Digital Nomad Visa in Portugal

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Joanne, really took the time to explain the process and the best way to fulfill our requests. She was very good at communicating timelines and what was to be expected. She worked quickly to make sure we completed our process.
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Service Details

Digital Nomad Visa

This service is available across Portugal

Who Can Benefit from this Service?

The Digital Nomad Visa Portugal is regulated under the framework of Law 23/2007 (the Immigration Law) as amended by Law 18/2022, offers a structured pathway for non-EU nationals aiming to work remotely for entities outside Portugal while enjoying the Portuguese lifestyle. 

This visa specifically caters to the modern needs of subordinate workers and independent professionals who wish to merge their professional obligations with the experience of living in Portugal, in particular:

  • Foreign professionals engaged in remote work for companies or clients situated outside of Portugal.
  • Individuals desiring to merge their work life with the enriching experience of residing in Portugal, under the legal framework provided by Law 23/2007 and Law 18/2022.
Who Can Benefit from this Service?

Requirements

  • Stable and sufficient income: Applicants must demonstrate an average monthly income over the last three months that is at least four times the Portuguese minimum wage, as outlined in Law 18/2022, ensuring digital nomads can sustain themselves during their stay.
  • Legal documentation: Required documents include a valid passport, a visa application form, travel insurance, and criminal record certificates from both the country of nationality and any country of residence for over a year, as per the stipulations of Law 23/2007.
  • For subordinate workers: A work contract, a promise of work contract, or an employer declaration to verify employment relations.
  • For independent professionals: A partnership agreement, service provision contract, or evidence of services provided to entities, alongside proof of income and a tax residency certificate.
Requirements

Process: Our Approach

  1. Submission of the initial visa application through Portuguese consulates or the Immigration and Borders Service (SEF), adhering to the guidelines set forth by Law 23/2007 and Law 18/2022.
  2. Comprehensive support in gathering and presenting the required documents to fulfil income and legal residency proofs alongside the visa application.
  3. The visa, contingent on the submission of requisite documents, facilitates a temporary stay or establishment of residency for less than a year, with potential renewal options as per the legal framework.
Process: Our Approach

Benefits of this Service

  • Professional guidance through the application process, ensuring compliance with Portuguese Laws
  • Assistance in document preparation and submission to meet the legal criteria for income and residency.
  • Support in navigating Portugal's legal system for immigration and understanding the implications of the relevant laws.
Benefits of this Service

Key Features of this Service

  • Tailored advice for both subordinate workers and independent professionals within the legal parameters of Portuguese immigration law.
  • Assistance with tax residency documentation and income verification as required by Law 18/2022.
  • Guidance on visa renewal and transition to more permanent residency options within the legal framework.

This service is intricately designed to facilitate digital nomads in leveraging Portugal's unique work-life balance, providing legal support tailored to the distinct requirements of remote work professionals. 

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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