Visa D7 is intended for foreign nationals

Visa D7 is intended for foreign nationals
Visa D7 is intended for all foreign citizens, not nationals of EU Member States, the European Economic Area and Switzerland, who wish to reside in Portugal as pensioners or live on their income.
How to start the process


The application for D7 Visa starts in the country of origin, must be requested at the Embassy or Consulate of Portugal. Then, in consultation at SEF (in Portugal).




Proof of income is one of the essential items for obtaining the D7 visa.
For retirees, it is necessary to add the Income Tax Return.

It is necessary that those who live on an income present proof of this income, be it: financial application, rental of real estate and other income.

It is also necessary to add the monthly Income Statement

  • 1st adult (the person applying for the visa) — 100% of the National  minimum wage (760 € in 2023);
  • 2nd adult, 50% of the National minimum wage (380 € in 2023) 
  • Each child or young person under the age of 18 30% of the National  minimum wage (228 € in 2023).

Minimum stay and renewals


This type of visa requires a stay  of 182 days a year in Portugal.

The D7 visa is renewed after one year for two successive periods of 2 years and can be converted into a permanent residence permit after five years

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