Portugal

Portugal

Portugal Highly Qualified Activity Visa

The Portugal Highly Qualified Activity Visa allows you to get a temporary residence by joining the Startup ecosystem of a Portuguese University.

With the HQA, you will be able to launch your own business with a lot of freedom and the assistance of the Empowered Startups Portugal incubator.

A 3-year business concierge service is included with the program. The HQA Visa leads to permanent residence and citizenship in Portugal after five years.

Capital City

Lisbon

Visa free countries

191

Total area

92,090 km²

Languages

Portuguese

Currency

Euro €

Population

10.8 million (2017)

Time Zone

Western European (UTC)

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Fast application processing time of 1 month.

After five years, you can apply for both permanent residence and citizenship in Portugal. Portugal offers free government-subsidized healthcare and education to all its residents. As an EU citizen, you can also decide to live anywhere in the union and benefit from the healthcare system.

As the principal applicant, you will be able to include your spouse in the HQA application. You can also include your unmarried children as long as they are registered in an education establishment, regardless of the country. Your parent or those of your spouse can also qualify if they depend on you financially

You can qualify for lower physical presence in the country due to your business activity overseas. It's recommended not to spend more than six consecutive months outside of Portugal.

Portugal Highly Qualified Activity Visa
Application Requirements

To qualify to the Portugal Highly Qualified Activity Visa, you will need to demonstrate:

Requirements

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Week 1
Week 1
Verify eligibility and onboarding with Global RCG.
Week 1
Week 2
Week 2
Global RCG helps you gather the required documents and get the endorsement from the university incubator.
Week 2
Week 3
Week 3
Open a bank account in Portugal, get tax number and accommodation.

An appointment is made with the Portuguese SEF.
Week 3
Month 1
Month 1
Submit the documents during the appointment and give your biometrics.

Collect your resident permit.
Month 1
Year 5
Year 5
Apply for citizenship.

Pass language test and oath to receive citizenship.
Year 5

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