TRC (Temporary Residence Card) Portugal in Portugal

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TRC (Temporary Residence Card) Portugal

This service is available across Portugal

Who Can Benefit from this Service?

  • Expats seeking temporary residency in Portugal will find our TRC Portugal service invaluable. 
  • It is designed for individuals engaging in professional activities, scientific research, higher education teaching, health treatment, and entrepreneurial initiatives. 
  • This comprehensive service facilitates the legal residency process for those relocating to Portugal for specific purposes, ensuring compliance with Portuguese immigration laws.
Who Can Benefit from this Service?


Applicants for a Portugal TRC Card must meet the following legal requirements as per Portuguese immigration law, particularly outlined in Article 77 of the Foreigners Law (Lei de Estrangeiros):

  • Valid residence visa for the intended stay purpose.
  • Physical presence in Portuguese territory.
  • No disqualifying factors precluding visa issuance.
  • Adequate means of subsistence and accommodation.
  • Social security registration, if applicable.
  • No criminal convictions in Portugal warranting imprisonment over one year.
  • No entry bans as per Portuguese and Schengen area regulations.
  • Not listed in the Schengen Information System or SEF's Integrated System of Information for non-admission reasons.

Additionally, specific requirements for professional activities are detailed in Article 88 (for subordinate professional activities) and Article 89 (for independent professional activities or entrepreneurs) of the same law​​.


Procedure: Our Approach

  1. Application Process: Directed by the SEF (Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras), applications must be submitted within the applicant's residency area, as stipulated in the Foreigners Law.
  2. Documentation: Prepare all necessary documentation, ensuring compliance with Article 77's provisions and the specific requirements of your activity as per Articles 88 and 89.
  3. Legal Framework Compliance: Adhere to the comprehensive legal framework governing temporary residency in Portugal, undergoing any required health and security assessments as mandated.
Procedure: Our Approach

Benefits - Why Choose Our Service

  • Legal Expertise: Navigate the complexities of Portugal's immigration laws with professional guidance.
  • Compliance Assurance: Ensure your application meets all legal requirements for a smooth approval process.
  • Efficiency: Benefit from a process optimized to meet your individual legal circumstances.
Benefits - Why Choose Our Service

Key Features of this Service

  • Legal Validity: Governed by the Foreigners Law, the permit is initially valid for one year, renewable for two-year periods.
  • Work Authorization: Legally sanctioned work during the permit's validity, as per Articles 88 and 89 of the Foreigners Law.
  • Family Reunification: Provisions under Portuguese law allow for the extension of temporary residency to family members​​.

Specific documentation and compliance with legal requirements are crucial for categories like scientific research, medical treatment, or amateur sports. The Foreigners Law provides a clear framework for these applications, ensuring that applicants are well-informed of their obligations and entitlements

Key Features of this Service

Free Support Services Included

When combined with the free and innovative Advocate Abroad support services you can be sure that you are obtaining completely transparent legal services from registered and regulated English-speaking lawyers abroad.These support services include:

  • Verification of the regulatory status of your professional.
  • Fees as recommended by the Local Professional Body
  • Fees specified in advance and legally guaranteed.
  • Service levels agreed in advance and guaranteed.
  • All professionals must hold professional indemnity insurance.
  • Professionals' proficiency in English monitored.
  • Continuous quality controls and reviews.
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