Portugal Visas

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Portugal Visa Options


Portugal Golden Visa

The Portugal residency by investment program’s legal framework was first introduced by amending Act number 23/2007 of July 4, 2012, which is known as the “Golden Visa”.

The new regulations offer non-EU Citizens, a simple and fast way for property investors to receive a five-year Residence Permit.

Time to citizenship: 5 years

Visa free travel: Visa-free to 27 Schengen countries

Investment type: Real Estate

Investment cost: EUR 280,000

Family dependents: Spouse and children below 18. Adult children above 18, and parents of main applicant qualify as long as they prove financial dependency.


Portugal D7 Visa

The D7 Visa, also known as the Retirement Visa or Passive Income Visa, was introduced in 2007 by the Portuguese government, allowing non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens to apply for temporary residency in Portugal.

The mandatory requirement for applicants is to earn a passive income of at least €760 per month in another country and purchase or rent housing in Portugal. The main applicant must be over 18 years old, have legal income and have no criminal record.

Once you successfully obtain your new Portugal D7 Visa, it will be valid for 2 years. Afterward, you’ll be able to renew it for an additional 3 years. After 5 years, you have the option to apply for Portugal Residency.


Schengen Visa (Visitor Visa)

Pakistani Citizen can also apply for a Visitor Visa to Portugal, it will be a Schengen Visa, which means, once visa granted, you can travel to 27 Schengen states with this visa.

Visa Fee:  €80

Visa Requirement

Cover Letter

Passport, NIC, FRC

2 Passport size photos

Flight Reservation

Hotel Booking

Travel Health Insurance

Travel Itinerary. Detailed day-to-day plan of your trip

Bank Statement

Proof of sufficient Financial Means

If Business then Business Registration, Company Bank statement, Income Tax Returns

If job then Salary Slips, Bank Statement, NOC, ITR, Employment Contract

Note: For Schengen Visa , It is recommended to have previous travel history



Job Seeker Visa

The job seeker visa entitles its holder to enter and remain only in Portugal for the purpose of looking for job; authorizes him/her to carry out a subordinated work activity, until the visa expires or until the residence permit is granted.



IEFP- Proof of registration required to apply for visa (iefponline.iefp.pt) IEFP is a govt organisation help to get job, offers free courses to boost your skills


General Documentation:

IEFP Registration Letter to be attached


Police Character Certificate

2 Passport size photos

Bank statement – Proof of Funds (minimum 3 guaranteed salaries 760X3= 2280 Euros) if you dont have sufficient funds- any portugal residence or business can also guarantee-sponsor your Funds by showing equal to 3 salaries amount in his account

Once Visa Granted, You will get:

120 days Visa (can be extended to further 60 days)

Only Single ENTRY

If you get a job within 120 days, you will have a right to get residence permit on the basis of job contract under article 77

if you don’t get job until your visa expiry, then you must leave Portugal or further extend visa for 60 days.

You can re-apply job seeker visa after the 1 year of expiry of your 1st job seeker visa