D7 Visa

At lower governmental fees, as compared to the Golden visa and a with a quicker approval rate, the D7 visa is an attractive immigration option for those who intend to live in Portugal.


D7 Visa Part 1

00.00 – 07.48Could you speak about your background and about the D7 visa in brief?

D7 Visa Part 2

00.00 – 01.29 Could you tell us what defines passive income?
01.29- 02.21 Today is passive income the only source of income to qualify for the D7 visa?
02.22-05.22 Considering I am a remote worker, is the D7 a good avenue to come to Portugal?
(Digital nomads)
05.23-12.56 What are the requirements to qualify for the residency?
12.57-14.25 D2 visa
14.26-15.59 Can I bring family with the D7 visa?
16.00-19.14 More about the D7 visa requirements and contacting the Embassy in your country of residency?
19.15-20.28 Could you explain more about legal residency?

D7 Visa Part 3

00.00-03.19 Overview of the D7 visa
03.20-05.54 Applying for citizenship
05.55-10.47 Summary
10.47-15.34 Closing – Could you help me if I would like to relocate to Portugal?

​What is the D7 visa?

The D7 visa in recent years has become a lucrative way to obtain residency in Portugal for pensioners, retired foreign citizens or for those living off a reasonable stable income such as movable property, real estate, intellectual property or financial investments. At lower governmental fees, as compared to the Golden visa and a with a quicker approval rate, it is an attractive immigration visa option for those who intend to live in Portugal.

What is the procedure to apply for the D7 visa?

The application process begins at the Portuguese Consulate/ Embassy in the country of residence or origin.

Who can apply for the D7 visa?

Any non-EU/EEA or Swiss citizen may apply for the visa if they can prove they have passive income (pension, dividends, interest or rental income)

What are the benefits of applying for the D7 visa?

  • Applicants can enjoy the right to live/work and or study in Portugal
  • Avail of visa free travel to any one of the Schengen countries.
  • Apply for family reunification (spouse, dependent children and parents)
  • Conduct professional activity as an independent professional
  • Enjoy Portuguese residency rights including education and healthcare
  • Gain access to the Portuguese Law and Legal System
  • Take advantage of a preferential tax regime - the Non-Habitual Resident (NHR) in which specific sources of income are exempt of taxation
  • Access to the Portuguese Social security system
  • Qualify for permanent residency or citizenship in Portugal after 5 years
  • Live at a much lower cost of living compared to other European countries

What are the general requirements for obtaining the D7 visa?

  • Obtain a Portuguese Tax Number ( NIF)
  • Open a Portuguese bank account
  • Provide a proof of means of subsistence
  • Provide a proof of accommodation in Portugal through a long-term lease.
  • Obtain a valid travel insurance
  • Have a clean criminal record
  • Write a self-declaration stating the purpose of applying for the visa

What is the validity of the visa?

The D7 visa is issued for a period of 4 months with 2 entries.
During this validity, the applicant requires to come to Portugal and apply for the residence permit at the Immigration office (SEF). The residence card will be valid for a period of 2 years and thereafter renewed for a period of 3 years. The minimum stay requirement is that one does not be absent for more than 6 consecutive months or 8 non-consecutive months in any validity period. However, longer absences are allowed if due to professional, cultural or personal reasons

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