“For the promotion of orderly and regulated safe migration and in the fight against the shortage of manpower, a new type of visa has been created, specifically a visa for those looking for work. This allows foreign nationals to enter Portuguese territory who have come looking for work for a period of 120 days, extended to another 60 days, for a total of 180 days”, said Ana Catarina Mendes, the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs.

The minister also advanced that the Government had eliminated what she considered to be “an anachronism for a long time, which is the quota regime for residence visas for work”.

These measures are included in the proposed law that amends the legal regime for the entry, stay, departure and removal of foreigners from the national territory, which has now been approved by the Council of Ministers.