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.
- 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.
- Yes, your spouse and dependent children may be eligible to accompany you and obtain dependent visas.
- The initial D2 Visa is typically issued for a period of one year, and it can be renewed for subsequent two-year periods.
- The D2 Visa is primarily for entrepreneurial activities. Working for another employer may require additional authorization or a different type of work permit.
- It is generally allowed to modify your business plan, but significant changes may require notification to the relevant authorities.
- Yes, the Portugal D2 Visa can eventually lead to permanent residency and, after a specified period, eligibility for Portuguese citizenship.
- If your business fails, it may impact the renewal of your D2 Visa. It is advisable to seek legal advice and explore alternative options.
- 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.
- 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.