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The D8 Visa or Digital Nomad Visa, officially known as the "Residence Visa for Remote Work," is a visa program introduced by Portugal to attract remote workers, freelancers, and digital nomads to live and work in the country. It allows individuals to reside in Portugal while working for a company or as a freelancer for clients outside of Portugal.

Porto, Portugal

Why Could the Digital Nomad Visa Be an Option for You?

  • Flexible Lifestyle: The Digital Nomad Visa offers the freedom to live and work in Portugal while maintaining employment or freelancing for clients abroad.

  • Quality of Life: Portugal is known for its stunning landscapes, rich culture, and excellent quality of life, making it an attractive destination for digital nomads seeking inspiration and work-life balance.

  • Networking Opportunities: Portugal's thriving digital nomad community provides opportunities for networking, collaboration, and professional growth.

  • EU Access: Residency in Portugal grants access to the Schengen Area and the European Union, facilitating travel within Europe.

Benefits of the Digital Nomad Visa:

  • Legal Residence: Holders of the Digital Nomad Visa can legally reside in Portugal for up to one year, with the possibility of renewal.

  • Tax Benefits: Portugal offers attractive tax incentives for non-habitual residents, potentially reducing tax liabilities on foreign income.

  • Access to Healthcare: Digital Nomad Visa holders have access to the Portuguese healthcare system.

  • Family Reunification: Dependents, including spouses and children, can be included in the visa application.

Lisbon, Portugal
Coffee in Lisbon, Portugal

Latest Requirements for the Digital Nomad Visa:

  • Proof of Remote Work: Applicants must provide evidence of remote employment or freelancing for clients outside of Portugal.

  • Sufficient Income: Applicants must demonstrate sufficient financial means to support themselves and any dependents during their stay in Portugal.

  • Health Insurance: Health insurance coverage valid in Portugal is required.

  • Accommodation: Applicants must provide proof of suitable accommodation in Portugal.

  • Documentation: Required documents include a valid passport, proof of income, health insurance certificate, criminal record clearance, and proof of accommodation.

Processing Time:


  • The processing time for a Digital Nomad Visa application can vary, but it typically takes several weeks to receive a decision.

National Park Geres, Portugal

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