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