Extending Stay in Portugal

Temporary stay visa for independent professional 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
Specific Documents
  • Articles of Association or service rendering contract for acting as an independent worker
  • 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
  • Declaration issued by the competent authority for checking the requirements of the profession which, in Portugal, is subject to special qualifications, when applicable
 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 extension of stay may not exceed one year, including the period of the consular visa for temporary stay
  • 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
  • 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 71 AND 72 OF REPSAE, IN CONJUNCTION WITH ARTICLE 44 AND PARAGRAPH 3 OF ARTICLE 49 OF THE REGULATORY DECREE N.84/07 OF 05/11, AS AMENDED

ORDER NUMBER 1563/2007, OF 11/12