Unlike similar schemes in other EU Countries, the Entrepeneur’s 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.