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The residence permit D3 is granted to those third-country nationals who intend to carry the exercise of teaching in an educational or vocational training institution or a highly qualified or cultural activity. Therefore is required proof that the applicant was accepted to teach at a higher education institution or to a highly qualified activity.

Where there is doubt regarding the activity’s framework, and for purposes of assessing the adequacy of the professional experience of the third-country national, the ministries responsible for employment and for education and science shall issue an opinion before granting a visa.


  • Work contract, or
  • Proposal of the work contract, or
  • Scientific research grant


Portugal will end at the end of 2023 the Non-Habitual Residents (NHR) tax regime. If you are considering applying for the regime or in the process of moving to Portugal, we recommend you update your tax status as soon as possible and that your NHR application be submitted before the end of this year to secure the tax regime for 10 years. Act now!

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