D2 Visa Portugal Program

Residency By Investment

What is the D2 Visa Portugal?

The Portugal D2 Visa, also known as the “Entrepreneur Visa” or “Visa for Investment”, is a type of visa designed for individuals who want to establish a business, invest in the Portuguese economy, or engage in entrepreneurial activities in Portugal.

This visa falls under the broader category of residence visas and is intended to promote economic development and attract foreign investment to Portugal.

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Main benefits for investors

Entrepreneurial Opportunities

The D2 Visa is designed to support individuals who want to start their own business, invest in an existing business, or engage in entrepreneurial activities in Portugal.

Investment in the Portuguese Economy

The visa encourages foreign individuals to make a substantial investment in Portugal. This investment can contribute to the local economy, job creation, and overall economic development.

Residence in Portugal

D2 Visa holders are granted the right to reside in Portugal. This allows them to live and work in the country, actively managing their business operations and contributing to the local community.

Renewable Status

While the initial D2 Visa may be issued for a specific duration, it is often renewable. As long as the business remains viable and continues to meet the visa requirements, individuals can renew their visa.

Family Reunification

The D2 Visa allows for family reunification. Dependents, such as spouses and children, can also apply for residence permits in Portugal, enabling families to live together in the country.

Access to the Schengen Area

With a D2 Visa, individuals can travel within the Schengen Area for short stays (up to 90 days) for tourism or business purposes. This provides flexibility for travel within the European Union.


To be eligible for the D2 Residency Visa, you typically need to fulfill the following criteria:

> Entrepreneurial Activities: You must propose a viable business plan or investment project that can contribute to the Portuguese economy.

Investment Requirements:

> Investment amount: It may vary, depending on the specific project, but it is generally substantial. You will need to demonstrate that you have the necessary funds to support your project;

> Clean Criminal Record: You should not have a criminal record in either Portugal or your country;

> Valid health insurance coverage in Portugal.

How to Apply for the D2 Visa Step-by-Step

Step 1 to 3

1. Research and Prepare:

Familiarize yourself with the requirements for the D2 Visa, including the necessary documentation and investment criteria.

2. Develop a Business Plan:

Create a detailed business plan that outlines your business concept, investment plan, and the potential economic impact of your business in Portugal.

3. Check Visa Eligibility:

Ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria for the D2 Visa, including the financial means, health insurance, and commitment to actively managing the business in Portugal.

Step 4 to 6

4. Contact the Portuguese Consulate or Embassy:

Get in touch with the Portuguese consulate or embassy in your home country to obtain the necessary information and application forms. You can often find this information on their official website.

5. Gather Required Documents:

See all required documents in the next section.

6. Schedule an Appointment:

Some consulates or embassies may require you to schedule an appointment for the visa application submission. Check the specific requirements of the consulate or embassy you are dealing with.

Step 7 to 9

7. Submit Application:

Attend the scheduled appointment and submit your visa application along with all required documents. Pay any applicable fees.

8. Interview (If Required):

Be prepared for an interview, which may be part of the application process. The consulate or embassy may want to discuss your business plan and intentions in more detail.

9. Wait for Visa Decision:

The processing time for D2 Visa applications can vary. You will be informed about the decision once the visa process is complete.

Step 10 to 12

10. Travel to Portugal:

If your D2 Visa is approved, travel to Portugal within the specified timeframe.

11. Register Your Business:

Upon arrival in Portugal, register your business with the appropriate authorities and obtain a Portuguese tax identification number (NIF).

12. Residence Permit:

After registering your business, apply for a residence permit, as the D2 Visa is a short-term visa, and the residence permit will allow for a longer-term stay.

How much is the D2 visa in Portugal?

When preparing to apply for the D2 Visa, it’s essential to budget not only for the visa fees but also for other related expenses, including health

insurance, accommodation, and the investment required for the business.

The specific fees for the D2 Visa in Portugal can vary based on factors such as nationality and the consulate or embassy processing the application. Visa fees are subject to change, and it’s important to check the latest information with the Portuguese consulate or embassy in your home country.

Our Visa Fees cover all costs associated with processing the application, translation of documents, and any legal fees associated with business registration in Portugal. It does not include health insurance costs.

For more detailed info about our Fees and Payment Terms, please contact us.

Necessary Documents

1) Visa Application Form

A completed D2 Visa application form, which can usually be obtained from the official website of the Portuguese consulate or embassy.

2) Valid Passport

A valid passport with at least two blank pages and a validity period that extends beyond the intended duration of stay.

3) Passport Photos

Recent passport-sized photographs meeting specific requirements.

4) Business Plan

A comprehensive business plan outlining the nature of the business, investment plan, and potential economic impact

5) Health Insurance

Proof of valid health insurance coverage for the duration of your stay in Portugal.

6) Criminal Record Check

A certificate from your home country or countries of residence proving you have no criminal record.

7) Financial Proof

Documentation demonstrating your financial means to support yourself during your stay in Portugal without relying on public assistance.

8) Investment Details

Documentation proving your ability to make a substantial investment in Portugal, following the visa requirements.

9) Educational and Professional Qualifications

Documents supporting your educational and professional qualifications, especially if relevant to the proposed business.

10) Letter of Intent

A letter outlining your intent to actively manage the business and reside in Portugal.

11) Proof of Payment

Receipts or proof of payment for any applicable visa fees.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) and their answers related to the D2 Visa for Portugal.

What is the D2 Visa for Portugal?

The D2 Visa is a visa category in Portugal designed for entrepreneurs and investors who wish to develop their startups or make an investment in the country.

What are the key requirements for the D2 Visa?

The main requirements include a viable business plan, a substantial investment in the business, legal registration of the business in Portugal, proof of accommodation, health insurance, and the ability to support oneself financially.

How much investment is required for the D2 Visa?

The specific investment amount required can vary, and it’s essential to check the latest requirements. Generally, a substantial investment that contributes to the Portuguese economy is expected.

Can I work in Portugal with a D2 Visa?

The initial D2 Visa is typically issued for an initial period, often two years. Afterward, it can be renewed for additional period of three years, depending on the continued viability of the business.

How long is the D2 Visa valid for?

The initial D2 Visa is typically issued for an initial period, often two years. Afterward, it can be renewed for additional periods of three years, depending on the continued viability of the business.

Do I need to reside in Portugal with a D2 Visa?

No, you do not need to reside in Portugal if you have a commercial reason why you can not.

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