The Portuguese Government incorporated in the Portuguese Immigration Law a new type of visa, called the Start-up Visa. This visa is a residence visa for non-EU-Schengen start-up founders who want to be part of one of the fastest developing start-up communities in Europe - Portugal.
So, if your intention is to apply for this kind of visa you will need to fulfil the following mandatory conditions:
Furthermore, and in order to instruct the said residence permit request, your will have to submit documents that may proof the said entrepreneur activities, as the following ones:
Once you select one of the certified incubators (from the list foreseen in http://www.rni.pt/visa) to physically incubate your start-up within the Start-up Visa program your application is complete and you are ready to start the proceeding that may be submitted any time, provided that the above mentioned conditions are foreseen.
So, based on the above and after being everything prepared to start the proceeding you will have to:
The evaluation of your application is based on the degree of innovation, the scalability of the business, the market potential, the capacity of the management team and the potential for creating jobs.Back to Articles Back to Marina Andrade
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Marina Andrade is based in Portugal and has been a member of the Portuguese BAR Association since 2009. Marina Andrade has over 12 years of experience specializing in international issues as Immigration Law and Non Habitual Tax Residence Regime in Portugal. She has written articles in the Portuguese News Papers, as well as in international papers as Multilaw. Marina Andrade gained experience through volunteering, having helped institutions as JA Worldwide.
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