How to Get a Portugal Visa: Our Comprehensive Guide | Movingto

Generally speaking, you don’t need a visa to enter Portugal. Technically, anyone with a passport can enter the country for a maximum of 90 days for both tourism and business purposes.

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Is it easier to get a working visa in Portugal compared with other European countries? I’m trying to decide to do it via Portugal vs somewhere else like Germany or Spain.

It may take two to three months for Portuguese officials to process the application and issue a visa. This visa will grant entrance into Portugal. After the visa has been issued, the employee will need to apply for a work permit as well.

Spain has a very high unemployment rate, so obtaining a work permit for this country is difficult if you’re not a European Union citizen. Further complicating matters is the fact that there’s no working holiday visa that would allow you to pick up a random job while touring the country.

That being said, ‘it’s not always easy to get a work visa in Germany’ if you’re not from the EU/EEA or Swiss. That’s because you need to get a residence permit with work authorization. The extent to which you can work will be detailed on your residence permit.

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