Portugal HQA Visa
Flexible Startup Visa for Highly Qualified Professionals and Entrepreneurs


Processing time

2-4 months

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Advantages of HQA Portugal Startup Visa
The fastest way to get EU residentship
Ownership of 95% of the company in the EU
Full return of investment in case of rejection of the application
A clear path to EU citizenship for all 3 generations of a family
Clear and transparent process
Beneficial tax status in Portugal (NHR) for 10 years

Fast-track residence permit for investors

HQA Visa is a perfect match for:
What is HQA Visa?

HQA visa – Portuguese hybrid startup visa combining company formation and the funding of an R&D project in collaboration with a government-supported research facility and a leading Portuguese startup incubator

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How does it work?

According to article 61 of Portugal’s Immigration Act (REPSAE), there is a priority entry to professionals who collaborate with recognized research institutions

Since 2019, Empowered Startups has partnered with Portuguese Research and Development facilities in order to be able to bring Portugal Highly Qualified Activity residency visa business incubation program.

Migronis works directly with Empowered Startups Portugal, and this can definitely help to get HQA Visa within the shortest possible time.

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HQA Visa can also be obtained by:
  • A spouse
  • Parents above the age of 65
  • Parents financially dependent on the main applicant under the age of 65
  • Children under the age of 18
  • Children over 18 years (not married, studying, or financially dependent on the main applicant)
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100% refunding
If your application form is rejected or withdrawn, don’t worry about the money issue. Investments are fully refunded!
Requirements for a candidate

A visa applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Principal must be at least 18 years of age
  • Clean personal background with no criminal record
  • Be able to provide recent proof of income documentation
  • Be able to provide a detailed CV that shows proven business background
  • Invest 175,000 Euros towards the program (fully refundable if application refused)

Who can not apply: Citizens from Syria, North Corea, Venesuela

Key Stages in the Application Process
Migronis is an expert in Portugal HQA Visa
The founder, Anatoly Letaev, lives in Portugal and is one of the top experts in Citizenship by Investment (CBI).
The main Migronis headquarter is located in Lisbon.
The largest network of partnerships with local agencies and departments.
Our team can help you with any question locally.
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