Portugal Start Up Visa Program



Located in southwestern Europe, Portugal is a country known for its rich history, vibrant culture, and stunning landscapes. As a member of the European Union and the Schengen Area, Portugal offers a high standard of living, excellent healthcare, and diverse educational opportunities. The country boasts a warm Mediterranean climate, making it an attractive destination for those seeking a pleasant and balanced lifestyle.

The Portuguese people are known for their hospitality and friendliness, making it easy for newcomers to feel at home. The country is also recognized for its safety, political stability, and a growing economy that presents numerous opportunities for professionals, entrepreneurs, and families alike.

Startup Visa is a residence visa for entrepreneurs, which aims to attract investment, talent and capacity for innovation to Portugal. Entrepreneurs from all over the world who want to set up an innovative company will have quick access to a residence visa that allows them to launch a startup enterprise in Portugal.


To qualify, the applicant must:

  1. Be over 18 years old;
  2. Have no criminal record;
  3. Launch an enterprise that focuses on innovative technology, is scalable and has the potential to create jobs and economic benefits in Portugal;
  4. Demonstrate sufficient funds to support themselves and the company’s operations in Portugal.


The selected applicant and his family members will obtain a Portuguese residence permit in as little as six to ten months, giving them the right to enter, reside in, work and study in the country.  They will gain access to Portugal’s high-quality healthcare and education systems. Furthermore, the applicants also gain access to visa-free travel inside the Schengen Area.

Applicants can apply for European citizenship or permanent residency after 5 years of obtaining the residence permit.










Textiles, chemicals, auto-parts manufacturing, base metals, glassware, technology, telecommunications, ship construction and refurbishment, tourism

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As early of 1986, Mr. François Mandeville, founder and managing partner of Mandeville & Associates, has been assisting business persons to migrate through the residency-by-investment programs. Mandeville & Associates has grown into becoming a leading actor of this industry with an impeccable reputation.