Portugal – Tech Visa available to Entrepreneurs

Posted on May 3, 2019

The StartUP Portugal Tech Visa program in Portugal opened January 1, 2019, aimed at technological and innovative companies to attract highly skilled workers from those not from the Schengen area. Criteria International entrepreneurs wishing to access the StartUP Visa and… Read more »

Portugal – New Online Visa System

Posted on October 16, 2018

A new online visa system was implemented on October 1, 2018 to simplify the immigration procedure. The following may be requested online: Short Stay (of up to 90 days) Temporary Stay visas (more than 90 days) for seasonal work University… Read more »

Portugal – EU Directives Will Take Effect October 1, 2018

Posted on September 14, 2018

Decree Law no. 9/2018, published on September 11, 2018 and effective October 1, 2018, implements the latest amendments to the immigration law, which in turn were published on August 28, 2017. The 2017 amendments to the immigration law transposed several… Read more »

Portugal – New Notification and Document Storage Requirements for Posted Workers

Posted on August 28, 2017

Law no. 29/2017 of May 30, 2017 transposes into Portuguese law European Union (EU) Directive 2014/67 (concerning the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services). Effective May 31, 2017, all EU-based companies posting (seconding) employees to… Read more »

Portugal – Portuguese Immigration Authorities on Strike

Posted on January 13, 2017

A new strike inside the Portuguese Immigration and Borders Service (SEF) is expected to begin in January with a total duration of six months. Once the strike is officially announced, heavy delays are expected in the following services: Analysis of… Read more »

PORTUGAL – Golden Visa Corruption to Cause Processing Delays

Posted on November 20, 2014

Portuguese police have recently arrested several officials due to a suspicion of corrupt activities in granting residence visas under Portugal’s Golden Visa program, which allows non-European investors to obtain permanent residency in exchange for investing in business, financial instruments, and… Read more »

PORTUGAL – Fines Imposed For Failure to Make Notifications to Immigration Services

Posted on January 27, 2014

The Portuguese authorities have started to impose fines in cases where non-EU nationals have failed to register their arrival with Immigration Services (SEF) and in cases where non-EU nationals holding Portuguese visas or residence permits and renewing their passports fail… Read more »