Immigration Consultation

Destination Countries


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).


  • 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

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