Portugal is a beautiful country with plenty of culture, history and great weather.
There are also many job opportunities for ex-pats in Portugal, especially if you hold a work visa.
You can work in Portugal as a teacher, nurse, engineer or skilled worker without having an EU passport.
But, you must meet all the requirements of your Portuguese work visa before applying.
Here’s everything you need to know about getting your Portuguese employment visa:
What is a Portugal Work Visa?
A Portugal work visa allows you to work in Portugal.
You can work for an employer in Portugal or yourself as a freelancer or contractor.
You can also start your own business in Portugal and be employed by them (this is known as self-employment).
A company based in Portugal could hire you on this type of visa – it will permit them to use people who live outside the country, which means they can save money on taxes and accommodation costs if they need more employees than their headquarters currently have room for.
Portugal Employment Visas Requirements
Portugal has several requirements to be met to apply for a work visa. These include:
- You must have a valid passport and residence permit.
- You must have health insurance coverage paid for by your employer.
Your criminal record check will be conducted by the Portuguese National Police and not by yourself, so you should allow at least two weeks for this process (although it can take longer).
How to Get the Portugal Working Visa
- Apply for the Portugal Working Visa at the Portuguese consulate in your country.
- Get a work permit from the Portuguese Ministry of Employment.
- Get a certificate of insurance from a Portuguese insurance company and present it when you apply for your visa at the consulate.
Present documents showed that you had been employed for at least one year before applying for an extended stay on this visa if you’re not already working in Portugal (or elsewhere in Europe). If you’re already working in Portugal, there’s no need to do this–but if not, then make sure all employers who hired you know that they won’t be able to get paid by them after their contracts end unless they’ve worked out some arrangement beforehand.”
Can I Apply for a Portugal Work Visa?
You can apply for a Portugal work visa if you are:
- A citizen of a country outside of the EU.
- Looking to work in Portugal, or have you already been employed by an employer with whom you have an agreement? Your employer must be registered with the Portuguese authorities and have paid taxes for at least three years before applying for their first employee visa.
- An approved worker from another EU country has been offered employment by an authorised Portuguese company, which means they had already worked under this arrangement before they came here (this is called “tandem”).
You will need:
- A valid passport – Make sure it has at least six months left on it at all times! Even if you’re planning on staying only one year or less, ensure that yours doesn’t expire within six months. This could cause problems later down the line when applying for residency status after living abroad for more than five years consecutively without interruption due to illness, etcetera…
How to Extend a Portugal Employment Visa
You can apply for an extension of your Portugal work visa by submitting a new application with the immigration authorities.
The process is similar to that of applying for a new visa, but there are some additional requirements:
- You must submit your original employment contract and all supporting documents by mail or fax. If you have already started working in Portugal, you must keep copies of these documents on hand so that they can be used as proof when applying for an extension (if necessary).
- You must also provide proof that you own property in Portugal ( via a bank account) and pay taxes on this property yearly while living in Portugal. This requirement has been in place since 2014 and applies even if you don’t own any property yet; but, owning property later on, may not guarantee automatic approval due to other requirements, such as having paid taxes earlier during the residency period, which will affect future applications too!
Can Dependent Family Members Go to Portugal with an Employment Visa?
If you’re a spouse, or if you’re the parent of a child under 18 and are accompanying them to Portugal, then you can apply for an employment visa.
You’ll need to prove that your relationship with the person is genuine and that it’s not an attempt to get residency rights in Portugal.
You can apply for an employment visa from within Portugal by visiting the Portuguese consulate closest to where they live (or work).
You must also pay all fees associated with applying there; these vary depending on whether they already have family members living in Portugal.
If so, this will usually be included as part of your total price tag when making an appointment online or over the phone at our international helpline number (+351) 21 210 20 10
You can work in Portugal if you meet these requirements.
You can work in Portugal if you meet these requirements:
- You must have a job offer from an employer registered with the Labor Ministry.
- You must provide proof of adequate financial means to support yourself and any dependents, such as rent or mortgage payments and food expenses. Suppose you’re planning on living in Portugal for more than three months at a time. In that case, it’s recommended that you apply for a residence permit before arriving to consider your application as soon as possible. This will also ensure no delay when applying for permanent residence status (i.e., getting married).
- You should have health insurance coverage in Portugal; otherwise, it may be difficult to get approved by Portuguese authorities because they expect proof of coverage while working abroad (or during any time spent outside of Portugal).
The Last Word
A Portugal work visa is a great way to start a new career, make money, or see the country.
The application process for this visa isn’t too difficult; you can apply for one at the British embassy in your home country or online.
If you’re planning on working in Portugal full-time, we recommend applying early, as this will save time waiting for paperwork to be processed until after your visa has been issued!