In the near future I'm hoping to move to Portugal on a D7 passive income residence visa. I may be a little low on the income requirements for this, but have substantial savings which I hope they will take into account.
To help my case when I apply for the visa, and as an act of faith, I would like to open a Portugese bank account beforehand. I will then transfer enough money into the account so that I can demonstrate that I have ample funds to live on in Portugal.
Can I open a Portugese bank account now in preparation without visiting Portugal? Is there a recommended bank? Thanks for any advice.