Guide: Digital Nomad Visa for Income from Remote Work

🔥The guidelines are correct, but details regarding changes to SEF in AIMA will be provided later when more clarification becomes available.⏱Addresses within Portugal are also becoming outdated; we will update them accordingly
  • Term of receipt: 1-2 months
  • 🤑 Requirements: €3280+ per month
  • 📄 Work: remotely for a foreign company or be self-employed (3+ months)
  • Contract: long-term, valid for at least 3 months before the date of application
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About visa

The Digital Nomad visa, introduced by the Portuguese immigration service starting October 30, 2022, is designed for individuals who work remotely and have a proven income of at least 3280€ (minimum monthly income 820x4, so the number may change later) per month. With this visa, you can obtain a residence permit in Portugal.

🤑 You must have a long-term (at least 1 year) contract with a company outside Portugal. You can be an employee or an individual enterpreneur providing services to several clients.

Two types of Digital Nomad visa:

👉 Short-term visa: Allows you to stay in Portugal for up to 12 months, but you cannot apply for a residence permit. This option is suitable if you don't plan to stay in Portugal for a longer period. Portugal digital nomad visa 2023 and 2024 requirements include proof of paid accommodation for the entire stay and return tickets from Portugal to your country, similar to the long-term DN visa.

👉 Long-term visa: Grants a residence permit and allows you to stay in Portugal for over a year. This is the option to choose if you want to receive residence permit, live in Portugal and potentially obtain Portuguese citizenship in the future. Residence permit could be renewed if you prove that you still earn necessary amount of money.

Main requirements
  • You must apply in the country where you have citizenship or a residence permit.
  • You must show proof of income from remote work (3280€) for a minimum of three months.
  • If you apply for a DN visa, your family can apply simultaneously for accompanying visas. These visas will have the same duration as the main holder's Digital Nomad visa - either long-term and converted to a residence permit by AIMA, or short-term. Requirements for accompanyinf family members vary by consulate: + 50-100% savings per spouse and 30% per child.
  • You do not need a Portuguese bank account, and official requirements for the Digital Nomad visa do not mention mandatory savings for the main applicant. However, based on experience, in some countries it is recommended to show at least €9120 per person. To increase the chances of getting approved for a long-term visa, some applicants aim to show a deposit of 12-16 thousand euros.
💡 Proof of income must be provided, including contracts, tax declarations, and bank statements.

👉 Check-list for Digital Nomad application in your country consulate or visa center

  • Make an appointment
  • International passport
  • Proof of regular incomes
  • Account statement
  • Rental contract
  • Police criminal record
  • Health insurance
  • Airplane ticket booking
  • Motivation letter
Do you still have questions? Feel free to ask us.

What does a typical process looks like:


Preparation of Documents:

Information on your source of income: registration, invoices, bank statements and taxes paid for at least 3 months prior to the application.


Visa application:

Submit your application to the consulate or VFS. Date of application in Portugal usually is pasted in your visa.


AIMA Application:

Upon arrival in Portugal, apply at the AIMA. Simply arrive on the designated date (usually ∼3 month after arrival) and provide the documents


Wait for your Residence Card:

On average, you can expect to wait 2-3 weeks for the arrival of your ID card. However, it may take up to 3 months in some cases.

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