Residence Permit in Portugal
Permanent residency refers to a person's visa status within Portugal. The person is allowed to reside indefinitely within Portugal if he or she is not a citizen. A person with such status is known as a permanent resident.
In Portugal there is permanent and temporary residence permit. Permanent and temporary residence permit differs greatly when compared side by side.
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Generally speaking, if a foreigner is granted a temporary residence he or she is authorized to stay in Portugal for a period. Permissible period of stay is superior to ninety days and inferior to five years, mostly. However, immigration law of Portugal has several items listed where different terms apply.
Any foreigner who is not the holder of a residence permit and is authorized to stay in Portugal for no longer than few months, is on a stay situation. We encourage to contact us immediately.
Residence permit options
If you intend to stay in Portugal for a period longer than 6 months, you must apply for a residence permit and not for an entry permit (visa). Residence permits are issued by the authorities in Portugal. They are solely issued for stays that exceed six months.
Temporary residence permit
Temporary residence permit in Portugal grants a stay up to 5 years. However, limitations and regulations of Portugal apply, thus Forsetico Europe does not guarantee positive case in several circumstances of your residence pemrit application.
Contact us now to find out how to fill out immigration forms of the residence permit in Portugal.
There are several cases in which, to apply for this permit. We may help to decide.
Permanent residence permit
Permanent residence implies living and working in Portugal with the same rights as the local people of Portugal. Permanent Residence Permits are granted to foreigners who have satisfied one of several rules set out by immigration law of Portugal.
As an exception, the law establishes some criteria by which the said 5 years' residence period is not required to obtain permanent residence. This refer to foreigners who are specially linked to Portugal. Among these cases, a permanent residence permit will be granted to foreigners who were originally citizens of Portugal and lost their nationality. These foreigners will have easier path to permanent residence permit.
Basis for residence permit
Choose the option that legally can satisfy your relocation needs.
- Real Estate
- Bank investment
- Bond investment
- Business / Investment
- Family reunion
Note! Not all of the options may be available at any given time. Please check the accuracy of information for the matter yourself. When confirmation of available residence permit program has been acquired - contact Forsetico Europe immigration specialists.
Consultations on Portugal residence permit
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:
- On-line enquiries
- Information service
- Check-up of documents
- Legal assistance
On-line consultations with one of our lawyers who are specialists in immigration law of Portugal.
We inform you step by step of all necessary formalities to obtain a residence permit in Portugal that may interest you, of all the documents you need to submit at your Consulate. This may show you new opportunities in Portugal, depending on your case. We may also write the documents you need to submit.
We inform you of the progress of your file and of any law enforced which may concern your case (positively or negatively).
If a positive decision has been confirmed we proceed to finalize our agreement on immigration services to you.
If a negative decision has been acknowledged we proceed to remove wrong-doings and help you with interpretation of the immigration law of Portugal.
Check-up of documents
Our company operates from within European Union and the documents for the visa must be submitted at the Consulate that covers area of your residence.
However, to make sure that you are submitting the right documents, you may send us a photocopy or fax of all the documents you are planning to submit at the consulate, to spare yourself problems in the future.
There is legal fee involved when lawyers assistance is required to review all of the documents for Portugal residency.
Legal assistance in Portugal before the government (formalities for documents) and at the Courts.
All our lawyers are members of a professional association and have several years of experience in the field of Portugal immigration.
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 residency 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.
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.
Extra residence permit terminology
Terminology on residence permit 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.
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.
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.