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Portugal – Amendments to immigration law

Written by
pbbr, the exclusive Portuguese member of Ius Laboris.
On 1 October 2018, several amendments to the Immigration Act will come into force.

The changes to the law mainly relate to:

  • the streamlining of permit approvals for individuals wishing to attend professional education; for entrepreneurs wishing to invest; and for highly qualified individuals wanting to work in Portugal;
  • simplification of the residence regime for seasonal workers and the creation of a new framework for employees transferred from other Member States.


In addition, it will now be possible to do various visa and permit procedures online.

Bruno Barbosa
Bruno Barbosa
Partner - Portugal