Why HQA
How it works
About us
HOW it works
Embark on your journey to Portugal
We help entrepreneurs AND investors find investment opportunities, access EU markets, AND GROW THEIR BUSINESS
Our dedicated team is committed to providing exceptional service and support at every stage of your journey.
We prioritize your success and work diligently to ensure a streamlined experience as you embark on the transformative path to residency and potentially citizenship in Portugal.
Main steps
Compliance & CV/eligibility assessment
At the start of our partnership, we prioritize compliance and conduct a thorough assessment of your CV and eligibility. This step ensures that we have a comprehensive understanding of your background, qualifications, and suitability for the program.
~1 week
Compliance & CV/eligibility assessment
At the start of our partnership, we prioritize compliance and conduct a thorough assessment of your CV and eligibility. This step ensures that we have a comprehensive understanding of your background, qualifications, and suitability for the program.
~1 week
Onboarding & service/escrow agreements
Once the compliance and eligibility assessment is complete, we proceed with the onboarding process. During this phase, we establish service and escrow agreements, outlining the terms and conditions of our collaboration. This step ensures transparency and sets the foundation for a mutually beneficial partnership.
~1 week
Onboarding & service/escrow agreements
Once the compliance and eligibility assessment is complete, we proceed with the onboarding process. During this phase, we establish service and escrow agreements, outlining the terms and conditions of our collaboration. This step ensures transparency and sets the foundation for a mutually beneficial partnership.
~1 week
Preparing documents for initial application
To initiate the application process, we assist you in preparing the necessary documents. Our experienced team guides you through each step, ensuring all required paperwork is accurately completed within a timeframe of 3 to 4 weeks. This meticulous approach minimizes delays and maximizes the efficiency of the application process.
~3-4 weeks
Preparing documents for initial application
To initiate the application process, we assist you in preparing the necessary documents. Our experienced team guides you through each step, ensuring all required paperwork is accurately completed within a timeframe of 3 to 4 weeks. This meticulous approach minimizes delays and maximizes the efficiency of the application process.
~3-4 weeks
Submitting application for main applicant & family
Once all documents are in order, we proceed with submitting the application for the main applicant and their accompanying family members. Our team works diligently to ensure a smooth and timely submission, which typically takes approximately 8 weeks. Throughout this phase, we maintain open lines of communication, providing updates and addressing any queries or concerns that may arise.
~8 weeks
Submitting application for main applicant & family
Once all documents are in order, we proceed with submitting the application for the main applicant and their accompanying family members. Our team works diligently to ensure a smooth and timely submission, which typically takes approximately 8 weeks. Throughout this phase, we maintain open lines of communication, providing updates and addressing any queries or concerns that may arise.
~8 weeks
Residency extensions
Following the successful acquisition of residency, we continue to support you throughout the residency extension process. Our team assists you in navigating the necessary procedures and requirements, ensuring a seamless transition as you extend your residency beyond the initial permit period.
after 2 years
Residency extensions
Following the successful acquisition of residency, we continue to support you throughout the residency extension process. Our team assists you in navigating the necessary procedures and requirements, ensuring a seamless transition as you extend your residency beyond the initial permit period.
after 2 years
you become eligible to apply for naturalization
After 5 years of continuous residency from the first permit issuance, you become eligible to apply for naturalization, paving the way for obtaining Portuguese citizenship and a passport. We provide guidance and support throughout this milestone, helping you navigate the naturalization process with confidence.
after 5 years
Eligible family
members
We believe in the importance of family unity and provide a pathway to bring your loved ones along on your journey to Portugal.
Parents of spouse or partner over 65 years
Children under 18 years
Parents of main applicant over 65 years
financially Dependent children 18–27 or financially dependent parents under 65
Spouse or unmarried partner (same sex or opposite sex):
The following individuals can be included in your application:
At our program, we prioritize the well-being and unity of families
We understand that each family is unique, and our provisions ensure that eligible family members can join you on your path to Portugal.

Contact us for more information on how we can assist you in including your eligible family members in your application.