Good news digital nomads – Portugal’s digital nomad visa is now open for applications! This exciting new visa opportunity is perfect for entrepreneurs and remote workers who want to take advantage of Portugal’s unique business climate, affordable cost of living, and stunning scenery.
In this blog post, we’ll explain exactly how to apply for the digital nomad visa and what you need to know before applying. Get ready to learn more about this new opportunity and find out if you can take advantage of it!
As at October 30 2022, remote workers making $2,750 a month, or four times Portugal’s minimum wage, can live and work in the seemingly idyllic European nation.
Remote workers, commonly referred to as digital nomads, can now apply for a five-year residency permit or a one-year temporary stay visa. Applications can be processed at any Portuguese Consulate or at Portugal’s Servico de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras, which is the country’s immigration agency.
To qualify for the new digital nomad visa, remote workers must submit proof of self-employment or a contract of employment, proof of income documents for the previous 90 days, and tax residency documents.
Who Can Apply and What Is Required?
This visa is intended for those who work remotely and have an ongoing remote working arrangement with an employer outside of Portugal. It grants them the opportunity to live and work in Portugal for up to one year.
Before applying, it’s important to know the criteria for eligibility. To qualify, applicants must have a valid passport from an eligible country, proof of employment from an employer based outside of Portugal, proof of sufficient funds to support themselves during their stay, and health insurance coverage valid in Portugal. Additionally, applicants must commit to living in Portugal for at least five months out of the one-year period they are granted.
In order to apply, you will need to submit your application online through the Portuguese government’s Immigration Portal. Along with completing the application form, you’ll also need to provide documents that prove your identity, nationality, employment status, and other relevant information.
Once your application has been submitted and approved, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions on how to proceed.
This will include the next steps such as submitting the appropriate fees, making a biometric appointment, and obtaining your residence card.
Requirements for digital nomad visa:
• $2,750 minimum monthly income
• Proof of employment
• Proof of income documents for the previous 90 days
• Tax residency documents
If you meet the criteria and are ready to take the plunge into Portugal’s digital nomad lifestyle, it’s time to start your application today!
Where to apply:
• Servico de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras
• Portuguese Consulate (in any country)