work visa for Portugal
The work visa for Portugal can be requested by foreigners, including brasilians. There is options for those who wish to work in a portuguese company or institution, or be self-employed and even business entrepreneurs. In addition, depending on the type of visa, your partner and children will be able to join you in Portugal.
Who can apply for the Work visa for Portugal:
With the Work Visa for portugal
Work visa for Portugal
There are many visa options related to professional practice that can become your chance to live in Portugal and have an international career, whether by working in a Portuguese company, by practising in your field as a self-employed or even by opening your own company.
There are two main levels of visas: those for temporary stay and the ones for long term.
The temporary stay visas have a validity of under 1 year. Meanwhile the long term visas in addition to being for a period of over a year, also allow you to apply for residence authorisation to be able to stay in the country permanently. These visas also offer the possibility of requesting family reunification of direct family members and even, after 5 years of legally residing in Portugal with residence authorisation, if eligible, you will be able to apply for Portuguese citizenship.
Expression of interest for foreigners
Foreigners who are already in Portugal and obtained a job offer with a contract can become legal citizens without the need of returning to their country of origin. This regularisation is done through a process of requesting Portuguese residency authorisation called expression of interest. In order to obtain the right to expression of interest is required that the foreigner has obtained a work contract (or promise of contract) from a company based in Portugal for a period of over 12 months. In addition, you must be in the country legally.
How to apply for a work visa for Portugal?
First of all, before applying for your working visa, you will need to get ready all documents and forms required for your specific case, since the requirements vary according to the visa and the particular circumstances of each applicant. It is important to mention that you will need to authenticate some of these documents, as well as provide payment for the taxes.
After gathering all the documentation, you will be able to apply for the visa, either directly at the SEF (Foreign and Border Service) in Portugal, in some cases, or at the processing centre of the country of application. The VFS Global, for example, is the processing centre of visa applications for Portugal in Brasil. To do this you can send your application and documents by mail or book an appointment at the processing centre with jurisdiction at the place you reside to deliver them in hand. Make sure all the documents are complete and properly filled in and organised since incomplete processes will not be accepted.
Once the application has been put forward, you will be able to follow the status of the application review at the VFS Global or the relevant entity in your country of residence. Once a decision has been made by the consulate or embassy, you will receive an e-mail with the resolution of the application review and you will be able to retrieve your passport at the visa application centre or this will be sent back to you by mail.
How can we help?
We can help you with your work visa application by analysing which visa is more suitable for your case and by assisting you with requesting and issuing the high demand of documents and forms, even those of your partner and children.
When booking an appointment with our team, we will evaluate your case and offer you guidance throughout the entire process. We will help you prepare the documents required, with their solicitation and even with booking an appointment at the visa solicitation centre. We will review and go through all your documents and informations in order to avoid any doubts and/or errors because, with the help of an experienced professional, the process becomes much more uncomplicated and safe.
You do not meet the requirements of any of the work visas? Do not worry! There are various other routes that will allow you to reside in Portugal. Book an appointment with us so we can analyse your case and help you find the best route for you.