Looking for Portugal's work visa? Here's detailed guide for Pakistani workers

09:55 AM | 11 May, 2023
Looking for Portugal's work visa? Here's detailed guide for Pakistani workers

ISLAMABAD - Portugal is becoming the hotspot for international citizens who wish to immigrate due to multiple reasons including pleasant weather, and high standard of living.

Consequently, those who are skilled or even otherwise are trying to relocate to the country for work. Besides other countries, people from Pakistan are also exploring the option to move to the country. 

If you are also amongst those Pakistanis who are looking for work opportunities in Portugal, read this post as we detail the procedure to apply for work visa of Portugal. 

Work visa for Portual

The government of Portugal offers a specific visa for work and it is called National long-term visa. This type of visa can be utilized by Pakistanis both for residence or temporary stay.

The first step in this regard is to secure work permit and application in this regard must be submitted by the employer on behalf of the employee. 

Documents required to apply for Portugal Work Visa

Those who wish to apply for a temporary stay visa or a residency visa for work purpose must provide the following documents:

  • Visa application signed by the applicant and complete in all respects
  • Two recent passport-sized photographs
  • Proof of current residency (in case you live in a country other than your country of nationality)
  • Travel insurance
  • A criminal record certificate endorsing that you are not a criminal
  • Request for a criminal record check by the Immigration and Border Services (SEF)
  • Return ticket
  • Evidence that you are financially sound 

It is to be highlighted that the applicants might be needed to submit additional documents depending on the nature of work they would do in Portugal. 

For instance, documents can be sought if the applicant is involved in any scientific research, academic teaching or highly qualified activity or is heading to the country for fellowship of scientific research.

In case you are going to Portugal for independent work purpose, a contract might have to be submitted along with the application form.

Furthermore, if you are going to Portugal for subordinate work, a contract and professional certificate might have to be submitted along with the application form. 

An important aspect in this regard is that all the documents must be translated into English or Portuguese (If applicable) and attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Application process

Now comes the most important apart.  First of all, it should be kept in mind that all Portugal visa applications in Pakistan are processed by an external service provider on behalf of the Portugal Embassy in federal capital, Islamabad.

For that purpose, applicants must first send an email providing their name, telephone number, and email address. They will then be contacted to schedule an appointment.

The step by step process is as under: 

First of all, write an email to detailing your name, telephone number and email address. The applicant will then be contacted for an appointment date.

Afterwards, when the appointment is booked, visit the Visa Application Centre on the date of the appointment and submit all the documents.

Follow the guidelines and procedure at the Visa Application Centre and pay the fees. You can then wait for the result of your visa application and can collect the passport accordingly, Wego reported.


The cost of a Portugal work visa will vary subject to the type of work. For example, for Independent work, the fee is EUR 75 while for scientific research/highly qualified activity, it is free.

Moreover, for subordinate work, EUR 90 have to be paid by the applicant. Besides the above mentioned fee, a service fee of EUR 38 must be paid in cash at the Visa Application Centre.

Validity of visa

The duration of validity of a work visa in Portugal depends on the type of visa. 

Individuals engaged in independent work, scientific research, or highly qualified activities will be granted a temporary stay visa, which permits them to stay in the country for a maximum of one year. Meanwhile, those involved with subordinate work will receive a residency visa, which permits them to stay in Portugal for more than one year.

Most importantly, the visas can be renewed as long as the applicant has a valid work contract.

So, if you are also amongst the Pakistanis who are looking for options to relocate, try Portugal as its work visas can help you hone your skills and present them before international market. 

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Rupee below 290 against US dollar in interbank market

KARACHI – The Pakistani rupee on Tuesday continued its ascent, trading at less than Rs290 against the US dollar in the morning interbank market, primarily due to stringent measures in the financial sector.

The US dollar was valued at Rs289.78 around 9:48 am, as reported by the Forex Association of Pakistan, marking a decrease of Rs1.18 from the previous day’s closing rate of Rs290.86.

This ongoing rise in the value of the rupee follows the crackdown on illegal dollar trading initiated earlier this month, with strong support from the military.

In the open market, the rupee also made gains against the dollar, trading at Rs292 compared to the previous day’s rate of Rs293, according to the Exchange Companies Association of Pakistan.

Saad Bin Naseer, the director of the financial services platform Mettis Global, noted that this marked the 16th consecutive day of appreciation for the PKR, amounting to nearly a 6% increase.

Naseer attributed this surge primarily to administrative measures, stating that it seems the government’s crackdown on speculative elements contributing to rupee depreciation is having an effect.

He also suggested that if this trend persists and the Afghan border remains closed, the rupee could continue to appreciate in the future. However, he emphasized the importance of attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) into export-oriented sectors for long-term stability.

Gold Rate in Pakistan Today – September 26, 2023

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 210,100 on Tuesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs180,130.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs168,730 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs196,807.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

Today Gold Price in Pakistan - 26 September 2023

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 210,100 PKR 2,587
Karachi PKR 210,100 PKR 2,587
Islamabad PKR 210,100 PKR 2,587
Peshawar PKR 210,100 PKR 2,587
Quetta PKR 210,100 PKR 2,587
Sialkot PKR 210,100 PKR 2,587
Attock PKR 210,100 PKR 2,587
Gujranwala PKR 210,100 PKR 2,587
Jehlum PKR 210,100 PKR 2,587
Multan PKR 210,100 PKR 2,587
Bahawalpur PKR 210,100 PKR 2,587
Gujrat PKR 210,100 PKR 2,587
Nawabshah PKR 210,100 PKR 2,587
Chakwal PKR 210,100 PKR 2,587
Hyderabad PKR 210,100 PKR 2,587
Nowshehra PKR 210,100 PKR 2,587
Sargodha PKR 210,100 PKR 2,587
Faisalabad PKR 210,100 PKR 2,587
Mirpur PKR 210,100 PKR 2,587


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