All About the D7 Visa in Portugal

Portugal is a beacon for expats looking for EU residency. However, if you do not have the capital needed for an option like the Portugal Golden Visa, you may be looking for a different way to stay in Portugal.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at

Does anyone have any idea how long it takes to get this visa? I’m in the process of doing a Family Reunion visa but maybe this is faster and easier?

Once you have all your documents ready. Decisions on family reunion visas in Portugal can take up to 90 days. There is a non-refundable fee of €90 to make an application for a family reunion in Portugal.

However, due to a backlog that was caused by COVID -19 and the long lockdown SEF isn’t giving any appointments at the moment.

Some of the law firms we partner with here in Portugal believe that they will indeed start from September-October.

Ana, Co-Founder @

Can you apply for the D7 Visa in Portugal? I heard you have to do it in your host country?

No you have to apply for it in your host country through the Portuguese embassy there.