Work Permit to Portugal

Portugal

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WORK PERMIT TO PORTUGAL

Portugal is a member of the European Union (EU). Citizens of other EU member states are free to work in Portugal without a permit. They also do not need a visa, though they will need to apply for a residence card within six months of moving to Portugal for employment.

Non-EU citizens must obtain a visa from their country of origin to travel to Portugal. In Portugal, there are three types of residency visas:

Type 1: Permanent residency visa
Type 2: Resettlement visa for relatives of Portuguese citizens
Type 3: Resettlement visa for relatives of permanent, non-citizen residents of Portugal
After obtaining the relevant visa, the employee can travel to Portugal. They will have four months to convert the visa into a residence permit. An additional permit is required to work in Portugal legally.

Documents to obtain visa

Along with a completed visa application, the following documents must be submitted for someone to obtain a visa:

01.

A valid passport that has a minimum of two blank pages

02.

A letter of invitation from the employer or other documentation showing the purpose of the trip

03.

Proof of health insurance and accident insurance

04.

A passport photo in color

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Biometric data such as fingerprints and digital photos for facial recognition

06.

Documented flight reservations

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Proof of accommodation in Portugal, such as an address of residence or a hotel reservation

This is a general and cursory list of criteria. RK OVERSEAS’ experienced consultants will review your requirement and provide you with a detailed list to maximize hit rate.

Work
Permit
Requirements

A visa will grant entrance to Portugal. There’s a separate process for obtaining a permit to work. To apply for a work permit, or Autorização de Trabalho, employees will need to provide the following documents:

01.

A valid Portuguese residence visa

02.

Proof of accommodation in Portugal

03.

A valid passport

04.

Two passport photos in color

05.

Pertinent tax documents

06.

Background checks for criminal record

07.

An employment contract

08.

Proof of registration with Social Security