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Portugal: The new visa for digital nomads that you dont wanna miss.

If you want to experience what it is like to live as a digital nomad in one of the wealthiest Countries in the world, you should consider applying for the portugal digital nomad visa. To lure remote workers and digital nomads, Portugal has launched a new program ‘Residence visa for the exercise of professional activity provided remotely outside the national territory” allowing digital nomads to live and work remotely in this fabulous country .Today we will give you all the information to apply for this opportunity

How to become a digital nomad?

To become a digital nomad, you must be able to do your job from anywhere. In today’s globalized world, this is increasingly common. If this is possible, choose your location, look out for coworking spaces, and enjoy your work (on your timescale) and freedom to explore.

Why choose Portugal?

Portugal has launched a new one-year digital nomad visa.Under the new scheme, remote workers will be able to live and work in the country for up to 12 months.This step by the Portuguese government sees Portugal following in the footsteps of other countries and aims to attract digital nomads to the country by providing them with working visas.

With its buzzing cities, rugged coastline, and relatively low cost of living, Portugal is extremely popular with digital nomads.Portugal frequently features in online listicles about ideal remote working locations and with good reason. The major cities feature an abundance of co-working spaces and the country has the 17th fastest wifi in the world.

How to apply?

The new visa officially called the “residence visa for the exercise of professional activity provided remotely outside the national territory” is designed for working professionals.

It’s an alternative to the existing ‘D7’ visa, a popular residency permit mostly aimed at retirees and ‘passive income’ earners.The new visa launching on October 30 - was created after the Portuguese government amended immigration law in July.

To qualify, you must:

  • Come from a country not in the EU or EEA

  • Be self-employed or employed by a company based outside Portugal

  • Earn at least four times the Portuguese minimum wage per month - roughly €2,800.

Then for the application documentation requirements are relatively straightforward; only proof of non-EU national residency and employment by a non-EU-based company is needed.

What are the main changes of this new program?

Unlike the previous visa in which you had several requirements to complete such as a minimum time of stay in the country or proof of accommodation in the country. With this new visa you only have to meet a minimum income of 2,800 dollars per month and not have a criminal record.

So, if you are interested in finding out more about digital nomad visa and its opportunities to develop business, contact us today! Below this article, you will find a link to set up a free fifteen-minute consultation with us to discuss your options further.

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