RESIDENCE PERMIT FOR INDEPENDENT PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY WITH RESIDENCE VISA;
RESIDENCE PERMIT FOR INDEPENDENT PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY, WITH EXEMPTION OF RESIDENCE VISA.
Authorizations and requirements to work in Portugal
RESIDENCE PERMIT FOR INDEPENDENT PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY, WITH EXEMPTION OF RESIDENCE VISA
The expression of interest is preferably formulated through the electronic platform (SAPA Portal) and the request is formalized with the appropriate form signed by the applicant or his/her legal representative and may be submitted to any SEF regional direction or delegation, which may forward it, after instruction and decision, to the regional direction or delegation of the applicant’s area of residence.
Obtain social security identification number (NISS);
Obtain a tax identification number (NIF);
Sign a company contract under the terms of the law, which can be obtained at the company on the spot, at an approximate cost of 360 euros, available at https://justica.gov.pt/Servicos/Empresa-na-Hora;
Appoint a Chartered Accountant to do the company’s accounting;
After the incorporation of the company, it is subject to Corporate Income Tax (IRC).
Identification, signatures and domicile or headquarters of the parties;
The employment contract with foreign workers must be executed in duplicate, each party keeping a copy;
The employee must attach to the contract the identification and address of the person or persons receiving a pension in the event of death resulting from an accident at work or occupational disease.
The employer is obliged to communicate the signing of the contract to the inspection service, Autoridade para as condições do trabalho, ACT, available at www.act.gov.pt
The Social Security Number for Foreigners is a number that identifies the foreign worker with Social Security. This number subjects the worker to the respective contribution regime and consequent rights and obligations.
Currently there is the NISS na Hora service, which is aimed at all foreign citizens who are in Portugal and who intend to exercise a professional activity.
If the individual has foreign nationality from a third country:
To be fiscally considered as a resident he/she must present:
Identification document or Passport and residence permit title.
In order to be considered a non-resident for tax purposes, the individual must present
Identification document or Passport. It also required to designate a fiscal representative (singular or collective) with residence in the Portuguese national territory.
There are several visa modalities according to the length of stay in Portugal and its objectives:
Temporary stay less than one year;