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    Portugal, the westernmost sovereign state in Europe, is also one of the oldest states in the old continent.The Portuguese Republic is a developed country with a high-income advanced economy and high living standards. The country has a mesmerizing architecture marked by its history of invasions. 

    Portuguese work visa

    The work visa in Portugal is called the Residence Visa which allows to that will work inside the country for at least one year. It can be renewed in increments of 2 years after the first year. … After 5 years of work with a Residence Visa, a foreign national can apply for permanent residency.

    Who needs a Portuguese work visa or permit?

    Citizens from EU/EEA/Switzerland do not require any Portuguese work visa to live or work in Portugal. However, those who come to work in Portugal for longer than six months need a Residence Certificate .
    Most non-EU nationals will need a Portuguese work permit before they can undertake employment in Portugal. In the majority of cases, a Portuguese work permit is only available to non-EU nationals with a job offer or if the individual is married to a Portuguese citizen. If approved, they can continue the process of obtaining a Portuguese work visa or residence permit.After five years of residence in Portugal, you can claim Portuguese permanent residence, and also Portuguese citizenship after six years. In either case, you will not require a work permit but are free on the employment market.

    Portuguese work permit Application

    EU/EFTA nationals only need to apply for a Residence Certificate from the Portuguese Immigration and Borders Service (Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras, SEF) if they are working in Portugal for longer than three months.Third-country nationals will need to apply for a Portuguese work visa at the embassy or consulate in their home country, once they have received confirmation that their employer’s application for a Portuguese work permit has been granted.
    Along with your Portuguese work visa application form, you will need to provide the following:
    Your Portuguese work visa is valid for the length of time you’re working in Portugal, or long enough to lodge your application for a Portuguese residence visa. Applications can take from two weeks to around two to three months in total.
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