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Portugal’s D7 Visa

The D7 Retirement Visa is the perfect option for foreigners that dream
of settling in Portugal and can sustain themselves through passive income.

Start living the life you always wanted by only demonstrating a steady
income of 760€ per month!

Unlock a more fulfilling life in
Portugal through the D7 Visa

In the past couple of years, non-EU citizens have turned to Portugal in search of the perfect place for a dreamy European retirement. With its relatively low cost of living, beautiful sunny weather and landscape, this country certainly offers any retiree the life they want.

Why is the Passive Income Visa one of the most popular options for residency in Portugal?

The Retirement Visa also known as the Passive Income Residency Visa, is valid for two types of people, those who are retirees and those who can sustain themselves and their families through passive income streams, like investments, real estate rentals, personal property and others.

Successful applicants and their families enjoy the right to reside in Portugal and other benefits such as:

  • Access to the National Health Service.
  • Access to the Portuguese National Education Service and schools.
  • Protection of the law and the Portuguese legal system.
  • An attractive tax regime as you could benefit from the Non-Habitual Residents Tax Regime (NHR).


What will life look like once you receive the Passive Income Visa for Portugal?

  • You can bring your family to Portugal too. If you qualify for the visa (see requirements below) your partner and dependent children, parents or minor siblings are eligible for a joint application. Ask us for more details on this.
  • You’ll enjoy the same travel rights as a European citizen. Freedom of movement around the whole Schengen area.
  • You can reside in Portugal initially for up to four months. This four-month period will allow you to get organized and apply for a Residence Permit. The second permit has a two-year validity period and can be renewed continuously for three-year periods.
  • A path to Portuguese citizenship. After five continuous residency years, you can apply for permanent residency. This is the first step toward obtaining Portuguese citizenship.

Avoid the risks of going it alone! Fast-track your move to Portugal with the help of an Immigration Lawyer in Portugal.

At Carbray we know that your immigration process is not just about the paperwork. It means unlocking exciting opportunities and access to a better lifestyle.

With the Portuguese consulates and embassies occasionally applying the law differently, it’s in your best interest if you let an experienced immigration lawyer handle your process.

Our team of Immigration Lawyers in Portugal have been creating a smooth, speedy and stress-free path for our clients. We’ll guide you through the whole process, so you can take this important step in your life confident that every detail has been taken care of by an expert.

Our next success story is yours.

Process with CARBRAY

As a newcomer, handling the process for the Retirement Visa in Portugal can be difficult. But our lawyers have all the contacts and know-how to make the procedure completely stress-free for you.

Obtain an EU residency for you and your family with our help. Our team will:

  • Be your eyes and ears on the ground in Portugal. We will provide you with all of the advice and local knowledge you need.
  • Provide you with a full breakdown of every document you need. Our immigration attorneys will support you with a checklist of every and the requirements in terms of formats, translations etc.
  • Get you to the right appointment at the right office with less waiting time. The initial application must be made in person at the Portuguese Consulate or Embassy in your country of origin or residence. We will coordinate everything for you. Once you’re given your visa, you will have a set biometrics appointment in Portugal to get your residence permit from the SEF.
  • Keep you on track with timing so that you never miss a deadline.
  • Cover all your legal solutions. Including registering with the local authorities and collecting your official residency card. Further on, we can deal with visa renewals, and eventually permanent residency and citizenship. Let us know your situation and we will handle everything on your behalf.

What are the requirements?

The requirements for the Portugal D7 Visa are very straightforward.

  • Passive income requirement: As the main applicant, you must prove that your income equals at least 760€ per month or 9.120€ a year. For each additional adult, you must demonstrate 380€ (4.560€ a year). For each additional minor under 18 years of age, you must demonstrate 228€ (2.736€ a year).
  • Necessary documentation: Criminal record check, private Portuguese healthcare, Portuguese NIF tax number, passport photos, etc.
  • Open a bank account to prove financial means: We can help you open a Portuguese bank account remotely. An amount sufficient for the family to live for a year must be transferred to this account.
  • Housing in Portugal. You are required to secure adequate accommodation before you travel to Portugal. We can provide further details on this.
  • Stay requirement: As a D7 visa holder, on average, you must spend a minimum of six consecutive months, or eight non-consecutive months, in Portugal, per year.
  • After submitting your application, the Portuguese Consulate will have 90 days to process it.

