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Law of entry, permanence, exit and removal of foreigners from national territory – 10th version of the law 0
22 agosto 2022

Law of entry, permanence, exit and removal of foreigners from national territory – 10th version of the law

On August 4th of this year, the President of the Republic of Portugal promulgated, the law that proceeds to the 10th alteration of the Law no. 23/2007, of 4th July.

 

Among the changes currently introduced, the following should be highlighted:

 

  • Simplifying the issuance of residence visas or temporary stay visas for citizens of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP)«

 

A foreign citizen covered by the Agreement on mobility between Member States of the CPLP may be granted a residence visa or temporary stay visas, being waived a preliminary decision from the SEF, with a simple procedure summarized in verifying the intern systems and Security Intelligence Service (SIS).

 

  • Visa for looking for work in Portugal


This new and specific visa type gives its holder the right to enter and stay in the national territory for a period of 120 days, extendable for another 60 days, to look for work. After this deadline, the visa holder must attend a presential appointment at SEF to present an employment contract and request the issuance of a residence permit.

 

  • Temporary stay and residence visas for digital nomads


The Law grants the right to request a visa for temporary stay or residence to professionals who exercise their professional activities remotely, that is, outside the national territory.

 


Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any further clarification.


António Vicente Marques Associados - Sociedade de Advogados, SP, RL
Lisbon, August 2022

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