The D7 visa is a Portuguese immigration visa that allows non-EU / EEA / Swiss citizens to obtain Portuguese residency, as long as they have proof of income to support themselves during their stay in Portugal.
This visa is ideal for income holders or retirees who want to live in Portugal without having to make a large economic investment.
The D7 visa can then be renewed after one year for two successive periods of two years and can be converted into a permanent residence permit after five years. In addition, after five years of holding the D7 visa, you may also request Portuguese citizenship, provided you meet the other requirements set forth in the Portuguese nationality law.
The fundamental requirement to make a successful application is to be able to demonstrate that you are receiving regular “passive” income, which can be derived from a pension, rent, dividends, or certain categories of investment income.
Below are the types of income that may qualify under the NHR program:
From 2020, pensioners registering for the NHR tax scheme are now taxed at a rate of 10%
Obtaining a temporary visa can take up from 60 days to 4 months as long as you have submitted all the necessary information.
Obtaining the D7 Residency Visa will depend on where you are applying in Portugal. Obtaining an appointment with SEF can take up to 120 days if you live in Lisbon or Porto.
Once SEF has collected your documents and biometric data, it will take about three weeks to send your residence card to your Portuguese address.
1. Submission of Visa application
2. Visa Application Follow-up
3. Services after obtaining the Visa
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