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The residence permit D2 is for those who wish to pursuit an independent professional activity or for entrepreneurs who want to develop an entrepreneurial project.

The investment must be made through a company established in Portugal for this purpose, within the context of a business plan, which request will be analysed taking into account the economic, social, scientific, technologic and cultural relevance of the investment.

There is a common understanding that a minimum investment of € 5,000.00 is required in order to obtain this permit. However, the law does not set any minimum limit of the investment. Yet, it should be noted that the value of the investment shall be compatible with the activity to be developed in Portugal.


  • Carry out investment operations in Portugal
  • Proof the existence of financial resources available Portugal, namely the financing obtained from Portuguese financial institutions and proof, by any means, of the intention to invest in Portuguese territory.



Portugal will end at the end of 2023 the Non-Habitual Residents (NHR) tax regime. If you are considering applying for the regime or in the process of moving to Portugal, we recommend you update your tax status as soon as possible and that your NHR application be submitted before the end of this year to secure the tax regime for 10 years. Act now!

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