Portugal – New Immigration Administrative Procedures Introduced

What has changed?

Beginning October 1, 2018, new administrative procedures, introduced through Decree-Law no 9/2018 to the Portuguese immigration law on September 11, 2018, will be implemented.
A summary of the main changes will be provided in due course.

Who is affected?

Clients employing assignees on ICT (new hires or current employees), and those that employ applicants on any of the permit categories mentioned may be impacted.

What to expect

The new procedures will impact seasonal workers, intra-company transfers (ICT) and transfers within the same company.
It will also impact the residence permit procedures for researchers, university students, trainees, and voluntary work placements, as well as to other types of visas and permits for Portugal which are governed by EU directives 2014/36/UE, February 26, 2014/66/UE, May 15 and 2016/801/UE, May 11, respectively.

What you need to do

  • Contact your allocated Emigra representative for further guidance and clarifications.