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Why choose Anchorless for you Visa?

Unlock a hassle-free path to your new life with our bespoke D7 visa service. We pride ourselves on providing an expansive suite of personalized solutions tailored to your unique journey. From the first consultation to the moment you hold your residency card, our dedicated team ensures every detail is meticulously managed.

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About the D7 Visa

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Who can get it

The D7 Visa in Portugal, often referred to as the Retirement Visa, is available to non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens who can demonstrate a stable passive income.

The D7 Visa attracts a diverse crowd, from retirees to digital nomads, entrepreneurs, and those in the cryptocurrency sector, offering them the opportunity to reside in Portugal. This visa grants its holders resident status, which comes with perks like NHR, healthcare access and free movement within the Schengen Zone.

What are the benefits of the D7 VISA?

Portugal's relaxed lifestyle, mild weather, secure environment, and reasonable living expenses have made it a favored destination for expatriates. Relocating to Portugal with a D7 visa affords you these advantages:

  • Unrestricted travel in the Schengen Zone
  • Potential for Portuguese citizenship in five years
  • A decade of substantial tax incentives via Portugal's Non-Habitual Resident (NHR) scheme.

Requirements to apply

Begin your journey to Portuguese residency with ease. Here's what to prepare for your move to Portugal:

  • Passport
  • NIF
  • Bank account
  • Proof of accomodation
  • Certificate of no criminal record
  • Sources of income
    • Minimum incomes
      • For the 1st applicant - €760/month
      • Other adult applicant - €380/month
      • Additional minor - €228/month
    • Qualified incomes
      • Pension
      • Social security
      • Dividends
      • Royalties
      • Interest
      • Rental incomes outside of Portugal

Ten steps between you and your Visa

If needed, we start the processes for the creation of your NIF and Bank account


Apply for the D7 VISA

Start in your home country with an appointment at the Portuguese Embassy (if existing), consulate, or VFS office. Fill the application form.


Gather your documents

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Attend the video consultation with our lawyer

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Preparation of the required forms and motivation letter

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Submit your VISA D7 application

Book an appointment at the Portuguese Ambassy, consulate or VFS and apply for VISA (in some country like the USA you can send them by mail).


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Guiding you at your Lisbon SEF appointment

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Receive your own Portuguese residence card

Receive by mail your residence permit card about 3 weeks after the SEF appointment! It’s valid for 2 years.


Set up last things

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You are now ready to start your new life in the wonderful country of Portugal.

For more informations and details about each and every steps, make sure to
read our detailed guide

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Communication with the Consulate and Portuguese Borders Authorities (SEF) and schedule of appointment


Preparation of the list of documents required for the application and one video consultation


Preparation of the required forms and motivation letter


Follow up with the Consulate and SEF for the visa application


Accompanying you to the SEF appointment in the Lisbon Metropolitan area (if it is out of the Lisbon Metropolitan area, an extra fee must be charged depending on the distance + transport)


1 Visa + 1 NIF express + 1 bank account



Everything in our D7 Visa plan....


Your NIF express by email and 6 months of tax representation


Your Financas Password by email


Portuguese Iban (PT50) with debit card


Follow up with the Consulate and SEF for the visa application

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What our clients say about us

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I needed a NIF, because to do anything in Portugal, you need one. I was hesitant to approach the Tax Office because I'm not yet confident in the language and the process. While the NIF itself is free, paying the small fee to Anchorless has been priceless. They took the hassle out of the entire process, seamlessly collecting the information they need and doing the work for you, while you sit back and relax. I was skeptical at first, but as promised, within 5 days - I had all the official paperwork in my mailbox. I will happily be using them again in the future as I plan out my future Portugal journey.

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I am very pleased with AnchorLess. They are highly professional, very fast to reply and their customer service is very client friendly. Their fees to be very reasonable and they provide clear and easy to understand information. Their support has been extremely helpful. I highly recommend them.

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Settling in Portugal last month has been really easy for me thanks to AnchorLess. It only took me 72h to get my NIF & the next few days I was enjoying the city of Lisboa! Through the whole process, the AnchorLess team was very helpful and reliable. I highly recommend!

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Frequently asked questions

  • What is the minimum income for D7 visa?

    The minimum passive income for a D7 visa in Portugal is currently €9,120 per year for the main applicant. If you're applying with a spouse, you will need an additional 50% of the main applicant's amount, which is €4,560. From 2024, a single D7 applicant will need to show a monthly income of €820 and have €9,840 in savings due to an increase in the Portuguese minimum wage.

  • How long do you have to stay in Portugal on a D7 visa?

    D7 visa holders are required to live in Portugal for at least 6 months per year without exiting the country. If there are gaps in your stay (like a short trip elsewhere), you should spend at least 8 months per year in Portugal. During the first year, you must spend at least 4 months in Portugal to meet the minimum stay requirement.

  • How much bank balance is required for Portugal visit visa?

    For a D7 visa in Portugal, the minimum bank balance requirement is not explicitly defined, but it is advisable to demonstrate financial stability through your bank statements. Some sources suggest having a balance that reflects at least 12 times the minimum monthly income level, which would be around €8,880. However, applicants are advised to maintain a higher balance to increase the likelihood of approval, with some sources suggesting a balance of €18,240 in a Portuguese bank account during the application period.

