The job seeker visa admits its bearer to enter and stay exclusively in Portugal for the purpose of seeking for employment; licenses him or her to carry out a subordinated work activity, until the visa expires or until the residence permit is granted. The visa also allows him or her to carry out a subordinated work activity until the visa expires or until the residence permit is granted.
This visa is valid for a period of 120 days, during which time it may be extended for an additional 60 days, however it only permits a single entrance into Portugal.
The granting of this visa presupposes the assignment of a date of scheduling in the appropriate services, within the period of validity of 120 days of the visa, and it gives the applicant the right to apply for a residence permit after the formalization of an employment contract during that time period. In order to do this, you are required to satisfy the general requirements that are outlined in article 77 of the Law, which governs the issuing of temporary residency permits.
The visa holder is required to depart the country after the maximum validity limit of the visa for seeking for work has passed without an employment connection having been created or the procedure of requesting the granting of a residence permit having been started.
In these circumstances, the only time you will be able to reapply for a fresh visa application for this reason is exactly one year after the validity period of the prior visa has ended.
A job seeker visa holder’s request for a visa extension must be accompanied by proof of registration with the IEFP, I.P., as well as a declaration by the applicant indicating that the conditions of the planned stay are maintained. This declaration will be evaluated taking into consideration the reasons that justified the initial issuance of the job seeker visa.
1. Application for a national visa that the applicant has completed and legally signed;
2. Passport or other acceptable travel document that has at least three months of validity remaining beyond the anticipated date of return. a photocopy of the biographical data from the passport;
3. 2 Photos, even, passport type, recent and in good condition to identify the applicant (1 for this form);
3. Documentation attesting to the existence of a stable living situation, in the event that the applicant’s present place of residence is not their country of nationality;
4. Request for the Immigration and Border Services (SEF) to investigate your criminal history (this requirement does not apply to children under the age of sixteen);
5. Certificate of criminal history, issued by the competent authority of the applicant’s place of nationality or of the country in which the applicant has lived for more than a year (except for applicants under the age of sixteen), with the Apostille of the Hague (if applicable) or legalization;
6. A valid travel insurance policy that pays for all of the essential medical expenditures, including emergency medical help and potential repatriation;
7. A copy of the title for the return transit;
8. Evidence that the applicant has financial resources that are at least comparable to the sum of three guaranteed monthly minimum salaries.
If the visa applicant can present a term of responsibility with a recognized signature made by a Portuguese citizen or a foreign citizen, with a legal residence authorization in Portugal, that guarantees food and accommodation for the visa applicant as well as the costs of repatriation in the event of an irregular stay, then the applicant will not be required to provide evidence of their financial resources.
Additionally, the signature of the responsibility term is required to provide evidence that they have the ability to maintain financial stability in an amount that is at least three times the value of the guaranteed minimum monthly pay.
If you are a third-country citizen and intend to enter and stay in Portugal to look for a job, you must express interest in enrolling in the Institute of Employment and Vocational Training (IEFP), the Portuguese Public Employment Service, before submitting your Job Search Visa application.
To make the expression of interest declaration for registration with the IEFP, you must fill in the following form:
The visa is granted for 120 days and may be extended for another 60 days if you provide proof that you are enrolled in the IEFP as a jobseeker. Register in the nearest job service.
Within the maximum validity of the Job Search Visa without having established an employment relationship, the citizen must leave the country and can only apply for a new visa for this purpose, one year after the expiry of the previous visa.
Portugal grants Job Seeker Visa for a period of 120 days, renewable for another 60 days and allows only one entry into Portugal. Renewable- It is renewable for another 60 days (2 months) and allows only one entry into Portugal.
The job seeker visa entitles its holder to enter and remain only in Portugal for the purpose of looking for job; authorizes him/her to carry out a subordinated work activity, until the visa expires or until the residence permit is granted.