As visa information can become out of date quickly, we recommend visiting Portuagal’s E-VISA page to get the latest details. That page can be translated into English and a few other languages.
At time of writing, we understand that Portugal has a specific visa category for digital nomads, called the “D-type Visa for Digital Nomads.” This visa is intended for individuals who work remotely and do not have a specific employer or place of work, and who are looking to live and work in Portugal for a period of up to one year. To be eligible for a D-type Visa for Digital Nomads, you must meet the following requirements:
- You must be a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU).
- You must have a valid passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity.
- You must have proof of sufficient financial means to support yourself during your stay in Portugal.
- You must have health insurance coverage valid in Portugal.
- You must have a clear criminal record.
- You must not have been refused entry to any EU member state.
To apply for a D-type Visa for Digital Nomads, you will need to submit the following documents:
- A completed and signed application form.
- A valid passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity.
- Two passport-sized photographs.
- Proof of sufficient financial means, such as bank statements or a letter from your employer.
- Health insurance coverage valid in Portugal.
- A clear criminal record certificate from your home country.
- Proof of accommodation in Portugal, such as a rental contract or a letter from a hostel or hotel.
The D-type Visa for Digital Nomads, sometimes referred to as the “D7 Visa for Highly Qualified Activities”, is valid for up to one year and is renewable for additional one-year periods. It allows you to live and work in Portugal for the duration of your stay, but it does not grant you the right to work for a specific employer or engage in business activities.