Immigration

Highly Qualified Professionals

Who it's for:

Aimed at highly qualified professionals, whether they are subordinate workers or self-employed.

Requirements:

To obtain this visa, the worker must, among other requirements, demonstrate that they are a highly qualified worker and have signed a promise or contract to provide services or work with an entity based in Portugal.

Process

Step 1 – Applying for a visa

A residence visa, also known as a D3 visa, must be applied for at the Portuguese Consulate in the country of residence.

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.

Note: it is possible to apply for a residence permit directly in Portugal if the applicant has entered the country legally. An appointment is then made with AIMA (Agency for Migration Integration and Asylum) and the necessary documentation is prepared to be presented on that date.

Step 2 – Applying for a residence permit

After entering Portugal, the applicant will have to attend an appointment with AIMA (Agency for Migration Integration and Asylum) to provide updated information and collect biometric data (photograph, fingerprints and signature).

Step 3 – Receiving the residence card

After the appointment, the residence card will be sent to the applicant’s registered address in Portugal.

The residence card is valid for 2 years. At the end of these 2 years, it can be renewed for a further 3 years. At the end of the 5 years, you can choose to apply for a permanent residence permit or Portuguese nationality.

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Lamares, Capela & Associados provides its services to national and international individuals and companies.

Lisbon, Portugal

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