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This article was originally published on September 23, 2022, and was updated on October 6, 2022, to reflect new information.

October 6, 2022, Update: The government of Portugal will implement new changes to the Law on Foreign Nationals on October 30, 2022. Under these changes, the government will introduce the following document requirements for temporary stay visas and residence permits for digital nomads:

  • Document certifying tax residence
  • Average monthly income over the last three months (must be at least the equivalent of four times the national minimum wage)
  • Work contract
  • The promise of an employment contract
  • Statement from the employer proving the employment relationship between the employee and the employer

In cases of independent activity, the request must also be accompanied by the following documents:

  • Documents proving tax residence
  • A company contract
  • A contract or proposal of service contract
  • Proof of services rendered to one or more entities

Original Post from September 23, 2022:

Key Points

  • The government of Portugal introduced plans for a short-term remote work visa option for foreign nationals employed by a company based outside of the country


The government of Portugal introduced plans for a new digital nomad visa on August 26, 2022. Under the new bill, foreign nationals will be able to apply for an employment-based visa to perform remote work or for self-employment purposes. The visa is expected to permit a maximum period of up to one year.

What are the Changes?

On August 26, 2022, the Portuguese government released plans to introduce a new digital nomad visa. The visa would allow foreign nationals employed outside of the country to reside in Portugal for up to one year legally.

Looking Ahead

The government is expected to release additional information on eligibility requirements and the application process in the coming months. Continue to check the government of Portugal’s website for the latest updates and news.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Republic of Portugal

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