Portugal D7 & D8 Visa – The Complete Guide

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Portugal D7 Passive Income Visa


The minimum passive income varies according to the number of family members of the applicant’s household:

Main applicant: €9,840 Euros per year
Other household adults: €4,920 Euros per year
Minor and dependent children over the age of 18: €2,952 per year
Eligible passive income includes: rental, pension, copyrights, dividends, but not salary income


Access to the public health and education
Allow to work or start business in Portugal
Family reunification, allowing spouse, dependents, and parents to live in Portugal
Apply for permanent residency or citizenship after 5 years of residency
Visa-free entry in the Schengen countries.

Portugal D8 Digital Nomad Visa


The applicant is allowed to work as a freelancer or online business owner in Portugal for this period, as well as travel freely in and out of Portugal.

The applicant can apply for a one-year Temporary Visa at the Portuguese Consulate in his/her home country. The Digital Nomad Temporary Stay Visa is the easiest to apply for and allows to stay for up to one year in Portugal, with the possibility of renewal. 

Or they can also apply for the Digital Nomad Residence Visa (D8) for a longer stay in Portugal. 

Applicant needs to make at least €3,280 per month, four times the minimum wage in Portugal.
The applicant must be employed by a company outside of Portugal or self-employed. 
The applicant needs to have at least €9840 in saving. If there are dependents, the amount of saving required will increase.


Access to the public health and education
Family reunification, allowing spouse, dependents, and parents to live in Portugal
Apply for permanent residency or citizenship after 5 years of residency
Visa-free entry in the Schengen countries.

Portugal D7/ D8 Visa Application Procedures

After you have decided that D7/ D8 Visa is your ideal choice, you might want to get more information on the investment options, and to start preparing for the application.  Below is an outline of the procedures for applying for the Golden Visa, step-by-step, to give you an idea of the process.  We understand there are major decisions to be made here, and dealing in Portuguese may make things more complicated, trust us that The Golden Portugal team is here to help you along the way.  

Average Time to Get Your Residence Card (Step 1 – 8) :



Step-by-Step Application Procedures:

Step 1 – Schedule an appointment with the Portuguese Embassy or Consulate of your country of residence

Provide necessary documents at the appointment

Step 2 – Get a temporary visa

This visa is valid for 120 days and allows you to legally travel to Portugal and prepare for the second step of the procedure.

Step 3 – Get appointment with the Portuguese immigration officer

You will do your biometric at this appointment as well.

Step 4 – Get Residence Cards

Your approval and residence card will be ready in around 1-2 month’s time, where it will be mailed to your PortuguContact usese address.

Documents Requirements for Portugal D7/ D8 Visa

Valid Passport: A current passport is essential.
Criminal Record Certificate: For each applicant aged 16 or older, a criminal record certificate from the country where you’ve latest resided for at least one year is required.
Proof of Residence: Provide a copy of your driver’s license, a recent utility bill, or a recent bank statement (for the main applicant).
Proof of adequate accommodation in Portugal: Rental lease or own property
Medical Insurance
Portuguese NIF – we can get it for you
Portuguese bank account – we can get it for you
Proof of sufficient and available funds to live in Portugal, shown in the applicant´s Portuguese bank account statement
For D7: Proof of passive income
For D8: Proof salary income from outside Portugal: – Employment contract from outside Portugal or freelancer contract, payslip
Family Members’ Eligibility Documents: If you are including family members in your application, you’ll need to provide specific documents:
For the spouse, a marriage certificate.
For children, birth certificates (plus single status certificates and proof of student enrolment if they are over 18).
For dependent parents, birth certificates of the main applicant or the spouse

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