If you are moving to Portugal as a family then the D6 visa could be of interest to you. The D6 visa also known as the family reunification visa, can be used by family members of someone who is getting residency in Portugal. Wether they are a member of the EU and gain residency through a CRUE, or they are moving from outside of the EU and are obtaining a full visa.
Gaining residency on the D6 visa is fairly simple, and cheaper than obtaining a full visa. You will still have full residency on a family reunification visa with the chance to apply for citizenship after a 5 year period of living in Portugal.
To be able to get a family reunification visa you will have to be a family member of someone who has or is obtaining a full visa or CRUE. This includes spouses, children and some other relatives.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I work on a family reunification (D6) visa?
Yes! You can be employed or self employed on the D6 visa. If this visa sounds like it would be good for you and your family, why not fill out our quick and easy form above or contact us for more information.
Can I study on a family reunification (D6) visa?
Yes. Both children and adults can study on the family reunification visa. If this visa sounds like it would be good for you and your family, why not fill out our quick and easy form above or contact us for more information.
What family members can I bring on the D6 visa?
You can bring your very close relatives, such as your children, dependants or spouses (considering you have been married for at least a year).
Just remember, you have to be a Portuguese citizen before you can bring your family over on the D6 visa. Want to read more about the D6 visa why not read our blog article on the D6 visa.
Am I eligible for the NHR scheme on the family reunification visa?
Yes! The NHR (Non-Habitual Residency) is a 10-year tax benefit scheme for expats moving to Portugal; but it does only cover the individual who has applied for the NHR status. Want to learn more?
Why not head to our NHR page to read all about it.
How much time will I have to spend in Portugal each year?
Each individual under the D6 visa will need to spend 183-days in Portugal under this visa however, they do not have to be all at once, the days can spread across the year. If you do not spend this amount of time in Portugal then you may not be allowed to renew your visa at the end of the year.
If you’re ready to start your D6 visa process then why not contact us to get started!
How can my family members apply for a Portuguese passport?
In order for you and your family members to apply for a Portuguese passport, you will all have had to be Portuguese residents for at least 5-years. After 5-years of living in Portugal you can apply for full Portuguese citizenship.
Why not read our blog “Portuguese Passports: The ultimate guide” to learn more.
Can I read more?
Yes! Download our free brochure to learn more about moving to Portugal with your family! Or read our articles about moving to Portugal!
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