A Comparison of All Portugal Visa Types
With several visa types available in Portugal, which one is the correct option for you? This guide will list all the options and explain what each one is for.
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The general rule of thumb is that if you’re planning on staying in Portugal for more than three months, you must apply for a Portuguese residence permit or a residence visa depending on what you’re staying for. Once you’ve been residing in Portugal with an appropriate residence permit for five years, you can then apply for permanent residency or Portuguese citizenship. We’ll be talking about residency and citizenship in the next chapter.
As we mentioned in the previous chapter, there’s a very significant difference between obtaining and carrying a visa in Portugal and obtaining and carrying a residence permit. While you don’t need a visa to enter the country and visit for a while, a residence visa is required if you plan to live, work, or attend an educational institution within the country for an extended period of time.