It is now official, the new work visa in Portugal is already valid. President Marcelo Rebelo de Souza has sanctioned the bill that facilitates and expands work visas for foreigners who are part of the CPLP (Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries).
We had already shared here when the new visa project for those looking for work in Portugal was approved and pointed out that it included digital nomads.
But now you are probably wondering how this visa will work in practice, so we are here to help you:
Who can apply for the new work visa in Portugal?
Those who want to work in Portugal but can’t find opportunities while still in Brazil can legally reside in the country for 120 days, with the possibility of an extension of another 60 days, for those looking for work.
What do I need to apply for a work visa for Portugal?
If you fit the profile covered by the new visa, you will need to present a criminal background check and prove you can afford to stay in the country until you get a job.
Diana Quintas, CEO of Fragomen, states that: “This was happening before, but with a shorter given time frame. The values, however, have not been defined yet”.
Advantages for those who have the new visa approved
The great benefit for those who obtain the new visa is that they already arrive in Portugal with the indispensable documentation to get a formal job:
- Portuguese Tax Identification Number (NIF);
- Social Security Number;
- Registration in the National Health System.
With this documentation in hand, you will be able to enjoy some rights in Portugal more easily.
Cautions that holders of this visa must take
If you are not able to be hired within the allotted time limit, you will be forced to leave Portugal and will only be able to apply for a new visa 12 months after the final expiration date of the previous visa.
Now that you know more about the new work visa in Portugal, check out the fields of work that most hire Brazilians in Portugal.
For more information about work visas in Portugal, see: www.imigrante.sef.pt.