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Portugal Digital Nomad Visa

The simplest way to make Portugal home base

Focus on what you do best and let us take care of the rest.

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Bordr is your relocation copilot

If you're looking for a new adventure by moving to Portugal, then we're the right team for the job. We have the experience, know-how, and connections to make sure that everything goes smoothly.

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Clear direction

We'll start by defining a roadmap that includes clear milestones, action items, and deadlines. We'll then make sure that everything is done correctly and on time.

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Modern and secure

We're highly responsive over email, connecting over Zoom only if necessary, and use encrypted software for storing and sharing sensitive material.

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End-to-end support

Our scope covers the entire visa journey from booking your appointment to setting up life in Portugal, we're always available.

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

About Portugal’s Digital Nomad Visa

Overview

Portugal’s Digital Nomad visa is designed for remote workers who want to relocate to Portugal and earn consistent monthly income from active income sources.

Benefits

With its laid-back culture, great weather, delicious food, and affordable cost of living, it's not a surprise that Portugal is one of the most popular destinations for location independent workers. In addition, Portugal offers some of the most attractive benefits to new residents in Europe. These benefits include:

Acceptable Sources of Income

  • Employment Income
  • Self-employment Income

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

Digital Nomad Qualification Requirements

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Meet the following income requirements
  • Consistently earn more than the following amounts:
    - First adult applicant: €3,040/month
    - Additional adult dependent: €380/month
    - Additional minor dependent: €228/month
  • Earn active income from employment or self-employment
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Provide a clean criminal record from your country of residence
Get started
Digital Nomad Timeline

Moving to Portugal in 10 Steps

1

Book your visa appointment

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

Estimated time: 2-4 weeks
2

Prepare your documents

Put together the required documents for your Digital Nomad visa application.

Estimated time: 1-2 months
3

Submit your visa application

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

Estimated time: 1 day
4

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
5

Receive your visa-stamped passport

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

Estimated time: 1-2 weeks
6

Fly to Portugal

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

7

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 Digital Nomad visa
8

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
9

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.

10

Enjoy your new home

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

Pricing

Digital Nomad Visa Service

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

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Intro video call

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Guidance throughout the preparation of your visa application.

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Review of your Portuguese lease agreement

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Final review of your visa application

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Preparation for your AIMA (formerly SEF) appointment in Portugal

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Assistance with updating your NIF to your Portuguese address

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Support with applying for NHR

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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 Digital Nomad Visa

Frequently Asked Questions

Which countries do you support for the Digital Nomad visa 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 Digital Nomad 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 Digital Nomad visa in Portugal?

No, you cannot apply for the Digital Nomad 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 source, you will need to present a combination of the following:

  • Employment contract
  • Employment verification letter
  • Pay stubs
  • Company registration documents
  • Invoices
  • Contracts or service agreements
  • Bank statements

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.