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ERES RELOCATION SERVICES PORTUGAL is located in Lisbon and is led by an experienced Immigration Director and supported by a dedicated multi-lingual immigration team.

Our team of in-house specialist immigration lawyers offers consultancy and legal management services to clients across the complete spectrum of immigration services including:

  • Work Authorizations and Renewals
  • Visas
  • Citizenship
  • European Registration Certificates
  • Title Homologation
  • Return Permits
  • Legalization
  • Criminal Records etc.

ERES PORTUGAL provides comprehensive immigration services that are tailored to meet the client’s needs, finding innovative, creative and effective solutions and ensuring Government Compliance at all stages of the process. ERES is conscious that flexibility and responsiveness are increasingly important components in successful international immigration services and we have the experience to foresee potential difficulties and the agility to take the immediate pre-emptive action accordingly. Our knowledge of the ideal immigration route to follow according to the client’s requirements and the individual characteristics of each case makes up our competitive edge in the all-important area of international immigration law.

The ERES Senior Immigration Team consists of qualified lawyers, and in each office a highly experienced immigration lawyer(s) acts in the capacity of Immigration Director; responsible for immigration service delivery and quality control. ERES’ immigration lawyers hold industry registration and maintain up-to-date knowledge through continuing professional development.

Our Immigration Consultants have all undergone ERES’ standard immigration training and work directly with the migrating assignees and their families. Their role is to listen, guide, advise, anticipate needs, help and support the immigration process.

ERES are proud of our Professional Associations and Certifications:

  • Four ERES Senior Manager are registered with the Professional Lawyers Register.
  • ERES holds the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Certification and EuRA Global Quality Seal.
  • ERES is a member of the European Relocation Association (EURA).
  • One of the ERES senior management team is a Fellow of the Academy of European Relocation Professionals.
  • ERES is a member of the  Employee Relocation Council (ERC).
  • ERES is a patron member of the IESE Business School (University of Navarra).

With impeccable knowledge of local immigration laws, we ensure that visa and migration matters are handled in a professional manner and that optimum results are achieved, thereby guaranteeing peace of mind for both the transferee and Client company. 


Eres' experienced Immigration solicitors and lawyers guide you through the complex application process, including corresponding with the Immigration & Foreign Services (SEF), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MNE), the Portuguese Consulates throughout the world and other industry bodies on your behalf to present your case in the strongest possible way. Your presence is required in some situations however most of the time we can submit the applications on your behalf. 

Portuguese visa application and case management services include:

  • Preliminary assessments of available visa options; thorough advice on merits and eligibility of each case prior to commencement.
  • Ongoing ad hoc expert advice on immigration matters during the application process
  • Compilation of relevant supporting documentation, review, obtaining the relevant documents on behalf of the assignee.
  • Preparation of all immigration application forms on behalf of the sponsoring company and visa applicant.
  • Arranging translations and legalization as appropriate
  • Thorough review of all forms and supporting documents to ensure compliance with immigration requirements prior to lodging a decision ready application to the applicable authority.
  • Detailed immigration law research and submission writing as the case may require
  • Ongoing monitoring and status up-date reports to relevant stakeholders
  • Delivery of timely visa decision notifications and compliance alerts

Portugal Business and Employment Visa Overview

Portugal offers a range of temporary and permanent skilled visas for the purpose of foreign nationals attending to business matters or covering their employment. Workplace laws in Portugal ensure that all employees are provided with basic rights and protection in the workplace. As legislative requirements, processing times and documentary evidence change frequently we encourage you to contact us for the most up-to-date information.

This visa allows the applicant to enter Portugal for the following purposes:

  • Tourism
  • Business
  • Other purposes that are not mentioned below

This visa is requested in the Portuguese Consulate in the area of your residence and it is generally approved for 30 days, however depending on the business case, it may be granted for up to 1 year. The stay can never be longer than 90 days per 180 days. The visa can be renewed if it is issued for 30 days. It may be issued for one or multiple entries. 

Exceptions can be applied.

This visa allows the applicant to enter Portugal for the following purposes:

  • Work
  • Medical Treatment (principal and dependents)
  • Intracompany Transferrals
  • Sports events
  • Research Activity

This visa is requested in the Portuguese Consulate in the area of your residence and it is approved for 120 days. In some cases it can be renewed for a period of up to 1 year. It may be issued for one or multiple entries. 

This visa allows highly qualified workers, who have been sponsored by an eligible Portuguese company or investigation centre to live and work in Australia on a specified temporary basis (up to 1 year). 

The nominated position and skill level must meet legislative requirements and the primary visa applicant must have the requisite skill and/or work experience to undertake the nominated occupation. 

If the worker does not meet this skill level, a certificate must be obtained from the Employment centre to confirm that no nationals can fulfil the position. This application can be rather complex. 

Eligible dependent family members may be included in the Short Stay visa application.

This visa allows the applicant to enter Portugal to live and work for the following purposes:

  • Work
  • Intracompany Transferrals
  • Freelance Services
  • Investor
  • Students, Voluntary work and Professional trainings (not paid)
  • Eligible Family Dependents

This visa is requested in the Portuguese Consulate in the area of your residence and it is approved for 120 days and in some cases it can be renewed for period up to 1 year. It may be issued for two entries. 

This Visa allows the applicant to request a residence permit within the 120 days after the first entry in Portugal. This permit is valid for 1 year and it can be renewed. This visa allows highly qualified workers, who have been sponsored by an eligible Portuguese company or investigation centre to live and work in Portugal on a permanent basis (more than 1 year). 

The nominated position and skill level must meet legislative requirements and the primary visa applicant must have the requisite skill and/or work experience to undertake the nominated occupation. 

If the worker does not meet this skill level, a certificate must be obtain from the Employment centre to confirm that no nationals can fulfil the position. This application can be rather complex. 

This visa allows student to come to Portugal for Secondary or University studies. Eligible dependent family members are also included in this visa application and permit.


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