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Types of visas in Portugal: Study, work and invest

Updated: Jul 27, 2021

Nuno Albuquerque e Mariana Boçon | N-Advogados

In recent years, Portugal has been one of the most popular destinations for Brazilians to travel, but also to live, work, invest and study.

For those who intend to stay in Portugal for tourism or business trips for a period of up to 90 (ninety) days, no visa is required[1].

However, if the citizen wants to stay in Portugal for more than 90 days, it is necessary to apply in advance for a Visa in Brazil corresponding to the intended purpose. Currently, visa applications are made at VFS Global, official partner of the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs[2].

With regard to residence visas, each type of visa has specific requirements and documentation, so it is important to check the conditions in the applicable legislation (Law No. 23/2007, of 4 July). However, in general, we list here the main residence visas for Portugal: