We provide extensive assistance to international Clients with obtaining Portugal-resident status, from the planning stage down to the practicalities of the application and of registering with the relevant entities.
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And we help them with their needs in connection with Portugal residency, including:
About Portugal's Residence Permits
EU, EEA and Swiss citizens hold an automatic right to reside in Portugal, but, upon securing accommodation in Portugal, have a legal obligation to register with the Tax Authority (AT) and the Foreigners and Borders Agency (SEF), and, subsequently, renew their registration every 5 years with SEF. Their non-EU/EEA/Swiss dependent family members may apply for a residence card, also renewable every 5 years.
Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens may obtain one of the following temporary residence permits, which, except as otherwise indicated, have an initial validity of 1 year and must subsequently be renewed every 2 years, until permanent residency or citizenship is obtained, which is possible at the end of 5 years, subject to passing a language test of "basic Portuguese":
Under most circumstances, dependent family members of a residence permit holder may also apply for a residence permit under the family reunification rules.
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