D2 Work & Entrepreneur Visa in Portugal

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Service Details

D2 Work & Entrepreneur Visa

This service is available across Portugal

Who Is This Service For?

This service is particularly beneficial for entrepreneurs, freelancers, or professionals who wish to establish their business or pursue investment activities in Portugal. 

Often, individuals face challenges navigating through the complex legal and bureaucratic procedures in a foreign country. 

This service aims to alleviate those burdens by providing expert guidance through each step of the visa application process, ensuring that you meet all the requirements and adhere to the pertinent regulations.



To utilize this service, you should be a non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizen intending to engage in entrepreneurial activities in Portugal.

However, unlike similar schemes in other EU Countries, the Entrepreneur business start-up visa (D2) is accessible to most. 

There is no minimum amount of investment specified, nor is there a restriction on the type of business that may be set-up – it could be a shop, bar or restaurant. That said, your business plan will need to be approved before the visa may be issued. 

Indeed, if you have an existing business, you may set up a branch or move the entire business to Portugal. Typical options would be a limited company or self-employment. This, of course, would mean becoming subject to Portugal’s corporation and income tax environment. 

The visa is issued for an initial period of 1-year, renewable for 2-year periods.


The procedure begins with an initial consultation to understand your business plan and objectives in Portugal. 

Subsequent steps involve preparing and submitting your D2 visa application, which includes compiling necessary documents, such as proof of investment, a viable business plan, and ensuring they comply with the Portuguese immigration authorities’ requirements. 

Throughout the process, continuous legal support is provided to navigate through any challenges or queries that may arise.


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.

What Does This Service Consist Of?

  • 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

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.

Why choose Advocate Abroad?