How to obtain a residence visa for study, student exchange, professional training or volunteering?

It is possible to obtain a visa to get the residence for a third-State national for:
  • Higher Education 
  • Secondary Education
  • Non-remunerated internship
  • Volunteering Programme
The conditions to obtain a visa for residence authorization are:
Higher Education
  • To have a travel document, the validity of which covers the foreseen extension of the stay;
  • If you are underage – authorization from who has parental responsibility;
  • To meet the conditions of admission in a higher education institution.
Secondary Education
  • To have a travel document, the validity of which covers the foreseen extension of the stay;
  • If you are underage – authorization from who has parental responsibility;
  • To be not below the minimum age nor above the maximum age determined by the Decree Nr. 1079/2007, dated 10 December (14-21years old) (http://www.acidi.gov.pt/noticias/visualizar-noticia/4cdbf6fd08501/portaria-estabelece-idade-minima-e-maxima-para-requerentes-de-visto-de-residencia-para-frequencia-do-ensino-secundario);  
  • You have been accepted at a secondary education institution;
  • You are accommodated throughout your stay in a family that meets the conditions fixed in the exchange programme or you have your accommodation assured.
Non-remunerated internship
  • To have a travel document, the validity of which covers the foreseen extension of the stay;
  • If you are underage – authorization from who has parental responsibility;
  • You have accepted as an unremunerated trainee in a company or in a officially recognised vocational training establishment.
Volunteering Programme
  • To be the minimum age;
  • To have been accepted by an officially recognised organization in Portugal responsible for the volunteering programme you are in.
Yes. The fact of having a residence visa does not mean that the SEF will grant to you, necessarily, the residence authorization. There are other conditions that must be met.

Source: Ministry of Education and Science


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CNAIM Lisboa

Rua Álvaro Coutinho, 14
1150 - 025 Lisboa
Fax: 21 810 61 17
WebSite: http://www.acm.gov.pt/  
E-mail: informacoes@acm.gov.pt

Horários:
De 2.ª a 6.ª das 8h00 às 17h00
Nota: Devido ao número de utentes do Centro pode haver limitações de senhas para determinados serviços.

Transportes
Metro: Linha verde, estação "Anjos" ou "Intendente"
Autocarros Carris: 712, 730, 726, 708

Latitude: 38.72492748292166 ou 38º 43' 30'' N
Longitude: -9.134284257888794 ou 9º 8' 3'' W
 

CNAIM Norte
Av. de França, 316
Edifício Capitólio
4050-276 Porto

Tel: 22 207 38 10
Fax: 22 207 38 17
Endereço eletrónico: informacoes@acm.gov.pt

Horários
De 2.ª a 6.ª das 8h00 às 17h00
Nota: Devido ao número de utentes do Centro pode haver limitações de senhas para determinados serviços.

Transportes
Metro: estação “Casa da Música"
 

CNAIM Algarve
Loja do Cidadão
Mercado Municipal, 1.º Piso
Largo Dr. Francisco Sá Carneiro
8000-151 Faro
Endereço eletrónico: informacoes@acm.gov.pt

Horários:
2.ª a 6.ª, das 8h30 às 17h00

Transportes
Minibus (circuito 3) da Câmara Municipal


Alto Comissariado para as Migrações- ACM, I.P. (Sede)
R. Álvaro Coutinho, 14
1150 - 025 Lisboa
Tel: 218106100
Fax: 218106117
acm@acm.gov.pt
 

The information presented is purely indicative, with the main purpose  to provide general guidance without exempt, at any case, the consultation with the competent authorities and the use of professional advice regarding the addressed themes

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