Portugal

D7 Visa

For those willing to physically spend most of the year in Portugal, the D7 visa offers a relatively quick, low-cost route to residency – and eventual citizenship – in Portugal. 

As an independent means visa, the D7 requires no investment but, rather, that the applicant demonstrate sufficient recurring income or savings. 

Those who qualify can bring their families and will have the right to work and conduct business within Portugal as independent professionals.

Individuals who would like a residence permit in Portugal without the need to be physically present may consider the Portugal Golden Visa instead.

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Program at a glance

Program TypeIndependent Means Visa
Time to citizenship5-6 years
Time to permanent residency5 years
Minimum investmentNone. Proof of sufficient passive income or savings (See How to Qualify)
Physical presence requirement183 days per year
Application processing time3-4 months
Citizenship grants visa-free travel to187 destinations, including Schengen countries and US
Contribution types availableNo contribution required

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