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Immigration to Portugal

Immigration in Portugal is the international movement of people into the country by various legitimate methods. We at Forsetico Europe have intrinsic understanding of Portugal immigration matters.

Contact with Forsetico Europe if you are not a native of Portugal or do not possess citizenship. We may help!

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Forsetico Europe has almost perfect track record on successful immigration affairs in Portugal. You may wish to write us now in order to settle or reside within Portugal, especially as permanent resident or naturalized citizen, or to take-up employment as a migrant worker or temporarily as a foreign worker.

Portugal immigration options

Choose your desired option for relocation to Portugal here.

By legal grounds

These options are for mainly short term relocation to Portugal based on involvement within country.


These options are for long term / short term relocation to Portugal.


Forsetico Europe consult people mainly outside of European Union on various relocation matters. Do contact us and we may try to find the best option for your living and travel needs.

Immigration Residence permit Citizenship Visa Consultation

You can make your enquiries to Forsetico Europe lawyers.

Services and formalities at Forsetico Europe are as following:

You may have a motivation to leave your former countries of citizenship for a variety of reasons. Some of the reasons to find a peacefull living in Portugal may be:

Note! Commuters, tourists and other short-term stays in Portugal do not fall under the definition of immigration or migration.


When people cross national Portugal borders during their migration, they are called migrants or immigrants from the perspective of the Portugal which they enter.

Definitions related to Portugal

Portugal immigration related terminology explained.

Immigration to Portugal - the action of coming to live permanently in Portugal. To come to a place or country of which one is not a native in order to settle there.

Immigrate in Portugal - to move into Portugal to stay there permanently.

Portugal immigrant - migrant/foreign workers (both legal and illegal) and refugees that reside in Portugal.

Portugal emigrant - someone who leaves Portugal to settle in a new country.

Emigration out of Portugal - the act of emigrating; movement of a person or persons out of Portugal or national region, for the purpose of permanent relocation of residence.

Illegal immigrant of Portugal - someone who has immigrated into Portugal by bypassing customs and immigration controls or has overstayed a valid visa.

Undocumented immigrant of Portugal - an immigrant who has entered Portugal in an unauthorized manner (often as a migrant worker) and has no documentation.

Asylum seeker in Portugal - someone who flees their home country and seeks asylum in Portugal; a refugee.

Transmigration to Portugal - to migrate from one country to Portugal in order to settle there.

Extra immigration terminology

Terminology on immigration that is partly related to Portugal.

Migration - an instance moving a place to live to another place for a while.

Asylum - place of refuge.

Exodus - a departure or emigration, usually of a large number of people.

Trek - to travel or migrate, especially slowly or with difficulty.

Resettlement - the act or state of settling or the state of being settled.

Relocation - to move (a building, company, person, etc.) to a different location.

Displacement - the state of being displaced or the amount or degree to which someone is displaced.

Exile - anyone separated from his or her country or home voluntarily or by force of circumstances.

Voyage - a journey or expedition from one place to another by land.

Travel - to go from one place to another, as by car, train, plane, or ship; take a trip.