Portugal Job Seeker Visa

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The job seeker visa entitles its holder to enter and remain only in Portugal for the purpose of looking for job; authorizes him/her to carry out a subordinated work activity, until the visa expires or until the residence permit is granted.

This visa is granted for a period of 120 days, renewable for another 60 days and allows only one entry into Portugal.

The issuance of this visa supposes the attribution of a date of scheduling in the competent services, within the period of validity of 120 days of the visa, and it allows the applicant, after the formalization of the employment contract throughout that period, the right to apply for a residence permit. To do so, applicant must fulfil the general conditions for granting a temporary residence permit, under the terms of article 77 of the Law.

The request for a visa extension by a job seeker visa holder must be accompanied by proof of registration with the IEFP, I.P., and a declaration by the applicant indicating that the conditions of the planned stay are maintained, which will be assessed considering the reasons that justified its issuance.

Once the maximum validity limit of the visa for looking for work has expired, without an employment relationship having been established nor the process of requesting the granting of a residence permit having begun, the visa holder must leave the country. In these situations, you can only re-apply for a new visa application for this purpose, one year after the expiry of the previous visa's validity.

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Job Seeker Portugal Full assistance

Pricing Breakdown

Price breakdown for all categories of services.

Job Seeker Package from 1 up to 2 applicants

$1250 - $2000

Frequently Asked Questions

Users ask this questions about this service.

  • Consultation calls can be rescheduled but will not be refunded unless agreed.
    All governments do not refund any application fees, so these are not refundable.
    There are no Refunds for Visa Applications as the visa decision depends on the Immigration office and not by the agency.

  • There are no qualifications and experiences requested. This Visa can be applied by anyone who's seeking a Job in Portugal.

  • No. Portuguese territory only.

  • The visa holder can only be able to enter Portuguese territory once, so it will not be possible to travel abroad during the initial 120 days or the remaining 60 days if an extension is requested.

  • Yes, if the candidate cannot sign an employment contract within the first available deadline of 120 days, so it can be extended to 60 more days.

  • Applicants can only invite the family members under family reunification program once the applicant successfully finds a Job and applies for a residence permit in the country. The Family reunification procedure only starts as soon as the applicant receives the residence permit card.

  • Yes. After completing 5 consecutive years in Portugal, the applicant may request the Permanente residence permit as well the citizenship.

  • Yes, as long as the applicant is employed and working under the social security conditions. Same applies for the applicant's family members if they are on family reunification scheme.

  • Yes. They must attend full time school in Portugal.


Fabiano P.

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