Can third-country nationals invest or start any type of business in Portugal?

I am curious if there are any limitations on the types of enterprises I can start in Portugal. Are you aware of any?


On July 02, 2019 Tiago Gali Macedo answered:

Please note the No. 2 investment option: The creation of, at least, 10 job positions. The law does not require specific business areas for this type of investment, as long as the required job positions are created. There is also the constitution of a commercial society with a head office in the national territory, combined with the creation of five permanent working jobs.

On June 24, 2019 Ana Viegas answered:

Yes, foreigners of any nationality (European or non-European) can invest in any type of business in Portugal without any limitation. In fact, foreign investors enjoy more benefits from the Portuguese government than Portuguese investors.

On June 18, 2019 Rodolfo José Santos answered:

You can invest in all types of business. There are no limitations by law on that matter. We operate under a free-market rule.

On June 18, 2019 Mauricio Bartacevicius answered:

Nationals of foreign countries can invest or start any type of legal business in Portugal, except for those that the law limits for reasons of national security, for example.

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