Selecting the right Visa is an essential part of your moving journey - and one of the most time consuming ones. Our experts make sure you select the visa and residency options that best suit your professional background and personal goals. We will support you in contacting all the key institutions and the relevant immigration offices in Portugal.
All third-country nationals intending to stay in Portugal for more than 90 days must obtain a long-stay visa. This requirement does not apply to nationals of; an European Union member state, a member state of the European Economic Area or a third country with which the European Community has reached an agreement on the free movement of persons, family members of Portuguese citizens or the aforementioned foreign citizens.
Select a type of visa:
D1 · Work Visa
Aimed at third country immigrant nationals (non-EU/EEA/Swiss) who wish to work in Portugal.
- It is valid for two entries into the country, allowing the holder to stay in Portugal for a period of four months.
- It must be applied for at the Portuguese consulate in the country of origin or in Portugal.*
- The applicant must live in Portugal for a period 183 days during the 1st year until residency permit renewal.
- Visa exemption for traveling within the Schengen Area.
- Family reunification available.
- Possibility of applying for permanent residency or citizenship after 5 years.
* If the applicant is staying in Portugal legally (e.g. on a tourist visa), he/she can skip this step and apply there for a residence permit.
- Employment contract or promissory employment agreement valid for at least one year.
- Evidence of sufficient means.
- Evidence of adequate accommodation.
- An affirmative statement issued by IEFP (Portuguese Employment and Vocational Training Institute).
Estimated Timeline for D1 | Work Visa
Here’s an initial snapshot of how much it would cost and how long it should take to get and maintain residence status through the D1 track.
Services & Fees · D1 | Work Visa
Obtaining a Portuguese Tax ID Number (NIF)
A Portuguese Tax ID is mandatory for everything you do in the country
Tax Representation (Individuals)
Tax representation is mandatory for all individuals who do not reside in Portugal
Open a Bank Account (Individual in Portugal)
Open a Bank Account in a Portugese Bank
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1- Timelines are estimates and refer to business days.
2- Government fees are reviewed on an annual basis.
3- Our fees are displayed without VAT and do not include costs of Portuguese Authorities in relation to fees, taxes, duties, etc., as well as traveling, translation, communications and other expenses.
*Important: values and time estimates are for illustration purposes only. They will vary significantly according to specific needs of each client
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