Why invest in Portugal?

Portugal is considered a premium tourism and real estate location but also one of the leading EU countries for R&D and technologies. Know more about our lovely country here.

How can I create a company in Portugal?

Through ePortugal, the future entrepreneur can set up a private limited, single-person or joint-stock company online and, with the Empresa na Hora you can carry out the process in less than an hour, in one of the service desks in the country, in Espaços Empresa or in the Commercial Registry Offices.

Where can I locate my business in Portugal?

The ideal location depends on factors such as the area needed for the business, the target market, logistics and other important factors. Depending on these factors, the options are to buy, lease, build the company’s facilities or use available space in the community. Let us know what you need and we will analyse the best location for your business.

What is Portugal Startup Visa?

Portugal StartUP Visa is a residence visa for non-EU-Schenghen startup founders who want to be part of one of the fastest developing startup communities in Europe.

Is Portugal safe to live and work?

Portugal continues to be one of the most peaceful countries in the world in 2023 keep up its reputation as being one of the safest. It is ranked in 7th place in the “Global Peace Index 2023” and the second most peaceful country in Europe.

Who needs a visa to live and work in Portugal?

Third-country nationals are required to hold a long stay visa to enter and stay in Portugal for over 90 days. The following citizens are exempt from that obligation:

  • European Union Member State citizen;
  • State party to the European Economic Area Agreement, or a third-countries with whom the EU has signed freedom of movement agreements;
  • Family members of portuguese citizens or foreign nationals included above.

How can I fund my project?

Grants and incentives from European Union funding programmes can help your business grow or get started in Portugal. Raising capital from business angels or professional investors can also be. Know more about Funding.

Where can I find national business opportunities?

On the Portal Base, the public procurement portal, you will find centralised information on public procurement in Portugal.

How can I obtain a residence permit for investment activity?

All third country citizens who conduct an investment activity, as an individual businessperson or through a company set up in Portugal or in another EU Member State and who, in addition, are stably settled in Portugal, provided these citizens fulfil the quantitative requirements and the time requirements set out by the relevant legislation, may apply for a Residence Permit for Investment. The Residence Permit for Investment Activity also known as Portugal Golden Visa allows any investor to freely circulate and work in Europe (Schengen Area), without any restrictions.

Does my business needs permits?

When the entrepreneur decides to start the activity in Portugal it will have to deal with a set of formalities. Depending on the activity chosen, there are requirements to be met in order to be authorised to carry out the activity.

Is Portugal a part of the Schengen Area?

Portugal is a Member State of the European Union and is part of the Schengen Area (The Schengen area is a part of the territory of the European Union where there are no internal border controls). The border-free Schengen Area guarantees free movement to more than 400 million EU citizens, along with non-EU nationals living in the EU or visiting the EU as tourists, exchange students or for business purposes (anyone legally present in the EU). Free movement of persons enables every EU citizen to travel, work and live in an EU country without special formalities. Schengen underpins this freedom by enabling citizens to move around the Schengen Area without being subject to border checks.

We can help you!

Our consultancy process begins by analysing your investment idea.
We will help you develop your investment plan and check eligibility for available European funding grants.