Visa in Portugal for digital nomads

Portugal had launched a Digital nomad or entrepreneur visa for those with a location-independent job. If you’re seeking a beautiful place to live with a low cost of living, great weather, and a superb location for travel, Portugal is waiting for you. Here’s your guide to living in Portugal as a digital nomad, freelancer, or remote worker.

Remote workers who make at least €2820 a month can apply to Portugal's new 'digital-nomad visa' starting October 30.
The Portugal Digital Nomad Visa is divided into two categories.
  • Temporary Stay Visa
    The temporary stay visa is a great fit if you want to try out Portugal for a short time (but longer than the 90 day Schengen tourist allowance), without committing to becoming a long-term resident
  • Residence Visa
    This option is for remote workers who prefer a longer stay in Portugal, with the goal of getting residency.
    It’s also suitable for those who want to start their journey towards Portuguese citizenship.

Visas Available for Digital Nomads

Like other European countries, Portugal has announced a specific visa program for digital nomads, entrepreneurs, freelancers, or remote workers. However, the Digital nomad visa — also known as the entrepreneur visa — is likely the best route for anyone who has a location-independent income outside of Portugal.

The Digital nomad visa is valid for two entries and allows the holder to stay in Portugal for an initial 4-month period, assuming they don’t qualify for a regular 90-day tourist visa.

However, after that 4-month period expires, the Digital nomad visa also allows you to obtain a residence permit in Portugal for two years. Following this period, you can renew your visa for another 3 years. Following this, you can obtain a permanent residence permit after 5 years.

If you’re interested in living in Portugal on a medium to long-term basis, then you should consider the Digital nomad visa.
  • Application fee: €400 per applicant
  • Processing time: 60 days

Benefits of Portugal as a residence for digital nomads

  • Weather
    • Soft Climate and up to 300 sunny days per annum
    • Ocean! And that means great seafood, breathtaking views, beautiful beaches, surfing and other water activities.
  • Affordable housing
    • Absence of heavy industry and low pollution rates
    • Affordable Housing
  • Flexibility
    • Open-minded, modern government that provides support for new initiatives and facilitates development programs for start-ups and commerce
    • High availability for loans under low annual interest rate
  • Money and taxation
    • One of the cheapest countries to live in the EU
    • Flexible taxation and exemptions under NHR regime for newcomers
  • Medicare and life
    • High quality healthcare
    • Very high quality of life
  • Community
    • Super-friendly locals with the majority proficient in English
    • One of the lowest crime rates and highest security rates in EU

Who is eligible for a new Visa and Residency Permit for Remote Work (Digital Nomad Visa)

Below we`ll list the most key requirements
  • Your monthly income is €2820 or more

Document Requirements for Portugal Digital Nomad Visa

  • 1
    Possess a valid passport that is valid for six months after your Digital nomad visa expires
  • 2
    Submit two passport-sized photos according to the Schengen visa application photo requirements
  • 3
    Submit evidence of your accommodation (either a rental agreement or Flatio reservation)
  • 4
    Submit a cover letter stating the reason behind your stay
  • 5
    Submit the Passive Income Digital nomad Visa Application Form that can be found here
  • 6
    Provide proof of income
  • 7
    Obtain a Portuguese NIF Online (Numero de Identifcacao Fiscal) which enables you to do any activity regarding business or financial transactions
  • 8
    Open a Portuguese bank account which is required for your funds to be valid.
  • 9
    Possess a clean criminal record
Other Services for Digital Nomads

Bank account
Company creation
from €950