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Portugal D7 Visa

The stress-free way to retire in Portugal

Get expert guidance and support throughout your entire relocation journey.

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Bordr is your dedicated relocation team

For the adventurers seeking peace of mind, we’ll make this journey together. Our experienced team will keep you on the right path and help you overcome the unexpected.

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Clear roadmap

Our step-by-step guides will provide you with the clarity that you need to make sure nothing slips through the cracks.

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Partner by your side

As your all-star team, we will be with you every step of the way, celebrating milestones and tackling challenges together.

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End-to-end support

From booking your appointment in your home country to setting up life in Portugal, we will cover your entire journey.

Bordr is a relocation technology company, not a legal or financial institution. All services are fulfilled by duly accredited professionals.

About Portugal’s D7 Visa


Portugal’s D7 visa is designed for retirees and investors who want to relocate to Portugal and earn consistent monthly income from passive income sources.


With its laid-back culture, temperate climate, safety, and affordable cost of living, Portugal has quickly become one of the most popular countries for people to immigrate to. By moving to Portugal on the D7 visa, you can enjoy the following benefits:

Acceptable Sources of Income

  • Pension
  • Social Security
  • Dividends
  • Interest
  • Royalties
  • Rental

Stay Requirement

You will need to stay in Portugal a minimum of 6 months each year in order to maintain your Portugal residency.

Eligibility and requirements

D7 Visa Qualification Requirements

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Meet the following income requirements
  • Consistently earn more than the following amounts:
    - First adult applicant: €760/month
    - Additional adult dependent: €380/month
    - Additional minor dependent: €228/month
  • Earn passive income from any of the following sources:
    pension, social security, dividends, interest, royalties, or rental income.
Provide a clean criminal record from your country of residence
Get started
D7 Timeline

Moving to Portugal in 10 Steps


Book your visa appointment

Schedule an appointment at the Portuguese Embassy, Consulate, or VFS office in your home country.

Estimated time: 2-4 weeks

Prepare your documents

Put together the required documents for your D7 visa application.

Estimated time: 1-2 months

Submit your visa application

Attend your visa appointment to hand in your application in-person.

Estimated time: 1 day

Wait for approval

Once approved, you'll receive an email from the Portuguese Embassy or Consulate with instructions to mail in your passport.

Estimated time: 1-4 months, depending on the office

Receive your visa-stamped passport

Mail your passport to the Portuguese Embassy or Consulate. You'll get your passport back with your D7 visa stamped inside.

Estimated time: 1-2 weeks

Fly to Portugal

Once you receive your D7 visa, you have 120 days to make the move. Make your journey to your new home!


Attend your AIMA (formerly SEF) appointment

Attend this appointment to process your documents to become a Portuguese resident.

Estimated time: Your appointment date is provided along with your D7 visa

Receive your Portuguese residence card

After your AIMA (formerly SEF) appointment, you'll receive your official Portuguese residence card in the mail.

Estimated time: 2-4 weeks after your appointment

Set up the essentials

With your residence card in hand, complete the Portugal setup process by updating your NIF with your Portuguese address, registering for NHR, securing your SNS number, and applying for your Portuguese driver’s license.


Enjoy your new home

Congratulations, you made it! Time to relax and explore your new home.


D7 Visa Service

Adults: $1,750 each
Children (under 18) : $875 each

Verification of your visa eligibility


Intro video call


Guidance throughout the preparation of your visa application.


Review of your Portuguese lease agreement


Final review of your visa application


Preparation for your AIMA (formerly SEF) appointment in Portugal


Assistance with updating your NIF to your Portuguese address


Support with applying for NHR


Translation of documents from English to Portuguese as necessary

The following are not included: Scheduling of your visa appointment, Portuguese NIF, Portuguese bank account, government fees, accompanying you in person to AIMA (formerly SEF) appointment

We currently support the following countries:

🇺🇸 United States
🇨🇦 Canada
🇬🇧 United Kingdom
🇦🇺 Australia
🇳🇿 New Zealand

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Satisfaction Guarantee

We offer a money-back satisfaction guarantee. If you are unsatisfied with our service for any reason, we’re more than happy to provide you with a full refund.

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Incredible experience – highly recommend!

“The entire team was incredible! Super organized, responsive, knowledgeable and helpful. The entire process is overwhelming and changes often but Bordr kept me updated throughout the months leading up to my visa application appointment.”

– Caroline

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Meticulous and phenomenal customer service

“I do not know how Expats handled the visa process before Bordr. They are top-notch! Every time I had a question as I headed into the sometimes precarious process, Bordr would get back to me immediately. Phenomenal customer service.”

– Susan
Portugal D7 Visa

Frequently Asked Questions

Which countries do you support for the D7 service?

We currently support the following countries, with more to come:
🇺🇸 United States
🇨🇦 Canada
🇬🇧 United Kingdom
🇦🇺 Australia
🇳🇿 New Zealand

When should I sign up for the service?

The ideal time to start working together is 6 - 12 months before your target departure date. Earlier is always better so that we can provide guidance on timing as you plan out your move. If you have any questions about your situation, send us an email at labs@bordr.com

What is not included in Bordr's D7 visa service?

  • Scheduling of your appointment with VFS or the Portuguese Embassy/Consulate
  • Portuguese NIF and Portuguese bank account
  • Government fees related to requesting documents and authenticating documents in your country of residence
  • Accompanying you in person to AIMA (formerly SEF) appointment in Portugal

Can I apply for the D7 visa in Portugal?

No, you cannot apply for the D7 visa in Portugal. You must submit your visa application in your country of residence.

Can I stay in Portugal while waiting for my visa to be approved?

After submitting your visa application in your home country, we highly recommend that you stay there until it's approved. Some consulates may require you to use the issued visa to enter Portugal even if you can enter without one.

What documents are acceptable for proof of income?

Based on your income sources, you will need to present a combination of the following:

  • Bank statements
  • Investment statements
  • Pension certificate or social security benefits verification letter
  • Tax return
  • Document proving income from property or other assets (e.g. royalties, rental property income)

What are the minimum stay requirements in Portugal after getting my visa?

In order to maintain your residency status, you must stay in Portugal for a minimum of:

  • 183 days (~6 months) if spent consecutively in Portugal, without any breaks
  • 240 days (~8 months) if spent non-consecutively, allowing for travel in and out of Portugal

The start date of your stay requirement is based on the date that your residence card was issued.

How do I book my visa appointment?

We provide specific instructions on how to book your visa appointment as a part of our service. The process can vary depending on the VFS office or Portuguese embassy/consulate that handles your place of residence.