Do I need a tertiary degree to apply for the HQA Visa Program?

While some of our applicants only boast skills and experience garnered while working in a specific field, many of them hold tertiary degrees related to the research project they wish to pursue under the HQA Visa Program.  While holding a relevant degree is certainly advantageous, demonstrable industry experience can suffice as well. In both instances, [...]

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What kinds of industry players apply for the HQA Visa?

While HQA Visa applicants hail from a very diverse range of sectors and industries, applicants frequently either work for or own business in areas such as fintech, martech, regtech, healthcare and medical technology, science, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology or nanotechnology, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), industrial processing, IT, agritech, seateach, blockchain, DeFi, crypto, SAAS, as well as ecommerce [...]

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Which Portuguese Universities participate in the HQA Visa Program?

As of September 2021, the following universities accept research projects under the HQA Visa Program: UAlg (Universidade do Algarve) Universidade de Evora Politecnica de Leiria Instituto Politecnico de Bragança  

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What is the legal basis for the HQA Visa?

Article 61 of REPSAE, Portugal’s Immigration Act, serves as the legal basis upon which the Portuguese HQA Visa is issued. In order to meet the visa's requirements, applicants need to establish a Portuguese corporation and make an eligible investment in R&D or a technology focused research project sponsored by a Portuguese university or public research [...]

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