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Non-Habitual Residence (NHR) programme - Retirement Visa

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Non-Habitual Residence (NHR) programme - Retirement Visa

Post Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:16 am

In terms of the NHR and specifically obtaining a Retirement Visa, you cannot be employed in Portugal but can maintain business interests in other countries.

If we are resident for a while in Portugal in terms of a Retirement Visa as and whish to work in Portugal OR do on-line consultation with customers in another country, can we do it or will we have to apply for a work visa as well and will that affect be on the NHR status including tax exemption? I cannot find any information on this specific topic.

Any comments will be appreciated?

 

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Re: Non-Habitual Residence (NHR) programme - Retirement Visa

Post Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:50 pm

The NHR tax status can be applied for by new residents to Portugal, regardless of employment status. It has nothing to do with any visa necessary to obtain residency.

 

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Re: Non-Habitual Residence (NHR) programme - Retirement Visa

Post Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:27 pm

Thanks, but can I work in Portugal with a Retirement Visa.

 

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Re: Non-Habitual Residence (NHR) programme - Retirement Visa

Post Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:53 pm

I thought you might go on to ask that! To be honest I don't know. I would expect that the answers you seek will be available on imigrante.sef.pt/en/solicitar/ somewhere.

However one of the main barriers to a residence visa is meeting the sufficient financial means conditions by whatever method. If you can qualify for a 'retirement' visa (whatever it is) I would assume that you are able to prove sufficient means as a result of a pension and/or savings/investment income. I would expect that once in country you would then be relatively easily able to adjust (if necessary) the terms of your residence visa/permit to allow for employment or self-employment as well.

Those who are seeking a 'working' visa usually have to prove that they really have a job and that they will be supported by that job and be able to contribute to the social security system etc. It seems to be assumed that someone who wants to work as an immigrant needs to work and has insufficient means without a job. I assume you may want to work but don't necessarily need to work.

There is certainly provision within the NHR scheme for earnings from employment, which may not be exempt from tax but still be taxed at a favourable rate.

 

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Re: Non-Habitual Residence (NHR) programme - Retirement Visa

Post Posted: Fri May 03, 2019 9:49 am

Thanks, yes we have financially qualified to apply for a Retirement Visa. I still have a number of years to work to keep me busy.

 

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