Portugal Immigration Services

​•​ Portugal's laws provide several options for employers of foreign nationals. Portugal is a member of the European Union (EU) and the Schengen Area. Requirements, processing times, employment eligibility and benefits for accompanying family members vary by permit type.
• Business visitors to Portugal typically use a local version of the Schengen C Visa unless they are visa exempt. This visa may be issued with a validity of up to one year, may allow multiple entries, and can generally be extended depending on the purpose of stay. Regardless of the visa validity, the Schengen Area limits stays to 90 days in a 180-day period.
• The main work authorization categories are the Temporary Stay visa, suitable for short-term work activities; and the Residence Visa, for highly ​qualified staff and local hires (the latter requires labour market testing).​​
Detailed Immigration Snapshots, Document Lists and Process Guides are available to clients on request.