The Portuguese government defined rules for the new job search visa, recently approved in the country. The findings were published in the Diário da República (DRE) this Friday (30). The determined and reliable immigrant has, at the current rate, $11,000 to enter the territory and be able to look for one.
The defined value is around 705 euros. If the immigrant does not have the proof value, another way is to have a Portuguese citizen, or foreigner with a Residence Authorization (AR), who is committed to the costs of residence and food during the period of validity of the visa.
The person responsible will also have to bear the costs and leave the country, in case the guest stays in an irregular situation in Portugal. The citizen who certifies responsibility needs to control financial means, either through the declaration of the bank balance or the Income Tax declaration of the previous year, for example.
Initially, the visa is valid for months, with the possibility of extension for another two. It will also be necessary to prove that the citizen made the request at the Institute of Employment and Vocational Training (IEFP), indicating academic and professional qualifications. Another obligation is to have travel insurance and return ticket to the country of origin.
citizen according to, still according to the government, added to the visa, does not meet the requested requirements or has been the subject of being requested to be requested to the territory. The consultation is carried out in the Schengen Information System.
If you are an immigrant in Portuguese, you will have to stay for 120 days, during which you need to sign an employment contract. If you cannot get the job within this period, you can apply for a visa extension for more than 60 days.
However, an extension will undergo an analysis by the Foreigners and Borders Service (SEF) and proof of financial resources to stay in the country for more than two months. If, at the end of the 180 days, the immigrant is not successful in getting a contract job in Portugal, he will have to leave the country.
The work visa is individual, that is, travel with family members with the same document is not allowed. In the case of Brazilians, the request may not be offered to Brazil, or to VFS Global, the company that grants visas to Portugal.
There is still no information on the amount charged for the process or the deadline for the requests to be analyzed. The new rules take effect on October 31.