Entry requirements to Portugal
The way to enter to Portugal for foreigners depends on the reason for their visit and how long they will remain in Portugal. For periods of time less than 3 months, foreign citizens must comply with the requirements established in the Schengen rules. For stays longer than 3 months, foreign citizens must comply with the requirements of current Portuguese legislation.
If you are moving to Portugal with the intention of staying longer than one year or residing in Portugal, you must apply for a long-stay visa, temporary stay visa or residence visa. This application must be made through the Portuguese embassy in the country where you reside or the embassy with jurisdiction over your country of residence.
You can apply for your visa for any of the following purposes: work, investment, professional training, study, highly qualified work, research, medical treatment and religious training.
All foreigners belonging to member nations of the European Union, or those states that are part of the European Economic Area, nationals of other States that are relatives of a Portuguese citizen or citizens of the European Union, or citizen of EU or EEA, and States with which the European Community has free travel agreements, are excluded from the long stay visa procedures. These applicants will only be required to apply for a Schengen visa, and if necessary, upon arrival in Portugal they must register with the Foreigners and Borders Service in their area of