16 Nov 2022
Since 2019, several European countries have been creating special visas for remote workers, such as: Spain, Italy and Hungary. Now Portugal, through the entry into force of Law 18/2022, which amends the legal regime for the entry, stay, departure and removal of foreigners from the national territory, already duly published in the Official Gazette, is creating a visa for these Digital Nomads who intend to live in our country.
With a view to simplifying entry into Portugal for citizens wishing to perform a remote activity in the country, article 62-A of Law 18/2022 establishes that subordinate workers and independent professionals may be granted a residence visa for the exercise of professional activity provided remotely, to companies domiciled or headquartered outside the national territory.
It is a visa specifically aimed at foreign professionals who provide their services remotely, either as subordinate workers or as independent workers. When requested, it requires evidence of contractual relationship or provision of services (depending on the case), initially this visa is valid for two entries into Portuguese territory. The temporary stay and/or residence visa for Digital Nomads allows entry and stay in national territory for a period of less than one year or even the establishment of residence in Portugal, in accordance with paragraph i), paragraph 1 of Article 54 of the Law 18/2022.
We recomend you to contact a lawyer to know more about the Digital nomad visa in Portugal.
Information provided by, https://www.martinezechevarria.pt/en/digital-nomad-visa/