Portugal Tech Visa

What is:
  • certification program for technological and innovative companies who wish to hire highly qualified third-country nationals and obtain working visas for them. Certification is valid for periods of 2 years, renewable.
Who can apply for certification:
  • companies incorporated in Portugal that
  • are legally incorporated for at least 3 years;
  • do not have any Tax or Social Security debts
  • are not under restructuring procedure; and,
  • meet 2 of the following requirements
  • being a ‘startup’ in the high or medium-high technology sectors or with strong tech knowledge;
  • average annual turnover growth higher than 20% in the previous 3 years;
  • 15% or more highly skilled workers;
  • raised venture capital in the previous 3 years;
  • have investment projects approved in Portugal 2020
  • have investment projects approved in a program to be created under the EU financial framework until 2027 in the areas of product innovation, qualified entrepreneurship and creative or R&D enterprises.
Tech Visa workers:
  • foreign workers need to be highly qualified and meet the following requirements:
  • 18 years or older;
  • tax and social security requirements met and no debts;
  • no criminal record;
  • a minimum annual salary of at least 2.5 times the social support index;
  • knowledge of the Portuguese language or another language that enables him to carry out its role.

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