It is aimed at immigrant investors who have invested or wish to invest in Portugal.
The investor must, among other requirements, prove that they have carried out an investment operation or, alternatively, prove that they have financial means in Portugal with the intention of carrying out an investment operation in the country.
Step 1 – Applying for a visa
A residence visa, also known as a D2 visa, must be applied for at the Portuguese Consulate in the country of residence.
The visa issued entitles the holder to 2 entries into Portugal and is valid for 120 days, during which time the holder must travel to Portugal.
Step 2 – Applying for a residence permit
After entering Portugal, the applicant will have to attend an appointment with AIMA (Agency for Migration Integration and Asylum) to provide updated information and collect biometric data (photograph, fingerprints and signature).
Step 3 – Receiving the residence card
After the appointment, the residence card will be sent to the applicant’s registered address in Portugal.
The residence card is valid for 2 years. At the end of these 2 years, it can be renewed for a further 3 years. At the end of the 5 years, you can choose to apply for a permanent residence permit or Portuguese nationality.
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