You’re in good hands!

Are you ready to get your Portugal Visa with full legal safety?

Don’t take our word for it! Check out what our former clients have to say about us

Sara NiegoSara Niego
17:18 31 Jul 22
We have received an exceptional help and advise on purchasing a property in southern Spain from Sandra and Julia. The entire process can be quite complicated however the Carbray personnel made it easy and smooth. We would recommend their services to our friends and family.
S. ParkS. Park
12:56 25 May 22
I have over 20+ years of experience working with various kinds of lawyers in New York, Boston, Zurich, Barcelona and Tokyo. Evelyn Romero was hands down the best immigration attorney! Evelyn is extremely knowledgeable and proactive with impeccable attention to detail, responsive and personable communication, and a kind and professional approach. I’m very happy I found her and I highly recommend Evelyn Romero to anyone looking for a highly skilled, no hassle immigration attorney.
Nick AmadoNick Amado
09:41 17 May 22
I have been working with Carbray for several years, since they assisted with the initial visa application for my life in Spain. All of the attorneys that have worked with me for the last four years have been professional, forthright and prompt in their replies. If you are looking for knowledgeable and professional people to help guide you through the daunting process of dealing with a new government to process your immigration, I can recommend Carbray International with the highest degree of confidence!
Kim BingleyKim Bingley
09:57 13 May 22
We cannot thank Carbray enough for all their help and support throughout our NLV process. Magdalena and her team have been so amazing and so helpful and we couldn't have done this without them. They reply to every phone call and email instantly and are always there to help through what can be quite a stressful process at times. I would recommend Carbray to anyone thinking about starting to apply for their Spanish visa!!
Anne-Laure GoryAnne-Laure Gory
11:57 02 May 22
Laia Fernandez has done an outstanding job with my divorce case and I can not thank you enough for that. She was able to explain to me all the steps very clearly and was very proactive. She really made it simple & transparent. The fact that she is bilingual (English/Spanish) also helped a lot !Thank you once again Laia for everything !
helen mayallhelen mayall
11:41 02 May 22
We used Carbray International Law Firm to obtain NLV Visas for Spain. I’m so glad we did! We were allocated our own Lawyer Magdalena Barrueto, and she was always at hand to guide us through the process and answer any of our questions or concerns.I would recommend this Law firm without hesitation.Excellent service, no messing and timely. I would definitely use again.
08:41 14 Feb 22
We applied for a 1 year non-lucrative visa, the visa team led by Magdalena Barrueto provided a first-class exceptional service to us. The process of applying for the visa is long and complex, however with the professionalism, expertise, guidance and support of the team we successfully received our visas. The team led us through the process in a clear and concise way, providing important support with the translation of documents. We cannot recommend Carbray highly enough.
Gregory RodriguezGregory Rodriguez
19:05 23 Jan 22
Dealing with the bureaucracy in Spain can be intimidating for newcomers. It’s also confusing! This is particularly true when applying for residency. Carbray International did an excellent job shepherding my wife and me through the process. We’re very pleased with their work and recommend their services in the highest possible terms.
Dan SDan S
12:53 05 Jan 22
They held our hands through out the whole process of becoming a citizen of Spain. Amazing service. Thank you so much for all your help
Sachin ShahSachin Shah
13:39 05 Nov 21
Carbray International Law Firm was an absolute god send. I am so delighted with the outcome of my case. My lawyer, Magdalena was very efficient, was able to communicate and be very knowledgeable about the subject matter at hand. Furthermore, Michelle who assisted me on the day was very charismatic and friend to calm my nerves. Both of them made my application process extremely easy. I would not hesitate to recommend Carbray.

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