Residence Visa for Research

Research Visa

The D4 Visa allows residence in Portugal for more than one year, for anyone who wants to do research in Portugal.

For whom?

A third-country national with a doctorate or an appropriate higher education qualification which gives him access to doctoral programs, who is admitted by a research center or higher education institution to perform a research project that normally requires such qualification. “Research” means the creation of work carried out systematically in order to increase knowledge, including knowledge of human beings, culture, and society, and the use of that knowledge for new applications;

Note: A research center is any type of organization, public or private, or a research and development unit, public or private, that carries out research and is officially recognized as such.

Requirements

A resident visa for the exercise of research is granted to a third-country national who presents the following documents:

  • Employment Contract, or
  • Reception Convention with a Research Center or higher education institution, or
  • Scientific Research Grant or Grant, or
  • Term of responsibility signed by the Research Center or Higher Education Institution that guarantees your admission, as well as the expenses for your stay.

Note: Researchers admitted to officially recognized Research Centers are exempted from presenting documents proving possession of means of subsistence, accommodation, and Social Security registration (when applicable).

Benefits

At the end of the research period, the researcher can apply for a residence permit for one year. During this time he can look for work or create a company in Portugal, compatible with his qualifications.

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