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TThe Digital Nomad Visa was created with the objective of attracting foreign workers to Portugal. .
▪ It is a residence visa issued by the Portuguese Embassy that serves your country of origin, followed by a long term residence permit issued in Portugal, directed for non-EU citizens.
▪ The Temporary Residence Permit valid for a period of 2 years, renewed for periods of 3 years. This permit obliges to a minimum stay of 6 months a year, plus 2 months in each period of its validity (provided that applicants do
not leave the country for more than 6 consecutive months). However, longer absences are allowed if due to professional, cultural or personal reasons.
▪ As a new resident of Portugal applicants may be eligible to benefit from a special tax status under the "non-habitual resident" (NHR) tax regime, which will allows a 10-year tax exemption on most non-Portugal-sourced types of income.
STEP 1 – Complete the online application form from country of origin and submit it to the
Portuguese consulate through the portal or in person - depends on the embassy. You will be
asked to choose a date for an appointment (typically, there will be a 2-3 month wait).
▪ STEP 2 – Attend the consulate appointment and submit your supporting documents. If all is
compliant, you will typically be granted your Digital Nomad Visa within 60 days.
▪ STEP 3 – Travel to Portugal and a make an appointment with SEF for a residence permit
▪ STEP 4 – Attend your appointment and submit the same documents required for the Digital
Nomad Visa(some documents may require updating). Within a period of 90 days you should
receive your residence visa.
To be eligible, digital nomads must prove that they receive at least €2,820 a month, four times the current value of the national minimum wage, which is €705 (and which should rise to €760 in 2023
1. Official Digital Nomad Visa form;
2. Passport or additional travel document valid for at least 3 months after the duration of the stay;
3. Two up-to-date passport photos;
4. Valid travel insurance, allowing medical coverage, including medical emergencies and repatriation (coverage needs to
be valued at no less than €30,000);
5. Proof that you are residing legally in the country from which you are applying;
6. Request for criminal record enquiry by the Immigration and Border Services (SEF) (this will be provided to you by the
7. Criminal record certificate from the country you are currently living in and for any country in which you have lived for
over year (children under the age of 16 are exempt from producing a criminal record);
8. Proof of means of subsistence (this requires original personal bank statements from the last 6 months)
9. Proof of accommodation (if it is a hotel reservation then it has to be valid for no less than 10 days); and
10. Flight reservation (tickets should be bought after the visa is issued).
11. Authorization to check the Portuguese criminal record
12. Motivation letter stating the purpose of the visa, where does intend to live and the timeframe to live in Portugal.