Highly Qualified Activity Visa
About the D3 visa and Article 90.2
Portugal seeks to attract educated and experienced professionals to help develop the country’s economy.
To prove that you are a highly qualified specialist, you will need to have a diploma of higher education with an apostille stamp on it and hold a position in a Portuguese company according to your education. At the same time, the salary must be at least 1.5 above average in Portugal. In 2023 – €1,800 per month or so.
You can legalize as a highly qualified specialist outside of Portugal on a D3 visa or apply for a residence permit inside the country under article 90.2:
D3 visa is a permission to enter the country for highly qualified specialists who have received a job offer or have already signed a work contract with a Portuguese employer. The visa gives the right to obtain a two-year residence permit.
90.2 is an article of the immigration code. According to it, a specialist with a relevant higher education is legalized on the basis of work for a Portuguese company that needs highly qualified personnel.