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Visa for remote workers wishing to live in Portugal for up to one year and avoid double IRS taxation - in Portugal and in the country of origin.
Portugal offers a one-year visa for non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens aimed at digital nomads. It allows foreigners to stay legally in Portugal while working remotely, either with a subordinate link (work contract) or an independent link, for a natural or legal person based outside Portugal.
With this regime, dependent or self-employed workers for high-value-added professions have their income taxed at 20%, as opposed to the 50% that can be applied to Portuguese workers with the progressive rate. Also, another significant selling point is that Digital Nomad visa holders can travel visa-free throughout the Schengen Area. After the one-year period, they can apply for residency and stay longer in the country.
Family members of a Digital Nomad Visa applicant can apply for a visa to accompany the primary applicant when the family travels from the same country of origin.
The visa requires the applicant to receive four times the Portuguese minimum wage.
It is required that you prove that you can provide for yourself during your stay and that you are not a burden to Portugal.
It is necessary to present an employment contract or promise of an employment contract and a declaration from the employer proving the employment relationship.
Applicants must prove a non-EU national residency attesting that the person is considered a tax resident in the current fiscal year.
Trading the “couch office” for a Portuguese beach is now a real possibility. Give Lisbon Tech Guide a call if you’d like to come to Portugal under this new visa.