Immigration Services in Portugal

Immigration to Portugal

Portugal is a European country that is located on the Iberian Peninsula in the Southwest part of Europe. The population of Portugal is estimated to be about10 million and according to the statistics, the main religion in Portugal is Roman Catholicism. The official language is Portuguese. Portuguese nominal GDP per capita is estimated to be 23.385 USD. The Official currency of it is Euro (EUR). Portugal is a member state of the European Union and was one of the original member states of Eurozone.
The Non-EU and EFTA nationals who are moving to Portugal for more than 3 months will need a long-term Portuguese residency visa to have an opportunity to later apply for a Portuguese residence permit. Immigration policy in Portugal includes an international agreement with non-EU countries, likethe United States, Canada, Australia and other, which allows nationals of those countries to enter and stay in Portugal for 90 days and within a given six-month period without needing any kind of visa for Portugal.

Regarding – New Business Setup in Portugal, followings are some of the services we offer-

Immigration Services

Portugal is one of the most beautiful countries to live in Europe with enhanced quality of life. We understand, you have a dream and your family deserves a better life.
We are serving in immigration to Portugal since 25 years for many families because Portugal offers -

  • A Quality life
  • Family reunification
  • Safe & secured future
  • Zero pollution
  • Free Education and medical facilities
  • Low mortgage to buy home

We are one of the top immigration services providers in Portugal since last 25 years.
We are a group of Entrepreneurs & Business owners from Portugal who are successfully running Hostels, Language school in Lisbon & Cost De Caparica, with more then 25+ years of experience in setting up businesses under Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) model. Established in the year 2008, with the aim of providing services related to Business Investment, Business Setups and Immigration Services with the help of European Lawyers.
Trivial Chapter has helped many global investors who have successfully opened their businesses, such as Hostels, Retail, Saloon, Electronic shops as well as high end boutique shops in prominent parts of Portugal.

Lawful immigration

In order for the immigration to Portugal to be lawfully correct, we follow the given requirements laid out by the Portuguese Immigration and Borders Service (SEF). There are several possibilities, depending on the purpose of your visiting the country. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel to one country and another without a passport. They only need identification document required to enter Portugal. For immigrating to Europe and residing in Portugal for a longer period of time – residence permit needs to be acquired, which can be obtained by getting a job in Portugal, making a company, starting a study or investing.
Our other services includes –

  • Business Investment in Portugal
  • Business Setups in Portugal
  • Immigration Services in Portugal
  • Business Acquisitions in Portugal
  • Business Mergers in Portugal

Immigration law

The main immigration laws for immigrants from non-EU states in the Portuguese Republic are the Portuguese nationality act that regulates access to Portuguese citizenship that is gotten through from a Portuguese parent, naturalization in Portugal or marriage to a citizen of Portuguese. Nowadays Portuguese nationality law from the year 1981 have changed: a shift occurred in years 1975 and 1981, which resulted in making it very difficult to access naturalization to first generation migrants, and their children and grandchildren. In recent time, Portugal created Golden Visa Program that provides a way for non-EU residents to gain residence permit there

Immigration statistics

Since the year 1990 new waves of immigrants came from countries, like Ukraine, Brazil. Those communities nowadays also make up the largest groups of immigrants in Portugal. Other large groups are Romanians, Moldovans and Chinese

Most popular cities by population

Lisbon is the most popular city by population in Portugal. The next largest cities by population are Porto and Amadora.
The population of Lisbon had large growth rates form years 1500 to 1700. Lisbon has around 517 802 inhabitants within the administrative center on the area which only comprises an area 100.05 km small.

Migration in and out of Schengen area

The Portuguese Republic is a member state of the Schengen area. All countries of the Schengen Agreement have abolished passport and immigration control at countries common borders and for travel between member states. Member countries accept Schengen visas issued by other Schengen states. At the external borders when the first entry to the Schengen area is accruing, regular immigration control procedures are applied.
Third-country citizens holding long term visas may stay in the Portuguese Republic for more than 90 days within a 180-day period.

Types of visas in the Portuguese Republic

If staying in Portugal for a short period of time that is under 90 days, a third-country national or Non-EU citizen must apply for one a visa in order to make the visit legal. According to some of the Portuguese Immigration and Borders Service (SEF), there are several different types of visas, which must be acquired depending on circumstances

A-visa for Airport transit The visa is issued for travelers and visitors for transiting by airplane Passport copy is required and plane tickets
C-visa Short stay visa The visa is issued for short term stay in Portugal or transit used for business purposes and tourist purposes A certificate from your employer stating/allowing your business travel, invitation letter, bank statement, Memorandum and Article of Association in a certified copy of the original is required
Limited Territorial Validity (LTV) visa Allows traveling only in Schengen state and issued for emergency situations A local medical report, a medical attestation from the hospital or doctor in Portugal, confirming the date of your appointment as well as your medical situation and a receipt of medical fees is required
Portugal Temporary stay visa and resident visa These types of visas are given for various purposes to stay for 4-month period or longer Medical documents for health purpose, transfer proof for traveling purposes, employment proof for working in Portugal and other, but for a residence visa, there is needed self-employment or job proof, education proof and other

Residence permit

European Union and EFTA and also non-EU residents can apply for permanent residence in Portugal after five years. Application for permanent residency to Portugal has to be made to the Portuguese Immigration and Borders Service (SEF).
Foreigners can try to apply for Portuguese citizenship after six years of residence in the country so there are many chances to live in Portugal and acquire a Portuguese citizenship and residence permit. Currently, the Portuguese Golden Investor Visa program offers residence permit acquisition on one of the following grounds:

1. Property Investment solutions are:

Applicants may acquire property valued at 500 000 EUR or more, or
Applicants may acquire property valued at 350 000 EUR or more for properties more than 30 years old or located in urban regeneration areas designated for refurbishing, or
Acquisition of property fitting any of the above requirements with a 20% reduction on the minimum amount of investment, if purchased on a low-density population area (400 000 EUR or 280 000 EUR).

2. Capital Investment solutions are:

  • Applicants may invest a minimum of 350 000 EUR in research activities;
  • Applicants may invest a minimum of 250 000 EUR in the arts or in the reconstruction or refurbishment of national heritage projects;
  • Applicants may invest a minimum of 500 000 EUR for shares in investment funds or venture capital;
  • Applicants must create 10 or more jobs.

Did you know this about Portugal?

  • #1 out of 68 countries for Quality of Life and for Feeling at Home (Expat Insider 2019)
  • #2 In migrant integration (Migrant Integration Policy Index 2015)
  • #3 safest country in the world (Global Peace Index, 2020)
  • #3 ranking in most powerful passports worldwide (Passport Index 2020) – US passport is ranked 20th
  • #5 out 125 countries for Tolerance of Minorities, (2019 Global Talent Competitiveness Index)
  • #12 out of 100 countries in the EF (English Proficiency Index 2019)
  • #25 out of 161 best countries to do business (Forbes 2019)
  • #32 out of 129 countries for global innovation (Global Innovation Index 2019)
  • #34 out of 141 countries for global competitiveness (Global Competitiveness Report 2019)
  • nearest European country to the U.S.
  • FDIs between U.S. and Portugal is at a historic high
  • cost of living is one of the lowest in Europe
  • around 300 days of sunshine per year