To enter Portugal as a worker for a period of less than a year, you must have a valid Seasonal Work Visa or a Temporary stay visa for seasonal work for a duration of over 90 days (see seasonal worker profile).
For longer periods, you must obtain a residence visa. The residence visa does not automatically grant you a right of residence. Once in Portugal, you must apply for a residence permit.
Where and how to apply
Your future employer must apply to the General Inspectorate for ImmigrationSearch for available translations of the preceding link for a work authorisation for seasonal work, which will be issued within the quotas fixed by the Government.
The Romanian Immigration Office will verify that there is no qualified Romanian or EU/EEA citizen or a non-EU citizen already holding a permanent stay permit available on the domestic labour market.
Visa for work purposes
Once the work authorisation has been granted, you have 60 days to apply for a visa for work purposes at the embassy in your country of origin or residence.
Temporary residence permit
Upon arrival, you must obtain a temporary residence permit at the General Inspectorate for ImmigrationSearch for available translations of the preceding link.
When applying for the work authorisation, your employer must show:
To obtain a visa for work purposes, you must show:
To obtain a temporary residence permit, you must have:
Duration of validity of permits
The work authorisation is valid for a maximum of six months within a 12-month period, under an individual labour contract and in a specific seasonal sector.
The residence right is extended for a period equal to the period of the employment contract validity plus 5 days, without exceeding a total duration of stay of 180 days during any period of 365 days as a seasonal worker on the territory of Romania.
|Unemployment||In the event of unemployment, you are not entitled to remain on the Romanian territory to look for work.|
|Change of employment||As a seasonal worker, you are admitted to work in Romania for a specific employer and in a specific seasonal sector.|
|Change of status||Your work authorisation allowing you to carry out seasonal activities cannot be converted to an ordinary temporary work authorisation. You would need to submit a fresh application from outside Romania.|
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