Work visas in Portugal: Documentation Required

In Portugal there are four types of visas that can be obtained by non-Portuguese citizens wishing to live in Portugal:

  1. Student visa
  2. Work visas
  3. Golden visa
  4. retired persons visa

Here we are concerned with the second on this list i.e. a work visa in Portugal, where a person wishes to live and work in Portugal, not being a Portuguese citizen. The relevant law that describes the documentation required to make a successful application for a work visa in Portugal is contained in Articles 88 and 89 of the Aliens Act. The documentation required is as follows:

  • Passport or other valid travel document;
  • Valid residence visa;
  • Proof of means of subsistence, as provided for in Ordinance no. 1563/2007 of 11/12 – receipts for the last 3 months (at least 676,67 euros per month);
  • Proof that you have accommodation;
  • Authorization to consult the applicant’s criminal record;
  • Employment contract under the law;
  • Document with information necessary to verify registration with the tax administration;
  • Document with information necessary for verification of required contributions to the social security system;
  • Employment contract or open independent activity;

This process takes around 6 months.

In order to ensure that you have the best possibility to obtain a work visa in Portugal, please get in touch with our experienced English-speaking immigration lawyers in Portugal.

 

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    Ivanna Moore, Mallorca

    Very professional, honest and reliable person.


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    Jun 18, 2019
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    Mar 27, 2019
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    Mar 20, 2019
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    John Neder, Cadiz

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    Mar 06, 2019
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    Jan 23, 2019
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    Jan 07, 2019
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    Oct 22, 2018
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    May 15, 2018
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    Feb 06, 2018
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    Oct 20, 2017
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    Jul 18, 2017
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    Jun 26, 2016
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    Peter Gural, La Linea

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    Oct 08, 2015
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    Antonina Hales, Zaragoza

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    Sep 22, 2015
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    Mustafa Gural, La Linea

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    Jan 09, 2015
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    Jan 05, 2015
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    Jude Austin, Nuevo Horizonte

    Extremely helpful and her English was near perfect, so it was very easy for me to understand the legal processes involved in what I was trying to do.


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    Sep 05, 2014
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    Mealem Yehouda, Mallorca

    There really isn’t anything that I could think that would improve the service – it was perfect.


    Jun 28, 2014
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