While Golden Visa application processing times in Portugal remain unacceptably long, the HQA Visa program remains one of the most underrated alternatives on the market.

Given that the HQA Visa is a priority visa type, application approvals are exceptionally fast (by law, approvals must be granted within 30 days).

Some Golden Visa applicants are now heading into their FOURTH year of waiting for residency appointments!

In contrast, one of our North American clients just received their HQA residency card in around just 7 months.

Their original startup idea is an IT services business with a social impact bent, which, once online, will be aiding Portuguese startups and entrepreneurs in scaling faster and more cost-effectively.

We wish them all the best – and welcome to Portugal! 🇵🇹

You can learn more about the HQA Visa Program here: