Tech Visa | Job Portugal | Information Technology
Tech Visa is a certification program addressed to companies that wish to attract highly qualified and specialized staff to Portugal, nationals from countries not included in the Schengen area.
IAPMEI is responsible for the evaluation and certification of companies, under Tech Visa program.
This program aims to ensure that highly qualified staff can access jobs created by Portuguese incorporated companies or startups, in a simplified way.
To apply for a visa or residence permit under this program, you have to comply with all highly skilled/qualified workers requirements, in accordance with article 5 (1) (2) of Inter-ministerial Ordinance 328/2018 of December 19, amended by Inter-ministerial Ordinance 99/2019 of April 4, including:
Certified companies will be able to:
Companies have a maximum ceiling of 50% workers recruited through Tech Visa Program. Companies from the inland have a higher ceiling (defined in the regulation).
There will be a minimum mandatory wage for workers recruited through Tech Visa Program.