Portugal Skilled Migrant Visa
If you are planning to relocate to work in Portugal, you will need to check if you need a Portuguese work visa or permit before applying. As the Portuguese work permit is closely linked to residence status. Once you get the job in Portugal you can apply for the residence permit.
Portuguese work permit visa is issued if a secure job has been offered by the Portuguese citizen. Work in Portugal however, has been affected by Portugal’s high unemployment in recent past years.
Portuguese work visas
Portuguese work visa depends on applicant nationality as well and the time period of his employment. The following Portuguese work visas are available:
- Short-term Portuguese work visa
This Portuguese work visa is required for short-term temporary contracts for less than six months. It is available to employees and self-employed workers. The temporary-stay visa can be lengthened for more one year if the applicant is engaged in scientific research, academic teaching, or highly qualified professional activities, or certain training and service provided by World Trade Organisation countries.
- Long-term Portuguese work visa
Long-term Portuguese work visa is for those who intend to work in Portugal for more than six months. As Portugal is in the Schengen Area, the work visa is in the form of a long-term Schengen Visa, enabling the holder to travel across the 26 Schengen area countries.
After being for 5 years in Portugal, the applicant can claim Portuguese permanent residence, and after six years he can apply for Portuguese citizenship. In both cases, the applicant will not require a work permit but are free on the employment market.
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