FAST-TRACK BUSINESS CLASS RESIDENCY VISA
Empowered Startups helps qualified professionals and investors create an innovative ventures to fast-track their European residency in Portugal.
What is the Portuguese HQA Visa?
The HQA or Highly Qualified Activity visa allows highly qualified professionals to fast-track their residency in Portugal. The law provides priority entry to professionals who drive R&D & entrepreneurship in Portugal through collaboration with recognized research institutions.
HOW DOES THE HQA VISA PROGRAM WORK
The HQA Program invites highly qualified professionals and investors to become the founders of their own new Portuguese business.
The founder’s new business then commercializes R&D conducted at an HQA partner university, with the guidance of HQA partner business incubator Empowered Startups Portugal.
Empowered Startups Portugal accepts applications from accomplished businesspeople, investor-entrepreneurs, and senior professionals, as well as licensed lawyers and registered agents representing eligible clients.
Why Choose The Portugal HQA Program
The Portugal HQA Visa program is 100% refundable if a Residency Visa is refused (this rarely happens)
The required capital for this program is over 75% less than the most popular Golden Visa – Allowing you to preserve capital for other things
There are no ongoing program fees or surprises
No business performance requirements
Fast processing: 4-6 weeks until visa residency approval