Immigration

Tech Visa

For whom it is intended:

It is aimed at companies with their registered office or permanent establishment in Portugal, to simplify the granting of a visa or residence permit to highly qualified nationals from countries outside the European Union who wish to carry out their activities there. The process of legalising workers begins with obtaining a residence visa, also known as a D3 visa, which is intended to allow its holder to enter Portugal in order to apply for a residence permit.

Requirements:

Without prejudice to the fulfilment of other requirements, company applications under Tech Visa are assessed and selected on the basis of the following criteria

 

  • No social security or tax debts.
  • No salary arrears
  • Identify in the application the technical areas of qualification preferably sought under the ->Tech Visa-> programme, according to the National Qualifications Catalogue.
  • Develop an activity of producing internationally tradable goods and services

Process

Step 1 – Approval by IAPMEI

After the certification application is submitted to IAPMEI, this entity must approve it.

Step 2 – Applying for visas for workers

The residence visa must be requested at the Portuguese Consulate of the country of residence or citizenship.

The visa issued entitles the holder to 2 entries into Portugal and is valid for 120 days, during which time the holder must travel to Portugal.

Step 3 – Application for a residence permit

After entering Portugal, the Applicant will have to make an interview with the Portuguese Immigration and Borders Service (SEF), to collect biometric data (photograph, fingerprints and signature).

Step 4 – Residence card issuance

After the interview, the residence card will be sent to the Applicant’s address in Portugal.

Note: the estimated time to complete the whole process will depend on many factors, but on average it will be around 11-12 months between the time the application for the visa is made until the residence card is received.

The residence card is valid for 2 years. At the end of these 2 years, it is possible to renew it for an additional period of 3 years. At the end of the 5 years the applicant may choose to apply for a permanent residence permit or Portuguese nationality.

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