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Visa for highly qualified specialists in Portugal (D3 Visa)


D3 VISA IN PORTUGAL (visa for highly qualified specialists and for university teachers)

If you are a highly qualified specialist (for example an IT specialist or a professor with a scientific degree) and plan to work abroad, Portugal is the best option to realize your potential as a specialist. Portugal is in the TOP 3 safest places in the world, with one of the best social packages for working people. In order to be able to work in Portugal legally, it is necessary to obtain a D3 visa. The D3 visa or visa for highly qualified specialists is a visa for people who have special and exceptional skills and relevant qualifications or carry out research and teaching activities.

The First Legal Portugal company provides full support services for obtaining a D3 visa for Portugal. We support the client during all necessary procedures. With us, obtaining a D3 visa for Portugal becomes simple, clear and affordable!

Cost of services: 1650 EUR*
Deadline: from 60 w. d.
*separately is to be paid the state duty
The price of this service includes consulting and support of a lawyer in obtaining a D3 visa for further independent submission of documents for obtaining a residence permit in Portugal.


The citizens of non-EU countries who have the right to apply for a D3 visa:

  • Carry out scientific or teaching activities in Universities in Portugal;
  • Have an official contract with a sufficient salary level, the term of which is more than 1 year;

The following is necessary to apply for a D3 visa:

  • Application-questionnaire;
  • Foreign and domestic passport + photocopies thereof;
  • 2 photo cards;
  • A contract with a validity period of more than 1 year or a document confirming a scholarship for scientific and research activity - confirmation of the applicant's income;
  • Valid medical policy;
  • The certificate/conclusion of a criminal record from the country of origin, duly legalized;
  • A certificate from the Portuguese Border Guard of no criminal record or permission to check your criminal record in Portugal;
  • Documents that confirm your qualification or academic degree (diploma of education, certificates and other documents that confirm advanced education);
  • Documents confirming the lease or ownership of real estate in Portugal;
  • Documents confirming professional and academic qualifications, autobiography;
  • Marriage certificate (if necessary);
  • Children's birth certificate (if necessary).

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