Guide: D7 visa for passive income holders

  • Turnaround time: 1-2 month
  • 🤑 Income: €820+ per month
  • 💸 Saving: €9840+
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About visa

This visa is suitable for individuals with a consistent legal passive income of at least €820 per month after taxes, ideally coming from €16,000 or more, saved in a bank account with a minimum balance of €9,840.

The D7 visa allows you to obtain a residence permit for an initial period of 2 years, which can later be extended for an additional 3 years. After residing legally in the country for 5 years, you become eligible to apply for a permanent residence permit.

Important points to note:
👉 You can only apply for this visa in your country of citizenship or in a country where you already hold a residence permit.
👉 Having passive and regular income is now a mandatory requirement for the D7 visa.

In some countries consulates require a Portuguese bank acoount to deposit the savings.

Your passive income must be substantiated by documents that also show the taxes paid on it. Typically, they will ask for income records from the last year, although in some countries, a shorter time frame of 6-8 months may be acceptable.

If you plan to apply for the D7 visa with your family, you will need to prove that you have a higher combined income and maintain a larger deposit in a bank account.

Standard D7 process


Preparation of documents

Collect information on your passive income: bank statements, and taxes paid for 12 months before the application.


Visa application

Submit your application to the consulate/VFS. The consulate will paste the visa into your passport with the date of application in Portugal.


AIMA Application

Upon arrival in Portugal, apply at the AIMA. Arrive on the appointed date and submit the necessary documents.


Residence card is ready

On average, receiving your ID card via mail takes 2-3 weeks. However, it may take up to 3 months in some cases.

Step-by-step guide

Check-list for D7 application in your country consulate or visa centre

  • Make an appointment
  • International passport
  • Proof of regular incomes
  • Portuguese account statement
  • Confirmation of a place to live in Portugal for a year
  • Criminal record from your country
  • Minimum 120 days insurance for 30K+ euros
  • Airplane ticket booking
  • Motivation letter

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