Are you a highly qualified expert in your field and seeking to obtain residency in Portugal based on your skills and qualifications? If so, the Portuguese D3 Visa category could be an excellent option to consider.
Find out more about this visa category for qualified professionals below, and also learn more about:
- The HQA Visa Program, a low-input, concierge style business incubator program that leverages the D3 Visa category.
- The Portugal Global Talent Residency Program, another option that also leverages the D3 Visa category.
Crucially, both of these programs offer the fastest route to a Golden Visa equivalent residency in Portugal — for only around 25% of the total capital layout associated with a standard Golden Visa (the latter being priced at €500,000, excluding fees, registration costs, maintenance and management fees, etc.)
These D3 based programs typically see applicants approved within 30-60 days, whereas the Golden Visa process is currently taking as long as three years (or longer) to get to the biometrics appointment stage.
Let’s get into the details below…