In 6 months, Portugal issued 5675 job-seeking visas to citizens from countries that make up the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries. Brazil, Cape Verde and São Tomé and Príncipe are the main nationalities looking for work in Portugal.
Between October 30, 2022 and April 26, 2023, 5675 visas were issued at Portuguese consulates to look for work in Portugal, for citizens from countries that make up the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries, CPLP, which is made up of the following countries: Cape Verde, Brazil, Timor-Leste, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, São Tomé and Príncipe, Angola and Mozambique.
The figures are from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and come because of the amendment to the Foreigners’ Law, which made it possible to issue work-seeking visas more quickly to citizens of CPLP countries. According to the data, most citizens who choose Portugal to live and work, come from Brazil, Cape Verde and São Tomé and Príncipe.
Since March 10, 2023, immigrants from countries that make up the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries, can apply for a Residence Permit online and, if they have visas issued by consular posts, use this platform to see its simplified processes (Immigrants from the CPLP can apply for a residence permit online)
For this visa to be issued, those interested in working in Portugal must present various documentation to their consular posts, among which stands out proof of stay in the country; proof of declaration of interest in registering with the Institute for Employment and Professional Training (IEFP) and the existence of means of subsistence, with a minimum value of €2280, which is equivalent to three national minimum wages.