Posted on June 9, 2024

Portugal to Tighten Visa Rules in Response to Record Immigration

Henrique Almeida, Bloomberg, June 3, 2024

Portugal’s government plans to tighten immigration rules by requiring a work visa from most foreigners wishing to enter and live in the country.

{snip} With the planned new requirements, most foreigners wanting to work in the country will need to apply for a work visa at a Portuguese consulate prior to arriving, Presidency Minister Antonio Leitao Amaro said on Monday.

“Portugal needs regulated immigration,” Leitao Amaro said {snip}

The number of foreign residents in Portugal rose 33% to a record one million people in 2023, representing about 10% of the country’s total population {snip}