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PORTUGAL – Ending Golden Visas, New Airbnb Rentals

February 24, 2023

As part of a new package of reforms. Prime Minister Antonio Costa announced his intention to end his Portugal’s golden visa program and ban new Airbnb rentals in urban centers.

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PORTUGAL – Residence Permits Extended until 31 December 2023

February 10, 2023

In response to extensive processing delays, Portugal has extended residence permits due to expire in 2023, to the end of the year.

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PORTUGAL: Amendments to Immigration Law Announced Through Law on Foreign Nationals

September 16, 2022

The purpose is to introduce a number of amendments to existing immigration laws in Portugal, including expanding eligibility for key employment-based visas to remote workers employed or self-employed abroad, whilst also introducing a new jobseeker visa type, where jobseekers previously were not eligible for a tailored immigration status. 

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PORTUGAL: Visa and Residence Procedures Simplified

October 3, 2018

A new decree published 11 Sept 2018, took effect in Portugal on 1 Oct 2018. As well as implementing 2017 amendments to immigration law, transposing some EU Directives into Portuguese law, the decree seeks to simplify visa application and residence permit procedures and to reduce processing times.

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PORTUGAL: EU Directives Will Take Effect 1 October 2018

September 14, 2018

Decree Law no. 9/2018, published on 11 September 2018 and effective 1 October 2018, implements the latest amendments to the immigration law in Portugal, which in turn were published on 28 August 2017.

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CANADA & PORTUGAL: New Opportunities for Young Workers

May 9, 2018

Starting in 2019, the new bilateral Youth Mobility Arrangement between Canada and Portugal will authorise up to 2,000 Canadian nationals aged 18 to 35 to live and work in Portugal, and up to 2,000 Portuguese nationals aged 18 to 35 to live and work in Canada for periods of up to two years.

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PORTUGAL: New Immigration Law Introduces EU Intra-Corporate Transfer Permit

October 21, 2017

Law no. 102/2017 of 28th August 2017 transposes into Portuguese law European Union (EU) Directive 2014/66 “on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals in the framework of an intra-corporate transfer” by introducing a new residence permit category for intra-corporate transfer (ICT). This new law also adopts into Portuguese law Directive 2014/36/EU on […]

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PORTUGAL: New Notification and Document Storage Requirements for Posted Workers

June 30, 2017

Law no. 29/2017 of 30th May 2017 transposes into Portuguese law European Union (EU) Directive 2014/67 (concerning the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services). Effective 31st May 2017, all EU-based companies posting (seconding) employees to Portugal, as well as Portugal-based companies posting employees to another EU member state, must comply […]

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PORTUGAL: Passport Stamping for Non-EU nationals

January 30, 2014

Non-EU nationals travelling to Portugal should ensure that their passports are stamped on arrival in the country in order to avoid fines ranging between 30 to 75 EUR. It"s not routine practice to stamp passports of non- EU nationals arriving…

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Belgium, Portugal implement EU Blue Card

October 9, 2012

Background The EU Blue Card Directive (Council Directive 2009/50/EC) was launched in May 2009. The aim is to attract highly skilled migrants to the EU via a streamlined and uniform system. All member states are bound by the Directive, apart…

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