Work visa in Portugal: Documentation Required

Learn about the documentation required for a work visa in Portugal, local expert lawyers guide you through the process of getting a work visa.
Article Published: 06 Feb, 2019, Updated: 23 Nov, 2023 under Artist Visa Spain

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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