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Portugal. Residential visa D2 (entrepreneurs, freelancers, and independent service providers)

A pathway to permanent residence and citizenship for those who wish to start (or transfer) a business, or have already invested in a business, in Portugal
Level of difficulty
Fairly complicated, lawyer assistance is advised
Attorney fees
start at €2200
Special features
No major investment is required, as long as you have a solid plan and enough social capital
Summary of the Portugal D2 visa program
A program for entrepreneurs who are willing to open, purchase or set-up a business venture, or invest into an existing one, with purpose of being actively involved in its management.

Who is eligible for the D2 visa

  • those who want to start a business in Portugal
  • already have a business in Portugal, but have not yet applied for the visa
  • have enough social capital to sustain running a business
  • have a solid and well-structured business and financial plan for your venture
  • have proof of experience in the proposed business area and a solid background for your business proposal

Portugal D2 visa requirements

  • you must be a citizen of a non-EU/Schengen country;
  • it is necessary to show investments or the availability of funds in a bank account intended for starting a business in Portugal in the amount of €5,000;
  • provide the most detailed, detailed business plan, in which it is important to indicate the nature of investments, their size and duration, as well as their economic and social significance for Portugal, and your personal experience in this field;
  • company registration documents and bank statement on the balance on the company's account in Portugal (if the company is already open and functioning);
  • if the company is not yet open, you must provide proof that you have sufficient financial resources in Portugal to open a business.
  • Costs associated with a Portugal D2 visa
    • Visa processing — approx. €90
    • Registration of a residence permit in Portugal — €84
    • Payment for services of immigration specialists — from €2200
  • Terms of obtaining a Portugal D2 visa
    • Visa processing time is about 60 days. The D2 visa will be valid for 4 months. You will need to apply for a temporary residence permit D2 (in Portugal) within these 4 months.
    • Residence permit processing: up to 6 months

Talk to our Portugal immigration consultants

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You will have a clear understanding of how to go about getting your residence in Portugal and a detailed roadmap to moving just after your first online consultation.
Important questions about the D2 visa
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Our immigration team is based in Portugal. We have already helped hundreds of immigrants to obtain resident visas. We will help you too!

You probably have lots of different questions about moving to Portugal right now and may or may not know which program fits you bets. If you'd like to discuss your personal situation, be sure to speak with our recommended immigration specialist from Portugal.

Ready to start the visa process?
You can be in Portugal in less than 3 months!

If you are ready to move to the wonderful Portugal, live in the old Europe near the ocean, countryside or in one of the amazing cities like Lisbon or Porto, and you meet the requirements for a D2 visa, start the process right now. Our team of immigration lawyers and experts in Portugal will guide you through the process, assist in procuring and compiling the required documents, work with you on validating your business plan and schedule all local appointments for your resident permit in Portugal.

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