UK/EEA nationals have the right to live and work in Portugal without a permit. UK/EEA nationals working in Portugal also have the same rights as Portuguese nationals with regard to pay and working conditions. If you intend to work in Portugal for more than three months a residence permit is required. This is called ‘autorizaca de residencia’.

Useful Links

Embassy of the Portuguese Republic 11 Belgrave Square London SW1X 8PP UK Tel: (+44-20) 72355331, 72913770 Fax: (+44-20) 72451287, 72913799 Email:

British Embassy (in Portugal)
33 Rua de So Bernardo
1249-082 Lisbon
Tel: (+351-21) 3924000
Fax: (+351-21) 3924178, 3924188