The StartUp Visa

StartUP Visa is a residence visa for entrepreneurs, which aims to attract to Portugal, investment, talent and innovation capacity.



By investing and creating qualified employment, entrepreneurs can integrate a startup incubator in Portugal and benefit from all the incentives and support of the StartUP Portugal Program.


This program aims to strengthen the innovation ecosystem and to affirm Portugal as an open country to entrepreneurship and to all those who, with their knowledge and capacity for innovation, can bring investment to the portuguese economy, capable of strengthen and enhance national skilled human resources.

This is one of the most innovative entrepreneurship programs across Europe, by attracting international talent.

Who can apply

Young entrepreneurs from all over the world who want to open an innovative company, will have quick access to a residence visa that gives them the possibility to create or move their startup enterprise to Portugal.


International entrepreneurs wishing to access the StartUP Visa and obtain a residence and work visa must accomplish the following criteria:

  • Intend to develop business activities to produce innovative goods and services;

  • Open or relocate companies and/or projects focused on technology and knowledge, with a perspective of developing innovative products;

  • Have the potential to create qualified employment;

  • Have the potential to achieve, 5 years after the incubation period, a turnover over 325.000€ per year, and/or assets value over 325.000€ per year.

More info coming soon...

We are preparing a special booklet about StartUp Visa. Keep in touch with us...

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Institutional info

Check out the general info and download a Mini Guide from IAPMEI.

We can help


We can guide and assist you throughout the StartUp Visa application submission process.

We ensure information and process management transparency, regarding compliance with all necessary formalities, assuring that you will take all the benefits of the StartUp Visa Program.

Whatever your needs are, we can assist you in:

  • Financial advisory

  • Taxation advisory and accounting support

  • Legal / bureaucracy support

  • Real Estate

  • Business guidance

  • Viability projects

  • Investment projects

  • Market research

  • Marketing

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