Friends, hello everyone, this is MoveToCascais. We continue to tell you about the intricacies of immigration and life in Portugal in the format of “Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions”. Today you will learn:
- How to register a sole proprietorship in Portugal?
- Who is eligible for a D3 visa and how to obtain it?
- What is the EU Blue Card and what are its benefits?
What is a sole proprietorship and how to open one in Portugal?
The IP is the status of the individual entrepreneur. In order to open a sole proprietorship you first need to get a NIF (tax number). The next step is to enter the NIF and say what you want to do and how much income you plan to make per year. The type of accounting – regular or simplified – depends on this.
Who qualifies for a D3 visa and how do I apply?
The D3 visa is a type of work visa for highly skilled professionals. It is granted to people with higher education, as well as experience in areas which are in demand and promising in Portugal. These are engineers, scientists, health professionals, teachers, as well as specialists in the field of business. The D3 visa is issued for 4 months and on this visa you can get a residence permit or an EU blue card.
What is the EU Blue Card and what are its benefits?
EU Blue Card is an initiative of the European Union to attract highly qualified specialists to partner countries. In order to obtain it, you have to meet certain requirements – they are the same for every EU country. The EU Blue Card has a special feature – 18 months after receiving it, you can exchange it for a card from another country where you are invited to work.
Is it worth moving to Portugal if you don’t know Portuguese?
You do not have to know Portuguese to live in Portugal. The Portuguese are fluent in English. But if your goal is to move to Portugal and obtain citizenship the language should be learned. Moreover, it is not as difficult as it seems.