How to Apply for Portugal Student Visa? / September 4, 2023

Are you looking for a way to pursue your higher education abroad and also work part-time to support yourself?

If yes, then you might be interested in the opportunity offered by CMI International. CMI International is a leading educational consultancy company that helps students from all over Pakistan to secure their study visas for Portugal. Portugal is a beautiful and diverse country that offers a high quality of education and a vibrant culture.

Where you can enroll in various diploma courses related to

  1. Hospitality Operations Management
  2. Tourism Management
  3. Culinary Arts
  4. Food & Beverage

These courses are designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge that are in high demand in the global market. The duration of these courses is one year, and after completing them, you will be eligible to work permanently and apply for permanent residency in Portugal.

This way, you can achieve your dreams of living and working in Europe.

To apply for these courses you need to have:

  • Intermediate level of education
  • COTHM certification or diploma
  • Good English communication skills
  • Bank Statement of PKR 2 million for the last 6 months
  • Valid Passport
  • Educational documents
  • European Format Resume
  • Police character certificate
  • Proof of funds
  • Age above 18

Processing Time for a Portugal Student Visa:

The processing time for a student visa can vary from a few weeks to three months. The duration depends on factors such as your country of residence, the specific Embassy, and the completeness of your application. It is important to begin the application process promptly after receiving your acceptance letter from the university.

The admissions are open for the intake of September 2024

So hurry up and start your process as soon as possible. You can visit our office or fill out our online form to get more information and guidance from our experts.

Don’t miss this chance to make your future bright with CMI International.

Duration of a Student Visa in Portugal

To study in Portugal, you need to get a visa from the Portuguese Embassy first. Then, you have to go to Portugal and request a residence permit from the SEF. This permit is valid for one year and can be extended every year until you finish your studies.

The student visa you receive at the Embassy is only valid for three months. This visa allows you to travel to Portugal. However, within those three months, you must complete the process of obtaining your residence permit. Once you have your residence permit, it replaces the visa and becomes your official documentation for staying in Portugal.

Make sure you apply for renewal/extension of the visa at least 30 days before expiry

Can I Stay in Portugal After My Studies?

You can stay in Portugal once you finish your studies only if you have a job offer. You and your employer must meet the requirements for a Portugal work visa in order for you to switch from a student residence permit to a working residence permit.

If you do find a job, you must apply to switch to a work visa before the student visa expires. The SEF will not accept your application if it is submitted within 30 days before the expiry of the student visa. If the visa does terminate, you will have to return home and apply for a work visa from your home country.