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Can a 32-year old prison conviction affect a D7 visa request?

My husband has a conviction from 32 years ago, and served 10 years in prison. Will his D7 visa for Portugal request be denied? Will they overlook it since it's been 32 years since its origination?

  • Lamares, Capela & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados
    April 11, 2024

    Getting a Visa in Portugal with a criminal record depends on the nature of the offense and how it's penalized in Portugal. If the offense could potentially carry a sentence in Portugal, which is longer than a year, your husband won't be able to obtain the Visa.

  • NEXT/Gali Macedo & Associados
    April 01, 2024

    In accordance with Portuguese Law, a necessary requirement to obtain a temporary residence permit (being D7 Visa one of them) is not having been convicted for a crime punished in Portugal with prison for more than 1 year. Nonetheless, there is the possibility to request local authorities to remove the criminal information from the record due to the time that passed since the criminal event, which is advisable.