Extending Stay in Portugal

Third-country nationals with residence in a Member State of the European Union and regularly employed in a company established in a Member State of the EU which, by keeping the employment status, travel to the national territory for providing services
Documents Required

Applications for the extension of stay are submitted in any SEF’s directorate or regional delegation, on a standard form, signed by the applicant or his/her legal representative, or on-line, holding the necessary documentation as follows:

  • Two recent, identical photographs, in colour with blank background, and easily identifiable (only for appointments at Odivelas, Aveiro or Braga SEF bureau)
  • Passport or any other valid travel document
  • Whenever the applicant is a minor or legally disabled person, the application should be submitted and signed by his/her legal representative
  • Evidence of sufficient means of subsistence, as provided in Order number 1563/2007, of 11/12
  • Evidence that the applicant has adequate accommodation
  • Permission for checking criminal records , where the stay is intended to exceed 90 days (except for under 16 years old)
  • Return travel ticket, or, in duly proven and well-documented situations, booking travel arrangements with clear return date, where the stay is intended to exceed 90 days
  • Evidence of residence in a Member State of the European Union
  • Evidence of an employment status with a company established in a Member State of the European Union and evidence of posting.
 Notes
  • Applications submitted on-line do not relieve the applicant from collecting biometric data and the affixing of SEF’s sticker, by scheduling into one of its Service Bureaus
  • Third-country nationals with residence in a Member State of the European Union and regularly employed in a company established in a Member State of the Europen Union which, by keeping the employment status, travel to the national territory for providing services, do not need a residence permit or a temporary stay permit.
  • Within three days after entering the national territory, the declaration of entry should be submitted to SEF.
  • Upon submission of evidences of the mentioned circumstances (secondment), SEF extends the stay by the duration corresponding to the secondment.
  • The extension of stay cannot be over one year.
  • Applications for extending the period of stay are not decided when delivered more than 30 days after the term of the authorized period of stay
  • The following administrative offences apply: Article 192 of the Aliens Act (Illegal Stay); Article 197 of the Aliens Act (No entry declaration); Article 199 of the Aliens Act (No travel document).
 Fees

ARTICLE 40 OF THE ALIENS ACT OF THE REGULATORY DECREE N. 84/07 OF 05/11, AS AMENDED, IN CONJUNCTION WITH ARTICLES 71 AND 72 OF THE ALIENS ACT – SECONDMENT

ORDER NUMBER 1563/2007, OF 11/12