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Portugal D7 Visa 2024 – How does it work?

The Portugal D7 Visa is perfect for Americans who plan to move to Portugal. Why?

Also known as the Retirement Visa or Passive Income Visa, the Portugal D7 Visa allows non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens and their family members to apply for temporary residency in Portugal and it is used to obtain a permanent residency permit and, eventually, even citizenship.

Don’t let the name fool you – although it is known as a Retirement Visa, anyone over 18 can apply for it. In fact, many freelancers are using it to work from Portugal.

This Visa is valid for 2 years and can be renewed for an additional 3. After that, you have to apply for residency.

To apply for a D7 Visa, you must meet the minimum passive income requirements and stay in Portugal for a minimum of 183 uninterrupted days per year or 8 months with breaks within the year.


  • Portuguese NIF (Tax number)
  • Portuguese Bank Account
  • Prove Financial Self-Sufficiency
  • Provide Proof of Accommodation
  • Full Health Insurance
  • Clean Criminal Record
  • Meet the Minimum Stay Requirement

Applying for a Portugal D7 visa can be a complex process. If you don’t have the time or expertise, please don’t hesitate to contact us! We can help ease your move to our beautiful country.

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