  • What is the income requirement for retirement visa in Portugal?

    The income requirement for a retirement visa in Portugal, which often refers to the D7 visa, is a minimum passive income of €760 per month for an individual. This can come from pensions, rental income, or investments. If applying as a single person, it is also recommended to have more than the minimum savings requirement, which is suggested to be around €12,500 instead of the basic €7,500 to ensure approval.

  • Is Portugal visa easy to get?

    The ease of obtaining a Portuguese visa, such as the D7, can vary based on individual circumstances. It generally requires proof of stable passive income, health insurance, and a clean criminal record. Applicants must also meet the stay requirement and maintain a Portuguese bank account with sufficient funds. If these conditions are met, the process can be straightforward, but it's not necessarily easy as it involves thorough documentation and adherence to the regulations.

  • Does Portugal allow dual citizenship?

    Yes, Portugal allows dual citizenship. Individuals who obtain Portuguese citizenship do not have to renounce their previous nationality and are permitted to hold citizenship in more than one country. This applies to those who become Portuguese citizens through naturalization, marriage, or descent.

  • How long is the D7 visa?

    The D7 visa is initially issued as a temporary residency visa, which is valid for two years and is renewable for successive periods of three years. After five years of legal residency, you may apply for permanent residency or citizenship. It's important to meet the minimum stay requirements during this period to maintain the validity of the visa.

  • What is the difference between D2 and D7 visa in Portugal?

    The D2 Visa, often referred to as the Entrepreneur or Startup Visa, is designed for entrepreneurs and business owners who intend to establish or expand their businesses in Portugal, as well as for self-employed professionals. In contrast, the D7 Visa, also known as the Passive Income Visa or Retirement Visa, caters to individuals with a stable passive income who wish to live in Portugal without engaging in any professional activity. Both visas can lead to permanent residency or citizenship after five years, but they serve different applicant profiles and have varying requirements.

  • How do I get permanent residency in Portugal?

    To obtain permanent residency in Portugal, an individual must have lived in the country for five continuous years, holding a valid residence permit throughout. Applicants must also have a clean criminal record, show proof of stable income, and meet other legal requirements. After obtaining a permanent residency, individuals can apply for citizenship as long as they meet the naturalization requirements.

  • How do I get a golden visa for Portugal?

    The Portugal Golden Visa, or ARI, requires a significant investment in the country and is available to non-EU/EEA/Swiss nationals. It generally requires a minimum investment of €250,000, which can be made through various channels like real estate, capital transfer, or creating jobs. Applicants must maintain their investment for five years and spend a minimum of 7 days in Portugal during the first year and 14 days in subsequent years to qualify for residency and eventually citizenship.

  • How do I get a visa for Portugal from the US?

    As a US citizen, to get a visa for Portugal, you would first decide on the type of visa you need, such as a D2, D7, or Golden Visa. You would then gather the necessary documents, such as proof of income, a clean criminal record, and health insurance. The application process involves submitting these documents to the Portuguese consulate or embassy in the US. The exact procedure can vary depending on the type of visa and individual circumstances, so it's advisable to consult the official Portuguese Immigration Service or an immigration lawyer for the most accurate guidance.

  • Do you pay taxes in Portugal with a D7 visa?

    Holders of a D7 visa are considered tax residents in Portugal if they stay in the country for more than 183 days per year. As tax residents, they are subject to Portuguese income tax on their worldwide income. However, Portugal has a Non-Habitual Resident (NHR) tax regime that may offer reduced tax rates or exemptions on certain types of income for the first ten years of residency. It's important to consult with a tax professional to understand the full scope of tax obligations and benefits under the D7 visa.

  • Can I buy a house for D7 visa in Portugal?

    Yes, you can purchase a house in Portugal with a D7 visa. There are no requirements for the minimum cost of the property you need to buy. What is essential is that you have a signed lease or sale agreement and documents confirming payments under the agreement to qualify for residency. Owning or renting property in Portugal is a part of the accommodation requirements for the D7 visa.

  • What is the difference between D6 and D7 visa in Portugal?

    The D6 visa is primarily for family reunification and allows dependent children, spouses, and grandparents to relocate to Portugal with you. The D7 visa is for individuals with passive income wishing to reside in Portugal. For the D7, you must demonstrate sufficient income for yourself and any dependents. Both visas offer the path to permanent residency and citizenship after five years of uninterrupted living in Portugal. The D6 is often quicker to obtain, but the D7 offers the option for retirees and those with a passive income to move to Portugal.

  • What is proof of sufficient funds in Portugal?

    Proof of sufficient funds in Portugal typically means showing bank statements with a steady balance. For the D7 visa, an applicant should demonstrate passive income requirements, which could also be satisfied by showing a stable bank balance. It is recommended to have a balance that reflects at least 12 times the minimum monthly income level, and in some cases, embassies may look for evidence of a higher balance to ensure that applicants have adequate support during their stay.

  • How many times can you leave Portugal on a D7 visa?

    Holders of a D7 visa must spend at least 6 months per year in Portugal or 8 months with gaps for short trips. In terms of leaving Portugal, one should not be absent for more than 6 consecutive or 8 non-consecutive months during the validity of each temporary permit, except under justified circumstances.

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