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Portugal HQA Visa

Flexible Startup Visa for Highly Qualified Professionals and Entrepreneurs

Investment:
€175,000
Processing time
2-4 months

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Advantages of HQA Portugal Startup Visa

Portugal HQA Visa — Migronis

The fastest way to get EU residentship

Portugal HQA Visa — Migronis

Ownership of 95% of the company in the EU

Portugal HQA Visa — Migronis

Full return of investment in case of rejection of the application

Portugal HQA Visa — Migronis

A clear path to EU citizenship for all 3 generations of a family

Portugal HQA Visa — Migronis

Clear and transparent process

Portugal HQA Visa — Migronis

Beneficial tax status in Portugal (NHR) for 10 years

Fast-track residence permit for investors

HQA Visa is a perfect match for:

Portugal HQA Visa — Migronis

Investors who want to get EU residency as soon as possible

By investing and creating qualified employment, entrepreneurs can get a Portugal residence permit, create their own startup, and fulfill their own economic and innovative potential under the patronage of a business incubator. This incentive undertook all expenditures related to business (including taxes) for a period of 3 years.  And do not forget that this is the fastest way to get EU residentship. 

Portugal HQA Visa — Migronis

Founders and top managers of startups

Portugal is the new land of opportunity for tech startups. If you are an experienced serial entrepreneur wishing to launch a new start-up in Portugal or expand into the European market, then HQA Visa is an ideal fit for you. 

Portugal HQA Visa — Migronis

Crypto investors and blockchain developers

If you’re a crypto trader, Portugal can be an ideal place for you. In addition, NHR offers a 10-year tax holiday on all foreign income.

Portugal HQA Visa — Migronis

Business people who want to target EU markets

For foreign companies wishing to open an affiliate branch or subsidiary enterprise, the HQA program can serve as an excellent platform for a quick start in the EU with resident status and all the benefits it brings.

What is HQA Visa? 

HQA visa – Portuguese hybrid startup visa combining company formation and the funding of an R&D project in collaboration with a government-supported research facility and a leading Portuguese startup incubator

How does it work?

1

Start business in Portugal

One of the main advantages is that your partner will be a trusted  business incubator, and all the process would be in a reliable partnership with recognised research institution

2

Determine the level of your participation in the project

It’s your choice, which fully depends on your goals

3

Get a residence permit within the shortest possible period of time

While approval of the application takes about 30 days, a residence permit can be obtained in a period of 90 days. 

4

Get back-office for 3 years

The business incubator takes care of all the paperwork, creates a company and a bank account, and patronizes the project. 

5

Come and go whenever you want

There is no required minimum stay.

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Start business in Portugal

One of the main advantages is that your partner will be a trusted  business incubator, and all the process would be in a reliable partnership with recognised research institution

Determine the level of your participation in the project

It’s your choice, which fully depends on your goals

Get a residence permit within the shortest possible period of time

While approval of the application takes about 30 days, a residence permit can be obtained in a period of 90 days. 

Get back-office for 3 years

The business incubator takes care of all the paperwork, creates a company and a bank account, and patronizes the project. 

Come and go whenever you want

There is no required minimum stay.

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Give freedom to those you care about

HQA Visa can also be obtained by:

  1. A spouse 
  2. Parents above the age of 65 
  3. Parents financially dependent on the main applicant under the age of 65  
  4. Children under the age of 18 
  5. Children over 18 years (not married, studying, or financially dependent on the main applicant) 

Portugal HQA Visa — Migronis

According to article 61 of Portugal’s Immigration Act (REPSAE), there is a priority entry to professionals who collaborate with recognized research institutions

 

Since 2019, Empowered Startups has partnered with Portuguese Research and Development facilities in order to be able to bring Portugal Highly Qualified Activity residency visa business incubation program. 

Migronis works directly with Empowered Startups Portugal, and this can definitely help to get HQA Visa within the shortest possible time. 

100% refunding

If your application form is rejected or withdrawn, don’t worry about the money issue. Investments are fully refunded!

