months
1 year
D2
3000€
2-3 months
1 year
Golden Visa
6000€
1-5 years
1 year
Family Reunion
2000€
1 month
1 year
NHR
600€
5 weeks
1 year
Description

Global Citizen Solution offers lots of services including NIF number, D7 visa, D2 visa, Golden Visa, NHR status and much more.

e-residence
Very Good 4.1
Services
Price
Turn around
Tax representation
NIF
150€
3 days
1 year
NHR
500€
2-3 weeks
1 year
Family Reunion
1000€
1-2 months
1 year
D2
2000€
3-4 months
1 year
D7
2000€
2 months
1 year
Golden Visa
3000€- 6000€
1-5 years
1 year
EU citizen residency registration + Bank account + NIF
2000€
1 day upon arrival
1 year
Description

e-residence cover lots of services including Visas and NIF numbers and much more. They reply pretty fast and they are very professional.

GoVisaFree
Very good 4.1
Services
Price
Turn around
Tax representation
NIF
150€
5 days
1 year
D2
2000€
1-3 months
1 year
Golden Visa
2000€-6000€
1-5 years
1 year
NHR
600€
3-5 weeks
1 year
D7
3000€+
1 year
1 year
Family Reunion Visa
2000€
1-3 months
1 year
Description

GoVisaFree offers lots of services including NIF number, D7 visa, D2 visa, Golden Visa, NHR status and much more.

LVP Advogados
Good 3.5
Services
Price
Turn around
Tax representation
NIF
300€
1 month
1 year
Family reunion
2000€
3 months
1 year
NHR
600€
5 weeks
1 year
Golden Visa
2000€-10000€
1-6 years
1 year+
D7
1000€+
2-3 months
1 year
D2
2000€
3 months
1 year
Description

LVP Advogados provide extensive assistance to international Clients with obtaining Portugal-resident status, from the planning stage down to the practicalities of the application and of registering with the relevant entities.

Ei! Migration Agency
Very good 4.1
Services
Price
Turn around
Tax representation
NIF
150€
20 days
1 year
Golden Visa
6000€
1-6 years
1 year
NHR
500€
2-3 weekss
1 year
D7
2000€
1-2 months
1 year
D2
1500€
2-3 months
1 year
Famiy Reunion
2000€
3 months
1 year
Description

Ei! Migration Agency provide differentiated services through an individual client Manager, that will make life easier for all those who decide to find new challenges in their life journeys. They can help you end to end from Visas, Nif, Tax representative, moving and much more.

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