Start-up visa

Startup Visa is a residence visa for entrepreneurs, which aims to attract investment, talent and innovation capacity in Portugal.
This program creates a certification statute of companies and incubators so that they can welcome citizens of entrepreneurial and highly qualified third states.
Since January 1, 2018, entrepreneurs from all over the world who want to open an innovative company have quick access to a residence visa that allows them to create or move Startup to Portugal.
By investing and creating qualified employment, they can integrate a Startup Portugal incubator and benefit from all the incentives and support of the Startup Portugal Program.
This program is one of the most innovative at the European level for attracting and attracting international talent.
Thus, third state entrepreneurs can apply through an online platform available since January 2018.
International entrepreneurs wishing to access the Startup Visa and obtain a residence and work permit must demonstrate that:
∙ Want to develop entrepreneurial activities to produce innovative goods and services;
∙ Will open or relocate companies and / or projects focused on technology and knowledge, with a view to developing innovative products;
∙ They have the potential to create qualified employment;
∙ They have the potential to achieve a value of € 325,000 three years after the incubation period or a turnover of more than € 500,000 per year.
∙ The evaluation of the economic and innovative potential is based on criteria, based on the degree of innovation, business scalability and market potential, the capacity of the management team, the potential to create qualified employment in Portugal and the relevance of the applicant to the team.