Hi everyone, found this forum from the very helpful youtube channel.
Despite much searching around I have found some quite conflicting information on whether the D7 and NHR are suitable for me.
I am a seafarer working on a yacht. I get paid a salary 12 months a year from the British Virgin Islands. I'm British and currently live in the UK.
Regarding the D7, I have no passive income, and it sounds like my salary will not be taken into account. However I think I have enough savings to transfer into a Portuguese account to satisfy the requirements to support myself. Does anyone have any experience doing things this way, with zero or very low passive income?
The NHR I fear might be a bit more complicated. Would my earnings for the BVIs be completely exempt from tax in Portugal? This is something I have struggled to find info on, because most sites either talk about investments, pensions, or self employed income.
Finally, I have seen conflicting info on whether I need to stay in Portugal for 183 days a year or not. I work on a 2 month on / off basis, I have read somewhere that as long as you can prove your main residence is in Portugal they won't get hung up on the 183 days, I would only be leaving for work. However I will always be out of the country for a little over 6 months a year with work and travel days taken into account, plus short trips around the rest of Europe.
Any advice is much appreciated, also if anyone can recommend some good advisors in Portugal that would be great. I have no issue paying for some good advice, but so far my emails have gone unanswered.