D7 Residence VISA for foreigners

D7 Residence VISA for foreigners


D7-Visa for Portugal:

General Description: The passive income/Independent visa, also called the as the D7 Visa subclass, gives resident status to immigrants who live off a fixed income in the Country of residence.

The legal basis for this type of visa can be found in article 58 paragraph 1 of  Law Nº 23/2007 of July 4, and regulated by article 24d) of Regulation Decree Nº 84/2007 of November 5.

In basic terms, For a residence permit you must prove that you have a fixed income from capital, property income from real estate or pension in addition to proving the income, they shall be required to prove that the income is regular each year. The individual applying must have an income summing upto €7620 a year for the first adult, €3,810 after the first adult and every child €2160. The application has to be filed at the nearest consulate in the Country of residence. 

Residence Permit

The D7 visa enables the respective holder to obtain a residence permit in Portugal for a period of one year, which can then be renewed for successive periods of 2 years and can be converted into a permanent residence permit after 5 years.

Family Reunification

Members of the family of the holder of the residence permit obtained via a D7 visa are also entitled to a residence permit, based on family reunification statute.

Resident’s Rights

Without prejudice to the application of special provisions and other rights provided in the law or any international convention to which Portugal is a party, the holder of a residence permit shall be entitled to, without the need for a special authorization regarding his or her foreign status, the following:

  1. Access to the National Health Service care;
  2. Acess to the Portuguese National Education Service and schools;
  3. Exercise of any work activity as an independent professional;
  4. Acess to Portuguese Vocational schooling, initial and further professional training and retraining;
  5. Access and protection from the Portuguese Law and legal system.


  1. Our team and our qualified Advocates & Legal Consultants in Portugal, will guide you through each step of the process to ensure that it is as fast, efficient and less stressful.
  2. First our lawyers will conduct a due diligence check on you to ensure that you are eligible and your application will be approved. 
  3. Once the application has been filled at the nearest consulate for which the time frame is between 60 to 90 days to grant the D7 Visa post which you will travel to Portugal and meet with our Lawyer in Lisbon to complete your TRP (Temporary Residence Permit) application process.
  4. We will introduce you to Portuguese banks in order to open an account and transfer the funds required, NISS-(Social Security Insurance Number), NIF (Tax Number).
  5. We will send you the residence permit application form, and support you with all required documents. After that, application must be submitted to the Portuguese Immigration and Borders Service’s (SEF). You may choose between submit the application personally or let us do it for you with a letter of authorization/power of attorney.
  6. After submission you will be scheduled for a Bio-metrics for your residence Card.
  7. If you wish to be considered as a Non-Habitual resident and benefit from an advantageous tax regime, we will handle the application process post the residence permits.
  8. Applications for your renewal of the ‘Residency Permits’ should be sent every year for the next 4 years. Permanent residency will be granted in 5thyear.