Requirements for a candidate 

A visa applicant must meet the following criteria: 

  1. Principal must be at least 18 years of age 
  2. Clean personal background with no criminal record 
  3. Be able to provide recent proof of income documentation 
  4. Be able to provide a detailed CV that shows proven business background 
  5. Invest 175,000 Euros towards the program (fully refundable if application refused) 

Who can not apply:  Citizens from Syria, North Corea, Venesuela  

Key Stages in the Application Process

1

Contract signing

Those who want to make use of the Startup Visa Program should begin with the contract signing. This is the best way to make things clear and legal for both parties. However, before proceeding to the discussion of this residence visa and multiple opportunities it gives, such as developing innovative products in Portugal, one should know the basic requirements.
So to be eligible for this Startup Visa, an applicant should:
– Be from non EU countries
– Be of full legal age
– Have no criminal record
– Be able to provide the source of income to local immigration authorities
– Prove with a detailed resume they have a legal business background
– Invest 175,000 Euros. Do not forget about the incubation fee
Important! Money is fully refundable in the case of Start up Visa, this happens if your visa application is refused

2

Online interview with the incubator

The next step is an online interview with the Portuguese incubator. This is important to get Startup Visa, as applicants pass the rigorous evaluation process. The online platform simplifies everything, so interviews can be done via a simple video call. The good news is also that foreign investors should not pass the Portuguese language proficiency test if local authorities prove that an investor is trying to grow a business venture and produce innovative products.

3

Submission of documents to the Embassy at the place of residence

According to Portuguese law, international entrepreneurs should adhere to the following documentation requirements and submit the following documents:
Invitation letter (issued by a research center, a higher education institution, or professional training institution, or a company or institute developing a relevant cultural activity in Portugal); or
Statement of responsibility (provided by a certified company)

4

Submission of your biometric data and submission of documents in Portugal

Startup Visa requires submission of your biometric data and submission of the package of documents.

5

Case Review

The whole process to get visa Portugal takes about 2-4 months. This makes this work visa a fast track for those who want quick access to European countries and travel freely around the world.

6

Getting your residence permit

Done! This is a final step for those who want to get Portuguese permanent residency through foreign investments and a new Portuguese venture.

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Contract signing

Those who want to make use of the Startup Visa Program should begin with the contract signing. This is the best way to make things clear and legal for both parties. However, before proceeding to the discussion of this residence visa and multiple opportunities it gives, such as developing innovative products in Portugal, one should know the basic requirements.
So to be eligible for this Startup Visa, an applicant should:
– Be from non EU countries
– Be of full legal age
– Have no criminal record
– Be able to provide the source of income to local immigration authorities
– Prove with a detailed resume they have a legal business background
– Invest 175,000 Euros. Do not forget about the incubation fee
Important! Money is fully refundable in the case of Start up Visa, this happens if your visa application is refused

Online interview with the incubator

The next step is an online interview with the Portuguese incubator. This is important to get Startup Visa, as applicants pass the rigorous evaluation process. The online platform simplifies everything, so interviews can be done via a simple video call. The good news is also that foreign investors should not pass the Portuguese language proficiency test if local authorities prove that an investor is trying to grow a business venture and produce innovative products.

Submission of documents to the Embassy at the place of residence

According to Portuguese law, international entrepreneurs should adhere to the following documentation requirements and submit the following documents:
Invitation letter (issued by a research center, a higher education institution, or professional training institution, or a company or institute developing a relevant cultural activity in Portugal); or
Statement of responsibility (provided by a certified company)

Submission of your biometric data and submission of documents in Portugal

Startup Visa requires submission of your biometric data and submission of the package of documents.

Case Review

The whole process to get visa Portugal takes about 2-4 months. This makes this work visa a fast track for those who want quick access to European countries and travel freely around the world.

Getting your residence permit

Done! This is a final step for those who want to get Portuguese permanent residency through foreign investments and a new Portuguese venture.

Get a free consultation

*Minimal investor participation. The procedure is remote and fully confidential

FAQ

How do I get a StartUP visa for Portugal?

In order to get a Portugal startup visa, you need to create an innovative business venture.

How much money do you need to get residency in Portugal?

The cost of residence depends on the type of visa you choose. For example, the cost of the popular Portugal Golden Visa starts from €280,000. At the same time, the Portugal Startup Visa Program will be €175,000. From all, the above, one can conclude that Portugal Startup Visa is a far more cost-effective solution.

Does the main applicant need to go to Portugal?

The main applicant needs to visit Portugal only once. This is important to provide biometrics. One should not forget about visiting Portugal for each residence permit’s renewal after year 2.

Why us?

Migronis is an expert in Portugal HQA Visa

  1. The founder, Anatoly Letaev, lives in Portugal and is one of the top experts in Citizenship by Investment (CBI). 
  2. The main Migronis headquarter is located in Lisbon. 
  3. The largest network of partnerships with local agencies and departments. 
  4. Our team can help you with any question locally. 

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