What is and which are the conditions to obtain a temporary residence permit?

The temporary residence permit (ART) is a title of residence that allows foreigner citizens to live in Portugal during a limited period of time.
  • In rule is valid for a period of a year after de issue date of the respective title; , 
  • It is renewable for successive periods of two years;
  • The residence title must always be renewed whenever changes to the identification elements herewith occur.
To grant a temporary residence permit, the applicant must meet the following special conditions besides those special conditions according to the purpose: 
  • Holds a valid visa of residence;  
  • Presence in the Portuguese territory;
  • Inexistence of any fact that, if know by the authorities before granting the visa, would stop its concession;
  • Means of subsistence;
  • House;
  • Registration in the social security;
  • Absence of a condemnation for a crime that in Portugal is punishable with a deprive freedom penalty of a length higher than one year;  
  • It is not within the period of interdiction, subsequent to a measure of retirement;
  • It is not indicated in the Information System Schengen;
  • Cannot be indicated in the Integrated System of Information of SEF for effects of non-admission;
  • The residence permit can be refused for reasons of public order, public security or public health.
The request of residence permit may be submitted by the applicant or his legal representative, and may be extended to minors depending from the applicant.
As a rule, the request must be submitted to SEF in the area of residence of the applicant. 
 
While is pending the request of residence permit, for a cause that is not imputable to the applicant, the holder of the visa of residence is not forbidden from performing a professional activities, in accordance to the law, regarding the type of residence permit in question.

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Migrant Support Line

From 5 March 2022: Monday to Friday, between 9 am and 8 pm, and on Saturday, between 9 am and 5 pm

808 257 257 (landline)

21 810 61 91 (mobile and abroad)
 

National Support Centres for the Integration of Migrants (CNAIM)

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

Tel: 22 207 38 10
Fax: 22 207 38 17
E-mailcnaim.norte@acm.gov.pt
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CNAIM Lisboa
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Rua Álvaro Coutinho, 14
1150-025 Lisboa

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CNAIM Beja
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Edifício Administrativo do Parque de Feiras e Exposições Manuel de Castro e Brito
Av. Salgueiro Maia, s/n
7800-552 Beja

Tel: 808 257 257 | 21 810 61 91 (Migrant Support Line)
E-mailcnaim.beja@acm.gov.pt
From Monday to Friday, between 9:00 am and 12:30 pm, and 2:00 pm and 5:30 pm

CNAIM Algarve
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Loja do Cidadão
Mercado Municipal, 1.º Piso
Largo Dr. Francisco Sá Carneiro 8000-151 Faro

Tel: 808 257 257 | 21 810 61 91 (Migrant Support Line)
E-mailcnaim.algarve@acm.gov.pt
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COVID-19 vaccination: online platform for registration of foreign citizens without a SNS (National Health Service) user number

Information cards on COVID-19 vaccination:

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If you have a SNS (National Health Service) user number, please self-schedule your appointment

If you need support with registration and/or self-scheduling, or if you are facing constraints in the process, you can contact us by e-mail: covid19@acm.gov.pt

More information about the COVID-19 vaccination

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Doctors of the World Portugal' Guide on COVID-19:

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. Finnish (fi)
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. Fula (ff)
. German (de)
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. Spanish (es)
. Swedish (sv)
. Tigrinya (ti)
. Turkish (tr)
. Ukrainian (uk)
. Urdu (ur)

IOM’s information leaflet on COVID-19, in more than 30 languages.

IOM's three documents about COVID-19 for migrants, in several languages.

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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