Apply for Portugal Job Seeker Visa from India in 2023

Apply for Portugal Job Seeker Visa from India in 2023

W.e.f. October 31, 2022, the Portuguese government opened Job Seeker Visa for Indian nationals looking for better job opportunities in Portugal.

As a Portugal Job Seeker Visa holder, you can enter Portugal and search a suitable job for up to 120 days. Also, in case you fail to find a job of your choice before visa expiry, you can get it renewed for additional 60 days.

Successful applicants can start working immediately upon finding a job in Portugal, and can eventually apply for job-based Portugal residence status.

Key reasons to move to Portugal

Portugal is ranked #4 in global peace index

Average annual earnings in Portugal is EUR 30,000

GDP per capita of Portugal is 164%

High Standard of Living

Cost of living is quite low compared to other EU countries

Immigrants with Portugal Residence Permit enjoy tax exemption

Benefits of Portugal Job Seeker Visa

Visit Portugal without a prior job offer

Grab a visa within 2-3 months

Grab better job opportunities

No IELTS or TOEFL required

Easy to follow requirements

Earn in EUROS

chance to meet a plethora of employers in-person

Convert your work permit in to residence permit

Key Requirements for Portugal  Job Seeker Visa

To apply for Portugal Job Seeker Visa, you must gather and submit below listed documents at different stages:

  • National visa application form filled and signed
  • A Valid passport or other travel document, with a validity period of at least 3 months after your estimated return date
  • 2 recent, passport size photographs
  • Proof of regular situation in case of residence in a country other than your nationality
  • Request for criminal record enquiry form by the SEF (Immigration and Border Services)
  • Criminal record certificate by an approved authority
  • Valid travel insurance, which covers relevant medical expenses
  • Roundtrip flight reservation tickets
  • Proof of funds equivalent to at least the sum of three months' salary

Average salary of an immigrant in Portugal


€ 35,732 / INR 30.2 lacs

Information Technology

€ 49,055 / INR 43.09 lacs

Sales and Marketing

€ 28,000 / INR 25.02 lacs


€ 24,500 / INR 22.06 lacs


€ 24,000 / INR 22.01 lacs

Childcare & Education

€ 25,247 / INR 23.04 lacs

Shipping & Manufacturing

€ 20,496 / INR 20.31 lacs

Accounting & Administration

€ 25,000 / INR 22.03 lacs

Healthcare & Social services

€ 38,800 / INR 33.01 lacs

Food services

€ 23,400 / INR 21.37 lacs

Hotel Industry

€ 25,099 / INR 22.09 lacs

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the duration of Portugal Job Seeker Visa?

Portugal Job Seeker Visa has a validity period of 120 days and can be extended for up to 60 days.

2. Who can apply for Portugal Job Seeker Visa?

Applicants from any part of the world can apply for this job seeker visa upon meeting the conditions.

3. Is there any specific documentation requirement for Job seeker visa?

Yes, you need following specific documents:

  • Declaration with indication of the conditions for your estimated stay
  • Proof of presentation of a declaration of EOI for enrolment in the IEFP (EN)/ (PT) / (FR) / (ES)

For more information or to apply for Portugal Job Seeker visa in 2023, you may connect with our team of trusted immigration advisors at Visas Avenue on Toll-Free-Number- 78-18-000-777. Alternatively, you may drop us an email at