As of March 2020, the following criteria must be met to apply for the Portugal NHR: In order to be eligible to apply for Non Habitual Tax Residency in Portugal, you must have, or obtain, the right to reside in Portugal. You are also not allowed to have been a Portuguese resident in the 5 year period prior to applying. You are also required to have a residence in Portugal (either rented for a minimum prescribed monthly amount, or purchased, as would be the case with the Portugal Golden Visa Program). In addition, you’ll be expected to spend a minimum of 183 days per year in Portugal.