Can I work in Portugal with a tourist visa?

Movingto Editorial Team
Answered 
November 29, 2021

You cannot legally work in Portugal with a tourist visa. A tourist visa is meant for people who intend to travel to Portugal as a tourist for a limited period of time. If you work in Portugal with a tourist visa, Portuguese authorities could fine or incarcerate you. 

If you would like to work in Portugal, there are a number of visas that may be applicable to you, including the D7 visa, D2 Startup visa, family reunification visa and the Golden Visa. All of these visa types will allow you to live and work in Portugal legally.


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