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Does my Portuguese Golden Visa give me the eligibility to work in Portugal?

I want to invest in the real estate market in Portugal and apply for a Golden Visa. If I plan to settle down in Portugal with this type of visa, am I eligible to work? Do I need to apply for a work permit separately?

  • NEXT/Gali Macedo & Associados
    June 11, 2019

    One of the benefits for a Golden Visa holder is to reside and work in Portugal. In fact, the holder of a Golden Visa is the holder of a temporary residence for authorization and is eligible to work in national territory without having to apply for a separate work permit. However, you need to be registered in the Portuguese social security.

  • Fonseca Santos e Associados
    May 29, 2019

    With the ARI program (Golden Visa), you will be able to live and work in Portugal without any problem. This is a fully operational resident card.

  • Caiado Guerreiro
    May 28, 2019

    The Golden Visa in a temporary resident permit. As such, it gives the same rights as any standard resident permit. This means that the holder of a Golden Visa can work, live and study in Portugal, and can also use it as a Schengen Visa to travel around Schengen Area for 90 days. In fact, the Portuguese law expressly states that without prejudice to the application of special provisions and other rights provided for by law or by an international convention to which Portugal is a party, the holder of a resident permit is entitled, without the need for special authorization regarding his or her foreign status, in particular: education and training; to exercise a subordinate professional activity; to exercise an independent professional activity; access to health care; and access to law and the courts. In addition, provisions ensuring equal treatment of foreign nationals, including social security, tax benefits, trade union membership, recognition of diplomas, certificates and other professional qualifications or access to goods and services, shall be guaranteed.

  • Mauricio Bartacevicius Advogado
    May 16, 2019

    There is no need for separate work visa from a Golden Visa. For the program, the beneficiary of a Golden Visa can: enter Portugal with exemption of residence visa; reside and work in Portugal, at least to remain in Portugal for a period of not less than seven days in the first year and not less than 14 days in the subsequent years; circulate through the Schengen Area, without visa requirements; benefit from family reunification; request the granting of a permanent residence authorization; and request the acquisition of Portuguese nationality by naturalization, fulfilling the other requirements required by the nationality law.

  • MRT Lawyers Office
    May 16, 2019

    Yes, the Golden Visa resident permit in Portugal allows the exercise of any work activity in Portugal. You do not need to apply for any specific resident permit to work, as a self-employed person, by setting up a company in Portugal or even working for an entity.

  • Ei Imigrante
    May 16, 2019

    The Golden Visa resident permit allows you to work or study in Portugal without any other procedures.

  • Cidadão Legal
    May 17, 2019

    In answer to your question, yes, this is a viable option. This criterion is objective. Therefore, when acquiring a property worth 500,000 euros or more, you will be able to apply for the Golden Visa, which authorizes you to work in Portugal. The estimate for the resident permit is three to six months from the request of the Golden Visa.

  • Alves & Silva Pereira
    May 17, 2019

    Regarding your question bellow, we hereby inform that the Golden Visa application will allow you to work in Portugal. This type of visa allows you to invest in real estate market as well as live and work in Portugal.