Startup Visa Program

For those who want to invest on a new business or expand into Portugal, in order to obtain a Residency Permit.

World Trust Corporate Services will manage all this process, guaranteeing that all the stages are correctly performed, so that your project will be fastly elegible.

Startup Visa Programme is designed for:

  • Foreign Entrepreneurs
  • Aged over 18 years old
  • With no permanent residency among the Schengen area
  • Who have their own financial resources
  • Who wish to develop an innovative project in Portugal

This can be made through the relocation of your own businesses, or through the launch of a new company.

Startup Visa Program main features:

  • A 5 year program with no minimum permanency time in Portugal
  • Maximum of 5 entrepreneurs per project
  • Enables the possibility to have multiple professional activities in Portugal
  • Elegible to Family Reunification (direct members can also develop a professional activity)
  • School enrolment for children
  • Provides access to Portugal’s health public system
  • Elegible to citizenship purposes – after 5 years of legal residency
  • Elegible to Permanent Residency

How to apply to Startup Visa Program?

With World Trust

As a top management advisor on investment in relocation and mobility – having specialized partnerships for the development of startups – World Trust will manage all this process, since the appliance until the approval and launching of the company in Portugal.

STAGE
Start Business Plan
- Support in the development of the business idea
- Validation of the business activity
- Business Model designing
- Development of the Business Plan (demonstrating that the new company has the potential to achieve a minimum of EUR 325,000 turnover or in assets, within 5 years)
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STAGE
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Submission of the Startup's Appliance to IAPMEI System
- Appliance Check-list
- Developing a motivation letter concerning the startup business company
- Developing the company’s presentation
- Application procedure to IAPMEI System, with follow-up towards successful conclusion
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STAGE
STAGE
Presentation of the Startup Project to Certified Incubators
- Identifying the most suitable incubators to whom present the Startup (it depends of the business activity)
- Contacting the incubators
- Presenting the project/startup business idea to the chosen incubators
- Incorporation of the company
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Launching the Business
- Set up of the company
- Company registration with/in:
1) Tax Authority
2) Social Security System
3) RCBE (Beneficial Owner Central Registration)
4) Standard business licenses
5) Company’s bank account opening processing
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STAGE
Company Support Services
- Accounting Services
- Annual Reporting
- Tax Reporting
-Social Security Reporting
-Salary processing (up to 3 collaborators, including Investor if applicable)
- Administrative Services during the first 3 + 2 years (up to 20 hours HR/month)
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