Authorizations for Foreign Employees in Portugal

1. Requirements for Foreign Employees to Work

In principle, EU nationals are free to circulate and provide work within the European Economic Area subject only to certain registration obligations.

A long stay visa is regulated in the framework of the existing national legislation and may be either for temporary stays or for residence, according to the length of the stay. Safe from certain specific situations, in order for an employer to hire third-country nationals, a statement from the Portuguese Employment and Training Institute will have to be previously obtained confirming that the employment offer is included in the legal defined quota of available jobs to third-country nationals.

For more information on these articles or any other issues involving labour and employment matters in Portugal, please contact Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados
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