Renewing Residence in Portugal

Article 121-E, paragraph 2 and 121-F, paragraph 2 – Renewing an EU Blue Card
Documents Required

The application for the renewing of a residence permit shall be made on-line. It shall be delivered personally, on a standard form signed by the applicant or by his/her legal representative, if the applicant is a minor or legally disabled, and can be submitted in any SEF directorate or regional delegation, which may send it, after proceedings and decision, to the directorate or regional delegation of the applicant’s area of residence. It shall be accompanied by:

  • Two recent, identical photographs, in colour with blank background, and easily identifiable (only for appointments at Odivelas, Aveiro or Braga SEF bureau)
  • Residence Title valid, or expired in the previous 6 months
  • Passport or any other valid travel document
  • Evidence that the applicant has adequate accommodation
  • Documentary evidence of subsistence means by delivering a labor contract or a declaration issued by the respective employer attesting the employment relationship or by another employer
  • Permission for checking criminal records (except for under 16 years old)
  • Document proving the regularized applicant’s tax situation
  • Supporting evidence of the regular situation within social security
  • Health insurance or evidence of registration within the National Health Service.
 Notes
  • The application for renewing the residence permit may be submitted by the person concerned between 90 and 30 days previous to the expiry of the title
  • An EU Blue Card shall only be renewed provided its holder fulfills, or continues fulfilling, the conditions required for the granting of such card or if the conditions that led to the emission of this document remain
  • The renewal of an EU Blue Card is subject to its holder not having been convicted for felonious crime in custodial sentence or sentences that, individually or jointly, exceed one year
  • The renewal of an EU Blue Card shall only occur where issues related to public policy, public security or public health do not arise
  • Residents shall communicate to SEF any changes in their marital status, or in their home address, within 60 days from the date those alterations occur
  • A receipt attesting submission of an application for renewal of a residence permit, replaces the Residence Permit, in all its effects, for a period of 60 days, renewable
 Fees

ARTICLES 121-E, PARAGRAPH 2 AND 121-F, PARAGRAPH 2 OF THE ALIENS ACT, IN CONJUNCTION WITH ARTICLE 63, PARAGRAPH 2 OF THE REGULATORY DECREE N.84/07 OF 05/11, AS AMENDED

ORDER NUMBER 1563/2007, OF 11/12