A mandatory requirement for the lodging of a long-term stay visa application is providing proof that the applicant has sufficient means of subsistence to live in Portugal, or that he will be able to aquire such means upon arrival.
The criteria to determine means of subsistence is based on the minimum monthly salary [currently (2021) amounting to 665€], net of any social security deductions, with a per capita increase for each family unit as follows:
- First adult 100%;
- Second adult and additional adults 50%;
- Children and young people under 18 years of age and non-minor dependent children 30%.
Depending on the purpose and duration of the stay, the following documents should be included: