I’ve been looking at D7 vs Golden Visa, and it seems to me the main difference to the holder is that under the D7 you actually have to stay in Portugal for a significant time each year. That said, in the various online searches I have found conflicting information about that time period. I’ve basically seen two things:
You must stay at least 6 months consecutively or a total of 8 months if you come and go; or
You cannot be away more than 6 months consecutively, or more than 8 months total if you come and go.
Since I plan to come and go, under number 1, I would have be in Portugal a total of 8 months through the year, but under number 2, I would only have to stay in Portugal for a total of 4 months through the year.
Does anyone know which is the correct interpretation?
Thanks In advance!