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Portugal D2 Visa (Entrepreneur Visa)

The Portugal D2 Visa (Entrepreneur Visa)

The Portugal D2 Visa, also known as the Entrepreneur Visa, is designed for individuals who wish to establish a business or invest in Portugal. It allows non-EU/EEA nationals to legally reside and conduct entrepreneurial activities in the country. 

How it works

Portugal D2 Visa (Entrepreneur Visa) Application Essentials



  • Legal authorization to reside in Portugal for the purpose of entrepreneurship or investment
  • Access to the Portuguese business environment and market opportunities
  • Opportunity to establish and operate your own business in Portugal
  • Possibility to apply for residency and, eventually, citizenship
  • Experience the rich culture, lifestyle, and opportunities in Portugal



  • Valid passport with a minimum validity of six months
  • Proof of sufficient funds to invest in Portugal
  • A detailed business plan outlining the proposed investment and its viability
  • Clean criminal record
  • Health insurance coverage
  • Proof of accommodation in Portugal



The cost of the Portugal D2 Visa can vary depending on several factors, including nationality, embassy fees, document authentication, and any additional services required.



  • Develop a detailed business plan outlining your investment intentions and its viability.
  • Gather all the required documents, including the completed visa application form.
  • Submit the application to the nearest Portuguese embassy or consulate in your home country.
  • Attend an interview, if required.
  • Pay the applicable visa fees.


How to apply

  • Start by gathering the necessary documents.
  • Complete the application form.
  • Pay the study permit application fee (CAD 150).
  • Submit the application online or through a Visa Application Center.
  • Provide biometric information (if required).
  • Wait for the application to be processed and receive the study permit.


What is the minimum investment required for a Portugal D2 Visa?

  • The minimum investment amount can vary and depends on the type of investment and business plan. It is advisable to consult with relevant authorities for specific requirements.

Can I bring my family with me on a Portugal D2 Visa?

  • Yes, your spouse and dependent children may be eligible to accompany you and obtain dependent visas.

How long is the Portugal D2 Visa valid for?

  • The initial D2 Visa is typically issued for a period of one year, and it can be renewed for subsequent two-year periods.

Can I work for another employer while holding a Portugal D2 Visa?

  • The D2 Visa is primarily for entrepreneurial activities. Working for another employer may require additional authorization or a different type of work permit.

Can I change my business idea after obtaining the Portugal D2 Visa?

  • It is generally allowed to modify your business plan, but significant changes may require notification to the relevant authorities.

Can I apply for permanent residency or citizenship with a Portugal D2 Visa?

  • Yes, the Portugal D2 Visa can eventually lead to permanent residency and, after a specified period, eligibility for Portuguese citizenship.

What happens if my business fails while on a Portugal D2 Visa?

  • If your business fails, it may impact the renewal of your D2 Visa. It is advisable to seek legal advice and explore alternative options.

Is there a limit on the number of D2 Visas issued each year?

  • There is no specific limit on the number of D2 Visas issued each year, but the application process and approval are subject to assessment and evaluation.

Can I travel within the Schengen area with a Portugal D2 Visa?

  • Yes, a Portugal D2 Visa allows you to travel freely within the Schengen area for a maximum of 90 days within any 180-day period.

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