Working in Portugal

Employed in Portugal, looking for a job, starting a business?

For many people a move to Portugal is triggered by a desire for a change in lifestyle – an idea for a new business, the opportunity for a change in career, retirement, a new job, or the start of studies. In the case of moving for employment, the related matters may be handled by the employer, however it’s always useful to understand the system.

Regardless of the reason for the move, it’s useful to understand what’s involved in looking for work, work permit rules - and for those with an entrepreneurial streak – how to set up a business of your own, whether as a small, family concern or a much grander project. Browse the pages listed on the left to find out more.