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Visa Renewal & Long-Term Residency Application in Portugal

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Service Details

Visa Renewal & Long-Term Residency Application

Available in the following locations: Aveiro, Castelo Branco, Faro, Lisbon, Portimão, Porto, Viseu.

* If your local town is not listed, a lawyer from our nearest office will be happy to assist you.

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1Who is this Service for?

While the process for obtaining an initial visa is surely one of the most complex aspects of relocating to a new country, it is important to note that most visas are initially approved for a limited period only – usually for a period of one year.

 

2Requirements

Assuming that the visa holder complies with other terms of the visa such as remaining free of any criminal sanctions and maintaining health insurance cover, evidence of their ability to continue supporting themselves, then they will simply need to renew their visa, according to the requirements of the specific visa.

Each visa has its own requirements in this respect, though usually the initial right to residency and/or work is restricted to one year. Some time before expiry the visa holder should begin the process of renewing their visa - often for a slightly longer period of two years.

 

3Benefits

Most countries eventually offer the opportunity to convert the short-term visa into a long-term visa or even to naturalise and become a citizen of the host country at some point.

In Portugal, once the visa holder has lived here for 5 years, they have an opportunity to convert to a long-term visa.

Visas that require renewal include: D7 Passive Income or Retirement Residency Visa, D2 Entrepreneur Visa (for business Start-Ups), the golden visa and family reunification visas.

4What does this service consist of?

  • Assistance and advice on the documentation required to effect the renewal of the visa
  • Assistance and advice on completing and submitting the forms to the corresponding government department before stipulated deadlines to ensure the renewal is approved
  • Similar assistance with renewal applications on behalf of the visa holder’s spouse and family (if required)
     
Support services

5Free 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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