Extending Stay in Portugal

Temporary stay visa for scientific investigation in investigation centres, teaching in a higher education institution or of a highly qualified activity in national territory
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 per the provisions of 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
  • Labour contract or declaration issued by the employer confirming the maintenance of an employment relationship, or
  • Labour contract or service rendering contract or declaration made by the service rendering contract beneficiary confirming the maintenance of a contractual tie, or
  • Documentary evidence of holding a scientific research scholarship (researchers)
  • For teaching, a contract of employment or of services compatible with teaching and letter issued by the higher education institution attesting the keeping up of the activity
  • Health insurance or evidence of being covered by the National Health Service
  • Document with the necessary information for checking the registration within tax authority
  • Document with the necessary information for checking the regular payment of social security during the tax exemption period
 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
  • The validity of the visa for temporary stay, including the respective extension of stay may not exceed one year
  • Applications for extending the period of stay shall not be granted where delivered more than 30 days after the term of the authorized period of stay
  • All the conditions laid down in Article 57 of the Aliens Act must be complied with.
  • 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

ARTICLES 71 AND 72 OF THE ALIENS ACT, IN CONJUNCTION WITH ARTICLES 44 AND 49, PARAGRAPH 4 OF THE REGULATORY DECREE N.84/07 OF 05/11, AS AMENDED

ORDER NUMBER 1563/2007, OF 11/12