A member of the EU and one of Europe’s oldest counties, Portugal has a rich and diverse culture, Mediterranean climate, and is a safe and stable setting ideal for raising families, conducting business or travelling.
Non-EU/EFTA nationals moving to Portugal for more than 3 months will need a long-term Portuguese residence visa. This will then allow them to layer apply for a Portuguese residence permit, which can be renewed every 2 years for a total of 5 years. Following this 5 year period, the holder can then apply for a permanent residence permit (citizenship).
QUALIFICATIONS FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCY
provide proof that investment funds originate from abroad
hold no criminal record
the main applicant’s property must not be frozen within the boundaries of the EU
pay application and processing fees where applicable
enter Portugal for the first time on a valid Schengen visa
meet or exceed the minimum stay requirements
7 days for the first year, 14 days for the subsequent 2-year periods