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Details About Portugal Immigration

Portugal is part of the Schengen Area, one can apply for the Portuguese Schengen Visa since 1995 when Portugal as an EU Country State also became a member state of the Schengen Area, along with 25 other European countries. These countries have established free travel within their borders and have a common visa, known as the Schengen Visa. This means that if you get a visa for any Schengen country, such as Portugal, you can travel to the other countries in the Schengen Agreement as well.

Do I Need a Visa to Work in Portugal?

If you are not an European Union (EU) /European Economic Area ( EEA ) or Swiss citizen, then you need to apply for a visa to be allowed to work in Portugal. If you are from the EU/EEA or Switzerland, then you can work without a visa, but you have to get a Residence Certificate if you intend to live in Portugal for longer than three months.

Portugal Work Visa Details

  • You must have a job offer from an employer in Portugal
  • The job opening must have been posted for at least one month, so the relevant authorities can ensure that a Portuguese or EU citizen could not have filled the position instead.
  • They submit the application to the Portuguese Labour Authorities.Your employer must apply for a Work Permit on your behalf.

Portugal Work Visa Requirements

The documents you need when you apply for a Portugal work visa are:

  • Your valid passport
  • Passport-size pictures, following Schengen visa picture guidelines
  • Proof of sufficient funds to sustain yourself
  • Your criminal records from your country of residence. If you have lived in another country for more than one year, you have to get criminal records from there as well
  • A document giving permission to the SEF to check your Portuguese criminal records
  • Proof of health insurance
  • Proof of accommodation in Portugal
  • Your employment contract
  • If you are already in Portugal: Proof of legal entry into Portuguese territory, such as a visa
  • If you are applying from a country other than that of your origin: Proof of legal stay, such as a residence permit or a visa
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