Retirement or income-dependent visas in Portugal are designed for foreign citizens from non-EU countries, including the European Economic Area and Switzerland. These visas cater to retirees and individuals who plan to reside in Portugal while living off their own income.
Now that we have covered who qualifies for retirement or income-dependent visas in Portugal, let’s explore the key eligibility requirements that you’ll need to meet to make your dream of living in Portugal a reality.
An essential requirement for obtaining this visa is the demonstration of a reliable source of income. For retirees, this proof must be done by presenting the following documentation:
For applicants who live off their own income, it is necessary to demonstrate the financial capacity to ensure their livelihood in Portugal. This can be achieved through:
In order to apply for a Residence Visa, you must submit your application to the Embassy, Consular Post, or Visa Application Center in your country of origin or in the country where you are legally residing. It’s essential to follow the appropriate application process based on your location.
The Residence Visa grants its holder the privilege of obtaining a Temporary Residence Permit from Portugal’s Foreign and Border Services Department (SEF) and also allows for the application of Family Reunification.
Once your Residence Permit is issued, the request of Family Reunification can be submitted for: