Portugal Digital Nomad Visa

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Portugal offers two attractive options for digital nomads. The D7 Visa, valid for 1 year with the possibility of renewal for up to 5 years, provides a pathway to permanent residency after 5 years. This visa allows you to experience the best of Portugal, from the vibrant cities of Lisbon and Porto to the stunning beaches of the Algarve and the picturesque Islands of Madeira and the Azores.On October 30, 2022, Portugal introduced a digital nomad visa, designed to simplify the process with less paperwork compared to the D7 Visa. However, this new visa does not offer a pathway to permanent residency, making the D7 Visa a more appealing choice for those looking to establish long-term roots in Portugal.

Visa category

Residency Nomad Visa and Temporary Nomad Visa

What are the visa fees/charges?

Processing Fees:
• Temporary Nomad Visa: EUR75
• Residency Nomad Visa: EUR90

Is there a minimum income threshold applicable for digital nomad/remote work visa?

Yes, the applicant is required to have monthly income equivalent to at least four times the Portuguese minimum wages monthly, which is around EUR2,820 or US$2,750 per month.

Are digital nomad/remote work visa holders subject to income tax?

If the applicant stays in the country for more than 183 days in a year, then he might be considered as a tax resident of the country.

Are digital nomad/remote work visa holders subject to social security contributions?

Is there Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) relief available in the country?


Is there an income tax requirement in the country, in general?


Is there a social security requirement in the country, in general?


Are criminal checks required for this visa?

• Required criminal record from the country of residence and every country the applicant has resided in for over a year
• Minors under 16 years are exempt from providing any document related to criminal record.

For how long is the digital nomad/remote work visa valid?

• Residency Nomad Visa: issued for an initial period of 120 days and is converted to a residence permit after entry
• Temporary Nomad Visa: issued for 91 to 356 days (cannot be extended or converted to a residence permit)

Is the applicant bound to any work restraints/limitations?

The applicant must continue to remain employed abroad.

What are the standard requirements for the digital nomad/remote work visa?

• Application form
• Proof of average required monthly income for the past three months
• Proof of employment or self-employment
• Passport valid for 3 months beyond the intended duration of stay
• Proof of immigration status if not a citizen of the country of residence
• Return Ticket/ transport document
• Two passport-sized photos
• Valid travel or health insurance
• Proof of accommodation
• A form which would authorize the access for Portuguese criminal record, maintained by SEF
• Certificate of Tax Residency may be required

Which countries are eligible to apply for the digital nomad/ remote work visa?

• Non EU/EEA nationals are eligible for this visa.
• EU passport holders do not require visa to enter Portugal.

Is applicant required to provide proof of employment?

Yes, the applicant is required to present at least one of the following:

• Contract of employment
• Promise of contract of employment
• Proof of employment relationship via employer’s statement

If self-employment, the applicant will need to provide at least one of the following:

• Articles of Association
• Contract or proposal for contract regarding provision of services
• Document showing services to one or more entities

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