D2 Visa in Portugal

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Very professional and friendly service and unseen dedication. Recommendation from the bottom of my heart!
Lidija K
Lidija K
18 Jan 2022
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Service Details

D2 Visa

This service is available across Portugal

Who Is This Service For?

  • The D2 Visa in Portugal, designed for entrepreneurs and independent professionals, is the ideal process for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens to establish and run their business in Portugal
  • This visa caters to those looking to launch new ventures or expand existing ones and is applicable to self-employed individuals with a viable business plan or a job proposal in Portugal


Who Is This Service For?


  • Obtain a Portuguese tax number (NIF) and open a business bank account in Portugal
  • For entrepreneurs: Set up a Portuguese limited company (LDA), hire a Portuguese accountant, present a detailed business plan, and show sufficient financial resources
  • For independent service providers: Less stringent, no need to form a company but must demonstrate expertise and client contracts
  • Proof of accommodation, health insurance, and sufficient financial means for at least one year

Procedure: Our Approach

  1. The procedure begins with an initial consultation to understand your business plan and objectives in Portugal.
  2. Guidance on drafting a comprehensive business plan showcasing economic viability and societal contribution
  3. Assistance in obtaining NIF and setting up banking arrangements 
  4. Subsequent steps involve preparing and submitting your D2 visa application, which includes compiling necessary documents, such as:
    1. Proof of investment, 
    2. Viable business plan, and 
    3. Compliance with the Portuguese immigration authorities’ requirements. 
  5. Throughout the process, continuous legal support is provided to navigate through any challenges or queries that may arise.
Procedure: Our Approach

Benefits - Why Choose Our Service

  • Engaging with our service provides you with the advantage of leveraging experienced, English-speaking lawyers who are well-versed in Portugal’s immigration laws. 
  • Not only does this facilitate smoother communication, but it also ensures that your application is compiled and submitted with utmost precision and expertise. 
  • Our professionals are adept at mitigating potential legal hurdles, thereby enhancing the likelihood of your application’s success.
Benefits - Why Choose Our Service

Key Features of this Service

  • An initial discussion with lawyers highly experienced in making successful applications for residency visas based on an innovative business start-up
  • A business plan or application for a D2 visa is prepared, and all other documents required for a successful application are assembled under the guidance of your lawyer
  • Assistance and advice on the documentation required and completing the to ensure the application(s) is/are approved
  • Assistance upon arrival with obtaining foreign residency cards
  • Advice and assistance on setting-up the business, registration with the Portuguese commercial registry, tax and social security agencies.
  • Employment law services to ensure that employee contracts and conditions are dealt with in a manner consistent with Portuguese health and safety and employment law
  • Ongoing tax, accounting and payroll services to help with the compliance aspects of your business are also available upon request
Key Features of this Service

Free Support Services Included

When combined with the free and innovative Advocate Abroad support services you can be sure that you are obtaining completely transparent legal services from registered and regulated English-speaking lawyers abroad.These support services include:

  • Verification of the regulatory status of your professional.
  • Fees as recommended by the Local Professional Body
  • Fees specified in advance and legally guaranteed.
  • Service levels agreed in advance and guaranteed.
  • All professionals must hold professional indemnity insurance.
  • Professionals' proficiency in English monitored.
  • Continuous quality controls and reviews.
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