Portugal

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Portugal

Medieval castles, cobblestone villages, lively cities and a gold coast; Portugal is a storied country that boast a high quality of life and excellent reputation regarding safety and peacefulness...

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Sample ID
Min. Investment Required
Process Timeline
Family Eligible

Minimum in-Country Stay Requirement Per Year
Path to Permanent Residency & Citizenship
Eligibility to Work
Portuguese Language Proficiency Required
Recurring Income Required
Non-Habitual Residency Program Eligibility
Medical Insurance Required
Portuuese Tax Number (NIF) Required
Golden Visa
€350.000+
12-18 months
Yes

1 Week


Yes
Yes

No
No

Yes
Yes

Yes
D7 Visa
€350.000+
12-18 months
Yes

6 months


No
Yes

No
Yes

Yes
Yes

Yes
HQA Visa
€350.000+
12-18 months
Yes

1 Day | Year


Yes
Yes

No
No

Yes
Yes

Yes
EU Blue Card
Varies
3 months
Yes
No absence for more than 12 months and 18 months in total

Yes
Yes

No
No

Yes
Yes

Yes

Portugal

Country Overview

Portugal boasts an excellent reputation and is considered one of the world's most globalized and peaceful nations, with a high quality of life and a very high Human Development Index ranking.

It is among the oldest nations in Europe with a rich history, lively culture, exceptional cuisine, stunning beaches, and idyllic countryside.

One of the most successful immigration programs in Europe, the Portugal Golden Visa Program grants the right to live, work and study in the country, with visa-free access within the Schengen area.

Location

Europe

Capital City

Lisbon

Total area

92,090 km²

Languages

Portuguese

Currency

Euro €

Population

10.8 million (2017)

Why choose Portugal

Top destination among expats and tourists

Safety and security

Low cost of living and high quality of life

Strong business enviroment

Freedom of travel throughout the Schengen zone

Superior healthcare system

International Rankings

#4

Most Peaceful Nation

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#5

Best Country for Expats

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#16

Best Education Systems

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#1

Remote Work Rankings

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Cost of Living

Portugal does not have a single city in the Top 80 Most Expensive Cities

Tax Environment

Tax Highlights

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Corporate Tax Rate

0.3-0.45%

Property Taxes

0 %
Dividend Taxes
0 %
Inheritance Tax

14.5-48%

Income Tax Rate

0 %
Crypto Tax
0 +
Double Taxation Treaties

Non Habitual Tax Regime

Preferential Tax Regime

Non Habitual Tax Regime

To qualify as a NHR, an individual must meet the following requirements:

Any day (or part of a day) spent in Portugal will count as one day if the individual stays overnight in Portugal. Residency is established as of the first day of permanence in the country.

An individual is tax resident in Portugal for any year in which:

Explore Portugal

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Lisbon

Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and its commercial center. The city is located on the estuary of the Tagus River and is Europe’s westernmost capital city. Lisbon is known for its pastel buildings and laid back vibe.

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Porto

Porto is located in the northwest region of Portugal and is the country’s second largest city. Porto is known for its port wine and unique architecture. This historic center of Porto is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.

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Faro

Faro is the capital city of the Algarve region of Portugal. Faro is a relic of Moorish architecture and along the city’s southern coast you will find gorgeous saltwater lagoons and waterways.

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Coimbra

Coimbra sits on the shores of the Mondega River. Coimbra was the ancient capital of Portugal and is home to the country’s oldest and most prestigious university.

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Infrastructure

Healthcare

Portugal’s healthcare system has three parts: the national health service, special programmes for public employees like police officers and firemen, and private insurance.

All legal residents of Portugal have access to the country’s national health service which provides free insurance. While the coverage is universal, most residents will pay a small co-pay on doctor appointments, seeing specialists, and when purchasing prescription drugs.

In Portugal, the first place residents seek treatment or resolve issues with their healthcare coverage will be the nearest “Centro do Saude”. These health centers located all across Portugal’s mainland and islands offer maternity and childcare services, basic emergency treatment, general medicine doctors, and some dental services.

Overall Score

Good #17 (46.93)

Population: 10,226, 178
Health Spending % of GDP (2019): 9.6%
System: Partly Private

Quality

Excellent #3
(63.15)

Affordability of Health Insurance: 60.6
Patient-centered care: 89.3
Infrastructure: 71.4

Choice

Good #11
(58.83)

Affordability of health insurance: 66.4
Freedom to choose health care services: 50.9
Access to new therapies: 63.4

Education

Public education is free and universal from the age of four and compulsory between the ages of six and 18. While universities are not free, they require a relatively low fee for Portuguese nationals and expats alike. Private and international schools are available in Portugal for a fee. The education is divided into three stages: kindergarten, basic education, and secondary education. Public education is administered in Portuguese

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