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Self-employed South African moving to Portugal

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Self-employed South African moving to Portugal

Post Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:28 pm

Hello,

First time poster here, hoping someone could assist with some visa requirement questions as the Portugese embassy seems unable to clarify.

I am a self-employed South African consultant and have received a contract from a Lisbon based firm. I'm looking to relocate to Portugal and find new clients in the country. It's my understanding that since my stay will most likely be over 1 year, I need to apply for a Residency Visa for independent work activity or migrant entrepreneur.

In order to obtain a residence visa, I was asked to submit the following which I am unclear on, most importantly the first question:


1. Declaration issued by the Employment and Training Institute (IEFP): Is thisnecessary to obtain if I am entering as a self-employed person?

2. Proof of Self-employment: would my contract with this portugese-based firm suffice?

3. Request for a criminal record enquiry by the Immigration And Border Services (SEF): Where one might obtain / apply for this?

4. Proof of means of substinance: would my contract along with bank statements suffice?

I appreciate any help you may provide!

Best,

Elliot

 

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