Rebase is a new, safe, and easy-to-use platform by Nomad List for becoming a legal and fiscal resident in countries that want to attract remote workers. By removing lengthy paperwork, legal complexity, and numerous fees, Rebase helps remove the friction of moving residency as a remote worker around the world and creating the first immigration-as-a-service (IaaS) provider
This is our first product to help you get Portuguese residency and we'll be expanding to other countries attractive to remote workers very soon
Right now, Rebase Portugal is open to people from anywhere in the world (yes, also non-US, non-EU) who already have high-skilled remote jobs (like tech jobs, software developers, UX designers, copywriters, etc), as that's who the Portuguese government is trying to attract
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|👋 For everyone||
✅ You will apply for the NHR program
✅ You have a high-skilled job
✅ You can be of any nationality (also non-EU)
✅ You can't apply if you were already a Portuguese resident in or after 2018
✅ You can't apply if you actively hold a prominent political position
|🇪🇺 For EU citizens||
✅ You do not need to spend a minimum amount of time in Portugal
✅ You do not need to rent or own a house (but can if you like!)
✅ You will register for residency at city hall
|🌎 For non-EU citizens||
✅ We're open again for non-EU!
✅ You will have to rent a place to live (or buy a house) in Portugal
✅ You will apply for a visa (usually D7) at your nationality or residency country's Portuguese embassy (yes that means you'll have to fly there)
✅ You have to spend at least 6 consecutive months or 8 non-consecutive months per year in Portugal during the first 2 years in 2023 and 2024 (unless you buy a home)
✅ You need to have a regular and reliable income of at least $15,000/year
✅ You need to have a 100% clean criminal record (no exceptions)
|🇺🇸 For US citizens||
✅ We're open again for US citizens!
✅ Your worldwide income is subject to US income tax, regardless of where you live, this is the case anywhere you live as a US citizen. There is a foreign earned income exclusion around $110k/y if you're outside US for 330 days per year though. But any amount above that you'll always pay tax in US
"I know you can't really put yourself as the testimonial if you made the site, but I did go through the entire process of moving to Portugal myself before I started Rebase. I now have the same immigration advisors and they helped me a lot figuring out how to properly set up my residency. So I have skin in the game. But I am biased because you're on my site, so don't trust this testimonial 😂"
— Pieter Levels 🇳🇱
"We spent a large chunk of time discussing my personal situation, which was awesome! The tax in Portugal was also a bit confusing for me since I'm not a tax-savvy person in Portugal but Rebase's tax expert knew his shit based on the questions I asked."
— Camelia Yang 🇳🇿
"One of my new year's resolutions is to (maybe) move to a new country 🧳. Well, today I made the first step and had a very interesting introduction meeting with the team at Rebase, so I guess it's getting serious 😏. Rebase was super helpful and answered all the questions I had around registration, taxes and the crypto situation there. All the stuff that I just couldn't figure out online. Definitely worth it 😊"
— Marco 🇩🇪
"Just had my call too, and wow... the entire team was super helpful. They’ve explained everything in detail and used visuals like slides and a drawing board to ensure all is clear 😍 they didn’t only cover the immigration part of the process but the tax implications too! 🙌"
— Leo Bassam 🇯🇴
"I had a great and super in depth onboarding call today. You hit the nail on the head with curating immigration advisors, I have personally wasted money on calls with firms that added more confusion than clarity. (..) Good chance I will go ahead with this immigration advisor, will share feedback on the process once we kick off."
— Raunak Datt 🇮🇳
High-skilled jobs for NHR eligibility in Portugal
The Portuguese government requires you have a high skilled job in the list below to be eligible for NHR benefits:
👔 Professional activities (2020 amendment)112 – Director General and Chief Executive of companies
112 – Directors of administrative and commercial services
113 – Directors of production and specialised services
114 – Directors of hotels, restaurants, stores and other services
121 – Specialists in the physical sciences, mathematics, engineering and related techniques 221 – Physicians
2261 – Dentists and Stomatologists
231 – University and higher education professors
25 – Specialists in information and communication technologies (IT)
264 – Authors, journalists and linguists
265 – Creative artists and of performative arts
31 – Technicians and professionals of science and engineering, of intermediate
35 – Technicians of information and communication technology, market oriented.
61 – Market-oriented farmers and skilled workers in agriculture and animal production
62 – Market-oriented skilled workers in forest, fishing and hunting
7 – Skilled workers in industry and construction and handicraftsmen, including in particular skilled workers in metallurgy, metallomechanics, food processing, wood and clothing, in craftsmanship, in printing, manufacturing precision instruments, jewellers, crafsmen, electricity and electronics workers.
8 – Operators of installations and machinery and assembly workers, in particular fixed plant operators and machinery.