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Student Visa in Portugal

There are several ways to obtain the Student Visa in Portugal. Our immigration lawyers will guide you through the process step-by-step.

How can a lawyer help with the Student Visa in Portugal?

Our lawyers can help to apply for the student residence visa and future residence permit, avoiding unnecessary bureaucracy, preparing all the necessary paperwork, and contacting the Consulate and Immigration Authorities in a quick and efficient way. 

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What is a Student Visa? ?

The Student Visa is applicable for non-European citizens that intend to study in Portugal. This type of residence visa is recommended for research activities for doctoral and postdoctoral, courses lasting more than one year and shorter studies.  

How to obtain a Student Visa in Portugal?

To obtain the student visa for research proposes, the applicant needs a work contract or agreement with the research center or university, letter of acceptance by the research center or university scholarship or research stipend or statement of responsibility signed by the research center or university to cover admission and living costs. For higher education purposes, it is necessary to fulfils admission criteria or has been accepted to university for a study program and has sufficient resources to attend such program. Students that have been admitted to an officially recognized university are exempt from producing any health insurance or similar, proof of compliance with admission criteria or acceptance to the university, travel insurance or means of subsistence.

 

The application starts in the Portuguese Consulate from the applicant’s country of residence. The residence visa is valid for 4 months. Once relocates to Portugal, the applicant will request for the residency permit card within the Borders Authorities in Portugal for 1 year and renewable, for equal periods, if the holder continues to meet the conditions for the concession.

Requirements for Student Visa in Portugal

Gather the documents before applying for the student visa

Apply for the visa though the Portuguese Consulate

When you arrive in Portugal, make an appointment with SEF to get the residence permit.

Frequently Asked Questions

The student visa holder is just allowed to work in Portugal after the Immigration Authorities approval, that needs to be required and presented a work contract or a service agreement. In this case, a new residence permit card will be granted with study and work proposes authorization. 

Yes! If you have a residence permit to study, after finishing your course you can have 1 (one) more year of residence permit to look for a job or create a company in Portugal compatible with your qualifications.

Yes. After 5 years of legal residence in Portugal, the holder of a residence card can request his/her Portuguese citizenship by time of residence.

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