Startup Permit

From January 2018 on, the Portuguese Government will be offering Portugal Startup Visa, a programme that aims to facilitate the relocation of foreign startups to the Iberian coast. Applications must be submitted through an online platform which will be available soon.

The Startup Visa measure will allow the fast granting of residency visas to third-country entrepreneurs who intend to establish innovative businesses in Portugal through investment and creation of qualified employment, thus allowing them to create or move their startups to Portugal.

This is one of the initiatives to be implemented by the Government under the Startup Portugal Program, which also comprises a package of measures aimed at boosting entrepreneurship in Portugal and attract investment, talent and innovation capacity.