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What are the requirements to apply for a residence permit under Article 90.2 in Portugal?

As an IT freelancer residing in Portugal and having submitted a manifestation under Article 89.2, but exclusively working for a USA-based client (without any local presence in Portugal), am I eligible to apply under Article 90.2? My monthly income amounts to $1500. What are my options?

  • NEXT/Gali Macedo & Associados
    February 20, 2024

    The D3 visa is a work visa for highly qualified individuals who already have a job offer or work contract from a Portuguese company that will be valid for at least 1 year. The permit must be renewed every 2 years, giving applicants the opportunity to apply for permanent Portuguese residency after 5 consecutive years on the visa. This is providing the applicants remain employed and with legally approved residence during this time. If you change employers while on a residence permit in Portugal, as long as you meet the requirements for the D3 Visa category with the new employer, you can continue to benefit from the D3 Visa. The D3 Visa is intended for foreign citizens who work for Portuguese companies or institutions. For remote work, it is advised to use the D8 Visa (Digital nomad workers, which is targeted to digital nomad workers who intend to live in Portugal.) The applicant is allowed to work as a freelancer or online business owner in Portugal, as well as travel freely in and out of Portugal. The Digital Nomad Temporary Stay Visa is the easiest to apply for and allows you to stay for up to one year in Portugal, with the possibility of renewal. Applicant needs to make at least €3,280 per month, four times the minimum wage in Portugal. The applicant must be employed by a company outside of Portugal or self-employed. The applicant needs to have at least €9840 in savings. If there are dependents, the amount of savings required will increase.